what to expect

Welcome to The Reef Children's Ministry where everything we do is focused on coming alongside you, as the parent, to lead children to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. At The Reef, our children 6 weeks to 6th grade experience a great time at church with a space, activities, music and Bible stories designed just for them.

preschool @the reef

Birth - Kindergarten

Preschool @The Reef is our weekly environment created especially for your infants (six weeks) through Kindergarten age children. We know things are busy at this stage and your children are learning and growing in amazing ways. We can’t wait to meet them.

We believe in an active, hands-on approach to learning with children.  So, expect to see a lot of jumping, singing, and laughter as they learn about God. Before kids move into 1st grade, we want them to make sure three things stick:

God MADE me

God LOVES me

Jesus wants to be my FRIEND forever.

kids @the reef

1st - 4th Grade

Kids @the Reef is our weekly environment created especially for 1st -4th grade. Kids dive-in each week @ The Reef where we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be loud and fun, and children connect with group leaders to learn how God’s word fits into their everyday lives.

Reef 56

5th - 6th Grade

Reef 56 is our weekly teaching environment designed to meet the changing needs of our 5th and 6th graders. Each week, students experience a combination of music, games; teaching and small group discussions that will help connect them with Jesus, each other, and their small group leader.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

-Proverbs 22:6





AWANA provides a weekly program and special events that introduce children to Jesus Christ and builds a biblical foundation for faith every Tuesday during the school year from September to May.  Each Tuesday evening children memorize Bible verses, complete handbook activities, participate in a large-group Bible Story and lesson, and engage in fast paced recreation games.


cathy brooks
Children's Minister


tonya allen
Preschool Minister


Children's Ministry Associate

623.544.0561 x5040


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Contact Information

Surprise Campus

17475 West Bell Road

Surprise, AZ 85374


Phoenix Campus

1827 W Grovers Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85023


Phone Number

(623) 544-0561


Email Address


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Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

-Proverbs 22:6