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Church Planting Resources

Why Church Planting In Orlando?

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Gospel Saturation Strategy

More than 60 million people visited Orlando in 2014. Disney employs over 70,000 locals. UCF is the 2nd largest university in the nation with nearly 60,000 students. The Orlando metro is home to 2.1 million people and the Central Florida region is comprised of almost 4 million people. Over 200,000 local residents work in the hospitality industry. Only 14% of Florida's population is connected to a local church. 

GOBA is all about revitalizing existing churches, starting new churches and developing Christian leaders.  When we reach local people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them grow as disciples of Jesus, we have the opportunity to reach the world from right here at home.  You can help to support that effort by giving to GOBA through your church or individually through our secure online donation center. 

Church Planters: Start Here

Our vision is simple: to see Acts 19:10 become a reality for Central Florida resulting in the transformation of people and communities so that one day... Orlando will become known more for Jesus than Mickey.

We are partnering with churches to start more healthy, reproducing churches. GOBA church planting staff provides Assessment, Coaching, Training, and Support for new churches and their sponsors. New chuches are encouraged to build multiplication into their DNA from the start. GOBA encourages churches to work together to fulfill the vision of giving every person in Central Florida the opportunity to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. Churches that reproduce themselves in new ways that connect with un-reached people are needed to fulfill the vision.  Contact us to learn more.  

Free Church Planting Books

  • How to Embrace and Engage A People Group

    GOBA is partnering with the International Mission in training Christians in the process of discovering and engaging ethno-linguistic people groups in Florida. The first step is to attend the free Unreached People Groups Discovery and Engagement Workshop at First Orlando February 3-5, 2015.  Next, follow the Examine, Encounter, and Engage process at PeopleGroups.Info. Become a part of the online community and contribute your knowledge to the database.  Third, utilize the resou...

  • New Churches in South Florida

    At the 2012 GOBA annual meeting, Grace Fellowship in West Palm Beach was accepted into full membership of Greater Orlando Baptist Association. Grace Fellowship has been planting churches all over South Florida and around the world through their church planting center, The Timothy Initiative.  In this video clip, you can catch a glimpse of some of Grace Fellowship's South Florida church plants.

  • Multiplying Church Vision

    In this video clip from Spin-Off Churches, Dr. Clayton Cloer, pastor of First Baptist Church of Central Florida, shares his vision for starting new churches. 

  • How to Change the World

    Do you want to see your community, your city, or even your entire geographic region transformed by the power of God’s Word? What would it be like if every man, woman, and child in Central Florida had the opportunity hear the gospel message of Jesus Christ? How many of them would believe and become disciples of Christ?

  • Planting ChurchesThrough The Timothy Initiative

    The Timothy Initiative is the church planting center of Grace Fellowship in West Palm Beach, an SBC and GOBA member church. The goal of TTI is train people to start multiplying churches that reach their community.  Church planters go through a 12 month hands-on training process where they learn Biblical foundations, basic doctrine, preaching and teaching skills, disciple-making and church multiplication.

  • Orlando home to Florida Baptists’ first Japanese church plant

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