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Raising the bar for church communication

August 14th, 2018|News|

New things are happening in church communication and the communication team at your Florida Baptist Convention stands ready to help your church tell the amazing stories of how God is

FBC’s Write Beside You kicks off today

August 9th, 2018|News|

When Tommy Green, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, was contacted by Hershel Lyons, chancellor of public schools for the Florida Department of Education, about churches partnering with schools,

Cummings to be nominated for State Convention President

August 8th, 2018|News|

Erik Cummings, pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Carol City, will be nominated for president of the Florida Baptist State Convention this November. Willy Rice, senior pastor of Calvary

Culture Shift Conference draws hundreds

August 7th, 2018|Multicultural, News, Statewide|

On Aug. 3th - 4th Florida Baptist pastors and churches were challenged to engage the culture with the truth of the Gospel during the Black and Multicultural State Fellowship Conference

Shepherd’s Help equips area pastors

August 3rd, 2018|News, Pastor|

Jim & Sandra Parrish of Shepherd’s Help Ministry presented 30 pastors with a complimentary “Pastor’s Library” consisting of 49 books on counseling, discipleship and leadership with a retail value of over $450.00 each.

Central Asian believers struggle — but in search of truth, faith

August 2nd, 2018|News|

Melisa* and her university-aged daughter Ada* came to faith and were baptized in their hometown in Central Asia a few years ago. They later moved to another city for Ada’s

New Spanish language Bible website now available

August 1st, 2018|Hispanic, News|

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that nearly 30 percent of households in Florida speak a language other than English at home, with Spanish being the most common language used. As

Grace Fellowship Church, West Palm Beach

July 28th, 2018|Church Positions, News|

Is looking for a dynamic leader in Children’s ministry to influence families to know and follow Christ. This position is a great opportunity for someone with a proven track record

Florida Baptist honored with award

July 27th, 2018|Multicultural, News|

The Black Southern Baptist Denominational Servants Network honored Florida Baptist Convention Regional Catalyst Jeffery Singletary July 17th with the Kennedy Boyce Award. Singletary was given the accolade for being a

Florida Baptists take hope to U.S. Virgin Islands

July 25th, 2018|News, Stories|

As the U.S. Virgin Islands bounce back from the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Florida Baptist churches are working with local churches on the islands to share

Super Summer 2018 impacts students from around the state

July 23rd, 2018|News, Next Generation, Students|

Florida Baptist youth spent a week of fun and discipleship at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center for the annual Super Summer camp July 9-13. “Super Summer Florida 2018 was a

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 anyone. He longed to hold his wife and daughter again,

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 busting out Christmas decorations. The reason for these yuletide displays

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 they can partner to advance the Gospel in South Florida.

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 in Homestead as part of the Send South Florida initiative.

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 Baptist State Convention. Ronny Raines, pastor of First Baptist Church,

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 year, according to a report by the University of Florida

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 as one of its giving emphases during the Christmas season.

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 unity plays in the message of the Gospel and the

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 disciples of the nations. For churches, training and equipping leaders

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 the Baptist building in Jacksonville for a first-ever fellowship and

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, and congregations gave more generously in a strengthening economy. However,

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 Hutchison Convention Center. This year’s meeting is expected to draw