World Refugee Month

In 2000, the United Nations designated June 20th as World Refugee Day.  Since that time, people around the globe have used that date to recognize and celebrate refugees.  We want to encourage you and your church to take the entire month of June to remember the plight of refugees and to pray for them.

Tucson Refugee Ministry makes it easy for you to bring World Refugee Month to your church. They have prepared a sermon, prayer points, and a small group curriculum that focuses on refugees.  For more information, visit TRM’s World Refugee Month resource page.

Engaging with the World of Muslims

October 8, 2016

Join us for an exciting day of learning about:

• Islam vs. Islamism-How to distinguish Islam as a religion from political Islam
• Fundamental beliefs and practices of Islam
• How to share the love & Gospel of Jesus with Muslims
• How to disciple Believers of Muslim background
• How best to explain the Trinity to Muslims
• How to answer difficult question asked by Muslims
• Biblical responses to questions concerning Islam
• Q&A and much more.

Presented by Asif Mall, Coordinator of Markaz Tehqiq Al-Haq Centre for Research of the Truth and TV host of Operation Mobilization.

In partnership with:
Rincon Baptist Church, Pima Street Baptist Church,
North Swan Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Catalina,
Corona de Tucson Baptist Church, and the Catalina Baptist Association

Details and schedule: Engaging with the World of Muslims Flyer

Register by calling Corona de Tucson Baptist Church
520-762-1613.

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.

Register Here

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.

Blessings,

John