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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 their professors, friends and families who get to share that

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 Florida Baptist directors of missions (DOMs) are the local Baptist

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 City—both had the same idea. School kids were off for

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 comprehend the value and benefits of church membership and attendance.

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 Tommy Green honored those reaching milestone employment anniversaries and thanked

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 by LifeWay to help local churches take the Word of

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 at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Tallahassee at

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 Jesus around our country. One way we have poured into

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 first-ever Replicate conference. Florida Baptist Convention West Florida Catalyst Lewis

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 through the Mother’s Day Offering. When churches give to the

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 Hialeah for an evening of fellowship, worship and dinner. The

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 how Jesus had been working in their lives. Their church,

East Florida Evangelism Conference inspires and encourages

May 4th, 2018|Evangelism, News, Region - East|

More than 200 pastors and church leaders gathered Tuesday night for the East Florida region Evangelism Conference at First Baptist Church of Palm Coast. Special guest speakers included Tommy Green,

Haitian churches gather for retreat at Lake Yale

May 4th, 2018|Haitian, News, Statewide|

Ministry within Florida Baptist Haitian churches was celebrated as people gathered for the Haitian Pastors and Wives retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center during the last weekend of April.

North Florida Evangelism Conference encourages church leaders

May 3rd, 2018|Evangelism, News, Region - North|

Pastors and church leaders were blessed earlier this week as they gathered at Westside Baptist Church in Gainesville for the North Florida Evangelism Conference. Special guest speakers included Tommy Green,

Multicultural gatherings draw crowds in West

May 3rd, 2018|Multicultural, News, Region - West|

The month of April proved to be a time of fellowship, training and encouragement as pastors in West Florida gathered for the Black Multicultural Pastors and Wives Appreciation Dinner and

Replicate coming to West Florida

May 2nd, 2018|News, Region - West|

For the very first time, ministry leaders in West Florida will have the opportunity to participate in a Replicate conference this weekend at First Baptist Church in Chipley. Replicate Ministries

Send South Florida church planter assessment

April 27th, 2018|Church Planting, News, Region - Southeast|

In just a few days six church planters and their wives will receive a detailed church planting assessment as part of the Send South Florida Initiative that will help them

WMM Women’s Spring Retreat – Here are the highlights!

April 26th, 2018|News, Women's Ministry|

Women from all over the state gathered at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center on April 20-21 for Women's Missions and Ministry's (WMM) Women's Spring Retreat under the theme 'Embrace'. Here

Q & A with 2018 SBC presidential candidates

April 26th, 2018|News, SBC|

With the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention meeting just weeks away, Baptist Press had a Q & A session with both of this year’s presidential candidates, J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill.

Haitian pastors, wives gather for refreshment

April 25th, 2018|Haitian, News|

Haitian pastors and their wives are heading to Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center this weekend for their annual retreat, where hundreds will gather to challenge, bless and encourage each other.

Serving hurricane evacuees in Orlando

April 24th, 2018|Espanol, Multicultural, News, Region - Central|

On Saturday April 21 Florida Baptists ministered to hundreds of people from Central Florida communities and led several to Christ during “Serving the Community” event at Gateway High School. “This

Southwest Region Evangelism Conference

April 20th, 2018|Evangelism, News, Region - Southwest|

On Monday evening Colonial Oaks Baptist Church in Sarasota hosted the Southwest Region Evangelism Conference. “It was an excellent meeting,” said Wayne Briant, southwest regional catalyst of the Florida Baptist

Hundreds gather for Hispanic Retreat

April 19th, 2018|News|

Hundreds of Hispanic pastors and wives gathered April 12-14 for the annual Hispanic Pastors and Wives Retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. In fact, Emanuel Roque, Hispanic church catalyst