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Watching God at work through Arizona Southern Baptists.
Areas of interest
- 1STWeek of Prayer for State Missions, Sept. 14-21
- 2NDReFresh Youth Leader Retreat, Sept. 25-27
- 3RDVBS Jumpstart, Oct. 18
- 4THASBC Annual Meeting, Nov. 14
- 5THWinterfresh Retreat,
Partnering to start churches
By Monty Patton, pastor of Mountain Ridge Baptist Church, Glendale, and Send Phoenix coordinator
Mountain Ridge Baptist Church in Glendale was started 18 years ago because three Arizona churches — First Baptist Church of Sun City, Hillside Baptist Church in Phoenix and First Southern Baptist Church in Glendale — caught a burden for a part of our city that needed a gospel witness. It was not only because of these three churches but all Arizona Southern Baptists who gave to missions through the Cooperative Program that Mountain Ridge owes its start.
Faith in Action: Church News Briefs
Teams from two Arizona Southern Baptist churches, along with individuals from other churches, ministered in Dominica this summer.
Couples invest lives with Native Americans
Several couples are serving on the Tohono O'odham and Gila River Indian Community reservations, many as self-funded missionaries after initially coming to Arizona on short-term mission trips. Read about their ministries by clicking the links below.
Castro to serve Hispanic churches
The Convention Council of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention affirmed the recommendation of the Executive Team to employ Josue Castro as associate Hispanic ministries facilitator at its meeting May 20 in Tempe.
VBS Clinics Attempt to Reach Younger Set
In an attempt to attract and relate to a younger set of Vacation Bible School workers this spring, Arizona's state VBS clinics featured younger conference leaders than in the past.
Historical Society spotlights WMU
The Arizona Baptist Historical Society saluted four women for their involvement in Woman's Missionary Union and Arizona Southern Baptist work by presenting them the Willis J. Ray Award and the Meritorious Service Award at the annual meeting of the society on May 3.
WMU Urged to Join Hands at Annual Celebration
Rose Ignacia, a member of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, pulled at the heartstrings of Arizona WMU participants as she shared the stories of her salvation and calling into missions at the WMU missions celebration this spring.
Golden Gate Seminary Honors graduates
Dallas Bivins, director of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's Arizona Campus, presided over commencement exercises May 31 as degreess were conferred on 16 Arizona Campus students. In addition, nine students received diplomas from the seminary's Contextualized Leadership Development program.