GROWING DEEPER TOGETHER
Is Pentecost only a historical event, or is Pentecost an encounter with God for every generation to live out? We believe we must intentionally perpetuate Pentecost, and we've designed an entierely new winter retreat for this purpose: spiritual saturation and practical teaching to empower students by the Holy Spirit for a more effective witness. This weekend is for the leader and student looking to deepen their walk with Christ, discover spiritual gifts, and sharpen their witness for personal evangelism, campus ministry, and world missions. What could happen in a setting like this with a generation asking God for more? Join us for Empowered, Februrary 15-18, 2019.
Cause: We will be taking a study tour through the Holy Lands with Center for Holy Land Studies. This trip is meant for participants to gain a first-hand experience of the physical settings from the Bible. Participants will also walk in the footsteps of other significant biblical leaders and learn leadership lessons that will forever impact their lives and future ministries.
KidCon is a weekend created just for kids! Kids come from all over the state of Arizona to participate in an outrageously fun, life-changing weekend! For kids, KidCon is all about experiencing powerful worship and encountering God on their level. For parents, KidCon is an opportunity to invest in the spiritual development of their child.
KidCon sessions are high energy and filled with dynamic worship and challenging, yet age-appropriate, messages! 1st-6th Graders are invited$45 early bird registration until March 8th $55 regular registration March 9th-March 22nd.
Cause: We will be partnering with young adult groups across the Assemblies of God District in Arizona to go to the United Kingdom. We will be partnering with Vintage Church to help with outreaches across the local community as well as aiding with projects for the church.
We have a unique privilege of ministering right here in Northern Arizona in the Navajo Nation, partnering with our Native American churches and pastors. I will be leading an AIM trip of students and leaders all across Arizona with National Native Youth Director, Rev. Jackie Holgate in Flagstaff, AZ. We will be serving the vision of our Native Pastors and their communities on the Navajo Nation. This is a great opportunity for both rookie and veteran AIM students to deploy for ministry in an affordable/domestic missions experience.
We are going back for a third consecutive year July 14 - 21, 2019 to serve AG World Missionaries, Gerritt & Tara Kenyon. We have been invited back to Panama City to serve the ministry of El Refuge, reaching the emerging youth culture by sharing the gospel in public high schools through ethics and character presentations as well as hosting for a nation-wide youth conference to several thousand teenagers across Panama. There is a thirst among the youth for fulfillment in their lives that cannot be met by the booming commerce so rapidly changing the face of the economy of this small nation.
Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
In light of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, various East Valley churches are hosting A Night of Hope. This free event is designed to draw attention to the issue of sex trafficking and get the public involved in helping stop this dark practice in our cities.
The event is hosted by Bethel (in Chandler), Life Link Church, Valley Gate Church, Christ For The Nations, Desert Springs, Evident Life, Cornerstone as well as several other Valley churches, and supported by several professional athletes, city officials, Chandler Mayor–Elect Kevin Hartke, Street Light USA, Christine Caine’s - A21, Survivors of War and the Dream Center.
We are all coming together in the fight against human trafficking.
The best years of youth ministry are not behind us (although we all looked pretty rad in our "glory days"). The best is yet to come! But are you prepared to lead Gen Z to follow Jesus in a post-everything world?
Our focus this year will be to intentionally help you understand Gen Z and how we can most effectively work together to reach this generation. We’re bringing in Terry Parkman as our special guest speaker from River Valley Church in Minneapolis, MN. With over 16 years of experience in working with the Next Generation, nothing drives him more than helping this generation discover their purpose, developing them as leaders, and empowering them to step out into the plan of God for their lives.
The Arizona Youth Leaders' Summit is designed for the youth pastor and youth leader in training for inspiration, practical coaching, and encouragement from youth ministry experts as you connect with youth leaders around the state. Join us and bring your team on January 10-11 for a balanced mix of fun, collaboration, and an encounter with God tailored just for Youth Ministry Leaders.
Bring your team, and get ready for a good mix of fun, games, and an encounter with God tailored just for you!
Price: $30 per person ($40 after January 3rd)
Includes registration and Friday night youth leader celebration banquet.
Childcare available for children ages 0-5 during all main sessions and “threads” ($30 per child). Must register before January 3rd to ensure we are properly staffed.