VERTICAL CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Our Children’s Ministry is dedicated to supplementing the family in their attempt to lay a spiritual foundation. In God’s timing, it will lead a child into a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ and provide them a place where they can grow in their knowledge and love for God. It is not our mission to replace the family, but to support and re-enforce it.
We believe that children are important. They matter to God. God loves every child and therefore we accept them and love them, just the way they are. Children who need special attention are lovingly welcomed, but at this time we are limited in meeting every need (it's case by case basis).
VERTICAL YOUTH MINISTRY
Our vision is to see generations of young people transformed by the gospel and living for God's glory. They will become disciples, live with honor and purpose and impact their communities, schools and neighborhoods. Ultimately our goals is to release a generation of champions and Kingdom conscious young people in a world waiting for them and their gifts and talents.
VERTICAL MEN'S MINISTRY
To every man, a personal note to you. I realize that many of you have not been heard. You feel ignored, disrespected, overlooked, over worked, underappreciated and misunderstood. I am not writing to tell you to just come to church or to one of our men’s meetings and all will be well instantly. No, I am saying that I understand how you feel and as plain as I can make it, Jesus is the only one that can heal what is lacking in you.
Like you, I don’t want another experience where I am told that I am a King and a Priest and that I am the head of my household and to love my wife and kids and to provide and pray without someone helping me address the fear, pain, anger, anxiety, pressure, un-forgiveness and abandonment issues I face and feel daily.
I hear your silent cry sir, often times behind our manhood there is a little boy kicking and screaming about how his father left him at young age never telling him who he was, so being a great father is a challenge because he’s never seen an example and being a King and priest doesn’t even register. Many men when we hurt as young boys were told by our fathers and even by our mothers not to cry, so when pain hit us we held in how we felt because we were told not to express our feelings. We get married or start dating and she wants you to open up and be real…but over the years that suppression turned into rage, disconnectedness and suffering silently, so people see you as cold; emotionally stunted and unable to be present. What people do not realize is that you never saw him or any other man do anything but bark out a command, so you’re only repeating what you’ve seen.
I realize that not every man is in this place. Some of us have been blessed to have a father or male figure who took the time to teach us about God, family and being a great man and others have simply been healed and are making great strides. But this is a rarity. Each time we meet in our men’s ministry, we strive to strike a balance between those that are doing exceptionally well and those that are not. We accomplish this by exposing you to your Kingdom identity more and more. The more of the life of Christ you get in you, the more you become what he designed you to become, the more healing occurs. Hey man, you need a safe place to heal, someone to check in on you and really walk along side of you and ask you how you are doing.
We want to offer to share in your victories and pray when you feel defeated. You don’t have to live in silence sir; God has an abundant life waiting for you. It’s time to put a stop to the thief stealing from you…John 10:10. We invite you to join us each time we meet; we look forward to fellowshipping with you.
VERTICAL WOMEN'S MINISTRY
To every woman out there, I want to tell you that while I may not understand where you have been and what you have been through, I realize you are hungry for authenticity, vulnerability and something real and tangible.
I realize we're not all mothers, some of us work outside the home, some of us have kids, and others don't or won't or can't. I want to share with you that I know womanhood is not only about being a wife or mother and we are not all in the same season of life. But wherever you are, you are bearing the Divine image of God.
I know that what we need more than anything is Jesus. My desire is to create true community, a place to tell our stories and listen to another, to love well. But above all, to point you to Jesus. I know you don't need decorating tips or a new recipe, but a time to pray together, a place share stories or wisdom with one another. All of us have questions we wrestle with sometimes and we desire to create a space that is safe where you can explore those questions.
I know you are smart, brave and could change the world. I know you can offer strategic leadership, wisdom, counsel, and even, yes, teaching. We want to give and serve and make a difference. My desire is to create a place to detox from the world - its values, its entertainment, its priorities, its focus on appearances and materialism and consumerism and to challenge you to read books to explore theology and grow wildly in love with your journey in God.
I want you to learn to listen for His voice, go deeper in worship, intercede for your sisters, weep with those who weep, rejoice with those that rejoice and be intentional about being God's daughter.
God knew exactly what He was doing...exactly who He was calling. He knows your shortcomings and struggles, and He has extended His call anyway. So join us in our His Royalty women's ministry as we all together endeavor to search and find who he has called us to be.
We will meet weekly in what we call the vGroup H.U.B. it's simply our meeting place where we will spend time in fellowship, prayer and community. We meet from 7pm - 8:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or some Saturdays in Phoenix, Surprise and Peoria. Each week we will discuss a topic that is relevant to life today and explore what the bible has to say about it. You're invited! For more information please call us at: 480-476-9455 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is MOMENTUM?
What is "mo·men·tum" momentum is our growth track leading to discipleship and leadership at Verical Church. Once you get involved with us, we desire that you have a full understanding of your relationship with God and not with church...then we talk about who we are as local body but with an emphasis on Christ and His word. We also believe you should know who you are connecting with, what the mission and vision is, what we offer you and how you fit into the ministry. Vertical Church believes everyone should be engaged in the Kingdom doing a great work for God.
VERTICAL YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY
The Young Adult Ministry is geared toward those between the ages of 18 and 30. Their mission statement is to encourage young adults to be committed to godliness by studying, applying and walking in God’s word through fellowship, discipleship, worship and outreach.
The young adults are active in the community and have several opportunities for you to get involved including:
Annual Young Adult Weekend