Update from Golden Gate Arizona Campus

By Dallas Bivins Director, Arizona Campus of Golden Gate Seminary Wintertime in the desert: it can get cold, right? Well, not so at Golden Gate Seminary -- in fact, things are heating up! The main campus in northern California has been sold...

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Four graduate from Escuela Biblica de Líderazgo

By Rosalva Zimmerman Four students graduated from Escuela Bíblica de Liderazgo, a Biblical leadership school for Spanish-speakers, in a ceremony held at First Southern Baptist Church, Phoenix, on Jan. 30. The school, which began in 2004 as part of a Contextualized...

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VBS Clinic set for April 2 in Glendale

By Jean Bihn Dive! Dive! Many of us may remember this stirring command from action movies about submarines, but this summer, Vacation Bible School workers will be calling on youngsters across the state to do the same through "Submerged: Finding Truth...

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Johnson: CP shows generous giving

By Elizabeth Young The numbers are in for 2015, and Arizona Southern Baptists gave generously to mission causes. "Arizona Southern Baptists should be commended for their generous giving to the Cooperative Program in 2015," said David Johnson, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention...

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Top baptizing churches utilize laypeople to make connections

By Kay Harms Top baptizing churches in Arizona depend on enthusiastic and trained church members to develop relationships with unsaved people and bring them in the door. That's what a study of 41 of the 45 top baptizing churches (TBCs)...

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Amaro named church planting catalyst

Fernando Amaro, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention Hispanic ministries facilitator, became the North American Mission Board statewide church planting catalyst for Hispanic work in Arizona Jan. 16. For Amaro, the church planting focus is not new. When Josue Castro joined the...

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My316 unveiled at Pastors Summit

By Charles W. Short About 150 Arizona pastors, staff and spouses were introduced to the MY316 evangelism initiative at the 2016 Pastors Summit held at First Baptist Church, Chandler, Jan. 29-30. More than once, speakers including Randy Adams, executive director of...

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Training teaches leaders to coach

By Rosalva Zimmerman A group of ministry leaders gathered Jan. 19-22 for a 2+2/Coaching Skills and Coach Certificate Training at the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention office in Scottsdale. The event was led by Terry Walling, author of Stuck! and The...

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