Growth Ministries

Growth ministries at Moon Valley Bible Church are designed to help you go deeper into the Bible and grow stronger in your faith.

With our Growth ministries, we believe the overall goal of our lives is to grow more and more like Christ each day. We provide training and opportunities for you to grow in following Jesus and showing Christlikeness in all areas of your life. As imperfect people, we can't rely on our skill or great efforts to grow, but we can celebrate God's grace each day by trusting Him, expressing selfless love, and doing so in dependence on the Holy Spirit.

It's not achievements that we're after, but growing and learning to love others as Christ loved.  

Membership & Baptism


Have you been attending Moon Valley for a while and are interested in what becoming a member here means? Becoming a member of MVBC is for those who have made a personal decision to believe in Jesus Christ to receive eternal life who also desire to make a special relationship with Moon Valley Bible Church as their local, "home" church. 

Why become a member? Well, members are able to:

Participate in the all-congregation votes, usually once a year.
Receive other information and provide more input on the church's direction and vision.
In some cases, ministry positions may require a person to become a member.

How can you become a member of Moon Valley Bible Church? Periodically, we have a brief, 30 minute class where you will receive information on the teaching position of the church, discussion of our vision and ministry philosophy, a summary of our current ministries, and have the opportunity to connect with others and hear their stories about how they discovered MVBC. Our next Membership Orientation class will be on Sunday, March 29th after second service (approx. 11:45).

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member at Moon Valley, please email


Baptism means a lot to us at Moon Valley. We see baptism as a step of faith in obeying what Jesus commanded us to do as a public expression of personal faith in Jesus.

Why be baptized? 

It is a step of obedience to Jesus.
"Go, therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)

It is a picture (or symbol) of what Jesus did when He died on the cross for our sins. He died, was buried, and rose again to wash away the sins of everyone who believes. Baptism is a portrait of this spiritual reality.

"Or do you not know that all of us have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." (Romans 6:3-4)
"Having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead." (Colossians 2:12)

It shows people that you believe in, and are a follower of Jesus.

A good place to start if you have questions about baptism, and how MVBC practices baptism, is by watching our lead pastor Bob Kerrey's 2019 sermon "Baptismal Rendezvous." 

If you are interested in being baptized, we offer a Baptism Orientation class to provide more information on how we as a church practice baptism. Our next Baptism Orientation class will be on Sunday, April 5th after second service (approx. 11:45 a.m.). Contact  if you would like more information. 

Bible Training Classes

Biblical Life Strategies for Men

Meets: Thursday mornings, 7 - 8 a.m.

On Thursday mornings, we have a Biblical Life Strategies group just for men. This group will be based around grace-based teaching and practical application and will be led by MVBC member Mark Spencer. Meeting time is 7 - 8 a.m. Thursday mornings at 14300 N Northsight Blvd Suite 120, Scottsdale (Greenway Shipping Conference Room), with coffee, bagels and donuts provided. Email Mark Spencer if you are interested in more information about this great class opportunity.

Stephen Ministry

"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2, NRSV)

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Moon Valley plans to provide Stephen Ministry training by the middle of 2018 for a team of Stephen Ministers to provide caregiving to the church. Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour.

Contact  if you are interested in more information about becoming a Stephen Minister.

Mentoring Program

Each of us has a need for relationships that matter, and at Moon Valley Bible Church we are praying for a group of servant leaders to function as mentors in our church. We view the mentoring process as a mature believer that walks with someone for support and encouragement in a season of life. Our desire is that relationships will develop through mentoring and that both will grow through the process.

We are asking that potential mentor leaders participate in a simple interview and a training program before starting mentoring relationships. We offer an online mentoring training program for mentor leaders where we provide training on the overall goal of discipleship and mentoring, and how to be comfortable in process going from conversation, to spiritual friendship, to training. Training will cover five topics: (1) the mentoring model and the Christian life; (2) conversation; (3) Spiritual friendship; (4) Mentoring and training; and, (5) Integration and Summary. Participation in classes and working on assignments will be a part of the training.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out this form to provide your application information.

If you are interested in receiving mentoring, please fill out this form with your information.


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