Our Vision

With over 1,000,000 people and over 35,000 students at the University of Arizona, God formed a team of 22 disciples in the Summer of 2012 to reach the city.  We are still looking for sold-out disciples eager to make a difference for God.

Tucson is a great place to be right now! It is the second largest populated city behind Phoenix with a booming economy supported largely by the University of Arizona, tourism, and a large air force base. Tucson is also the #1 place to buy a home according to Forbes “Top 10 Best Cities to Invest in a Home” list, which is no surprise regarding it gets 350 days of sunshine each year!  Tucson is also a great place for hiking and spending time outdoors, and a favorite local spot is the beautiful Sabino Canyon. With city demographics like these, it’s easy to understand why so many people have chosen to call Tucson their home. Our vision for this city is to build a loving, rapidly growing church that “has fun, loves God, and makes disciples.”

Our vision is to reach the city of Tucson with God's Good News and send out 10 church plantings by our 10th anniversary in September of 2022.  Along the way, we dream of a campus ministry of over 100 disciples at the University of Arizona.  We are also praying to send out our first mission team in the fall of 2015.  

We are focused on building a strong family ministry where the parents are fruitful, engaged and fired up for Christ and the kids are becoming disciples and maintaining there faith as they move out of the house and into the world.  

We would love for you to join us as we see God's dream for Tucson, Arizona and the world unfolds.

Rob Skinner

God's Calling

...and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land...

— Isaiah 58:10-11a

About the Tucson Church of Christ


History:  The Tucson Church of Christ was planted on September 30th, 2012 by a team of 22 people who moved here from Phoenix, Los Angeles and as far away as Ashland, Oregon.  We were sponsored by the Los Angeles Church of Christ and the Phoenix Church of Christ to build a thriving church that could reach all of Tucson.  In a little over two years the church has grown to about 100 members and 150 average Sunday attendance.

Location:  We are located across the street from the University of Arizona for a very specific reason.  Tucson is built around the University or Arizona.  We want to be able to reach the nearly 40,000 students who study across the street.  Our family of churches has a long history of campus ministry and many of our older members were originally converted on campus during their college years.  We look forward to the day when we have over 100 members studying at the University.

Affiliation:  We are a part of the International Churches of Christ.  We have sister churches around the world and share a dream to take the Gospel to every corner of the globe.

Teaching:  You will notice right away that we teach heavily from the Bible.  We have no creed or doctrine except the Bible.  We invite every person who wants to follow Jesus to simply study out what the Bible teaches on the subject of God’s Word, what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, Sin, repentance, baptism and what it means to be part of God’s church.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please talk to the person who brought you and they can help you go through a simple, 6-week personal Bible class on how to be a follower of Jesus.

Style and “feel”:  Because our church is just getting started, we can offer you the following:

·         A warm, friendly family-style environment

·         Powerful and practical preaching and teaching

·         An  opportunity to actually put your faith into practice with other followers of Jesus

Leadership:  Rob and Pam Skinner have led and planted churches in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Japan.  They spent 10 years doing Missionary work in Japan.  Rob graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Business Administration and went on to do a masters in Biblical Studies from Trinity Seminary.  They have 3 kids, David (21), James (19) and Anne (17).

If you are looking for a church where you can do more than simply spectate, you might like this church.  We hope you do and that you will keep coming back, week after week!

Rob Skinner



Our church is based largely off the first century churches in Acts, since these are the first churches after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Acts 2:42-47 best describes our church values: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

We believe in the biblical steps of salvation, shown below:

Hear: Romans 10:17 “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” To be introduced to the good news, we first have to hear the message.

Believe: Once the message is heard, the next step is to believe in the good news: Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Repent: Luke 13:3 “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Jesus calls all his disciples that believe in Him and His word to repent, or turn away, from their sins and old ways of life.

Confess: Romans 10:9 and 1 Timothy 6:12 tell us we need to confess Jesus is Lord in the presence of many witnesses to begin our new life with Jesus. “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”--“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Baptism: Finally, we believe that to be saved from our sins and receive the gift of the holy spirit, we need to be baptized by immersion in water: Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21 “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”—“and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ

All members are expected to live their lives under the Lordship of Jesus, which includes a lifestyle of evangelism, meeting regularly with the fellowship, financial giving, and maintaining one-another relationships that encourage and call one higher.

We have a great study series for people who desire to seek a relationship with God that builds deep and powerful convictions founded on Scripture. If you are interested in studying the scriptures, join us for worship, or click on the “contact us” link for more information.