CBF Florida 2018 Spring Celebration
Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21
Island View Baptist Church - 900 Park Avenue, Orange Park
Friday, April 20
3:00 PM Exhibitor Set Up
4:00 PM Registration Opens
5:00 PM Illumination Project Update
6:30 PM Banquet, Dr. Linda McKinnish Bridges, Keynote Speaker
Saturday, April 21
7:15 AM Chaplaincy Breakfast (Urban Bean Coffeehouse Cafe in Orange Park)
8:30 AM Morning Prayers
9:00 AM Student Food Packing Event w/ Hunger Fight
9:00 AM Workshop
10:00 AM Workshop
11:15 AM Worship, Dr. Linda McKinnish Bridges, Proclaimer
12:30 PM Dismiss
Hotel reservations can be made at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 145 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073. For reservations call 904-458-1577 or click here by March 29, 2018. Ask for the CBF Florida room rate of $99.00 per night.
Hunger Fight Student Meal Packing Event at Spring Celebration
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 AM - 11 AM at Island View Baptist Church in Orange Park (900 Park Ave)
Children (ages 7+), youth and college students are invited to participate in packing 1000 lbs. of food to be distributed to Floridians struggling with food security. One package of food provides 6 nutritionally-complete servings.
1 in 6 people and 1 in 4 children in Florida are affected by food insecurity. Food insecurity can mean: running out of food and not being able to buy more; fear of running out of food, causing anxiety and stress; insufficient, low quality or unreliable food intake; in the extreme it is hunger. You can make a difference for those struggling with hunger!
CBF Florida has created a Go Fund Me Page to help raise the money for the raw ingredients for the event. Each participant is asked to share the Go Fund Me page widely via social media and email. Click here to access the event fundraising website.
TO register, fill in the form below. Questions?? Call Melissa Rodriguez at the CBF FL office at 863-682-6802.
CBF Florida is excited to announce that we are partnering with Passport Camps to bring PASSPORTkids! to Florida. PASSPORTkids! will be held at Stetson University in DeLand, June 10 - 13, 2018. It 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. 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
CBF Church Starts Discernment Cohorts
The CBF Church Start Discernment Cohorts takes place four times a year. This free 8-week online experience is for those discerning and living out a call to start new churches. It is a creative space for people who are already in the process of starting a church to explore and work through the vision and mission. This is a safe space for all participants who engage in the secure and private site.
Participants will work through the basics of contextual church starting, introspective writing, and group conversation. Over the 8-weeks, the candidate will be accumulating his or her writings in a church start profile, which serves as a tool for the starter and evaluation tool for CBF.
The next cohort will begin July 9th and run through September 1st. This cohort has a July 3rd registration deadline.
The final cohort for 2017 will be October 8th and run through December 1st.
To join the cohort, candidates must complete this form
In January 2015, Touching Miami with Love and Open House Ministries merged and became one ministry with two sites. In September of 2015, as a result of discussions with stakeholders, staff and board members following the merger, they have decided to become known as: Touching Miami with Love: Overtown and West Homestead!
To read the blog entry entitled "What's in a name?" by Wanda Ashworth Valencia, TML's West Homestead Site Manager, click here. To read the letter about the name change written by TML's Executive Director, Jason Pittman, click here.