Phoenix Central Seventh-day Adventist Church





The History of Phoenix Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church

During the last 125 years, the Spirit of those early workers, their dedication and devotion and sacrifice is still very much alive in Phoenix Central Seventh-Day Church. The Phoenix Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church whose membership over the years has played an integral part in the progress of the Seventh-day Adventist work in Arizona.

Phoenix Central Seventh-day Adventist Church was formally organized with six charter members. Little did they know this tiny band of believers that within a few short years their small effort would result in the establishment of a growing congregation that would soon give rise of other companies of believers around the Phoenix area. Thus, the Central Church would become distinguished as the Mother Church of Arizona. The Phoenix Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church now located at 777 W Montecito Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85013.



God asks the Phoenix Central Adventist Church to be a community of people sharing a common purpose and fellowship, continually growing in faith and the knowledge of the Son of God.  Paul describes the church as "His body, the fullness of him who filleth everything in every way" (Eph.1:22). God calls us into His body for the purpose of establishing a saving relationship with Him and community with one another.  The Holy Spirit convicts our minds leads us to repentance and plants us within the church. The symbol of water baptism marks our entrance into the body of Christ and also marks the baptism of the Holy Spirit experienced by a new disciple. "I tell you the truth unless a man is born of the water and the Spirit, He cannot enter the kingdom of God" (John 3:5).  The Holy Spirit is the vital life force of the church.  When you come to Christ, you are prepared by the Holy Spirit, who has already led you to repentance, for service.
When a church serves the world, it is an expression of the love of Christ to the world.  It is the body of Christ serving the world's needs and being used by the Spirit as an agency of salvation.  Thus, the church is a servant body.  It was created for service. It serves the Lord in Praise, serves one another in love, and serves the world in humility. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them"(Eph 2:10).
God calls every member of the church into ministry.  The church is a kingdom of priest set free to minister for Christ.  Our priesthood is to each other within the church and to the world.


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