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July 2018

Looking for work, Venezuelan refugee finds hope in God’s Word

July 17th, 2018|News|

Fernando* felt like a failure. For a month-and-a-half he had been looking for work in Colombia, where he didn’t know

LifeWay stores celebrate ‘Christmas in July’ with care packages

July 16th, 2018|News|

As much of the U.S. prepares to brace for a heat wave this week, LifeWay Christian Store employees are busy

North Florida pastors connect with planters in the South

July 5th, 2018|News, State Mission Offering|

This August pastors from North Florida will travel to South Florida to connect with area church planters to discuss ways

Sopchoppy team serves Homestead church

July 2nd, 2018|News, Region - Southeast, State Mission Offering, Stories|

A team from Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church traveled several hundred miles to spend some time working alongside The Movement Church

June 2018

Official Notice: Committee on Nominations

June 28th, 2018|News|

A Committee on Nominations composed of pastors, laypersons, and church staff has been appointed by the officers of the Florida

Migrant ministries gear up for summer block parties

June 21st, 2018|Children, Multicultural, News|

More than 67,000 migrant workers make up the farm work labor force in Florida over the course of a single

SBC Annual Meeting Highlights

June 14th, 2018|News, SBC|

Didn't make it to Dallas for #SBCPC18 or #SBCAM18? Here are some of the highlights from social media!    

Mission:Dignity Sunday is June 24!

June 12th, 2018|Financial, News, Pastor|

A Chiefland church is making a difference for retired pastors and wives through Mission:Dignity. Concord Baptist Church has adopted Mission:Dignity

Florida Baptists strive toward racial unity

June 11th, 2018|Multicultural, News|

In a climate of extreme unrest in most arenas of society, Florida Baptists are keenly aware of the role racial

New Florida Baptist seminary graduates!

June 8th, 2018|News, Students, Theological Education|

This spring Southern Baptist seminaries across the country conferred new ministry degrees on students and sent them out to make

FBC comes right beside Florida Baptist church planters

June 6th, 2018|Church Planting, News|

Tommy Green, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, invited church planters from all six regions of the state to

Worship attendance rises, while baptisms decline in SBC congregations

June 5th, 2018|News, SBC|

The Southern Baptist Convention expanded by more than 270 churches in 2017. More people showed up for weekly worship services,

May 2018

SBC Annual Meeting Preview

May 31st, 2018|News|

*UPDATED* The Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas is just days away from kicking off at the Kay Bailey

Honoring this year’s BCF graduates

May 30th, 2018|News|

Graduation week is an exciting time not just for the graduates whose hard work has paid off, but also for

Associational leaders gather in Jacksonville

May 25th, 2018|News|

Associational leaders from around the state gathered in Jacksonville on May 16 for the annual Director of Missions Retreat. “Our

Even if they don’t go to church, Americans still love VBS

May 24th, 2018|Children, News|

Back in the 1890s, a pair of Sunday school teachers—D.T. Miles of Hopedale, Illinois, and Virginia Hawes of New York

3 reasons your church needs a communication strategy

May 22nd, 2018|News, Stories|

Many Southern Baptist churches around the country are grappling with how to remain relevant in a society that struggles to

FBC honors its own for being right beside churches

May 18th, 2018|News|

The Florida Baptist Convention family came together from across the Sunshine State for an employee appreciation lunch where executive director-treasurer

LifeWay to provide free Bibles to spur evangelism

May 17th, 2018|News|

This summer, thousands of Bibles will ring up for free at the registers of LifeWay Christian Stores. It’s an effort

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief practices storm response

May 16th, 2018|Disaster Relief, News, Statewide|

The Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Team recently had the opportunity to participate in a state training event known as Hurrex

Florida Baptist bless and serve churches of West Virginia

May 15th, 2018|News, Partnership|

For years, Florida Baptists have gone above and beyond themselves to further the Kingdom of God and make much of

Replicate Conference a success in West Florida

May 11th, 2018|News, Region - West|

With the goal of helping West Florida churches strengthen their discipleship efforts, First Baptist Church in Chipley hosted the region’s

Mother’s Day offering brings hope and help to families

May 11th, 2018|Children, News|

This weekend Florida Baptist churches will have the opportunity to support the important work of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home

Encouragement and appreciation for pastors and wives in SE Florida

May 10th, 2018|News, Pastor, Region - Southeast|

More than 100 pastors and their wives from Miami-Dade and Broward counties came together at the Southeast Regional Center in

More than two thousand baptized around Florida on Acts 2:41 Sunday!

May 8th, 2018|News, Statewide, Stories|

In a day all about celebrating life transformation, the Quinlan family decided to be baptized together as a symbol of