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Revitalization helps churches reach communities

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Parkwood Baptist Church, located in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, had a choice. It could move, close and lock its doors, give its property and facility to another congregation or … revitalize. The church chose

From hospital to church: bivocational pastor points others to Great Physician

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

It’s 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, and the day is just starting for Marino Martinez. The physician rises and travels to the hospital to makes rounds, relying on the Great Physician as he visits with

Church’s Christmas story undaunted by hurricane

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

Michael Arnold and his family were among hundreds of St. Augustine residents who fled their homes two months ago as Hurricane Matthew trailed close behind. And while St. Augustine, known as the nation's oldest city,

Florida Baptists share ‘Right beside you’ testimonies

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Highlighting the Florida Baptist Convention’s guiding principle to be “Right Beside You,” Florida Baptist Executive Director-Treasurer Tommy Green interviewed 16 church leaders during the 2016 state convention annual meeting held at Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater.

One church. Two locations. Lives changed.

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Adults, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For years his wife had told him, “God is going to do something really important in your life one day, and He’s going to use you in a big way.” Bob Rayburn listened to his

DR volunteers: “It’s a heart thing”

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Meeting emergency needs after a hurricane requires a host of committed, equipped volunteers serving in many roles—mass feeding, clean-up and recovery, emergency response, temporary child care, emotional and spiritual care, administrative support and logistical support. At