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Adopting a Mission Changes Immokalee Church

The small, migrant town of Immokalee, located about 40 miles east of Naples, is mostly known for farming. However, for Fellowship Church (formerly known as FBC Immokalee), small…
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FBC Comes Alongside Baptist College In Recovery Efforts

The Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) came alongside the Baptist College of Florida (BCF) during their Post-Convention Trustee Meeting with a gift to help in their recovery from…
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Miami Church Serves Community, Offers Free Counseling

Christ Family Church is meeting a need in their Miami community by providing free, Christian counseling to anyone that needs it through their Christ Family Care and Counseling…
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Christ Centered Celebrates 5th Birthday With Giveaways

Christ Centered Church in North Miami celebrated its 5th birthday on Sunday Feb. 3rd by giving away gifts and challenging others to do the same. “It’s our birthday but we’re…
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Florida Baptist Take Part In Conclave

Florida Baptists Well Represented at Conclave Conference Florida Baptists were well represented at Conclave, an annual youth ministry conference, which drew 800 student ministry…
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Allapattah Church Shares Christ’s Love Through Food

Iglesia Esperanza, or in English Hope Church, is serving their Allapattah community through a food distribution ministry that is meeting essential needs and bringing people to…
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Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and always ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges…
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Florida Baptist Disaster Relief: Help, Healing, and Hope

Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, flood or a neighbor needing assistance with a storm damaged roof repair, the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief (FBDR) is willing to answer the call…
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BCF represented at Florida Baptist State Convention

A collection of students, faculty, and staff members from The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville left November 9 to represent the college and serve messengers at the…
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Unity in the panhandle

Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Pensacola is moving to break racial and cultural barriers in its community and bring believers together as one family in Christ. On Sunday night…
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Perspective of Florida Baptist Pastor – Hurricane Michael – Letter to Dr. Green

Letter to Dr. Green... Dear Florida Baptist, When I awoke on Wednesday Oct. 10th, I had no idea what lay in-store for my family or my community. 12 hours later after riding…
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Church partnerships beginning to thrive in wake of Hurricane Michael

While Hurricane Michael brought our state the devastation that so often comes with a storm of its magnitude, Florida Baptists are discovering some unexpected blessings in its wake.…
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Proactive protection key for church staff and members

As the #MeToo movement sweeps the country bringing evil acts to light, church leaders need to be aware that the Church is not immune. Harassment and abuse can be devastating to a…
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Food trucks open doors for ministry opportunities

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…
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Life change behind bars

An incredible moving of the Spirit has been taking place in the Madison Correctional Institute in north Florida. Jay Hartranft, the prison chaplain for the facility, has witnessed…
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Florida Baptists strive toward racial unity

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 advancement of the…
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Lafayette churches impact students at camp

As the school year ends and the camp season begins, children and student pastors will be handing out packing lists and parents will be buying sunscreen as they prepare to send…
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North Florida Evangelism Conference encourages church leaders

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…
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Mount Horeb BC becomes Norwood Community Church

One Florida Baptist church that has been a bastion of faith in its community for almost 95 years will continue its journey under a new name. Mount Horeb Baptist Church in…
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Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and always ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges…
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One More Child helping kids in Guatemala

One of the longest-serving ministries supported by the Florida Baptist Convention recently welcomed the First Lady of Guatemala, Patricia Marroquín de Morales, to Florida to share…
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Church partnerships beginning to thrive in wake of Hurricane Michael

While Hurricane Michael brought our state the devastation that so often comes with a storm of its magnitude, Florida Baptists are discovering some unexpected blessings in its wake.…
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FBC Jacksonville to Host Prayer Service at The Jacksonville Landing

First Baptist Church Jacksonville will hold a prayer service at The Jacksonville Landing for all members of the community, Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 pm ET. The service will…
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“More than a hashtag” – Florida Baptists pray for Jacksonville

The city of Jacksonville is the latest to be added to a list of U.S. cities reeling from violence after two people were shot and killed and 13 people injured at a national video…
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Stephen Rummage To Pastor Oklahoma City Church

Pastor Stephen Rummage of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Tampa preached at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City in view of a call to that church. Members of the church…
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Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and always ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges…
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Ardella Baptist saying “yes” to what God has next

Ardella Baptist Church in Lakeland reached an important milestone two months ago by becoming a debt-free church. The 96-year-old church paid off $540,000 in debt on Sept. 25 in…
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Historic day at FBC Umatilla

Sunday, November 18, 2018, will forever be a historical day for First Baptist Church Umatilla. “It will be a day that I will never forget,” said pastor Brooks Braswell. “Life…
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Church partnerships beginning to thrive in wake of Hurricane Michael

While Hurricane Michael brought our state the devastation that so often comes with a storm of its magnitude, Florida Baptists are discovering some unexpected blessings in its wake.…
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Historic baptisms at Fishhawk Fellowship, Lithia

Fishhawk Fellowship Church broke a personal record by baptizing 75 people in a single day. “This past Saturday, the 13th after our evening service, we hosted our annual Outdoor…
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Adopting a Mission Changes Immokalee Church

The small, migrant town of Immokalee, located about 40 miles east of Naples, is mostly known for farming. However, for Fellowship Church (formerly known as FBC Immokalee), small…
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Seminary Graduation for inmates at Hardee Correctional

The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) extension center at Hardee Correctional Institute in Bowling Green celebrated it’s first graduation as forty student inmates…
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BREAKING – Hayes Wicker begins pastoral transition with FBC Naples

Hayes Wicker, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Naples, announced over the weekend that he will be stepping away from the pastorate. He has served the church since 1992.…
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Sharper Ministry Conference 2019

February 23, 28 & March 7, 14  Sharper! offered at multiple sites throughout Florida. Staying honed and always ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges…
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Summit Church serves the Dominican Republic

On July 14th 11 men and women from Summit Church in Fort Myers traveled to the Dominican Republic to serve alongside our partner LoveServes and El Refugio church in Haina. In the…
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Southwest Region Evangelism Conference

On Monday evening Colonial Oaks Baptist Church in Sarasota hosted the Southwest Region Evangelism Conference. “It was an excellent meeting,” said Wayne Briant, southwest…
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Adopting a Mission Changes Immokalee Church

The small, migrant town of Immokalee, located about 40 miles east of Naples, is mostly known for farming. However, for Fellowship Church (formerly known as FBC Immokalee), small…
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FBC Comes Alongside Baptist College In Recovery Efforts

The Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) came alongside the Baptist College of Florida (BCF) during their Post-Convention Trustee Meeting with a gift to help in their recovery from…
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Miami Church Serves Community, Offers Free Counseling

Christ Family Church is meeting a need in their Miami community by providing free, Christian counseling to anyone that needs it through their Christ Family Care and Counseling…
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Christ Centered Celebrates 5th Birthday With Giveaways

Christ Centered Church in North Miami celebrated its 5th birthday on Sunday Feb. 3rd by giving away gifts and challenging others to do the same. “It’s our birthday but we’re…
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Florida Baptist Take Part In Conclave

Florida Baptists Well Represented at Conclave Conference Florida Baptists were well represented at Conclave, an annual youth ministry conference, which drew 800 student ministry…
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Allapattah Church Shares Christ’s Love Through Food

Iglesia Esperanza, or in English Hope Church, is serving their Allapattah community through a food distribution ministry that is meeting essential needs and bringing people to…
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NEWS

Who’s Your One, An SBC Evangelism Emphasis

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), previewed the upcoming SBC’s evangelism emphasis called “Who’s Your One?” during a simulcast from Ridgecrest…
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HUNGRY campus event attracts many at University of Florida and Santa Fe College

Students from the University of Florida (UF) and Santa Fe College (SFC) Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) recently joined with several other evangelical campus ministries, local…
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Florida Couple among 19 New Missionaries Sent Out

The International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) installed new president Paul Chitwood and sent out 19 full-time, fully funded missionaries to take…
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Research finds 66% of teenagers drop out of church

Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a new study says college students might be a much rarer sight on Sunday mornings. Two-thirds (66 percent) of American young adults who…
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Seminary Graduation for inmates at Hardee Correctional

The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) extension center at Hardee Correctional Institute in Bowling Green celebrated it’s first graduation as forty student inmates…
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Migrant Ministries serves families over the holidays

Migrant Ministries of the Florida Baptist Convention brought hope and joy to migrant families in Florida over the holiday season. The ministry held evangelism and toy gifting…
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