God, missions and a red pickup truck

By Beth Vaughan When Christopher and Lauren Thomas* opened their home to Andrew Hipps* to sell him some furniture, they had no idea God was opening the door of provision for them. The Thomas family was serving a six-month stateside assignment...

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WMU holds missions celebration

By Jean Bihn Riveting personal stories from missionaries and recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder were among the learning opportunities packed into the Arizona Woman's Missionary Union Celebrate Missions — 2016 held Feb. 19-20. In addition to breakout sessions, spirited worship music was...

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ELEVATE your game

By Irene A. Harkleroad Do you want your church to overcome its present obstacles? Do you want your leaders to have a clear vision of your end game and understand the most effective way to win? Surely, Christianity is not a...

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Johnson shares vision progress report

By Elizabeth Young David Johnson presented "The Ugly, the Bad and the Good" in a 2015 Centennial Vision (Annual Church Profile) progress report to Arizona Southern Baptists' Convention Council March 1 at CrossPoinTempe Church. The ugly, said Johnson, Arizona Southern Baptists'...

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Christian Challenge moving forward

By Elizabeth Young While celebrating the 75th anniversary of Baptist collegiate ministry in Arizona this year, Christian Challenge is making some transitions, Brad Schneeflock told Arizona Southern Baptists' Convention Council at their meeting March 1 in Tempe. "Today we're holding on...

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Revitalize event aims to help churches

By Jennifer Deibel Recent research shows that more than 64 percent of Arizona Southern Baptist churches are either in plateau or decline, leaving pastors and church leaders searching for ways to break down the barriers to growth. While God does...

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Winterfresh draws 520 to Prescott

By Jennifer Deibel On a crisp Friday evening in February, 520 middle- and high-school students and leaders from 28 Southern Baptist churches from every corner of the state descended upon Camp Pinerock in Prescott for the seventh annual WinterFresh retreat. This...

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