A Church Known for Community Ministry
In this edition of the AZSBC E-Newsletter, Executive Director David Johnson talks with Jack Marslender, pastor of Avondale Baptist Church and AZSBC president, about how the Avondale church ministers to its community. They also discuss plans for the upcoming annual meeting in Lake Havasu City November 12 and how Calvary Baptist Church is rolling out the welcome mat with activities the day before.
6 Ideas for Ramping Up Community Ministry
Avondale Baptist Church is heavily involved in community ministry, both independently and in partnership with other organizations. Avondale Pastor Jack Marslender offers six ideas to help you respond to God’s call to get involved in ministry in your community.
In Evangelism, 'The Team is Key,' Pearson Says

Hesitancy toward personal evangelism is well-documented and observed. But Jesus gave the model for approaching that fear head-on, says Eddy Pearson, evangelism/discipleship facilitator for the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention.

Arise AZ Fulfills Vision of 'Renew and Restore'

More than 600 women gathered inside the Sedona Performing Arts Center Oct. 1-2 for the second Arise AZ Women’s Conference. At least four women made decisions to follow Jesus for the first time, and more than 150 made a rededication or had a renewal experience.

AZSBC Launches Updated Grant Request Process for Churches, Associations
Starting this month, the AZSBC is rolling out a new and improved process for churches and associations to submit grant requests for help with things like outreach events, resources and training. The requests may be submitted digitally on our website.

AZSBC Annual Meeting
Calvary, Lake Havasu City
Make plans now to gather with fellow Arizona Southern Baptists in Lake Havasu City for the AZSBC annual meeting on Nov. 12. The program includes a morning Pastors Conference and afternoon business session and worship.

AZSBC Business Item
Proposed Name Change
During the afternoon business session at the AZSBC annual meeting next month, messengers will consider a recommendation to change the name of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention to Arizona Mission Network of Southern Baptists. Find out who is proposing the name change, the reason for the name change and more...

'Restore Your Soul'
Getaway Day Before AZSBC Meeting
Calvary, Lake Havasu City, is offering free recreational activities during the day and an evening of worship on Thursday, Nov. 11, along with a free hotel night on Wednesday, Nov. 10, for AZSBC annual meeting attendees. Register by Oct. 29.

Arizona WMU to Gather
Annual Mission Celebration
'Relentless' is the theme of Arizona Woman’s Missionary Union's Annual Mission Celebration, to be held Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church's McCulloch campus in Lake Havasu City.

Centennial Vision Report
Questions? We have answers
Consistently completing your Centennial Vision Report (ACP), tells your church’s story by maintaining historical statistics to help you plan for the future. Check out our website to find the answers to some frequently asked questions about the ACP.

Book Corner
The Gift of Justice
Dr. Philip Calvert, senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church
in Casa Grande
What is this book about?
The Gift of Justice is a 40-day devotional specifically written to provide readers a biblical path toward the goal of achieving justice in their personal relationships, within their families, and in society generally. The book is written for those who seek to know what the Bible says about seeking and achieving justice God’s way.

Keith Durham

Keith Durham has a passion for helping existing churches experience revitalization. As the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention’s church health facilitator, he comes alongside pastors all across Arizona to help them rediscover the mission and vision God has for their churches. Your support through the Cooperative Program helps revitalizers like Keith equip pastors and church leaders to lead revitalization efforts in their own churches in order to be a gospel light to their communities again. Pray for Keith as he works with churches who have started the revitalization process that God would use his experience to lead and encourage other pastors.

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