“This is my dream: to see really authentic, healthy communities of Jesus followers or churches throughout our city and Southern Arizona. These churches will populate heaven for eternity.” – Glen ElliottRevive Christian Community Move City Church Elements City Church Vail Christian Church
Church planting has been part of Pantano Christian Church’s story since 2006. Over a 6 year period, 3 other campuses have been launched, each with a different location and focus on their neighborhoods. In August of 2012 it became apparent God was moving the pieces together for another campus to begin the process.
Pantano’s first campus launch was an opportunity presented by a group of Christ followers who wanted to make a difference in Sierra Vista and decided the mission and values of Pantano was just what they needed.
After a successful “Move That Church” giving campaign at both the East Tucson and Sierra Vista campuses, they moved into their spacious new property at 200 North Avenue in July 2012.
Elements City Church started as a service to reach those left behind by traditional church and was launched as a Saturday night service in September 2007.
Elements existed in various forms on the Pantano campus, including as a Sunday morning service option and eventually settling into its place as a Sunday evening service. In 2013, Pantano and Casas Church partnered to realize the dream of launching the Elements service as a church.
Pantano planted Vail Christian Church in 2006, which is a thriving church currently averaging over 600 in attendance. Pastor Ben Pitney, formerly a Student Pastor at Pantano, leads his staff to make a positive difference in the Vail community and for God’s Kingdom with this healthy, growing church.
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