FBC JAX is committed to taking the Gospel to our nation in keeping with the Great Commission. In doing so, we have several Church Planting partnerships dedicated to taking the Gospel to cities and neighborhoods within our domestic borders.  Many regions of the country are dark and void of any Gospel outreach or influence. These Church Planting partnerships seek to take the good news of Jesus Christ to areas where no real evangelical witness exists. We work closely with the Church Planters listed below and we remain committed to continued, long-lasting support in what they do.

 

Paramount Church • paramountcolumbus.com
2935 East Main Street, Columbus OH
Paramount Church is a church plant from Open Door Baptist Church (Raleigh, NC) set to reach Columbus, OH in 2012. We are sponsored by the North American Church Planting Foundation and First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida. We hope you are encouraged and consider partnering with us.

 

Grace Alive / Church in Orlando - Gracealive.church

Orlando is known as the happiest place in the world. Ask many people around the globe about Orlando and I am sure an oversized mouse, gigantic killer whales, palm trees, and sunshine come to mind. While Orlando has some very beautiful aspects about it, the truth is Orlando is in desperate need for hope. The happiest place on earth has a whole only the Gospel can fill.

The Harvest– As a multinational community with a multimillion population that is largely unreached, Central Florida is a strategic location not only for reaching people with the gospel, but for sending people around the world. Here are some striking statistics concerning Orlando:

  • Disney employs over 70,000 employees
  • UCF is the second largest University in America with over 60,000 students
  • Central Florida is home to over 4 million residents 86% (3.5 million) are not connected to a local church
  • The city landed at No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s fastest-growing cities” of 2016

The Nations–God is literally bringing the nations to Orlando which makes it a strategic location for multiethnic ministry, missions, and multiplication:

  • 56% Anglos 44% Non-Anglos
  • 18% of residents are foreign born
  • Orlando is ranked 7th in growth amongst minority populations
  • 66 million people visited Orlando in 2015

The Issues– The Happiest Place on earth has a hole only the Gospel can fill:

  • #1 worst mid-sized metropolitan city for homelessness
  • Orlando is safer than 2% of the cities in the U.S.
  • The poverty rate is 14.9%
  • Orlando is one of the worst cities for abortions averaging about 30 babies per day
  • Due to prominent tourism, Orlando has a high saturation of sexual trafficking

The weight of these issues are heavy but the hope of the Gospel shines brighter. I am excited to see another gospel-centered church intentionally pursuing racial reconciliation and multiethnic multiplication. By God’s grace, we continue to build upon the work of other faithful churches in the area in addition to planting more in Florida. Keep us in prayer as we take the Gospel to Orlando!