Equipping Pastors and Lay Leaders
Coming Alongside

Our Association is privileged to equip our pastors and lay leaders in a number of ways. From formal training and conferences, to workshops and one-to-ones, our aim is to invest in our pastors to help them grow as men, as well as spiritually and practically.
"Growing Intentional Disciple-Making Cultures" - Navigators Church Ministry

We are excited to partner with Navigators Church Ministry (NCM) for training, individual discipleship coaching and large-scale conferences like "Growing Intentional Disciple-Making Cultures" which we hosted in the spring of 2017, and look forward to hosting again next year.
Pastors Lunch and Learns

At least six times a year we set aside a Monday to host a Pastors' Lunch & Learn to encourage to inform Pastors of various new ministry opportunities. 

For example, in January of 2016 our DOM, Mike Kahn, shared on the epidemic of pornography in the churches.  We followed that up in March, 2016, with Jeffrey Klein from the Q Place, which taught our pastors about starting evangelistic small groups in homes outside the church.

The Lunch and Learn has become part of the culture of our Association over the years, as we are able to fellowship, network, and of course, enjoy the famous "$5.00 steak." 

Women's Discipleship Classes

Our Women's Discipleship series meets on Saturday mornings four to five times a year. Contact Carol Clark (813) 935-3839 to learn more about an upcoming Women's Class.
Annual Leadership Conference

Every August, we host a half-day (Saturday) Leadership Conference August 19, 2017 at Seminole Heights Baptist Church in Tampa. The event offers multiple tracks and features more than 25 break-out sessions.

Make sure you are planning for this August's conference as we expect it to continue to grow. Contact Jan Jones at (813) 935-3839 | jjones@tbba.org.

Annual Preaching Conference

Every year we host a great preaching conference. This year we will be at Bell Shoals Baptist in connection with the Florida Baptist Convention's "Sharper Conference," March 1, 2018. We are blessed to have Dr. Stephen Rummage as our instructor. In 2015, we were blessed to have H.B. Charles Jr. come for a Friday night / Saturday morning schedule. In 2016, we moved the conference to Bell Shoals Baptist with Dr. Stephen Rummage (Click here for the videos).
Annual Churches Planting Churches Training

In  January, 2016, we hosted our first-annual Churches Planting Churches training, bringing in veteran, pastor-trainer, Sean Pierce, from Albany, NY. Sean has helped churches in the Northeast for 20 years focus on disciple-making and leadership development as the foundations of a church planting.

We look forward to January, 2018 and continuing the conversation.  To learn more, contact our Church Planting Catalyst, Robert Beckman rbeckman@tampachurchplanting.com (863) 660-1333.
Ministry Partnerships

We are all about connecting our pastors to opportunities for growth and the advancement of the Kingdom. From within our Southern Baptist Convention and beyond, we are privileged to have some amazing partnerships with some amazing partners:
Navigator Church Ministries |Q Place | Culture Link | World Changers | Word of Life and More...

Contact Pastor Mike to learn more about how each of these relationships is strengthening our pastors.

Financial Peace University

We have a leader kit available in our library. Contact Jan Jones about checking it out.