Queen leads evangelism conversations around Arizona

March 8, 2022

“The greatest enemy of evangelism is assumption,” said Matt Queen during an evangelism conversation with pastors and church leaders in Bullhead City Feb. 24. Queen is associate dean of the…

Book Corner – Taking it Off the Page by Tony Pierce

March 8, 2022

Tony Pierce is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Fountain Hills. What is this book about? The book is a synopsis of the Book of James. It is a…

VBS Directors’ Conference ‘sparks’ summer plans

February 22, 2022

Twenty-seven people from 20 Arizona churches learned about “Spark Studios,” this year’s Lifeway VBS program, at the 2022 Arizona Southern Baptist VBS Directors’ Conference at Royal Palms Baptist Church in…

Transitional pastors: Helping churches get back on mission

February 22, 2022

Transitional pastors are like wilderness survival guides. They help churches identify their strengths and weaknesses, teach them how to build and empower a team that can overcome challenges, determine their…

NAMB trustees see work in Phoenix, celebrate new resources for planters

February 22, 2022

North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees, meeting in Phoenix Feb. 14-15, spent time with area church planters and celebrated a new suite of resources NAMB is offering to new planters…

Technology Conference: Data can inform ministry of churches

February 22, 2022

The biblical leader Nehemiah knew that data mattered — and now, so do the 30-plus church leaders who attended a technology innovation conference online and in person at Mountain Ridge…

Arizona students serve in Central Asia with IMB

February 8, 2022

Anticipation For two years, sisters Emma* and Sarah*, members of Northern Hills Community Church in Phoenix and students at a local college, anticipated spending a semester working with an International…

2021 another record year for Arizona Cooperative Program giving

February 8, 2022

In the midst of a pandemic, Arizona Southern Baptist churches proved themselves faithful in missions giving in 2021. Cooperative Program gifts last year totaled $3,814,959, which was $239,097, or 6.7%,…

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