The Expand Team is a diverse collection of pastors and staff members from a number of churches in our association. The team helps to facilitate the church planting ministries of the churches of the Jacksonville Baptist Association (JBA).
Through our partnerships with the North American Mission Board and the Florida Baptist Convention, we assist in the following areas as churches and planters pursue God’s call to start new, healthy, reproducing churches in the greater Jacksonville area.
Assessment is a long process, through which churches work with potential planters work to discover and confirm their calling, giftedness, and readiness to engage in the difficult but rewarding task of church planting. Church planting is the “hardest job you’ll ever love,” but it is a hard job. Walking through the important process of assessment is a great way to start the journey of church planting the right way as it helps ensure the candidate (and launch team) have the skills and resources to thrive in ministry.