Children and students

Partnering with parents to make disciples.

Preschool to Highschool

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."
Across all of our children and student ministries, we have the same mission: to bring glory to God by making disciples through worship, service, and community. Because we believe that Scripture is clear that parents are the primary disciple-makers in the lives of their children, our hope is to partner with parents in their pursuit of this mission, coming alongside them in the discipleship process.
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Preschool

6 Mos - K

In our Preschool ministry, we strive to create the first building blocks of a strong, gospel-centered foundation for our children. We learn from the Scriptures and help parents teach their kids who God is and what He has done. During the weekends, in Kids Kingdom, we sing, dance, and learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.

Elementary

1st - 5th

In our Elementary ministry, we work to continue building up a strong, gospel-centered foundation for our children. We do this by teaching our kids about the nature and character of God. Our hope is to partner with parents in the discipleship of their children by creating environments, curriculum and resources that center on the gospel of Jesus. On the weekends, in Kids Kingdom, we worship through song, tell stories from the Bible, and gather in small groups by age to talk about Scripture together.

Middle school

6th - 8th

Our Middle School Ministry is a place for students to have fun, find friends and explore their faith. Leading students to develop a faith of their own is the goal of our ministry. Our hope is to partner with parents in helping students go deeper with each other, their leaders and, most importantly, God.

High School

9th - 12th

Our High School Ministry is a place for students to own their faith, live out their faith and lead others. Leading students to develop a faith of their own in Jesus Christ is the goal of our ministry. Our hope is to partner with parents in helping students go deeper with each other, their leaders and, most importantly, God.

Bob and Susan Wedin
Children's Ministry Directors

Bob was born and raised in Minnesota, while Susan is a native of Arizona. Bob moved to Phoenix in 1978 after getting out of the Navy. They met each other in 1980 and were married in 1983. Bob graduated from ASU in 1984 with a BA in business management. He has worked for PBE Warehouse, Inc. since 1982. Susan is a part owner of a security firm and a part-time administrator for the Phoenix Church of Christ, which they have been part of since 1986. Bob was appointed as an Elder in 2004. They have two grown children, Tyler and Sabrina. Tyler is married to Tawna and they have two daughters named Christmas & Honor. Sabrina married Jim Fusco and they have two daughters, Reagan & Charlie. Bob and Susan are completely enjoying their new role in life as grandparents.

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Susan
480-234-2822
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Ryan and Melissa Jones
Youth and Family Ministry Directors

Ryan and Melissa Jones were both met and baptized as singles, Ryan in the Reno Church of Christ in 1999 and Melissa in the Phoenix Church of Christ in 1997.  As a single, Ryan led Singles, Campus and Teen groups for the Reno Church. Melissa sang with the Worship Team, led Singles groups and worked for a few years on staff as a Singles Women’s Ministry Intern for the Phoenix Church.  The Jones fell in love and were married in 2003.  In November 2004, they were blessed with their amazing son Kellen.Together, Ryan and Melissa led the Singles, Campus and Teens in Reno and then helped lead the Reno Church as volunteers, with other couples in the church. In September 2009, Ryan and Melissa moved to Phoenix to be closer to family and started leading in the Teen Ministry as well as singing with the Worship Team.  Since moving to Phoenix, they have led Teens, Married Family Groups, served as shepherds over family groups in Gilbert, and as of February 1, 2017 joined the staff as our Congregational Youth and Family Ministry Leaders.

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Ryan
480.560.6477
Melissa
480.560.6410
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