In 2015, Christianity21 was hosted at Central United Methodist Church in the beautiful (and warm!) city of Phoenix, Arizona. Central United Methodist is a historic church founded by settler and circuit rider, Alexander Groves, in the 1870’s. Central Church has often been called the Mother of Arizona Methodism thanks to its enduring ministry and assistance in starting many other Methodist Congregations throughout the Valley, Arizona, and around the world.
In 2017, speakers included Nikole Lim, Darrin Patrick, Glennon Doyle Melton, Danny Cortez, Richard Beck, Efrem Smith, Chris Seay, Monica Coleman, Kristen Howerton, Dieter Zander, Brian McLaren and Mark Charles, Jacqui Lewis, Lauren Winner, Alexi Torres Fleming, Shauna Niequist, Rabbi Joseph Edelheit, Zach Lind, Jenny Yang, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, and Sarah Cunningham.