Innovation in ministry: Helping people who struggle with addiction

By Rik Danielsen "Sober Project saved my life." These are the words of a man who is known as Smiley who came to Sober Project in Tucson in 2006 where he found Christ and a life of sobriety -- and...

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Innovation in an established church

Story and photos by Francine Biere From a small campus of three acres to one of 43 acres and from a multipurpose family life center to a projected 28,000-square-foot worship center, it's obvious Village Meadows Baptist Church in Sierra Vista...

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Retreat focuses on town & country church planting

By Susan Belflower In May, leaders from around the state gathered for Arizona Southern Baptists' first Town and Country Church Planting Retreat. Tommy Thomas, North American Mission Board church planting catalyst, and Ken Belflower, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention/NAMB church planting facilitator,...

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Wrap-up: Historic election & resolution at SBC

By David Roach ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The election of Steve Gaines as president on the third ballot and a historic repudiation of the Confederate battle flag were among the highlights of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 14-15...

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Speakers address church revitalization

By Terri Durham Arizona Southern Baptists' Church Revitalization Team hosted Revitalize, a one-day conference to equip and encourage plateaued and declining churches, at Foothills Baptist Church, Ahwatukee, May 21. The event drew about 130 people, with 30 churches represented. Adam Greenway,...

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Arizona Baptist Historical annual meeting

By Kay Harms At their 28th annual meeting, the Arizona Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) celebrated the ministries and impacts of Wings for Christ, New Life Pregnancy Centers and First Baptist Church, Congress. Thirty-one members and guests of ABHS attended the...

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Archives move to First Southern, Phoenix

By Kay Harms The Arizona Southern Baptist Historical Commission moved its office and archives to a room in the East Building of First Southern Baptist Church, Phoenix, in May. Previously the archives had been located in a building on Interstate...

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Churches complete Auxano co::Lab

By Kay Harms Ten Arizona Southern Baptist churches completed the six-week Auxano Church Unique Vision co::Lab process this spring, propelling them to reconsider their unique attributes and missions in their locations. Pastors from the participating churches brought up to three other...

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Arizona Disaster Relief feeds fire evacuees

Story and photos by Jean Bihn Less than 24 hours after receiving a call from the Red Cross, volunteers from Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief served a hot meal to dozens of evacuees from Yarnell at Yavapai College in Prescott....

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Graduation caps anniversary year

Golden Gate Seminary's Arizona Campus concluded its 20th anniversary year with a commencement ceremony May 28, honoring 18 masters and doctoral graduates and four graduates from the seminary's Contextualized Leadership Development program. Dallas Bivins, campus director, presided over the ceremony...

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