Nov 2015

Stories from November 2015 issue of Portraits.

Photos from AZSBC Annual Meeting

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3-day bike trek spotlights Cooperative Program

By Jean Bihn YUMA, Ariz. (BP) -- Eight men. Sixteen wheels. 182 miles. One objective -- to draw attention to the Cooperative Program's vital work. Decked out in matching blue and white cycling jerseys, on Nov. 9 an eight-man crew began...

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AZSBC focuses on missions, ‘All Peoples’

By Elizabeth Young Photos by Jean Bihn and John Keller At an annual meeting bookended by missions activities, Arizona Southern Baptists heard Cooperative Program testimonies, adopted the first Cooperative Program budget increase in five years and were reminded of their personal...

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New IMB missionaries from Arizona

By Jean Bihn</> When Andrew and Beth Hipps* leave for the international mission field early next year, it won't be the first time they have traveled abroad to spread the gospel. Shortly after they married, Andrew and Beth also served...

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Dolan Springs church burned

By Irene A. Harkleroad About 35 percent of Dolan Springs Baptist Church in Dolan Springs was destroyed by a suspicious fire on Saturday, Sept. 26. On Sunday, members held services under a Joshua tree on the property. "A reporter asked how...

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Council adopts CP budget increase

By Elizabeth Young The first Cooperative Program budget increase in five years was part of a proposed 2016 Arizona Southern Baptist Convention operating budget adopted by the Convention Council Sept. 22. The $4,816,164 total operating budget will be considered by...

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Mathetes focuses on church vision

By Rosalva Zimmerman How clear, concise and compelling is your church's vision? That was the question Will Mancini, founder of Auxano -- a church consulting firm -- and author of Church Unique, had for those attending Mathetes, a discipleship conference held...

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Church planters challenged to dream

By Rosalva Zimmerman Church planters from across Arizona were challenged to dream and be creative at the annual Church Planting Retreat Aug. 21 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. "Dream -- re-imagine -- what new thing God is calling you...

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