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Surgir de Inmigración Inspira Surgir de Ministerios

Las olas están surgiendo. A medida que oleada tras oleada de inmigrantes ingresa a Estados Unidos, los Bautistas de…

State Board prepares for 2023 in Jan. 26 virtual meeting

During a Florida Baptist State Board of Missions virtual meeting Jan. 26, board members heard a brief message from…

Immigration surge inspires ministry surge

Immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, Central America, Mexico and other places throughout the world are descending upon…

Three Florida Baptist pastors to preach at 2023 Southern Baptist Pastors’…

Florida Baptist pastors' kingdom impact and influence often reach far beyond the borders of the Sunshine State.

For Disaster Relief Chaplains, Role Includes Ministry to Teammates and the Public

Fred Edwards is expecting higher attendance at this spring’s training events for those who are seeking to be…

Florida associational leaders gather for 2023 summit

Florida Baptist associational leaders gathered in Jacksonville Jan. 9-10 for the 2023 Florida Baptist Conference of…

Surgir de Inmigración Inspira Surgir de Ministerios

Las olas están surgiendo. A medida que oleada tras oleada de inmigrantes ingresa a Estados Unidos, los Bautistas de…

Immigration surge inspires ministry surge

Immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, Central America, Mexico and other places throughout the world are descending upon…

Three Florida Baptist pastors to preach at 2023 Southern Baptist Pastors’…

Florida Baptist pastors' kingdom impact and influence often reach far beyond the borders of the Sunshine State.

For Disaster Relief Chaplains, Role Includes Ministry to Teammates and the Public

Fred Edwards is expecting higher attendance at this spring’s training events for those who are seeking to be…

Florida associational leaders gather for 2023 summit

Florida Baptist associational leaders gathered in Jacksonville Jan. 9-10 for the 2023 Florida Baptist Conference of…

Evangelizing, discipling and growing believers in Panama City Beach

In his first three months as lead pastor, Ethan Jago welcomed 17 new members and baptized 10 new believers at 5…

Evangelizing, discipling and growing believers in Panama City Beach

In his first three months as lead pastor, Ethan Jago welcomed 17 new members and baptized 10 new believers at 5…

Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using…

‘Sending’ churches engage in community

What can a church do when it desires to reach its local community but isn’t sure where to start? That’s the…

Thomas A. Kinchen retires as BCF president

After more than 32 years serving as president of The Baptist College of Florida, where he “influenced multiple…

Music minister walks for 24 straight hours to raise money for missions

For Jon Tyner, minister of music at Olive Baptist Church, worship and missions go hand in hand. That’s why Tyner…

‘Rough roads’ lead to gospel impact

The seven-person team from First Baptist Church in Crestview traveled on “rough roads, through mud and rocks” in a…

Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using…

Churches Near and Far Can Be Involved in Baptist Ministry to College Students

When new students arrive at the University of Florida each fall, Eddie Gilley and student leaders from Baptist…

Called, prepared, and provided for: New Vietnamese Baptist church launches in…

No one knew there was a need for a new Vietnamese church in Jacksonville, but when a Vietnamese businessman moved…

Fifty years later, Bill Hughes still passionate about student ministry

When Bill Hughes first began working in student ministry back in 1972, he had no idea that it would be his life’s…

Community rallies to support Christian school after arsonist fire

God is making beauty of ashes from the fire set by an arsonist that destroyed the main office of Point of Grace…

Young church plant helping launch three churches in Florida

Faith Fellowship in Citrus Springs started as a church plant in 2019 and now - just three years later - this young…

Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using…

Korean pastor called from retirement to plant church

Pastor Jongha Park planned to retire, but God had other plans. He had been in ministry since 1996, serving as…

Mission:Dignity recipients in Florida ‘eternally grateful’ for 13th check

Bernice Kirkland served alongside her pastor-husband until he passed away in 2010. Her late husband, Ezra L.…

Missionaries aren’t ‘super-Christians’: How God uses ‘normal people’ to do His…

Jared Mitcham believes that most people have the wrong impression of missionaries. Rather than seeing missionaries…

Rest, restore, renew: The value of sabbaticals

Sabbaticals are often associated with tenured professors taking a semester off to write, do research or study…

Singles Minister Returns to Hometown to Plant New Church

Daniel Helms loved his hometown of Palatka (pop. 10,000), where everybody knew everybody and sports were a major…

Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using…

Three churches, three languages, three conduits for spreading the gospel

Three churches on one campus, reaching three distinct people groups, is a glimpse of God’s work at its finest,…

It takes a team to plant a church, says Lakeside Church pastor Zack Potter

Planting a church requires more than a man with a mission, admits Zack Potter, pastor of Lakeside Church in Winter…

Singles Minister Returns to Hometown to Plant New Church

Daniel Helms loved his hometown of Palatka (pop. 10,000), where everybody knew everybody and sports were a major…

South Tampa Pastor Blends Faith with Athletics

JJ Johnson does a different kind of moonlighting. In addition to his position as pastor of South Tampa Fellowship,…

Redemption Orlando seeks to reach the ‘dechurched’

When Redemption Orlando launches as a new church plant in October, its goal is to reach those who have fallen away…

Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using…

Hurricane Ian: ‘Stepping stone to greater service’

Her husband had died just before Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida Sept. 28. As her first…

Hurricane Ian recovery efforts continue

Hurricane Ian passed through Florida three weeks ago, but the lengthy recovery task will continue in the days,…

SBDR volunteers near 500,000 meals prepared, provide relief for hundreds of…

As Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) nears 500,000 meals prepared in the wake of Hurricane Ian, volunteers…

Hurricane Ian recovery ramps up as Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Send Relief…

As Hurricane Ian rolled in Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28, Wade Harmon was on the fifth floor of the Larsen Health…

Best of Southern Baptist cooperative efforts on display in disaster relief…

Any time a major storm system threatens the continental United States, the antennae of thousands of Southern…

Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using…

Church planters recharge at Send Network Gathering

Set against a backdrop of sunshine and palm trees, Send Network’s Gathering in Miami drew more than 600 church…

Church hosts party with kingdom purpose

What’s better than a party? A party with a kingdom purpose.

Intentional evangelism by church members leads to eight weeks of baptisms

Ms. Linda lives in a temporary homeless shelter in New Town in Key West and even though she has “a bad hip, a bad…

Rick Martinez: ‘Miami is the future today’

Rick Martinez began serving Miami Baptist Association as associational mission strategist on July 1. Here, he…

Chinese Baptist Church of Miami: Reaching a growing community with the gospel

Year by year more Chinese people choose to make South Florida their home. And, for the past 50 years, Chinese…

News

State Board prepares for 2023 in Jan. 26 virtual meeting

During a Florida Baptist State Board of Missions virtual meeting Jan. 26, board members heard a brief message from…

Florida Baptists’ most-read stories of 2022 offer inspiration and challenge

nspirational stories about the naming of a new president for The Baptist College of Florida, churches using…

Thomas A. Kinchen retires as BCF president

After more than 32 years serving as president of The Baptist College of Florida, where he “influenced multiple…

Baptist College Of Florida Graduates (Florida Residents)

GRACEVILLE–Congratulations to these 10 Floridians who were among the 2022 Baptist College of Florida graduates.

Rice: ‘Keep the kingdom in view’

In the closing sermon of the 2022 gathering of the Florida Baptist State Convention, Willy Rice, senior pastor of…

Ministers’ wives encouraged to ‘shine brightly’ for Christ

Approximately 225 Florida Baptist ministers’ wives, gathering for a luncheon during the 2022 Florida Baptist State…