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As we unite with Phoenix Bible Church, we want to provide clarity and insight into the season ahead. Though this FAQ is not exhaustive, it is a helpful place to start. You can also visit phoenixbiblechurch.com/bettertogether if you'd like additional information.
Over the past several months, we have sensed God leading both congregations to this decision. Leadership teams from both congregations have spent ample time praying, seeking wise counsel and deliberating the merit of this union.
At the end of October 2022, the leadership teams unanimously voted to unify both churches as one church. The reasons for this decision are many, but a few of the key factors are:
Current Bethany membership will automatically be transferred to membership of the unified Phoenix Bible Church. We encourage you to prayerfully begin making Phoenix Bible Church your home church. You can learn more information about Phoenix Bible Church by attending on a Sunday morning or heading to phoenixbiblechurch.com/about-us
We will celebrate on January 22 as we officially unite as one church with one service at 10:30am. Following that date, we will meet together as one church on the current Bethany campus as Phoenix Bible Church. Sunday Studies and other weekly gatherings will pause for January 22 and then resume on January 29. For more information, please contact Pastor Shane Hawkins.
Pastor Tim Birdwell is Lead Pastor of Phoenix Bible Church, and Pastor A.C. Caswell will assume the role of Executive Pastor. You can learn more about Pastor Tim, Pastor A.C., and the Phoenix Bible Church team by clicking here. The unified church will also retain the current staff of Bethany Bible Church as part of the unified Phoenix Bible Church staff.
There will be a number of tangible and intangible changes now that our two congregations are becoming one unified church. This includes gathering locations, facilities enhancements, staff adjustments, leadership changes, budget refinement, ministry evaluations, and mission partnerships. We are excited about the possibilities many of these changes bring.
We are also aware that both congregations will double in size in this union. We continue to value deep connection in gospel community, and we will have to adjust some of our methods to best serve a larger congregation – all while continuing to pursue deep connections for every member of Phoenix Bible Church.
We are excited to continue our support of a variety of missionaries and organizations, in Phoenix and around the world. We will continue our current partnerships with regular periods of review.
Email our leadership teams. We would love to talk more about this exciting next season as one unified church. Fill out the form linked below and we’ll follow up with you as soon as possible.