The Kids Ministry at Whitton Avenue Bible Church exists to glorify God through teaching & evangelizing children, encouraging parents and edifying servants so that our children will hear the gospel, families may be supported and the church may be strengthened.
While we believe it is the responsibility of the parents to teach and model Christ for their children, we want to be an active part of the body of Christ and come along side parents in teaching the Word and presenting the gospel to the children. Since salvation is of the Lord, we avoid soliciting professions of faith but encourage the fruit of genuine repentance as demonstrated through a life of submission to Christ as Lord. Our role is to help prepare the hearts of the children through teaching the Word, presenting the gospel and living out a fruitful life as an example to follow.
Parents have a mandate to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4, Col. 3:21, Prov. 22:6). The church has the responsibility to encourage, equip and edify parents (Ephesians 4:12-16). We strive to equip parents through corporate teaching, Bible studies, classes and personal shepherding. We also strive to assist parents by providing childcare and teaching for birth-12th grade during our Sunday School Hour and birth-7 years of age during the 11:00am corporate service. Lastly, we strive to encourage parents by providing opportunities for their families to enjoy shared experiences at church. Families will have the opportunity to worship the Lord together through praise and music before the children’s Beginner Church class begins.
Through Sunday morning classes and monthly Youth Group gatherings, students from 7th – 12th grade are taught God’s Word, encouraged in their relationship with Jesus, and given opportunities to serve others.
As young people move through their teenage years into adulthood, it is important that they are rooted in God’s Word, established in godly living, and strongly connected to a fellowship of other believers.
Men’s ministry is dedicated to teaching, training and encouraging men to be godly leaders in their homes, communities and in the church. The ministry works through Bible study and other events to strengthen the bond we have to Christ and with one another, and increase our knowledge of God’s Word.
Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Women’s Ministry seeks to nurture the desire for God’s Word, the eagerness to learn and serve, and the commitment to one another and the community as followers of Christ Jesus. Women of all ages and experiences are edified through Bible Studies and gatherings held throughout the year.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
LOCAL MISSIONS EMPHASES
- Equipping and releasing Whitton to live as servant missionaries in our local community and in all of life.
- Creating and supporting official, congregational Word and Deed ministry efforts
- Partnering with others to support and participate in church planting/church revitalization efforts in the Valley
THE GROVE CHURCH PLANTING NETWORK
The Grove Church Planting Network is a collaboration between like-minded churches to see healthy churches
planted across Arizona and specifically the Valley.
To see a healthy church available within driving distance of every person in the state of Arizona.
Plant 5 healthy churches collaboratively by 2030
- Gospel Centrality
- Expositional Preaching
- Reformed Soteriology
- Meaningful Membership
- Multiplying Disciples
We intend to plant churches together by pooling funds, training leaders, and inviting church members to be sent
from their churches to help each church plant begin with a strong, godly core team of leaders and church members.
Our Founding/ Board Churches as of Nov 2021
- Whitton Avenue Bible Church
- Church on Mill
- Grace Church of Peoria
- Canyon Bible Church Prescott
- Camelback Bible Church
- Trinity Bible Church
- Redeeming Grace Church
Whitton Avenue Bible Church partners with national and global missionaries and ministries through prayer, financial support and involvement from our church family. We are thankful for those whom God has called to be his ambassadors and witnesses as they live, work and serve among various people groups all over the world.
Our global outreach commitment flows through two main categories: partner missionaries and partner ministries. Our Missions Team maintains frequent communication with our missionaries, and meets regularly for focused prayer.
To read our Global Missions Philosophy document, click here.