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Author: Jimbo Stewart

Practical Shepherding Free Video Resources

Last November we had the pleasure of hosting Brian Croft for a special Equip event at the Nocatee campus of First Baptist Church Jacksonville. Brian is the Founder and Executive Director of Practical Shepherding, Inc.  He is also Senior Fellow for the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization and an Adjunct Professor at The Southern Baptist Theological...

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2021 Equip Team Update

Your JBA Equip Team exists to make it easier to revitalize and replant churches in northeast Florida and harder to do it alone. Ministry leadership in this season requires a lot of adjustments and flexibility. 2021 has brought a clearer focus for the equip team on church renewal. We have been working hard to sharpen our strategies and create new...

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Pastoral Grit for Ministry Leaders

Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame,...

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Discovering Your Next Step In Renewal

The last 18 months have created an opportunity for all of our churches to prayerfully consider our next steps. For a lot of churches, the next steps are likely steps of renewal. Especially if your church was struggling before the pandemic. Many have written that the most important thing leadership can do before change comes is create a sense of urgency....

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