Phoenix URC began meeting in the Fall of 1996. Read more about our history here.
Mission is at the center of what Phoenix URC is all about. After all, if God is a missionary God, we ought to be a missionary people. We believe that every church ought to be devoted to bringing the gospel to the world (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8). This gets at the heart of her God-ordained calling to be a light to the nations (Matthew -16, 1 Peter 2:9,10).
We believe mission occurs in many ways. It occurs through the preaching of the gospel (Romans 10:17), God-centered and evangelistic worship (1 Corinthians 14:25), prayer (Colossians 4:2-4), informal conversation (Colossians 4:5,6, 1 Peter 3:15), deeds of love (Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35), caring for the poor (Deuteronomy 14:28,29), Through these and other ways we bear witness to God’s grace and Christ's kingdom rule in our lives.
While mission informs our local identity and practice, we also believe that it's crucial to support other churches and organizations which devote themselves to bringing the gospel to the nations.