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Preparing 'Special Agents' to share the gospel in VBS
By Sherma Kutz
"They" just wouldn't leave! I had just finished an active two-hour training session for VBS 3rd and 4th grade teachers. We had delved into the "secret service" activities of our first children's apologetics theme for VBS 2014. What fun we had being detectives and practicing how to help this year's "Special Agents" Discover, Decide and Defend their faith in Jesus, the Son of God. After using our "secret decoding devices" to reveal the "clues" for each day's Bible lesson, we had jumped right in to participate in activities geared to help kids "discover evidence" that proves Jesus was more than just a good man and is indeed our Savior.
WMU Missions Celebration set for April 25-26
WMU members will be "Joining Hands" across Arizona as they participate in the 2014 Statewide WMU Missions Celebration.
Finish Well Bootcamp offers refresher
Nine pastors and their wives recently took part in the Finish Well Bootcamp, a new ministry refresher course offered by the state convention.
Typhoon hits close to home for Filipino churches
As he hit the song's high notes, Associate Pastor Simeon Ferreras' heart weighed heavily, and even as he immersed himself in the song's message, his thoughts carried him to his home country. It was the second Sunday after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central islands in the Philippines, and the worship leader's heart had sunk, again and again, at the horrific images of the terrible path that the storm had struck
People respond following sermon on baptism
What happens when a pastor preaches on baptism and invites people to be obedient?
“It was crazy. We ran out of towels,” said Ben Barfield, pastor of Common Ground Church of Sahuarita.
Make plans now to attend a VBS clinic
While many Arizona Southern Baptist churches are still following up on decisions made during Vacation Bible School this past summer, it's not too early to put VBS training events for summer 2014 on your calendar, according to Cheri Dempsey, who serves as Arizona Southern Baptist Convention's VBS training coordinator.
NET 21 focuses on making disciples
Develop a strategy for discipleship and create new groups, leaders were told at NET 21 -- Networking, Equipping and Training for the 21st Century -- held at CrossPointeTempe Church, August 24.
ReFresh ministers to youth pastors, leaders
Youth pastors and lay leaders enjoyed a relaxing weekend of refreshment and encouragement in September at ReFresh, a retreat for youth leaders.
Sunday School Seminar Trains Leaders
How is Sunday School like the table game Jenga? More than 50 Sunday School leaders from 10 churches gathered one recent Saturday to find out.
Grace Church, Casa Grande, takes VBS to community
Grace Church of Casa Grande took Vacation Bible School into the mission field of the community this summer.