Jan 2016

Stories from the Jan-Feb 2016 issue

Pinetop church reaches out to community

By Jo Russell Lewis "The haircut is free?" asked a fourth-grade boy asked as he waved a flyer his family found on the doorknob of their apartment. "Absolutely!" a First Baptist Church of Pinetop member assured him. The haircutting event was one...

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Disaster Relief has new shower trailer

By Jean Bihn When a disaster occurs, water service is often interrupted, leaving much-needed showers and laundry facilities hard to come by. That's when Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers step in, bringing the necessities to minister to those in...

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Arizona churches use Vision co::Lab process

By Irene A. Harkleroad The purpose of Arizona Southern Baptist churches is the same: to share the gospel and make disciples of all people. How they do it depends on the unique personality of each church. The Arizona Southern Baptist Convention...

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Burnett accepts NAMB post

Bret Burnett, senior pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church, Tucson, and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention president, is Arizona's newest North American Mission Board church planting catalyst apprentice. He began serving Jan. 1 as the resource person for church planting in...

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How same-sex marriage will affect your church

By Dave Arden "Your church will be impacted by same sex marriage," declared Dr. Jeff Iorg at the Leadership Conference prior to the annual meeting of Arizona Southern Baptist Convention in Yuma Nov. 13. Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological...

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Johnson presents Centennial Vision update

David Johnson, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention executive director, gave an update on Arizona Southern Baptists' key Centennial Vision goals during his report at the AZSBC annual meeting Nov. 13. Arizona Southern Baptists have started 34 churches in each of the...

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Collegians on missions at City Impact

By Lainee Pegelow Mission projects and times of worship highlighted City Impact, a Christian Challenge AZ event in partnership with the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, held Oct. 23-25 in downtown Phoenix. About 175 college students and staff attended the gathering, hosted...

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