Next Steps

Imagine 50 people gathering to become the ministry team that planned and launched Sunrise Church of the East Valley here in the Gilbert, Arizona area in 2008. Sunrise has been destined to be a place where people could learn of God’s love for them and discover how a 2000 year-old message relates to their lives in a 21st Century world.

Sunrise Church exists to help people take their next step towards Jesus Christ, no matter where they are beginning. This has been the goal of Pastor Dan and Sunrise Church since day one. When asked about the future of the church, Pastor Dan says, “We are still doing the same thing we were doing when there was just fifteen of us. We are seeking to take steps that draw us closer to God. We want to grow in our relationship with Him, our relationships with one another, and reach out to those who haven’t experienced God’s love yet.”

After coming to faith in Jesus, here are the NEXT STEPS we recommend you take:


Every Christian needs a place to call home Membership at Sunrise Church means that you are becoming a part of our spiritual family and are joining us on the most important adventure you will ever take. In order to join our church family, you will need to attend Sunrise Class #101.


Jesus commanded every follower of His to be baptized. Baptism is the public display of the inward decision that a person has made to follow Jesus. Sunrise Church offers baptisms regularly for those who decide to be baptized.

Small Groups

A healthy church must grow bigger and smaller at the same time. We grow larger as people decide to follow Jesus, but we grow smaller as believers gather together to grow in their faith Small Groups are where we study God’s Word, ask questions and are challenged to take our faith to the next level.

Serving Jesus

Jesus said that the greatest people are those who serve (Mark 10:43). That is why we encourage everyone who calls Sunrise Church home to get involved in serving God by serving others. No matter your schedule or time constraints, there is a place for you to grow in your faith by rolling up your sleeves!

Children’s Ministry

Sunrise Kidz is committed to serving your family as we would serve Christ. Children of all ages are taught the lessons of the Bible through themes and methods that engage them in every aspect of the learning process.


At Sunrise Church, we care about our community. That is why our Outreach ministry exists to show God’s love in a practical way. This is accomplished through a variety of projects we engage in throughout our city and our global community.