Minister & Spouse Retreat 2016

We are returning to Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort for this year’s retreat July 21-23.  Our special guest this year is Andy Lopez, retired baseball coach for the UofA. In addition to organized meetings, most of the time is yours to relax and enjoy.

Thursday – meet & greet

Friday – golf, breakfast voucher, dinner banquet meeting

Saturday – breakfast meeting

For additional information visit the registration page or contact us.

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Director of Evangelism/Missions Report 2015

I am grateful for the partnership of the churches in Catalina Baptist Association. Through this partnership the association is able to help resource these new church plants and church planters.

  • Puente de Vida – Vance Wood
  • Lifework – Gary Monroe
  • Authentic Life – Jeff Vanderford
  • Genuine Church – Tim Coffey
  • Tucson Arabic – Aman Hamid
  • Marcos Campos – Iglesia Bautista Horeb
  • Redemption – Jim Minnick
  • Gates Pass Community – Ron Marlin
  • First Nepali – Triston Dyer
  • Church Planter Intern – Luke Safford

Assisting churches with evangelistic events is another vital part of the association’s resourcing. A number of churches have taken advantage of the ministry trailers – plus additional funds that are available through the association and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. An example of events that have been resourced are:

  • Block parties
  • VBS
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Trunk or Treats
  • A city wide party in San Manuel

The third priority of the association is in the area of church health. This area of our association works covers various kinds of needs. Each year the Pastor’s Breakfast is subsidized to help offset the costs to the pastors that are attending and also to First Southern that hosts our breakfasts. Early in the year we had a dialogue for pastors in the area of being “Stuck” in the ministry settings.  A number of books and other resources have been purchased to be shared with pastors and staff.

At the end of this year I am transitioning out of the Church Planting Catalyst role with the North American Mission Board and will be concentrating on leading this association and Green Valley Baptist Church.

Thank you so much for your partnership – we can do so much more working together than doing it alone. Each church is vital to this association – no matter how large or small.



CBA 69th Annual Meeting

A big thank you to First Southern Baptist Church for hosting our 2015 Annual Meeting!


Arizona Woman’s Missionary Union (AZ WMU) needs you!

Does your church have any WMU age-graded organizations?

If you would send Nadine Peterson a contact for your leader, she will send her a free book from New Hope Digital publishers.

WMU wants this information to involve your church in the mission of reaching Arizona with the gospel. They have resources for all ages from preschool through adults – and for all men, women, boys and girls as well as all youth. We want to help resource new church plants and support all churches in missional lifestyle living.

Contact Nadine at or 480-206-7314

Or or 480-244-8535

AZ WMU – 2814 S. Las Palmas Cir. Mesa, AZ 85202