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June 16 & 17
SBC Annual Meeting
in Columbus, OH
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June 30
Lynn Stone's
Retirement Reception
2pm @ the JBA

July 10
Senior Adult Banquet
5:30pm - 7:30pm
@ Murray Hill Baptist Church
Tickets available starting
June 1st for $14 each.

July 10

Church Planters
Suns Baseball Family Event
RSVP tminton@jaxbaptist.org

August 10
E-Team Meetings
9:30am    Expand Team
12:00pm  Equip Team
2:00am    Engage Team

August 18
Church Planter
Peer Learning Groups
9:30am & 7:00pm

August 27
JBA Quarterly Celebration
1:30pm to 3:00pm

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jba-NETWORK 
June 14, 2015
 
Greetings!

 

Greater Jacksonville Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham


 The last weekend of May saw over eighteen thousand people in attendance during the three-day Greater Jacksonville Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham at Veterans Memorial Arena, downtown Jacksonville.  There was a lot of great music, videos, fellowship, testimonies, and preaching.  The best part of the Festival was the over 600 decisions of all types!  This figure does not include the hundreds of decisions that resulted from the live web broadcasts of the Festival.  It was incredible to be a part of and to witness the exciting spiritual awakening of so many people.  The Kingdom has been expanded and Heaven is rejoicing!


 I was humbled to have served as an Executive Team member for the Festival and desire to use this forum to thank everyone, numbering in the thousands - yes, thousands, who volunteered in any capacity to assist in this incredible harvest.  It does us all good to see members of The Church working together in harmony for one purpose - many, many Pastors of Jacksonville area churches (including multiple JBA Pastors) led from the front as counselors, counselor supervisors, ushers, and prayer warriors for Franklin each night.  Many other church staff and lay leaders volunteered to help as counselors, ushers, parking lot attendants, merchandise sales assistants, daily set up and tear down, decision tabulators, unloading truck after truck of equipment and materials, and praying non-stop during the entire Festival.

 

Franklin Graham brought a simple message each night, "We need Jesus".  This really hit home with me Saturday (youth night) as I had been focusing on numbers - how many were in attendance, how many were watching via the web, was enough money raised to cover expenses - when my wife, who was sitting next to me, received a text from my youngest son who was volunteering to help wherever he was most needed.

 

The text was sent during the invitation while many were going to the floor of the Arena to make decisions.  The text read simply, "This is cool."  It made me realize just how much I take for granted the decisions people make every week in churches and church events.  It made me stop, it made me celebrate, it made me happy.  Thanks, son, for reminding me just how cool it is to see people become Christ followers.

In Christ,

 

Jeff Litton

Missions Engagement Coordinator/

Financial Bookkeeper

Jacksonville Baptist Association

 

                                                                                                     

 
Church Announcements & Celebrations  

 

 

Office Volunteers NeededIf you are retired, a stay at home mom or dad, or just want something to do for a couple of hours each week or month, we are looking for those who really enjoy being around other people, have the gift of gab, or have previous office experience. If any of these things ring a bell, we could sure use you as an office volunteer in the JBA office.  For more information, please contact Lynn Stone or Sarah Parnell 727-6800.

 

Sky Counseling Center at The Church at Argyle

Sky Counseling Center has recently launched at The Church at Argyle. Sky Counseling Center provides professional counseling, relationship coaching, and spiritual direction, all from a Christian biblical perspective, for individuals, couples, and families. Visit www.skycounseling.com or call 904-800-8553 for more information or to setup an appointment.

 

Instruments needed - In need of a key board possibly a Roland, a Korg, and a Bass Guitar and if possible the accessories that accommodate those instruments. Contact David Mathis at 904-415-2730.

 

International Learning Center Opportunity - Volunteer Teaching opportunities are available for assisting in teaching English as a second language. Please contact the Academic Director, Holly Blann, for more information at 13hollyb1130@gmail.com.

 

Donating your Bibles, books, & hymnals overseas -

Do you have extra Bibles, books, and hymnals?  And a passion for these materials to be used by people overseas?  And without the huge expense normally associated with shipping?

Click Here for details.

 

Position Opening - Administrative Assistant: Communications/Woship - Deermeadows Baptist Church is looking to fill this full time position.

Click Here for details.

 

Full Time Maintenance person needed - for Cedar Creek Baptist Church and School. For more informatioin contact John W. Montgomery at 904-631-0139 or Fax resume to 904-781-9182.

 

Two certified Lifeguards needed - for a Day Camp for Cedar Creek Baptist at Canterbury Apartments. Tuesdays through Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $10.00 per hour.

For more information, contact Edna Cooper at 904-416-4121.

 

College Ministry Intern at Hibernia Baptist Church - The College Ministry intern will learn about College Ministry from sharing the Gospel to making disciples with hands on experience. Through this internship, the individual will assist and report directly to the Young Adult Pastor.   The intern will also be challenged to grow personally and corporately while having the opportunity to make an eternal impact in the life of Hibernia's College ministry.

Click Here for details on how to apply.

 

Office Furniture Needed - Oasis Church is in need of desk chairs and office / reception chairs.

Please call 904-545-3497.

 

House Parent Opening - At the Florida Baptist Children's Home Jacksonville location. We are currently seeking one or two married couples to fill the position of house parents at our Jacksonville campus. The position of House Parent is a live-in residential cottage position for married couples only and marriage for at least two years is a bona-fide occupational qualification for the position.

Click Here for details.

Click Here for description statement.

 

Opportunity - Local teens are in need of locations to complete court-ordered community service. If you are interested in allowing youth to complete community service at your church and maybe creating a mentor relationship, please contact Keith Money of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice at 904-391-3806.

 

Back Up Pianist Needed - Orange Avenue Baptist Church is in need of a backup pianist for times their regular pianist is out. Please contact Curtis Phillips at 904-495-8414 or email RealPeaceOfMind@gmail.com.

 

Needed used and or new Sound System - (etc... Microphones, Projectors, projector screen)- If you have any of this equipment and would like to pass this on to a new church plant, please contact Darriel Hagans at 904-528-0753 or email Joseph Lee at josephlee311@yahoo.com. Or you can contact office number at 904-361-3820.

 

Chairs needed - Please contact Pastor David Mathis at (cell#) 904-415-5315 or (home) 904-879-0255. He also has a need for a PA system and other electronics for the church.

 

Music Organ needed - Union Progressive Baptist Church is in need of an organ. Pastor C. R. Morgan can be reached by email at corinthianmorgan68@gmail.com.

 

Parkwood Counseling Center - is a new resource in the Arlington community and greater Jacksonville area providing clinical counseling for all people. Using innovative, proven and creative strategies the clinicians will provide excellent care and compassion to help you and your family grow in health and stability. 

Click Here for details and cost.

 

Disaster Relief Training 2015 - Several areas in Florida for your opportunity in receiving training as a volunteer with the Disaster Relief Team.

Click Here for the details.

 

Special Announcement from Florida Baptist Convention 

At the February 2015 State Board of Missions meeting, legal counsel for the Convention was asked to provide a form bylaw provision that could be used by Baptist churches around Florida to clarify how their facilities, assets, and resources might be used. The following statement is provided for consideration by Florida Baptist churches.  If it meets the approval of these autonomous congregations, they may choose to insert this provision into their constitution or bylaws. The statement is attached for your review and also available on our website at:

 

Attention Pastors - If you are a young pastor of an established church and would be interested in gathering quarterly for fellowship and edification, please email John Green at jgreen@shindler.org.

 

Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers Needed -

Abused, neglected, and abandoned children need YOUR voice in court. Please visit www.guardianadlitem.org.

 

Interim Music Leader needed - Springhill Baptist in Fernandina Beach is looking to secure an Part Time Music Man. If interested contact Pastor Bud Long (904) 553-7649.

 

Part-Time position for Teacher/Leader - in the Young Adult Dept. Hours: SUN 9am-12 & 6-7pm; WED 7-9pm, $100 per week. Please contact Pastor Steve Whitcomb at 904-910-3699 or send resume to steve@promiselandbaptist.org.

 

Part-Time Music Director - Palm Valley Baptist Church in Ponte Vedra Beach is searching for a part-time Director of Music. Please send resume to: office@PVBaptist.comcastbiz.net.

 

If your JBA Church has an upcoming event or something to celebrate, let us know!

 
JBA Team

Rick Wheeler 

 rwheeler@jaxbaptist.org

Lead Missional Strategist

Josh Dryer
Missional Strategist 

Walter Bennett 

wabennett@jaxbaptist.org

Church Planting Coach/Strategist

 

Jeff Litton 

Missions Engagement Coordinator/

Financial Bookkeeper

 

Tim Driscoll

trdriscoll@gmail.com

Digital storyteller

 

Tommy Minton 

tminton@jaxbaptist.org

Ministry Assistant

 

Lynn Stone

Administrative Assistant