Author Archives: SW Church Connection

Annual Business Meetings – 2016

Plan to attend the Business Meeting at a church in your area.  You don’t want to miss the updates and exciting things coming in 2016!  Choose from one of these locations: • Sunday, January 31 – 5PM – The Branch … Continue reading

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Church Planting Equals Discipleship

by Steve Doerksen, SWCC Church Planting and Connection Group Consultant Is the Great Commission about evangelism or discipleship? I’m not actually interested in your answer to this either/or question. Rather, I’m interested in the fact that this question actually makes … Continue reading

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The Relationship with Discipleship and Summer Staff

by Alicia Wilson, Prescott Pines Camp At Prescott Pines we believe that we have been given a biblical mandate to make disciples, just as the church, so they may shine and make an impact. Matthew 5:14-16 describes that we are … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Church Boards

Ways to strengthen this leadership team. This writing is adapted from 7 Questions to Help Strengthen Your Church Board by Dan Reiland and first appeared on Dan Reiland’s blog, DanReiland.com. Ed Clavell, SWCC Regional Facilitator Some church boards function like … Continue reading

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My Office Away from the Office

by Carol Tetzlaff, SWCC Events Coordinator   I spent much of the past 12 years sitting at a desk in the office of Mesa Baptist Church staring at my computer. Although I have found myself ahead of the game when … Continue reading

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Outreach…What is working?

by Ed Clavell, SWCC Regional Facilitator What is working for your church’s outreach efforts? I’m playing around here and this is the rough draft of 101 Outreach Ideas for Small Churches.  Any others you want to add?  I’d love to hear … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ, in Tuba, is alive and well

The following letter is from Mike Hudson our new pastor at First Baptist Church in Tuba City. Hello body of Christ! This is pastor Mike from Tuba City, Arizona, on the great Navajo nation! We are getting acquainted with the … Continue reading

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CB America Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

At the meeting of the Regional Executive Directors in Denver on June 29th, 2015, Dr. David Whitaker led the board in a discussion of the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. The following was adapted from an earlier statement … Continue reading

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How should Christians view and respond to the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage?

by Pastor Steve Van Kley Canyon Del Oro Baptist . Like you, I woke up on Friday morning to the news of the Supreme Court’s decision on same sex marriage. My emotions were mixed. Unfortunately, the decision didn’t surprise me. … Continue reading

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“Fear Factor”

by Dwight Hunt SWCC Church Health and Placement Consultant   A few years ago a popular program appeared on television called “Fear Factor” where the contestants would be faced with all kinds of potentially fearful challenges created by the producers … Continue reading

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