Friday, May 10, 2019

Next Meeting: This Monday, May 13th @ Orlando Baptist Church

I am excited about our next meeting on May 13th at OBC!   Pastor Dustin Janney is going to focus on discipleship and mentoring in the meeting. He has asked Jim Groves from Avalon Church to speak. Also speaking is Arthur Goncalves twho is now serving at the church at Heathrow with Ward Hodges.  

Whether you want to be a better mentor to upcoming ministers, or you need to develop relationships with other pastors who will mentor you, this is the time and place for you.  Everything begins at 10 am and will wrap up after lunch at 1 pm.

Location:  500 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Next Meeting - April 8th Cornerstone Davenport

I am super blessed to be able to host this month's Fellowship Meeting at Cornerstone Church in Davenport.  Come early for refreshments and fellowship if you are nearby, otherwise we will begin at 10 a.m.  Our first speaker will be Dr. David Anderson from Faith Baptist Church in Sarasota.  Dave will be speaking on doctrinal integrity in a digital age.  With the vast resources at our fingertips, how do we source solid Bible teachers?  This will be a great topic for all of us who seek resources for preaching each week.  Our second speaker is Greg Peters of Parkview Church in Palm Coast.  Greg will be preaching from the book of Ezra on the tension between the sovereign moves of God and the reality of human push-back.  We will wrap up the meeting with a catered lunch by Chick-fil-a.  We are looking forward to a great day, we hope you will be able to join us!

In Christ,
Joel L. Johns, Pastor
Cornerstone Church

Friday, March 8, 2019

Next Meeting: Monday, March 11th - Altamonte Springs FL

We are excited to gather together once again this Monday at Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church in Altamonte Springs.  Pastor Scott Carlson has scheduled a great meeting for us.  

Our first speaker will be Dr. Stan Ponz of FL Bible College.  Dr. Ponz  has co-authored with Dr. Mels Carbonell many of the Uniquely You resource materials used in church health development.  You can read more about him here.

Also challenging us from God's Word will be Pastor Dan Green of Eastland Baptist Church in Orlando.  Pastor Green has led this dynamic ministry which includes a Christian School and the Central FL Children's Home.

The church will be providing a BBQ lunch for all who attend.

Remember our new schedule with the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. and wrapping up with lunch at noon.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019 Fellowship Meetings

Happy 2019 Men, We look forward to seeing you in person at the following Fellowship Meetings:

January - Park Street Baptist, St. Petersburg
February - First Baptist of Port Richie
March - TBD
April - Cornerstone Baptist, Davenport
May - TBD
June - No Meeting
July - Palmetto Ave Baptist, Sanford
August - TBD
September - No Meeting
October - TBD
November - Liberty Baptist, Orlando
December - No Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Next Meeting: August 13th - Crossroads Baptist - St. Cloud FL

It is our honor to host the August 13th meeting of the FBBF at Crossroads Baptist Church in St. Cloud. We are finalizing the details on an exciting meeting and hope each of you will plan on joining us. Our speakers include Dr. Charles J. Brown, former Indiana Pastor and current Staff Evangelist at Winter Haven Baptist Church, & Missionary Ryan Jones, Associate Director for Asia with Manna Worldwide. In addition to the speakers and normal business we will have an open discussion time concerning outreach, what is and is not working in today's culture.
This is my first time hosting a meeting, don't let me down 
Jay McCaig.
Church address: 3797 Edsel Ave, St. Cloud, FL 34772 (if you think you are lost, you're almost here)
Officers meeting at 10am and the general meeting will start at 11am, with lunch at noon and we should be done around 2:30.

Guest Post: Pastor Dan Jeffers - Park Street Baptist Church

This past week our kids went to youth camp.  We had four saved from our group.  60 overall.  Of course the kids came back pumped.  I wish we could have a camp atmosphere every Sunday.  We have been going through the book of Revelation but Sunday a message on the 7 bowl judgments and the great harlot just didn't seem appropriate.  So I deviated from that and pulled up I Cor 10:31.  Here is the basics of the message:  

 First Corinthians 10:31  “Whether therefore ye eat or drink or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  I find this to be a powerful verse.  The context of the verse was more than about eating a meal but it had everything to do with becoming a stumbling block to a weaker Christian by eating meat that had been offered to Idols.  There were some who had come out of idolatry who would be offended if a fellow believer did so.  So Paul addresses the issue and boils everything down to one thing that should determine everything we do and that is “honor and glorify God.” It is the filter that everything should through.   Does what I am about to say glorify God?  Is what I am about to watch going to glorify God?  When I come to church I come to give God glory.  It is not about me but all about Him.  4 things that glorify God:  Salvation  Psa 21:5       service  Mat 5:16    Sacrifice  Phil 4:19  (context of passage is an offering given for Paul's ministy)  Sickness  John 11:4  

If any of you guys have a good outline or message please post it on our Facebook.  If I steal it I will give you credit.  

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 8th FBBF Meeting - St. Petersburg

We are looking forward to hosting the FBBF meeting Monday January 8th here at Park Street. One of the things we have been addressing here at our church is in the area of security. I have asked Jim Howard with Trinity Security Allies (A Church security ministry) to speak for us and we will have a Q&A with him. 
I have also asked Ron Sears to speak. I have asked him to speak on the topic of "Christian Universalism." This is very much a growing doctrine. He has written a book on the topic as he has dealt with this first hand while he was an executive pastor. 

We will have a good lunch and I promise if you come you will be glad you did or your money back. 
- Pastor Dan Jeffers
Location & Times
3901 Park Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33709

What's The Plan?
By Russell Johnson
I think it would be safe to assume that most of us are working on some kind of plan as we look ahead to 2018. Whether it is regarding our health, our finances, our preaching schedule or our outreach/missions plan for the coming year, I hope we all realize that it takes more than goals to achieve success, it takes a plan to turn those goals into realities.
What is your PLAN for encouraging fellow pastors and promoting Church planting in 2018?
We can attend conferences for personal growth and edification, but we seldom get to personally encourage others at those gatherings. What about YOU encouraging OTHERS in the ministry?
I would like to encourage you to PLAN NOW to be at the 8 gatherings we will be having at the Florida BBF during this coming year. Circle your calendars NOW (or ask Siri/Alexa to set up reminders for you) for the SECOND MONDAY for the months of January, February, March, April, June, August, October & November.
The location for the January and February meetings are set, all the rest are open at this point. If you are within 100 miles of the intersection of the Turnpike and I-4, please look at your calendar and contact either Joel Johns or Russell Johnson to host one of our meetings this year.
Plan NOW to be a Blessing to OTHER PASTORS in 2018!

The More Things Change...
By Joel Johns

Every new year we go through the same changes, but somehow those changes are the same changes as last time. This new year we will see many changes, but in the scope of eternity and our calling, those changes are superficial. This year it is our hope to change and improve the way we communicate and interact. It is our goal to move from a monthly meeting to daily interactions with one another. Tim Forgette and I have built a FBBF Facebook Group that we ask everyone to join. Please use this page to get to know other pastors in the state, to seek advice or give advice, and to pray and encourage one another. Please take a moment to visit the group page at FBBF Pastors Group. We would love to have you along for the ride.