BARBARA DENMAN
Florida Baptist Convention

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Oct 29, 2014
LEESBURG (FLBaptist)—The Women’s Retreat at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center was more than the opportunity to hear two leading Christian recording artists and two nationally known speakers, said Suzy Lea of Leesburg.

“It was an exciting time to see 650 women get fully committed to the Lord Jesus and what potential and power God has to change lives and affect lives for His Kingdom,” said Lea, women’s ministry coordinator at First Baptist Church in Leesburg.
Oct 19, 2014
As team strategist for the Women’s Missions and Ministries/Missions Education team, Goodwin crisscrossed the state leading conferences, overnight mission events, camping events and annual meetings—all designed to instill a love for missionaries, missions and missions education into lives of Florida Baptists. She traveled to other nations to support and demonstrate her love for international missionaries.

This past August, the mission whirlwind retired from the Florida Baptist Convention. She served “faithfully” for 21 years, said Craig Culbreth, strategist for the Convention’s Missional Support Group.
Oct 9, 2014
LAKELAND (FLBaptist)—Florida Baptists will come together to rejoice in God’s faithfulness during the past 160 years and to dream about the future during the Florida Baptist State Convention (FBSC) Nov. 10-11 at First Baptist Church at the Mall.

“We need to come together like never before in our history because we are standing at the doorway of a new era,” said Tim Maynard, Florida Baptist State Convention president. “We have behind us a 160-year history to remember and celebrate.”
Oct 8, 2014
Amber walked through the streets of Bruhl, Germany, praying for the physical and spiritual needs of the German people.

Olivia taught English classes to university students in East Asia, seeking opportunities to share the Gospel.
Oct 3, 2014
LAKELAND (FLBaptist)—Nominations for the Clyde Merrill Maguire Minister’s Wife Award are being sought by officers of the Florida Baptist Ministers’ Wives Conference. The annual award will be presented during the ministers’ wives annual gathering Nov. 11, held in conjunction with the Florida Baptist State Convention meeting in Lakeland.

The award is given to a Florida Baptist minister’s wife who has demonstrated faithful use of her God-given gifts in support of her husband’s and her own ministries, said Cindy Bradley, lead strategist of the Florida Baptist Convention’s Women’s Missions and Ministries/Missions Education Team.
Oct 2, 2014
How much difference can one mission trip make in a person’s life?

Just ask Peter Vega Jr.

When he went on his first mission trip to Western Cuba in November 2011, Vega had no idea that God would use that short-term excursion to lead him on an unimaginable spiritual journey in the coming days.
Sep 26, 2014
LEESBURG (FLBaptist)—A $28.8 million Cooperative Program budget goal for 2015 that is expected to hasten the Convention reaching a 50-50 division of CP funds between Southern Baptist and Florida Baptist causes a year earlier was approved by the State Board of Missions during its quarterly meeting Sept. 19 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.

Board actions were nearly overshadowed, however, by the announcement that state executive John Sullivan will retire next February. After his retirement was approved, Board President Marvin Pittman announced the appointment of a nine-member Executive Director-Treasurer Search Committee and an Executive Director-Treasurer Recognition Committee.
Sep 24, 2014
LEESBURG, Fla. (BP) – John Sullivan ha anunciado su jubilación después de servir a los bautistas de Florida como director ejecutivo-tesorero por un cuarto de siglo.
Sep 23, 2014
LEESBURG (FLBaptist)—A State Board of Missions committee of seven pastors and two laypersons has been appointed to recommend a candidate as the 10th executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention.

The nine-member search committee was named by State Board of Missions Chairman Marvin Pittman following an announcement by John Sullivan of his planned retirement effective Feb. 28, 2015, which would complete 26 years as the state executive.
Sep 21, 2014
TAMPA (FLBaptist)—Free pregnancy testing for students who suspect they may be pregnant are being offered once a week at the Baptist Campus Ministry center located on the University of South Florida campus this fall.

“We want to do this to help girls who think they are pregnant and are scared and have no one to turn to,” said Rahul Agarwal, Baptist campus minister. “By providing this ministry, we hope to share the Gospel and give hope, while at the same time potentially save lives.”
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