Mission Madness 2019

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Mission Madness 2019 is a weekend retreat for youth groups interested in mission service, worship, fellowship and fun. Youth currently enrolled in grades 6-12 are invited to participate. Hendricks Avenue Baptist will serve as the event host. This year’s theme will be Seeking Transformation. One of the highlights of this weekend will be the hands-on mission experience that students will participate in all day on Saturday. The cost is $75/person for the full event. Local students who cannot attend the full event are welcome to join in all day Saturday for $35/person (includes lunch, dinner and a t-shirt) or for the service project only for $20 (includes lunch and a t-shirt). Feel free to invite others to attend. 

Lodging - Local Jacksonville churches are planning to do a "Disciple Now" style lodging at people's homes. Out of town attendees can check with Rachel regarding possible lodging at local churches or book lodging at the Wyndham Garden (4660 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256) for $89.00 a night. Contact Maureen at 904-562-5946 by January 25, 2019 to reserve your room. After January 25th the $89.00 per night rate cannot be guaranteed. If a cancellation must be made, please do so 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid being charged. 

Contact Rachel at rshapard12@floridacbf.org for more information.

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Pivot Cuba March 2019

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Pivot is a learning immersion experience for lay leaders of all ages that includes six studies exploring God’s mission in the world ahead of 4 days of Caribbean cultural acquisition and reflection in Havana, Cuba. In 2019 the trip organizers will be, Alabama CBF, CBF Florida, CBF Virginia and CBF Latino Ministries, alongside our local hosts, the Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba. This mission development event challenges thoughts and beliefs about God’s mission in the world and our role in that mission. The trip registration deadline is December 1, 2018.

The trip cost will be $950 + airfare. Up front costs will be $200 (non-refundable) which includes the purchase of a religious visa and administrative fee. All trip participants will need to do the following by December 1, 2018: 1) pay the up front cost, 2) submit the online registration form below, and 3) fill out the religious visa application and email it to rshapard12@floridacbf.org. Due to ground transportation constraints in Havana, we can only take 27 participants, so sign up today to secure your spot!


To access the Pivot Cuba 2019 Questionnaire, click here.


This form starts your process! Pivot Cuba is geared toward lay leaders. If you're a a professional minister, you are welcome to attend, but preference will be given to laity. Due to ground transportation constraints, we will only have space for 27 trip participants. To secure your spot, fill out the online registration form below, send in your religious visa application (email it to rshapard12@floridacbf.org), and pay the up front cost of $200. Once the Fraternity of Baptist Churches submits your religious visa application on December 7, we can no longer refund the up front costs. We'll contact you via email to keep you in the loop about the trip. Please contact Rachel at rshapard12@floridacbf.org or Melissa at mrodriguez16@floridacbf.org if you have any questions about the trip.

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PASSPORTkids 2019

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CBF Florida is partnering with Passport Camps to bring PASSPORTkids to Florida again this summer. PASSPORTkids will be held at Stetson University in DeLand on June 12- 15, 2019. PASSPORTkids is 4-day, 3-night children's camp for children who have completed 3rd - 6th grade, filled with fun, faith-building programming and hands-on missions education. 

At camp, your children will discover God's love and practice being followers of Jesus through an active schedule of Bible study, missions education, recreation, and worship. Group leaders will be able to focus on engaging with children as they explore their faith without the burden of planning and logistics. Plus you will get to be at camp with other CBF Florida churches and get to know members of our CBF family. To see the PASSPORTkids camp promotional video, click here.

What to expect:

  • Safe, Structured Environment

  • Hands-On Mission Education

  • Developmentally Appropriate Programming Rooted In Scripture

  • Intimate, Low-Pressure Experience Aimed At Equipping Children For A Lifetime Of Faith

  • Mentorship and Pastoring By Young Christian Women & Men

  • Ability To Tailor Experience To Your Group's Needs

We hope you will consider being a part of the PASSPORTkids Florida site this summer. Passport Camps has been a partner organization of CBF Florida's for many years, during which they have provided a meaningful camp experience to many CBF Florida-affiliated churches. Save the date on your calendar now and help us promote the camp by inviting other children's ministry leaders from your community. 

For more information on Passport Camps, click here.