Welcome to the Florida Baptist Association
Welcome to the online home of the Florida Baptist Association. It is our hope that this website will be a valuable tool for pastors and church leaders looking for ministry resources and for area residents exploring the many church options in the region.
We have the honor of representing 57 churches in our four-county region, each with a distinct personality, worship style and vision. It is our mission to support each one and come alongside their pastors and leaders to impact their congregations and their communities.
This site provides church leaders with valuable resources and information to assist with the everyday work of ministry. From programs and events to training and counseling, the Florida Baptist Association is here to partner with those who are committed to making a difference. Check back often, as we are regularly updating the site with new resources and events.
We also offer a convenient Church Locator Tool for those searching for a church home in Tallahassee or throughout the Big Bend area. The tool provides contact information for all 57 churches, plus links to most websites to explore their culture and distinctives. Whether you are new to our area, or simply seeking a place to worship, serve and fellowship, we hope the Church Locator tool will help you learn more about the churches of our association.
My hope is that the site will better equip pastors and lay leaders for the work of ministry, and that it will enhance the churches of our area.
FBA Executive Director
In the Spotlight
2014 Maguire State Mission Offering
2014 Goal: $1,159,000
Florida Baptists look to the month of September as a time of awareness, reflection and prayer for the great opportunities God has presented them in the state.
The Week of Prayer for State Missions, most often observed during the first week of September, concludes with Florida Baptists giving to support these missionary needs through the Maguire State Mission Offering.
The offering is named for Clyde and John Maguire, whose visionary leadership guided the Florida Baptist Convention through one of its greatest periods of growth and Great Commission outreach. He served as the sixth executive secretary-treasurer from 1945-67.
Understanding that the growing missionary needs in Florida cannot be met by Cooperative Program gifts alone, the offering complements Florida Baptists’ commitment to the Great Commission and their mission field.
The offering has a missionary purpose—helping new congregations through no-interest church site loans, supporting partnership pastors and spreading the gospel through evangelistic ministries.
The theme for 2014, Embracing Florida, is taken from the passage found in Luke 10: 1-2: “After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every city and place where he was about to go. He told them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'" (NIV)
Through the Maguire State Mission Offering, Florida Baptists—God’s Compassionate People—have an opportunity to be a blessing to those who are followers of the Lord as they seek to win souls and proclaim the gospel message.
The Offering provides funding for 24 compassionate ministries designed to fulfill God’s purpose in Florida and the Great Commission among its mission partners. Without funding from the offering, many of these ministries could not be accomplished.
Through their gifts to the Maguire State Mission Offering Florida Baptists are God’s Compassionate People displaying a heart of generosity to all people.