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Do You Know How To Share Leadership Well?

If you are a leader you already know you can’t lead well without sharing leadership with those you lead. Call it delegation, engagement or empowerment but learn to do it as quickly as possible. Simply put, when a church refuses to engage new leaders, that church has already begun to die and ultimately the leaders it has will burnout or leave. Even...

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2021 Engage Team Update

The mission of the Engage Team is to assist churches as they recruit, equip, and release their membership into the mission field.  This process is defined in our Engage Path: Engage Process & Toolkit. This path is designed to mobilize the mission force through missional initiatives that provide churches with opportunities to love and serve...

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2021 Expand Team Update

Just as every church has reworked schedules, revisited priorities, and shifted to do ministry well following the shutdown precipitated by the pandemic, so too has our Jacksonville Baptist Association and the Expand Team. Our Expand Team continues to focus on the ongoing work of church planting in the Jacksonville area. Yet, more than just simply...

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Church Announcements & Celebrations 10/18/21

Free VBS Material – ONE Baptist Jax has a full Concrete and Cranes VBS curriculum that they would like to give to another church. It includes all sessions and worship rally. They have approx. 30 of each craft and a stack of wall decorations (from Oriental Trading). Contact Amanda at 904-314-1693or by email at amandah@zelwood.net

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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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Church Announcements & Celebrations 10/11/21

Admin Ministry Assistant Position – Jones Road Baptist Church is seeking an Administrative Ministry Assistant to work from 9:00am – 2:00pm, Monday thru Thursdays. This position provides administrative support to the pastors and serves as the front receptionist for the church. Please contact Alicia Hannah at office.jrbc@gmail.com for more i...

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Powering Through Turbulent Times

The Power of a Picture Having spent 26 years leading Christian wilderness ministry, some of my favorite metaphors come from the world of adventure and experiential education.  Whitewater rafting provides us with some truths that translate well to ministry and how we can endure turbulent scenes and seasons in our ministries. How many of these rafting...

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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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3 Things You Can Do In The Land Of Discouragement

All leaders go through the land of discouragement at some point in their leadership journey. Resilient leaders refuse to make it their home. They know the land of discouragement is real, but they also know it can be navigated in healthy ways. What can leaders do to navigate through the inevitable land of discouragement? Identify the source of discouragement....

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