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We received some sweet thank you notes from the children of Mayport Elementary Coastal Sciences Academy for providing snowcones at their 20th annual vehicle/career fair. The staff and volunteers of Fort Caroline Baptist Church had a wonderful time doing it,... Continue »
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Valentine's Day reminds us of the importance of romance. Romance as a verb is defined as wooing or pursuing someone in order to win their affection. Our wives desire to be romanced. They long to be longed for and cherished... Continue »
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Barnett, Mike, and Robin Martin. Discovering the Mission of God: Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012. Continue »
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I have been meditating on the quote below from John R. W. Stott about human suffering. It has comforted me to be reminded that when we suffer, we do not face it alone. Christ knows, Christ sympathizes, and Christ is... Continue »
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I had a great time today at the Jacksonville Sheriff's office. A small group of staff members took their lunchtime to pray and study God's word. They do this every Thursday. Today was the fourth time I've had the privilege... Continue »
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I believe pastors should be humble and approachable people. Pastors are not above reproach. Pastors are not perfect. We make mistakes. We even sin at times. However, some church members regularly choose the wrong time and place to share their... Continue »
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My wife Donna is the greatest gift God has given me outside my salvation. I cherish her more with each passing day. Recognizing that Satan attacks marriages because he hates God and the relationship between Christ and the Church pictured... Continue »
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[Pastor David Tarkington wrote] I enjoyed lunch with a couple of good friends today. Ricky Powell, Pastor of Fort Caroline Baptist Church and I met with Clint Clifton, church planter and Founding Pastor of Pillar Church in Virginia. [click here... Continue »
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I love Chick-fil-A. I don't just love them because of their awesome chicken sandwiches or waffle fries or sweet tea. I love that Chick-fil-A is a Christian company that wants to make a difference in the lives of people and... Continue »
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I've been leading men's ministry for years at our church and believe that every pastor must be active in this ministry of leading men into authentic manhood. One of our church members, John Green, has been leading boys into the... Continue »
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Did You Know? We are averaging 553 in Life Groups? We are averaging 600 people on campus each weekend? We have around 200 people who participate in discipleship opportunities each Wednesday night? We have baptized 40 people this year with... Continue »