Life disruptions prove positive for Gateway

March 29, 2021

By Francine Biere While necessity may be the mother of invention, God knows the need before it appears. And He will use any circumstances to reach others with His truth,…

Church finds pandemic is catalyst for virtual small groups

March 29, 2021

By Johanna Willett You might think that months of meeting as a virtual small group would cause Zoom fatigue, but that hasn’t been Aaron and Melissa Posey’s experience — cats…

Church plant sees pandemic as opportunity

March 29, 2021

By Troy Hill Photos by Nancy Patton Cross Church in Laveen is a new extension of Cross Church, whose main campus is in Surprise, and like many other organizations, it…

Stories of changed lives from Calvary, Lake Havasu

March 29, 2021

The 236 baptisms by Calvary, Lake Havasu City, and its church plant in Parker during 2020 are more than just a record for the church. The number represents 236 people…

Calvary Havasu breaks baptism record in 2020 despite COVID

March 29, 2021

By Karen L. Willoughby Tom Brown, 88, chose to be baptized at Calvary Baptist Church in 2020 despite mobility issues and trouble breathing. Travis Johnson, 30, chose to be baptized…

Avondale Baptist Church celebrates, embraces change

March 29, 2021

By Deborah Leuthold Photos by Lorissa Marslender As churches regrouped after the onset of COVID-19 in February 2020, they found ways to do things differently. Now, a year later, Avondale…

From Arizona to Mozambique and Back

March 15, 2021

By Susan K. Ten years ago, Jim and Susan Oetter, members of Royal Palms Baptist Church in Phoenix, joined the Master’s program with the International Mission Board to serve in…

Scottsdale church chooses to give, not hoard, during the pandemic

March 15, 2021

By Jamie Mitchell Amidst all the struggles of 2020, it would be remiss not to recount some of the bright spots the Lord weaved throughout the difficult year. Often a…

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