Encouraging Pastors
Coming Alongside
It's our motto: Coming Alongside. The Greek noun is parakletos, which literally means “called to one’s side” or “called alongside” to comfort, exhort, and encourage. We seek to do that for our pastors and their families in a number of ways:

 
Pastors Monthly Prayer Gatherings
All pastors are welcome every month for a time of guided prayer.
  • First Wednesday | Hispanic Pastors | Al Lopez Park | 10:00 a.m. | [ map ]
  • First Thursday |Dan Reid, Journey Church | 1310 John Moore Rd | Brandon | 9:00 a.m. | [ map ]
  • First Thursday | Elbert Nasworthy | Buchanan Baptist | 808 W. Bearss | Tampa | 11:00 a.m. | [ map ]
  • Click here to learn more about our prayer gatherings
Pastors / wives Annual Christmas Party

We welcome in the Christmas season every year with a wonderful Pastors and Wives dinner. It is a great time of eating and fellowship and all are blessed to receive gift cards and other thoughtful blessings. This year's party will be on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Puleo Farm. Details to follow.
 
Pastors and Wives Annual Retreat

Each year the TBBA is able to help 15-to-20 pastors and their wives attend a two-night retreat designed to give them a special time together; strengthen their marriages; and bless them with helpful resources.
Pastors Wives
We want to connect Pastors wives with one another for encouragement, fellowship and equipping.
  • If you have any interest at all, please reach out to our new Women's Ministry director, Tami Webb (813) 300-1969 tami@tbba.org.
Church Planter Network
Pastors, church planters and revitalizers gather occasionally for fellowship, encouragement and practical helps.
Quarterly Executive Meetings

Join us once a quarter for a great time of official business and lunch fellowship. Our Executive Committee meetings focus on a specific are of ministry such as the book “The Art of Neighboring”, or “Pray for Every Home.com”, etc.   Our next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (free lunch provided).
Triad Pastor Discipleship Groups

At least once or twice a year, Pastor Mike will lead a discipleship group using Web-X (online) meetings with three pastors over 15 sessions. These sessions are aimed at strengthening the pastors' personal relationships with Christ, and encouraging them at the conclusion of the group to pass on what they have received by discipling men in their churches.