The office will be closed Labor Day, September 3rd. If you need anything please contact us before the 31st or again the day after.
Kingman FSBC will be beginning AWANA for 3 year olds and up beginning on August 15th. For more information check out their website
Great leaders leave their legacies with the hopes that the work they’ve done will be continued in their absence. We have two pastors who are saying goodbye to their ministries for two different reasons.
Pastor Jerry Kinman who retired from FSBC Parker passed away recently. His service will be held at FSBC in Chino Valley on August 10th at 11AM.
Meanwhile at FSBC Kingman, Pastor Paul Daniel announced his retirement this month. He and his wife, Anna, will be moving to Las Vegas to be with their children and grandchildren after 26 years in the ministry. A retirement party is set for August 18th at 11:30am at FSBC Kingman. RSVP Sandi at 310-993-7930.
The Holy Word speaks of joy many times but Desert Shores Community Baptist Church, located in Bullhead City, is using the term a little differently. They have created J.O.Y. as an after school program for children to come to the church and receive homework assistance and maybe a little bit more. Bible lessons, arts and crafts, and good old fashion play will become a good outlet for many who don’t have something constructive to do after school. The icing on the cake is that church staff will pick up the kids at MALC and Sunrise Elementary Schools to bring them to the church. If you are interested in hearing more about this wonderful program, please contact Pastor Tim at 928-754-1111 or Joyce Larsen at 928-234-5793.
We are pleased to announce the new River Valley Mission Network (RVMN) Interim Network Director, Pastor Charles Short, better known as Pastor Chip. Chip is the Pastor at First Baptist Church, Fort Mojave.
Pastor Chip’s Ministry Experience
Pastor Chip has been at FBC, Fort Mojave since June of 2000. In his time there he has reorganized the church there to be a member driven and ministry team system church. By doing that they have had great success at increasing the involvement of church members in the different ministries of the church.
He has also serves in a leadership role for Metamorphosis Men’s Retreats (MMR). MMR is designed to help the men of churches in the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention. His involvement began in 2015 and was the director for MMR from 2016-2017. He currently leads of team of churches to administrate MMR 2018 and will continue to be a key leader in the future.
Previously, Pastor Chip served at First Southern Baptist Church, Bisbee, AZ from March 1995 – June 2000, as a Church Planter Apprentice for The North American Mission Board at Abundant Life Baptist Church in Greece, NY from January 1991 – March 1995, and started Marin Coast Baptist Chapel in Olema, CA from 1988 – 1990.
Pastor Chip’s Educational Background
Charles Short, The Author
Charles Short also loves to write and has published The Storeroom of the Heart: Jesus’ Model for an Abundant Life which uses anecdotal instruction to help Christians understand the power of their hearts submitted to Christ. The Storeroom principle allows believers to rise above the mediocrity in our lives and to be more effective as God’s army on earth. Buy it brand new by contacting Charles Short or you can buy it used.
He has published articles in Portraits Magazine and written Bible study materials for the AZSBC. He has also published Christian flash fiction in Splickety Magazine, the Flash Dogs Anthology, Spiritual Citizens, and other publications.
Our Excitement To Partner With Pastor Chip
We are VERY excited that Pastor Chip serves on our team here at the River Valley Mission Network and look forward to seeing how God uses this partnership to further His kingdom in western Arizona.