Latest Articles by BARBARA DENMAN
Nov 20, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—As he approached his 25th anniversary as executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, John Sullivan in his annual sermon during the Florida Baptist State Convention shared a gospel message from his favorite book of the Bible, recalling “I thank my God for every remembrance of you.”
Nov 14, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–The State Board of Missions named a strategist and a field missionary for the Convention’s English-speaking Church Planting Team, authorized a one-year endowment fund solicitation campaign for the “Florida Baptist Witness” and approved the year-round operation of Blue Springs Conference Center in Marianna during its meeting Nov. 11 prior to the Florida Baptist State Convention at North Jacksonville Baptist Church
Nov 1, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Candle-lit cupcakes, face painting, missionaries, and remembrances from the past ten decades all were ingredients in the 100th Birthday Celebration of Girls in Action (GA) Oct. 5. But the overarching theme of the centennial observance was a renewed commitment to instill a heart for missions in future generations.
The event was a time of “doing the things we love to do while worshipping God and telling the world what GAs are,” said Caroline Gervais, 11, of Salt Springs.
Oct 25, 2013
LEESBURG, Fla. (BP) -- La Junta Estatal de Misiones aprobó una asociación histórica con la Convención Bautista de Cuba Oriental y un presupuesto de $30.5 millones del Programa Cooperativo 2014 que adjudica un 1.5 por ciento adicional a la Convención Bautista del Sur durante su reunión trimestral del 20 de septiembre en el Centro Bautista de Conferencias Lake Yale en Leesburg.
Oct 3, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—As president of the Florida Baptist State Convention, Tim Maynard has “incredibly high hopes” for the 152nd Annual Meeting Nov. 11-12 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville as Florida Baptists gather for worship, inspiration and opportunities to hear how they are “Partnering for God’s Kingdom.”
“I am hopeful that we will see one of the largest attendance numbers that we have seen in years,” said Maynard. “I am also hoping to move this year toward more of a 360 degree picture of who we are as Florida Baptists and truly see the diversity and uniqueness in everything from the platform to the exhibits.”
Oct 2, 2013
LEESBURG (FBC)—The State Board of Missions approved a historic partnership with the Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention and a $30.5 million 2014 Cooperative Program budget that allocates an additional 1.5 percent to the Southern Baptist Convention during its quarterly meeting Sept. 20 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg.
In other business, the Board was buoyed by reports that Cooperative Program gifts from Florida Baptist churches was $337,127 over budget needs through the end of August.
Sep 27, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—A team of four Florida Baptist disaster relief volunteers left Thursday, Sept. 26 to begin a two-week deployment in Colorado to minister in the state’s flood-ravage communities.
Sep 26, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—At only 10 years old, Lorna Bius experienced what she now describes, some 30 years later, as the “most transforming and foundational experience of my life with Christ.”
The young Bius had spent a week at Camp WorldLight, Florida Baptists’ camp for Girls in Action (GA) and Acteens, missions discipleship organizations for girls. At that camp, one of Bius’ cabin counselors, “Miss Karen,” became her “first hero of the faith.”
Sep 19, 2013
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—As Florida senior pastors gather with others from across the Southern Baptist Convention for a Pastor’s Call to Prayer, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Dallas, Texas, Florida Baptist ministers are being called to meet locally in their cities and towns to seek the Lord for revival and spiritual awakening in their communities.
This national meeting can be the catalyst of a movement of the Spirit of God, said Rick Shepherd, strategist of the Florida Baptist Prayer and Spiritual Awakening Team.
Sep 9, 2013
PARKER (FBC)—James Barker counts God’s blessings in all things.
When the BP Oil Spill hit the Panhandle coast, he found God’s handiwork as church members found employment in the clean-up. When he left his higher paying job at a local paper mill to serve his church full-time, he found God’s provision for his financial needs. When the need for triple by-pass surgery knocked him off his feet, he saw God’s blessing in his spared life.