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Church Announcements & Celebrations 9/16/21

Ministry Assistant Position – Hillcrest Baptist Church is seeking an Administrative Ministry Assistant to work 8:30am- 4pm, Monday – Thursdays.  This position provides administrative support to the pastors and serves as the front receptionist for church office.  Please contact Pat Sumner at psumner@hbcjax.net for more information.

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5 Shifts That Will Improve Your Leadership

Rome was not built in a day and your team won’t be either. But you can see progress in less than 365 days if you make it a priority and create a strategy. A simple strategy is to change the kind of conversations you have with those you lead. Proverbs 20:5 says, “Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding...

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You Don’t Have Time for Those Meetings

I just had a conversation with a student pastor serving in another part of the state. He is doing a great work serving God and discipling teenagers. He shared with me that recently he came home from time away with his ailing father, which followed time with students at camp and on mission trips. Upon arrival home he was notified that he needed to...

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20 Ideas to Promote Your Church Events

Table of Contents Promoting Events Traditional Methods of Promotion Digital and Social Media Promote your next church event with some fresh ideas. When you host church events they can become lost in the sea of signs people pass or be easily forgotten unless creative and new promotion techniques get infused into the promotion...

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The Resilient Pastor by Mark Searby

For a few years now I have had the honor of leading a group of pastors within the JBA called The Pastor’s Advance Group. The purpose of the group is to minister to one another through conversation, prayer, and book study. We have lunch, pray together, and share what God is doing in our ministry areas and personal life. Over the last seven months...

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Loving And Serving The City

Living as Exiles The mission of God is evident throughout the Bible. In the Old Testament, Israel was to be a light to the nations (Isaiah 42:6) wherever they were, even as exiles. While Israel was in Babylonian captivity, God’s message through Jeremiah charged his people to love and serve the city as exiles (Jeremiah 29: 4-7). Two main directives...

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Church Announcements & Celebrations 8/10/21

Children’s Minister, Full-Time Position – This individual will be a part of our staff team and facilitate the ministry to children through the 6th grade. Primary ministry times are Sunday morning and Wednesday night. Sunday morning is Sunday School based and primarily works with children who are a part of the church. Wednesday night (pre-COVID...

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How to Know If You’re a Disconnected Leader

A smart phone without wireless or Internet service isn’t very helpful. It gives the appearance of being useful, only to leave its user feeling frustrated and disconnected. Disconnected leaders are like that. We become disconnected when we get sucked into the trap of self-sufficiency or unhealthy dependence on the latest ministry model or resource....

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Church Announcements & Celebrations 8/03/21

Part-time Worship Leader – San Jose Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida is looking for a part-time worship leader. San Jose has a blended/contemporary style of worship that is led by talented and experienced adult and youth praise teams in our services. The worship leader will be responsible for the overall planning and leadership of our worship...

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It Would Be Easier To Just Quit

When I was a boy my parents signed me up to play Little League Baseball. That first season was brutal. I played right field (when I was not on the bench.) Those of you who have played know that often right field is where you park the kid whose uniform never gets dirty. It is the starting block for kids like me who never played before and are still...

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