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Communication is key during a disaster

September 25th, 2018|Disaster Relief, News|

As storms and hurricanes continue to form in the Atlantic, Florida Baptist churches must remain prepared and alert in the event a storm does make landfall within our peninsula. Part

Food trucks open doors for ministry opportunities

September 19th, 2018|News|

Thomasville Road Baptist Church in Tallahassee is using food trucks on Wednesday night as a way of engaging and building relationships with their community. “You meet a lot of different

FL Baptist Disaster Relief heads to Florence-impacted NC

September 17th, 2018|Disaster Relief, News|

The first Florida Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers will be heading to North Carolina on September 18 to assist with recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. “We are grateful for

Haitian Seminary Graduation 2018

September 11th, 2018|Haitian, News, Theological Education|

While attending seminary can be a struggle for many, the men who graduated from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Haiti this month had to make sacrifices few American

#SendSouthFlorida Highlights – Maguire State Mission Offering

September 9th, 2018|News, Region - Southeast|

The eyes of the state are once again focused on South Florida as the Florida Baptist Convention emphasizes the ministry needs in the southern portion of our state through the

New nomination for 2019 Pastors Conference

September 7th, 2018|2018 Annual Meeting, News|

I am excited to announce that I intend to nominate Dr. Brian Stowe, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Plant City, for the office of President of the Florida Baptist

Hispanic marriage retreat refreshes couples

September 6th, 2018|Hispanic, News|

The Hispanic marriage retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center over the Labor Day weekend drew more than 300 men and women for a conference themed True Love or in

True Love Conference: Lake Yale

September 5th, 2018|Hispanic, News|

More than 90 Hispanic youth and young adults came together at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center over the Labor Day weekend for a retreat themed True Love. Four speakers addressed

State Board of Missions meeting highlights

August 29th, 2018|News|

The State Board of Missions of the Florida Baptist Convention met August 23-24, 2018 at the Baptist Building in Jacksonville to plan, pray over and give thanks for the ministry

LifeWay’s Thom Rainer announces retirement

August 28th, 2018|News|

LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced August 27th his plans to retire in the coming year. Speaking on behalf of LifeWay’s board of trustees, board chair

DR – preparing for a hurricane

August 23rd, 2018|Disaster Relief, News|

Hurricane season is far from over with experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expecting between 9-13 named storms. Last year, First Baptist Church of Immokalee and First Brazilian

Southern Baptist workers introduce Kenyan family to the Great Physician

August 22nd, 2018|Missions, News|

Fatuma* is raising her five children in a one-room metal house in the slum-of-slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Fatuma knows that despite the squalid living conditions, her children have something she

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|2018 Annual Meeting, 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

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