Arizona Korean churches host national meeting

By Jennifer Deibel The Arizona Korean Baptist Association is praising God for His provision during the annual meeting of The Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America (CKSBCA). The annual meeting took place in conjunction with the annual meeting...

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SBC: An exciting time for first-time messengers

By Irene A. Harkleroad Mary Jo Courtnay and Aaron Petre spent June 12-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center moving from meeting to message to praise. It was a lot to absorb for first-time messengers to the annual meeting of the...

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First Arabic Baptist, Phoenix, hosts Messianic Fellowship

By Irene A. Harkleroad Pastor Jamal Bishara and First Arabic Baptist Church, Phoenix, welcomed 20 members of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship for a Sunday worship service and Arabic hospitality with about 50 of his congregation and their friends on...

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Arizona Disaster Relief serves during SBC

By Jean Bihn Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief was at the ready for the Southern Baptist Convention held in Phoenix June 11-14. But rather than serve on site during the gathering, volunteers actually served other disaster relief crews from New...

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Arizonans at the SBC and related meetings

When the Southern Baptist Convention family came to Phoenix in early June, Arizona Southern Baptists were program participants at the annual meeting, as well as at related meetings. Below, we chronicle some of the action with news briefs and photos. SBC...

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Arizonans serve at Harvest America

About 38,000 people gathered at the University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday night, June 11, for Harvest America, featuring top Christian music artists and preaching by Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship. An additional 246,647 tuned in live...

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Phoenix hosts SBC annual meeting

By David Roach Baptist Press Photos by Lainee Pegelow Appointment of a task force to study how Southern Baptists can be more effective in evangelism and a resolution decrying "alt-right white supremacy" were among highlights of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting...

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16 graduate from Gateway Arizona

Sixteen students at the Arizona Campus of Gateway Seminary graduated May 27 in commencement ceremonies led by Dallas Bivins, director of the Arizona Campus. Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway, delivered the commencement address at the formal ceremony held at First...

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Leaders attend coaching training

By Irene A. Harkleroad Nineteen church leaders attended LeaderBreakthru/AZSBC Coaching Skills Training at the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention office April 19-20. Thirteen more received advanced training May 24-25 that began a six-month supervised process leading them to become LeaderBreakthru certified...

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