Feb 20, 2013
Evangelicals in America—including Florida Baptists—lack a “deep sense of brokenness” because of our self-reliance. Until there is dependence on God and total brokenness in our midst, we will not see revival.
That was the message of Clayton Cloer during a Feb. 7 worship service held in conjunction with the State Board of Missions meeting at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. The brief message—only about 10 minutes—prefaced a time of extended prayer, following a pattern led by Cloer at meetings around the state since the fall of 2011 as part of the ReVision Florida effort.
Nov 9, 2011
JACKSONVILLE—The winds of revival are sweeping across the Sunshine State compelling 65 Florida Baptist congregations to make commitments to let the movement begin with them.
Nov 2, 2011
ORLANDO (FBC)—Billed as “the largest conference call for prayer in the history of the church in the state,” all Florida Baptist pastors are being challenged to join “Call2 Fall,” a statewide conference call of pastors praying for revision and revival.
“Call2Fall,” set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT, is “an urgent invitation to ‘call to fall’ on our knees before God,” said Clayton Cloer.
Nov 2, 2011
Could it be that God is beginning a renewal movement of His Holy Spirit among Florida Baptists?
In recent weeks, nearly 300 Florida Baptists participated in seven ReVision Florida meetings across the state. The meetings were organized by Clayton Cloer, pastor of First Baptist Church of Central Florida in Orlando and leader of the State Board of Missions task force charged with implementing the revival and renewal recommendation of the Imagine If Great Commission Resurgence report adopted at last year’s annual meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention.
Oct 26, 2011
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Jeff Stading, pastor of Bayless Highway Baptist Church in Starke, left home in the dark early morning hours to attend the “ReVision Florida” meeting at Fruit Cove Baptist Church in metropolitan Jacksonville, determined to hear for himself how spiritual renewal can be accomplished among Florida Baptists.
He said the Oct. 24 meeting, bathed in a 20-minute prayer time, presented the appropriate focus to bring spiritual renewal. “We will never experience harvest if we don’t start it in prayer.”
Oct 17, 2011
Next meetings, Oct. 18 in Tampa, Fort Myers; Oct. 20 in Pensacola, Graceville
ORLANDO (FBC)- “There is going to have to be a movement of God among us” to bring revival and renewal to Florida Baptists, observed Clayton Cloer, pastor of First Baptist Church of Central Florida in Orlando.
The Orlando pastor spoke Oct. 10 to a group of 22 fellow pastors and Florida Baptist Convention staff at the first of seven regional meetings Cloer is hosting to introduce and create awareness about “ReVision Florida,” a marketing emphasis designed to encourage revival, spiritual renewal and refocusing upon the Great Commission.
The “ReVision Florida” emphasis is one of 27 action plans recently approved by the State Board of Missions. The plans were in response to recommendations proposed by the “Imagine If. . . Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Taskforce” that were approved by the Florida Baptist State Convention last Nov. 8-9, 2010.
Oct 6, 2011
ORLANDO (FBC/FBW) -- A series of inspiration and awareness meetings have been scheduled to bring pastors together to begin thinking, talking and praying about a renewed emphasis upon the Great Commission and the implications of personal spiritual development.
Oct 5, 2011
LEESBURG (FBC)—A series of recommendations from workgroups that studied and responded to the six recommendations proposed by the “Imagine If ... Great Commission Resurgence Taskforce” were approved by the State Board of Missions during its Sept. 23 meeting at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.
Board workgroups had been studying the GCR recommendations since February after the report’s adoption by messengers to the 2010 Florida Baptist State Convention held Nov. 8-9 in Brandon.
Oct 5, 2011
I don’t know any serious Christian who is not of the conviction that spiritual renewal is desperately needed among our churches. Very soon, Florida Baptists will have an opportunity to demonstrate how passionately we hold that conviction through a new effort, “ReVision Florida.”
Last month, the State Board of Missions adopted a series of recommendations—some of which go on to the Florida Baptist State Convention for approval at the annual meeting next month in Coral Springs—to implement various recommendations affirmed by Florida Baptists last year in Brandon as part of the Imagine If Great Commission Resurgence task force report.