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WELCOME TO
THE FLORIDA BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon

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 60 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, “OUR CHURCHES,” for those searching for a church home in Tallahassee or throughout the Big Bend area. The tool provides contact information for all 60 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.

Sean McMahon
FBA Executive Director

july 2016

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

HERE I AM. SEND ME.

ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING

“Here I am. Send Me”

(Isaiah 6:8, HCSB). Isaiah’s heart cry transcends time and place to resonate in the lives of thousands of Southern Baptist missionaries today. From the eco-conscious homes of Portland, to the high-powered boardrooms of New York, to the bead-strewn streets of New Orleans, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is partnering with churches to send out missionaries to the 32 Send Cities (See the Send Cities map). They share the love, hope, joy and peace that can only be found through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting of the U.S. and Canada. The “here” may be different for each, but the heart and message is still the same.

Your church’s prayer and financial support is vital to the ministry of these servants of the Lord. Use the information at AnnieArmstrong.com to create a pathway from awareness to action as you lead your church to be involved in North American mission efforts by giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938)

A passionate advocate for missionaries and their work, Annie Armstrong is one of Southern Baptists’ heroes. She championed missions involvement and gave personally and sacrificially of her time and talents to see the gospel go forward throughout the world. As founder of Woman’s Missionary Union, Annie helped create a rich legacy of people awakened and responding to the call of the gospel and the missions mandate to take it throughout the world. That legacy continues in the lives of modern-day missions champions who pray fervently, give generously and go intentionally to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® is the primary funding channel for the North American Mission Board’s Send North America strategy. One hundred percent of gifts given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is used to support Southern Baptist missionaries serving in the United States and Canada. The offering represents 49 percent of the North American Mission Board’s total income.

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PLANNING YOUR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS EMPHASIS

1. Pray

Pray for members to have a greater awareness of and commitment to missions through their prayers and financial gifts.

5. Mobilize

Mobilize your church to be an active participant in North American missions. Visit namb.net, and click on “Send Me” for more information.

2. Plan

Plan your church’s emphasis by forming a leadership team to plan, promote and conduct the various events. Utilize planning helps, ideas and resources found at AnnieArmstrong.com. The Week of Prayer dates are March 6-13; however, your church can participate in a North American missions emphasis and give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at any time of the year.

3. Enlist

Enlist your pastor, a North American missionary or staff member from your local association or state convention to share about North American missions efforts during a worship service.

4. Promote

Promote the offering utilizing promotion resources such as video segments, posters, prayer guides and offering