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13. Nov | TAGS: ,

New City Church

What a great weekend at New City Church in Phoenix, AZ. 14 people were baptized yesterday!

Selfies, Identity, and Growing in Jesus

Have you taken a selfie lately? If you have, you’re joining the one quarter of Americans who have shared a selfie in the last year.   The trend shows no signs of declining. More and more people share public versions of themselves, often tailored to perfection. How does a church engage with a self-oriented culture when we believe that our identity is in Christ? For New City Church in Phoenix, conversations about art provide an open door to spiritual truths. New City exhibits local art as a part of downtown Phoenix’s monthly First Friday art walks. Their first exhibit this fall…

Photo Gallery: New City Church First Friday Art Walk
Photo Gallery:  New City Church
New City Church in Phoenix, AZ
5 Suggestions When Hiring Staff

You’ve read the books, gone to school, gone through assessment, raised money, worked and reworked your vision statement, found a place to meet and made it through launch. Congratulations, you’ve planted your church!   You thought the most difficult stage was over, right? While the beginning stage of a church plant presents lots of challenges, I’ve found that as your church matures the decisions and leadership pressure only intensifies.  It is sort of like raising kids. When they are little it is physically demanding, but once your kids discover a world outside of your four walls, the parenting challenges, decisions…

New City Baptisms

Congratulations to New City Church and all those who were baptized on Sunday! The One who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. (more photos can be found on New City’s facebook page)

Orchard Group West

Five years ago Orchard Group’s vision expanded from the northeast to include specific urban areas in the west.  It started as a vision.  Now it is reality! God has opened one door after another for new faith communities.  Last month leaders from our Orchard Group West churches got together in Park City, Utah. Missio Dei Community, Salt Lake City New City Church, Phoenix Mission Church, Ventura, CA Redemption Church, San Francisco Renewal Church, Chicago Four years ago, none of these churches existed!  Now they are reaching over 2,700 people combined.    Missio Dei Community in Salt Lake City was the…