We are a family-oriented church with the mission to bring Christ to the local community through relationships with love, word and deed. Our worship service is an informal gathering that is a combination of contemporary and traditional worship and music. We offer Christian teaching through Children’s Church, Bible studies, sermon series and special events. Family of Christ also operates a full-service Christian Preschool & Kindergarten with extended care, Summer Camps and Special Enrichment Classes.


Our Values

  • Christ is the center of our lives, our relationships and our church and school.
  • A strong foundation is rooted in scripture, and a strong faith is nurtured daily.
  • All people are God’s children, and we are called to share Christ’s Word with others.

Our History

In the spring of 1986, after a casual get-together and service of prayer, praise and thanksgiving, the 28 people in attendance were inspired and moved to start a mission church in the local Ahwatukee community. They continued to meet and worship regularly in homes and thus began Ahwatukee Lutheran Church. In 1989 the name was changed to Family of Christ.

After meeting for several years in local elementary schools, in 1991 groundbreaking began on the current building with plans for a 10,000 sq. ft. facility. The outreach vision of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and Learning Center in Ahwatukee was realized when construction was completed late in 1992.

Family of Christ is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.