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Baptism and Unity celebrations coming soon

April 18th, 2018|Multicultural, News, Stories|

Bill Baggs State Park will be the site of a historic celebration on May 5 as churches of different cultural backgrounds come together for the One Family Baptism Event. The

Unity celebrated in West Florida

April 17th, 2018|Multicultural, News, Region - West|

The West Florida region is celebrating Black and Multicultural pastors and churches with two key events this month designed to bless, encourage and help them get plugged into Florida Baptist

Spring State Board of Missions Wrap-up

April 13th, 2018|News|

A new education initiative that will be rolling out in the coming months was just one part of an encouraging agenda the Florida Baptist State Board of Missions considered as

IMB presidential nominations accepted through May 15

April 12th, 2018|News|

The International Mission Board’s Presidential Search Committee is accepting nominations for the agency’s next president. The committee, chaired by Chuck Pourciau, senior pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana,

Disaster Relief training draws new volunteers

April 9th, 2018|Disaster Relief, News, Region - Southeast|

The Southeast Regional Center in Hialeah was a buzzing hub of activity on Saturday morning until early afternoon as more than 100 volunteers showed up to be trained in disaster

State Board of Missions – spring meeting – Lake Yale Conference Center

April 6th, 2018|News|

Prayer and worship have been abundantly evident as the State Board of Missions meets at Lake Yale Conference Center this week. The Board is responsible for implementing the decisions of the

Haitian church leaders find encouragement at regional training

April 4th, 2018|Haitian, News, Region - Southeast|

First Ebenezer Haitian Baptist Church of Orlando welcomed almost 100 people to the Haitian Regional Sunday School Conference of the Florida Baptist Convention. The Orlando conference was the last of

Florida Baptists work for racial unity

March 22nd, 2018|News|

Earlier this week Lifeway Research released a survey of 1000 protestant pastors titled, “The Church, Racial Reconciliation and Racial Diversity”. It found that pastors desire racial diversity and that churches

Christian Education conference draws hundreds of ministry leaders

March 21st, 2018|News|

Pastors and leaders in Christian education and discipleship gathered March 16-17, 2018 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church for the Christian Education and Leadership Conference led by the Jacksonville Minister of

Research shows pastor desire racial diversity, reconciliation

March 20th, 2018|News|

LifeWay Research released a survey today titled "The Church, Racial Reconciliation and Racial Diversity." One thousand protestant pastors were asked about racial diversity within their church and the role of

Florida Baptists minister to students after FIU bridge collapse

March 19th, 2018|College, News, Next Generation, Region - Southeast, Stories|

Classes resumed today after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami left six people dead last Thursday. The 950-ton structure was undergoing final safety testing

Black & Multicultural Pastors celebrated in Southeast Region

March 19th, 2018|Multicultural, News|

The Southeast Regional Center in Hialeah opened its doors to approximately 100 pastors and their wives for an appreciation dinner hosted by the Florida Baptist Convention. The multicultural and multigenerational

Florida Baptists well-represented at 2018 SBC Pastors’ Conference

March 15th, 2018|News|

The SBC Pastors’ Conference theme was announced by Pastors’ Conference President H.B. Charles, lead pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville. On his website, Charles said the theme -

Regional Evangelism Conferences – Here are the highlights!

March 14th, 2018|News, Region - Central, Region - West|

We're looking at hundreds of people being impacted as they attend Florida Regional Evangelism Conferences. Central Region Evangelism Conference Church at the Mall in Lakeland opened it’s doors last night

West Region Evangelism Conference – Here are the highlights!

March 13th, 2018|News, Region - West|

The first of six state-wide evangelism conferences happened yesterday at Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. Here's what people were saying on social media:     If you missed it

Hundreds gather for Bible Study Summits across the state

March 13th, 2018|News|

It was an excellent day with a team of facilitators and servant leaders who shared and equipped Bible study groups to fulfill the Great Commission. Grateful for Coral Park Church,

New VBS Resource helps churches ‘Go & Tell Kids’ worldwide

March 12th, 2018|Children, Missions, News|

Packing for your next mission trip has just gotten a whole lot easier. LifeWay Christian Resources has produced a new Vacation Bible School program called “Go & Tell Kids” to

Tommy Green preaches NOBTS centennial campus revival

March 9th, 2018|News|

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) continued its centennial celebration this week with a campus revival where Tommy Green, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, was able to challenge

Regional Evangelism Conferences kick off next week!

March 8th, 2018|Evangelism, News, Statewide|

If you need some encouragement when it comes to being more intentional about sharing your faith, you won’t want to miss the evangelism conferences that will be taking place all

Hundreds gather for Haitian Sunday School Conference

March 6th, 2018|Haitian, News, Region - Southeast|

More than 700 pastors, Sunday school teachers and other church leaders gathered at Emmanuel Haitian Baptist church in Miami for a day of training and encouraging on March 3rd. The

#Sharper2018 leaves a lasting impact on ministry leaders

March 2nd, 2018|News|

Even though Sharper! Ministry Conferences concluded yesterday, people continue to share how they were impacted. More than 2700 individuals participated in the conferences this year and sharpened their skills in

Thanks to You: SBC Cooperative Program Leaders in 2017

March 2nd, 2018|News|

Florida Baptists are leading the way in Cooperative Program giving in our Southern Baptist Convention - we will truly #bethespark that reaches our state, our nation and our world with

2017 Cooperative Program Giving: Thank you Florida Baptists!

March 2nd, 2018|News|

The generosity and faithfulness of Florida Baptist churches to the Cooperative Program has enabled us to #bethespark that furthers God’s Kingdom and advances the Gospel throughout our state, our nation

#Sharper2018 – Here’s what’s happening around the state!

March 1st, 2018|News, Statewide|

Sharper! Ministry Conferences got into gear early Thursday morning across the state as pastors, staff and lay leaders came together to sharpen each other for ministry. Seven churches welcomed guests