Revitalize West features mini-workshops

Irene A. Harkleroad | Oct 21, 2020

The first Revitalize West regional mini-workshops were held from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in Lake Havasu City, Yuma, Tucson and Phoenix.

Keynote speaker Rob Peters, founder and president of Corpus Vitae, addressed the topic of “Church Culture and Revitalization.” A total of 75 pastors and leaders worked through the Vision Receptivity Assessment (VRA).

The VRA helps pastors assess their current church culture and discuss possible areas of strengths and weaknesses when planning to implement change within their congregations. It is

designed to encourage and equip pastors to take their personal first step toward leadership development and revitalization within their local faith community.

If your pastor or church would like to take the VRA, contact Keith Durham, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention church health facilitator, at kdurham@azsbc.org.

The second event took place on Oct. 21 as a Zoom webinar, available to Arizona Southern Baptist pastors. Matt Queen, associate dean, associate professor and L.R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism in the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, spoke about how the COVID-19 reality has changed the evangelism/discipleship strategies and culture of churches.

“The third regional event will be in-person events Feb. 25-27, 2021, in Lake Havasu City (Feb. 25), Yuma (Feb. 26), Tucson (Feb. 26), and Phoenix (Feb. 27),” Durham said.

Brian Croft, senior pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and founder of Practical Shepherding, will address the topic of “Preaching and Pastoring through Conflict.”

Registration for the February mini-workshops will be open by Nov. 1. To register, go to azsbc.org and click on the “Events” tab. The event is free.

Share This Article:

Recent Articles:

‘Forever Changed’: College team serves in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 10, 2024

Goodness comes from obedience. This simple statement had a profound effect on a group of college students from Arizona and Hawaii this summer while serving in Sub-Saharan Africa. More than…

God changes lives at Zona Camp

July 10, 2024

For the past 21 years, Arizona churches have sent leaders along with middle and high school students to Zona Camp. While locations and people have shifted over the years, one…

After months of preparation, Northwest Chinese sees gospel responses at concert

June 24, 2024

The “God without impossibilities” brought famous Taiwanese performer Huang Kuo-Lun’s evangelistic concert to Phoenix June 9, and before the event was over, more than 70 attendees made a profession of…