Church plant heist unites planting leaders for outreach

June 22, 2021

Striving to plant a healthy church in a given year is nerve-wracking enough with obstacles ranging from apathy, opposition, financial stress to discouragement. Planting a healthy church during COVID-19 is…

Tyson, ‘the quintessential pastor,’ dies at 87

June 18, 2021

Known as the warm and caring, mentoring pastor who could recall the names of everyone he ever met, lifelong minister of the gospel Charles Tyson was welcomed into his heavenly…

Zona Camp, students’ lives ‘Restored’

June 8, 2021

When Allena Fugatt learned her youth group couldn’t make the annual trek to Zona Camp in 2020, it was one of many disappointments caused by COVID-19. “COVID was already ruining…

Pandemic nursing: Support comes from faith, family, church

June 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 floors in Arizona began to fill up in March 2020, Donna Carlson, a member of Mountain Ridge Church in Glendale, volunteered along with thousands of other healthcare…

Meeting community needs during a crisis

June 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic came to Arizona, health care workers across the state offered care and support to patients battling the devastating virus. At the same time, Mountain Ridge Church…

Why the Pastors & Wives Retreat means so much to me

June 7, 2021

We put a lot of time and effort and funding into the Pastors & Wives Retreat. As a result, we are only able to do it every three years at…

Gateway holds commencement ceremony for ’20 and ’21

June 7, 2021

Nine students graduated in the commencement ceremony of Gateway Seminary held May 29 at CalvaryPHX Church in Phoenix. In addition, three others who earned degrees in 2020 — when commencement…

Book Corner — Bad Bosses: Lessons for Leaders by Jackie Allen

June 7, 2021

Jackie Allen has served as a lead pastor for over 30 years and currently leads the Cross Church Network of churches, which includes two campuses in Arizona and one international…

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