Today is the day to start growing Sharper! in your ministry

Sharper!, the one-day conference taking place simultaneously at more than 20 Florida Baptist churches across the state, has arrived.

Host churches will focus the day of training and team building on discipleship, prayer, preaching, teaching, leadership, church multiplication, small groups and other issues, with each location having the freedom to customize its own program and schedule to the needs of their specific audience.

"Staying honed and ready to be used by God can be difficult as the challenges of the day pull you in multiple directions," said Micah Ferguson, director of the Florida Baptist Convention's Strategic Initiatives, in a previous interview. "The dullness takes its toll, forcing you to work harder to maintain the same level of effectiveness as you minister to your church."

The Sharper! conferences are free for church ministry staffs to attend at any of the 20-plus locations. The meetings are being sponsored by the Florida Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board through Cooperative Program funds.

For more details about getting Sharper!, including the host sites, go to:

And then think about this: It's not too late to say "Road trip!"

Kevin Bumgarner is the executive editor of the Florida Baptist Witness, the official news source of the Florida Baptist State Convention. He can be reached at 904.596.3171 or via email at 



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