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Versing

“Dad, who’s Florida State versing today?” “Versing?” I asked. “Is that what you said?” “Yes, versing,” Drake replied. Drake heard the word “versus,” normally used for “Florida vs. Florida State.” By the sound, he turned the word into “verse.” When he heard the sports commentators describing two teams competing against each other, he heard, “Florida […]

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EQUIP

When churches want to multiply their impact in a community, they start small. Just ask our friends who go across the world as missionaries. After moving to a new place, they meet neighbors, attend schools, and eat meals. As they go, they share faith and life together with others. Now, we’re on mission here in […]

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Above the Routine

There’s nothing like the start of a school and college semester. Life seems to get back into a routine and overwhelm simultaneously. Grades, reports, schedules, conflicts, viruses– you name it. And that’s just for second graders. Before we get back to the grind, we need to think very practically about our relationship with Christ. If […]

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Ministry With College Students

With 80,000 college students flooding Leon County in the Fall and Spring, we know the fields are white unto harvest. If we visit the FSU, FAMU, or TCC campuses, we’ll find a variety of spiritual perspectives. According to Stephen Lutz, students today express their faith in five different ways. I’ve adapted his categories below: Committed. […]

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Versus

Versus

We live in a world of competing priorities. All of them are good things. Do I want the Honda or the Ford? Minivan or Sedan? Florida or Florida State? Public, Private, or Home Schools? Swim or Dance? Assisted Living or Independent? Each one can seem both overwhelming and mundane at the same time. When you […]

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Back to Missions

I love going back to school. I followed a school calendar for 25 years, and I think my body still recognizes when it’s time to purchase a backpack. Our church realizes how important this season is for us programmatically and missionally. This Sunday as we promote SMBS classes, we commission and bless educators and students. […]

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Back to School

Back to School

We send Parker and Drake back to school next week. The summer break is over, but we’ve learned even more about ourselves and our boys this summer than ever before. This is one of the growing years. If you’ve paid attention to our pictures, you know that Parker has grown about 6 inches in 6 […]

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Sunday Morning Bible Study

On Sunday, we will commission the 2014-2015 year of Sunday Morning Bible Study (SMBS) leadership. On August 17, students promote in time for the new school year to start. Bible study on our campus is so integral to being Baptist that we almost take it for granted. Someone is there through staff and volunteers to take […]

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Guesterizing

Our largest number of first time guests checks out our church on August 17 and 24. On August 17, age graded classes promote in SMBS. We will be recognizing educators and our special partnership with Sabal Palm Elementary. On August 24, new college students beginning the fall semester arrive en masse. These are great Sundays […]

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Sending and Receiving

According to Acts 18 and 19, a group of people converged in Corinth for a unique season of ministry: Paul, Priscilla and Aquilla, Apollos, Silas, and Timothy. Each one has a special place in God’s plan in Acts. If we tracked their mission across the Mediterranean world, we would be following in the footsteps of […]

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