Sunday Gatherings

Sunday Gatherings

Desert’s End Church is a people, not a place, and wherever they gather, you’ll discover that this is where the church is.

Sunday gatherings, then, are not “the church”, but they are part of our regular practice of gathering together for the shared worship of God, the hearing of his Word preached, and for taking part in his commanded ordinances, baptism and communion.

Where does the church meet?

We meet at Tempe Prep Academy, in Tempe AZ, at 10:00 am.

What does a normal Sunday morning meeting look like?

Our meeting starts at 10:00. After singing three or four songs, there is a teaching that lasts about 30 to 40 minutes. We close the meeting with communion, announcements, and about once a month, there is a potluck.

When do you take communion?

Communion is a ritual that Jesus left with his disciples to remember his death until he returns (1 Corinthians 10:23-26). We share together in communion typically about once a month using crackers and non-alcoholic grape juice.

Do I need to bring something to the potluck?

We love the picture of the early Christians in the book of Acts (Acts 2:42-48) and want to imitate that as best we can. All are invited, and the Lord will provide enough for everyone. You are always welcome to contribute to the potluck, but bringing a dish is never required to share in the meal.

What kind of music do you play on Sundays?

Hebrews 13:15 says “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” We think it is important to begin our meetings with music in order to settle our hearts from the distractions of the week and to joyfully acknowledge the power, love, and majesty of God.

Our musical style varies, and includes both traditional hymns and modern songs.

Do you provide childcare?

We have two different classes in our Children’s Ministry that begin after the musical portion of the meeting, a nursery for infants up to four-year-olds, and an older classroom for ages 5-11. You are also welcome to keep your children with you during the service.

How can I give to Desert’s End?

We don’t pass any kind of offering plate on Sunday mornings. If you would like to make a donation or a tithe, there is a donation box in the back of the room.

We also have an option for online giving.

Check out our archive of sermons to hear what we talk about on Sundays, and visit our Missional Communities page to learn more about participating in more of the life of our church.