Networking, Equipping, and Training for Church Ministry Leaders


Date: Feb. 21, 2015 Location: CrossPoinTempe Church, 1001 E. Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282 Cost: $25 Format: We will offer 30 minute conferences clustered in tracks led by a team of three leaders. Round table discussions will follow three classes offerings. AM Tracks: Preschool, Children, Youth, Young Adult, Median Adult, Sr. Adult, Deacons, Worship, Women, Pastors, Disciples’ Track, Prayer, Evangelism, Administration, Hispanic Ministries, Education/Small Group Leaders. PM Tracks: Growing Personally, Growing Your Witness, Growing Your Small Group, Growing Your Church, Growing … [Read more...]

Joni and Friends Family Retreat at Bison Ranch


Would you like to step out of your comfort zone this summer and be part of an exciting ministry outreach bringing hope to people who face very different pressures...people affected by disability? Joni and Friends Family Retreat provides an opportunity for you to serve as a short-term missionary to families affected by disability with Christ-like encouragement and friendship. Family Retreat is July 13-18, 2015 at Bison Ranch Retreat Center in Heber-Overgaard, Arizona just 2.5 hours northeast of Phoenix! STM’s must be at least 17 years old and the cost is $450 which includes housing, meals, … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry February Activities

Women’s Ministry Team Meeting February 2, 6:30 p.m. at the church Monday Lunch Bunch Monday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. Cheddars, 2530 W. Chandler Blvd (W of Dobson, E of the 101)Questions? Contact Linda. Women’s Bible Studies February 3, 10, 17 & 24 -Signs of the End Time Issues and Events Plus Four Blood Moons by John Hagee 9:30 & 6:30 p.m. at FBC in room A111/112. Facilitator is Jimmie Sue. Ladies Craft Night February 6, 6:00 p.m. at FBC Women’s Ministry Team Meeting February 16, 6:30 p.m. at the church International Student Luncheon February 17 at 11:30 … [Read more...]

16th Annual Sweetheart Event


Sweetheart Banquet (Masquerade) Saturday, February 14 Start enjoying appetizers at 5:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Are Church Choirs still “relevant” to today’s worship experience?

In a conversation I had recently with some people, the question came up, “How many churches in the East Valley have a choir ministry?” In our Valley Rim Association it is not common to find a church with a vibrant choral ministry. Why is that? Is there really a place for Choirs in today’s worship experience? Another friend sent me an article that made me think and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. In thinking about this, there may be many reasons a church does not have a choir, but I wanted to express some reasons why we do have a choir here at FBC. 1. Choirs support good … [Read more...]

Disciple Now 2015


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It’s raining outside. Not in Chandler, but in Jacksonville, FL where I am while writing this. The street between the parking deck and the church auditorium where the pastor’s conference is has been closed to allow all the pastors to cross the street safely. I was standing in the middle of the street looking up at the rain falling. I felt a tap on my shoulder and a policeman asked me warily if everything was OK. I told him I was enjoying watching the rain fall. He looked at me like I’m from another planet, so I told him I’m from Arizona and since it hardly ever rains in the desert I was … [Read more...]