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.

Friday, November 3, 2017

November 13th FBBF Meeting - Liberty Baptist Orlando

What a privilege it is to be a servant of the Most High King!  Many of us enjoyed the gratitude of our churches last month for Pastor Appreciation Month, but I realize that many others served with only the recognition of our heavenly Father.  These meetings of pastors allow us to gather for mutual encouragement and to spur one another on toward love and good works.  Please take some time to join us this month. - Joel Johns

The meeting will be at Liberty Baptist Church of Orlando (744 N Dean Road, Orlando, FL 32825) on November 13, 2017. Of course, the officers meeting will begin at 10:00 am and everything else at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served at noon with Adam's Road Ministry presenting their ministry through song and testimony afterward. The goal is to end the meeting at 2:00 pm. We will be sending out a flyer today with additional information so please be on the lookout for that. Thanks for your time, we hope that you're feeling much better and hope to see you there at the meeting! - Vern Murray

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 12th FBBF Meeting - Sanford FL

Pastor Ron & Kathy Williams are excited to connect again with the pastors of the FBBF this coming Monday in Sanford.  The Palmetto Ave Baptist Church will be hosting us and they have gone out of their way to provide a great line up of speakers and music for us.

Justin Brownlee who is on staff with Scott Carlson at Palm Springs Dr. Baptist Church in Altamonte Springs will be starting a new church in Maitland in the Fall, and he will be our first speaker.  

Lunch will be a Chinese Buffet.

Mike Kalaap, former Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Bellflower, CA, who is now the Leadership Development Pastor at BridgePoint Church in St. Pete will speak after lunch.  

Bill Bales, recently retired Lead Pastor of Sonshine Baptist Church in Pt. Charlotte will be the last speaker of the day, and we will be recognizing him for his valuable contribution to the State for more than 40 yrs.  The title of his message will be, "Have You Stayed Too Long, or Are You Leaving Too Early?"

Don Norman from the Orlando Baptist Church will be supplying the special music for the day.

We want to celebrate with Bill and Charlotte and are asking everyone to bring a restaurant gift card so that we can show our appreciation for all their years of serving our state and fellowship.

Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - Officer's Meeting
11:00 a.m. - Church Planter Justin Brownlee - Anchor Church
12:00 p.m. - Lunch 
  1:00 p.m. - Pastor Mike Kalaap - BridgePoint Church
  2:00 p.m. - Pastor Emeritus Bill Bales - Sonshine Baptist Church

Address: 2626 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32773
Phone: (407) 323-1583

       

Monday, April 17, 2017

FBBF Meeting - June 24

I pray that you had a wonderful Easter Celebration with your church and are resting up today before all of the great guest follow up we get to do!  I just wanted to send a quick reminder that we will be hosting the Fellowship at Cornerstone in Davenport on Next Monday April 24th beginning at 11 a.m.  

We have some great speakers already lined up!

Schedule:
11:00 a.m. - George Mulford - Bible Baptist in Fruitland Park
11:45 a.m. - Presentation of F. I. G. Ministries by Carlos Jimenez
12:00 p.m. - Lunch (Italian)
1:00 p.m.  - Randy Brown - Friendship Baptist in Ocala
2:00 p.m. - Greg Peters - Parkview Baptist in Palm Coast

Directions:
101 Cornerstone Church Place, Davenport, FL 33897

Contact:
Office - 888-836-7234
Cell - 407-900-5635

In Christ,
Joel L. Johns, Pastor
Cornerstone Church
Davenport, FL 

Everything New! - By Russel Johnson



Spring is a wonderful time of the year throughout the world.  New flowers, new leaves (even if they are just pushing the other ones off here in Florida), new animals in the fields and even new predictions for hurricane seasons….

In our Church life, spring usually brings a flurry of activity around Good Friday and Easter, followed by the growth of new believers who have come to know the Lord during this special time of year!  Discipleship groups, baptisms, membership, and so much more as we help them grow deep into Jesus.

This month our Florida BBF has the privilege of gathering in the new facilities of Cornerstone Baptist Church.  I know that Joel Johns and his people are eager to share with all of us the facility that God has blessed them with!

Please make your plans to join us on Monday, April 24th and come prepared to share with others the blessings and other new things that God is doing in your life and ministry.