Remembering Jay George, longtime Tucson pastor

January 20, 2021

Jay George, pastor of Tucson Mountain Baptist Church in Tucson for almost 27 years, died Jan. 10 from COVID-19. A 2017 article in Portraits magazine told about George: “When Jay…

Here’s cause for celebration: 2020 Arizona Cooperative Program giving

January 18, 2021

By Elizabeth Young The pandemic that closed many churches for weeks in the spring and some again late in the year did not stop Arizona Southern Baptists from faithfully giving…

What’s your next step?

January 4, 2021

By David Johnson What’s your next step? It’s a simple question. It begins a conversation that leads to more questions. What problems are you trying to solve? What challenges are…

First Person: A growing disciple takes steps to disciple others

January 4, 2021

By Ellie Wendt  Growing up in the church, I fully understood what it meant to know the gospel. For me, I grew up in a Christian home with a Christian…

Church finds new way to advance gospel through social media

January 4, 2021

By Johanna Willett As COVID-19 closed churches around Arizona, Pastor Jorge Garcia found himself preaching in living rooms and kitchens — virtually, that is. Garcia, the pastor of Spanish-speaking Iglesia…

Oasis Church: Refocused and headed in a new direction

January 4, 2021

By Irene A. Harkleroad Photos by Augie Clarkson and Adam Clarkson When Bob Van Horn, senior pastor of Oasis Church in Yuma, was introduced to the ReFocus Church Revitalization Process…

Take the next step in your church’s journey

January 4, 2021

By Keith Durham Traveling internationally can be both exhilarating and challenging. Being in an unfamiliar environment, not speaking the language and eating different foods are all aspects of the trip…

Steps toward a purposeful retirement

January 4, 2021

By Naomi Goldstick Photos by Daniel Yu For 30 years, Beth Shook was as an art professor. When faced with early retirement due to a health crisis, her self-identity was…

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