Movement Day
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

September 16, 2017
Grand Canyon University

The Mission

Gather our Community & Focus our Resources

The Mission of Movement Day Arizona (MDAZ) is to celebrate what God is doing, motivate us towards actionable next steps in fostering unity, and create measurable impact in our cities. We believe the Church to be the front-line caregiver in these target areas:

  • Reducing the number of children in the foster care system.
  • Providing tangible resources for vulnerable families and marriages.
  • Resourcing the Church to greet and care for our immigrant and refugee neighbors.
  • Engaging next generation leaders for kingdom work.

Be Known – Creative & the Church

Behavioral Health & Trauma Informed Care

Building Next Generation Leaders

Christ Centered Rescue & Recovery

Church Planting & Evangelism

Church Unity & Racial Reconciliation

Cost of Poverty Experience

Family & Marriage Strengthening

Immigrant Care

Marketplace Ministry

Refugee & Care

Serving Foster Care Children

Serving Military Members & Their Families

Serving through Employment Training

Sex-Trafficking Intervention

Substance Abuse Prevention

Transforming Schools Through Partnerships

Urban Leader Development

Youth & Family Homelessness

The Vision

Equip The Church to be The Front-line Caregiver in Arizona

Movement Day Arizona’s Vision is to equip the church to be the front-line caregiver in our communities, cities and our state. This is more than just a one-day event. Movement Day Arizona is committed to creating measurable impact in our communities by convening and directing leaders to unity and shared vision for change. We will use our annual event as a benchmark for accountability to the things we are working on together – and to inspire us in the ways we already see God working among us.

We want to give churches the resources and connections they need to serve families, marriages, and vulnerable people around them. We know that by building strong churches we can bless the seeking and needy people in our cities. We see our God-given priority to serve people in the communities of child-welfare, refugees, immigrants, those struggling with substance abuse, homelessness, and victims of violence and harm.



Connecting key Christian leaders to each other and to the best practitioners of care in our cities


Growing Arizona’s Christian community by planting 50 or more new churches across the state


Equipping churches to nurture marriages and families – reducing the divorce rate by 25% and increasing marriage percentages 25%


Launch programming to reduce the number of single-family homes by 25%


Reduce the number of children in foster-care system to half of what it is today


Equip the church to welcome every refugee and immigrant placed in the care of our state


To equip every church to create a long-term partnership with their local school


To equip every church to serve families in the military, those with disabilities, those struggling with behavioral health or substance abuse issues, and other vulnerable populations

This event would not be possible without the faithful hearts of volunteers. If you are wanting to serve with us please register.


  • Movement Day represents the opportunity for churches, organizations and government to come together to collaboratively address the deepest needs of our local community. Grand Canyon University is committed to supporting the church as well as our surrounding neighborhood and we look forward to what Movement Day might ignite in our city as God’s people come together.

    Tamara Rios
    Marketing Manager, Grand Canyon University

  • As a church, we are excited about Movement Day coming to Phoenix this fall! We have partnered with this event because we believe everything rises and falls with leadership, and the potential of getting so many key leaders together in one place to focus on state issues is tremendous. Please join us in taking advantage of this catalytic opportunity.

    Cal Jernigan
    Sr. Pastor, Central Christian Church

  • It is evident that the Spirit has been moving on the church in Arizona bringing about beautiful unity in Jesus. Movement Day is an opportunity to celebrate what God is doing in our city, to pray for our light to shine even brighter, and to be equipped to be the hands and feet of Jesus in every square inch of our State.

    Dennae Pierre
    Executive Director, The Surge Network

  • The richness of Christ in Arizona is found in her leaders. They are passionate servants who care for the brokenness of our state and truly believe that unleashing the power of the Gospel can transform individuals and communities. Movement Day Arizona has the potential to catalyze these leaders with greater clarity and strategy so that each part of the Body of Christ is bringing its greatest strength to bear. We are excited to join the movement!

    Tracey Beal
    Executive Director, School Connect Arizona

  • It is evident that there is a growing movement of God’s Spirit sweeping across the Valley. I believe that Movement Day Arizona will be the catalytic spark which will transform this small flame into a roaring fire.

    Bill Ferrell
    Director of Strategic Operations, Family Bridges

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