Kids

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Vision

At Rock Point we want to come alongside parents with wisdom and resources to allow them to take the lead in introducing their children to the love of Christ.

Mission

Our Rock Point Kids mission is to create a safe, enriching environment where the seeds of faith can be planted in the hearts of your youngest.

First Time Guests

If it is your first time visiting with us plan on coming a few minutes early to get your child checked-in. When you enter our church building just look for the “New Here | Start Here” check-in station in our main lobby.

Volunteer

Our Leaders

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Director, Kids

Bio

Tammy and her wonderful husband, Justin, are raising 3 daughters in the town of their childhood: Queen Creek. They love and serve the Lord, are die hard Steeler fans, and enjoy riding dirt-bikes/quads.

If you could have any super power what would it be? Why?

I would choose “telekinesis” – a power with infinite possibilities: I could move objects with my mind, I could levitate myself and fly wherever I desire….

If you walk into a coffee shop what do you usually order?

I typically order a hot, white chocolate mocha with light whipped cream.

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Administrative Assistant, Kids

Bio

Michelle and her family moved to Gilbert-Queen Creek area in the spring of 2014 from Phoenix/Ahwatukee. She loves cooking and baking, spending time with friends and family, playing board games and watching movies. Michelle and her family accepted Christ for the first time at Rock Point Church and just LOVE it here.

If you could have any super power what would it be? Why?

If I had to choose one super power (other than flying and teleportation) it would probably be superhuman endurance. The ability to not get tired after a long day of working and being a parenting adult would be awesome! I would get so much more done!

If you walk into a coffee shop what do you usually order?

I love and need coffee. My two daily necessities of life would be Jesus and coffee. So, I’d order the biggest iced latte with an extra shot (depending how tired I am) and a touch of sweetener.

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Coordinator, Nursery - Kindergarten Saturday

Bio

Christy has been blessed with three beautiful daughters and a pretty great Husband. Christy and Jason were married in 1994. Their daughters are Brie, Cloey, and Madison. There family moved to Az. in 2014 just after Christy’s husband Jason retired from the U.S. Navy. Christy loves to be around family, her hobbies include spending time with friends, crocheting, sewing and being outdoors. They are happy to call Rock Point Church and Arizona their new home.

If you could have any super power what would it be? Why?

If I could have any super power, I really think I would love to be able to speak any language. To be able to communicate with any person in their own language and to be able to spread the love of Jesus with everyone.

If you walk into a coffee shop what do you usually order?

When I walk into Starbucks I have two drinks that are my normal. Depending on my day. I may order a black iced tea half sweet, no water and light ice or my absolute favorite drink is a Cinnamon Dolce Latte with an extra shot of espresso.

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Coordinator, Nursery - Kindergarten Sunday
My name is Amy Milchman and I am the Sunday Children’s Coordinator for Early Childhood. My family and I have been members at Rock Point for approximately 2 years. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Jacob. We have 3 beautiful children: Adam (age 8), Aubrey (age 5), and Austin (age 2). We are so blessed!
In my spare time, I like to exercise, knit, or find a fun craft. If I had a superpower I would definitely choose omniscience so that I can be with all my loved ones at the same time! That would be amazing. At my local coffee shop my favorite drink is iced green tea with a touch of honey instead of sugar.
I love Rock Point and love helping lead little humans to Christ. Our God is gracious, loving, and true! I am thankful!
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Coordinator, 1st - 3rd Grade Saturday

Bio

Haley and her husband, Jimmy, have been married for almost 12 years now. They have a son, Joshua, who is 6½ and a daughter, Lily, who is 3½. Haley and her family have lived here in Arizona for 6 years and call this their home.

If you could have any super power what would it be? Why?

If I could have any super power it would be Omnilingualism – the ability to speak and understand any language. I like this because I could help anyone anywhere.

If you walk into a coffee shop what do you usually order?

Whenever I go into a coffee shop I usually order a Caramel coffee of some kind.

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Coordinator, 1st - 3rd Grade Sunday

Bio

Melissa has been a member of Rock Point Church for 11 years and has served in the children’s ministry for ten.  During the week she works at a faith-based preschool where she teaches the threes through Pre-K.  She is currently a student at Grand Canyon University and is studying elementary education and special education.

If you could have any super power what would it be? Why?

I would have the ability to time travel…in a blue police box.  I’d travel back in time to ask my ancestors all the questions that no one thought to ask.

If you walk into a coffee shop what do you usually order?

If I walked into a coffee shop I would order a tea.  Although I love the smell of coffee I cannot stand the taste.

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Lead, 1:1 (Special Needs) Team

Bio

Christie is a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in developmental delays and disorders.  She is the author of the Chirp Curriculum and founder of the Chirp YouTube channel.  Christie and her husband Greg live happily in Chandler with a bunch of cats.

If you could have any super power what would it be? Why?

Teleportation!  I love to see new things and learn about other cultures, but the TRAVEL part of travel is smelly and inconvenient!

If you walk into a coffee shop what do you usually order?

I don’t drink interesting beverages.  If they have a bubbly citrus thing, probably that.  Otherwise, water with lemon.

My Skills

Featured Events

Aug 09

Rock Point Moms

August 9 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Aug 16

Rock Point Moms

August 16 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Aug 23

Rock Point Moms

August 23 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Sep 06

Rock Point Moms

September 6 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Partnering with Parents

Our Kids ministry serves as an entry point for you to embark on a partnership with the church with the aim of seeing your child grow in vibrant faith in the years to come. We want to equip you with the tools you need to be the primary faith influencer in your family. As a parent, you will ultimately have a far greater influence on your children than any church leader and so our primary role is to empower and encourage you.

We are committed to

  • Encouraging students in developing their sensory, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Providing models of appropriate communication and interaction
  • Encouraging independence
  • Providing feedback to families about students’ successes

the Chirp Curriculum

We use the Chirp Curriculum in our One to One Classrooms.  The Chirp Curriculum has been written to teach students with language disorders and cognitive delays who God is, who Jesus is, and how to follow Jesus in a way that enhances their skills and keeps them engaged. Visit the Chirp Curriculum’s website for more information about the curriculum.

Our One to One Classroom Provides

  • One to One support for students.
  • Sensory tools, such as weighted vests, gears, and marble run.
  • Visual supports, such as illustrated lessons, visual prayer time, visual schedules, and visual communication books.
  • Knowledgeable volunteers to support children and classroom teachers.

ENROLLMENT

You must arrange in advance for One to One support for any student.  Please contact Christie Priem for more information or to inquire about One to One support.  You will be asked to fill out a packet that gives us more information about the student’s interests and needs.  We will use that information to recommend the best placement for your child.

Once a student is enrolled, a volunteer will be assigned to that particular student. The volunteers will work with your student on an alternating rotation. This rotating schedule means that students get to know their volunteers, but they don’t become overly attached to any one person. This is a great help as we help students transition from being adult-dependent to being increasingly independent.

We look forward to meeting you and your entire family!

Contact Information:

Tammy Gray

Director of Rock Point Kids
tammy.gray@rockpointchurch.com
480.262.0870

Christie Priem, M.S., CCC-SLP

One to One Team Lead
christie.priem@rpcvolunteer.com

480.266.0926

Christie Priem is a Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in supporting the communication, behavior, and social skills of children with Autism and other developmental disorders.  Her experience includes working with children of all ages and a wide variety of diagnoses.

Understanding Parent | Child Dedication

As believers, we are called to recognize that children belong first and foremost to God. God, in his goodness, gives children as gifts to parents. As parents, we have the awesome responsibility and wonderful privilege of caring for and enjoying the gift. This is noted in Psalm 127:3 where it states that, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.”

Because children belong to God and are given by grace as gifts to parents, it is only proper and appropriate that children be dedicated back to God.

The Parent | Child Dedication Ceremony is a public commitment you make before God, your church, and your family. The dedication service provides you an opportunity to express publicly your desire raise your child to love God and to Know Jesus Personally.

During the ceremony, you’ll be presenting your child before God and ask for His blessing, wisdom and grace in carrying out this incredible responsibility.

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