Family of Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We are a church in mission in our community providing traditional worship and service to our community.
Who We Are Family of Christ Lutheran Church is a member of the English District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). We are a community of believers who gather each week around Word and Sacrament to receive God’s gifts of forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ.
What We Believe We believe, teach, and confess that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and through faith in Him we receive the forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation. We confess that our works cannot reconcile us to God or merit forgiveness of sins. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod acknowledges the Holy Bible as the inspired and inerrant (free from error) Word of God, and the LCMS accepts to all the symbolical books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and correct statement and understanding of the Word of God. (see The Book of Concord) For additional information about what we, as Missouri Synod Lutherans, believe, we invite you to explore the LCMS website.
What We Do Our worship service is structured on the historical liturgy of the Christian Church. Family of Christ celebrates Divine Worship every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM, with Holy Communion most Sundays. The rhythm of Lutheran worship is God coming to us through His means of grace and us responding to God and His Word
Baptism is a gift from God. Through the water and the Word, God forgives our sins and declares we are His children (see Acts 2:38-39). Baptism is also the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on us. Baptism delivers the promise that Jesus will ultimately raise us from the dead on the Last Day and give us our eternal inheritance in the new heaven and the new earth.

Holy Communion is a Divine mystery and gift given to us by our Lord and Savior. The Bible teaches that Christ’s body and blood are truly and actually present in the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sin, the strengthening of faith, and the unity of this congregation and the whole Church. We participate in this Holy meal with the understanding we share the same beliefs and doctrine. All visitors to Family of Christ should speak first with the Pastor before coming to the altar for communion.

As our name implies, we most fervently welcome families with children to be a part of the worship service, and to listen to a children’s message from the Pastor. Jesus teaches His disciplines: “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). We welcome families with children of any age to participate in our Sunday morning worship. We strongly recommend parents to bring their children to worship. We understand children can be noisy and seemingly not to pay attention, but studies indicate that children learn while in service and their faith develops.

“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14, ESV

Our Mission
“To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Ahwatukee community.”
So, what does this mean? We want to introduce people to the work of Jesus Christ and teach the Christian faith to our members and visitors through worship and bible studies and to children and families through our Early Education Center.

We realize the Ahwatukee community is filled with residents who are far from their native homes. So we strive to be a family to those who live far away from their families or who have no family.