Pasco Baptist Association is not an office at a location but it is a cooperative expression of the 33 churches and 1 church plant who have voluntarily binded themselves together to serve their communities and minister through each other to reach each other's communities with the Gospel of Christ. Helping Churches make disciples who make disciples.
Pasco County Baptist Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and receives no state or federal funding. It is solely through God's grace, tax-deductible gifts from individual contributors, corporations, foundations, various community organizations, as well as our faithful churches that we can continue to be a resource to the churches of Pasco County as we "Go" and make disciples to the ends of the earth.
... Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Tim. 2:2
Next Class - October 7, 2019
October 22, 2019
Our common expressions of service include a Wild Game Dinner for Men and Boys each March to help churches reach men; a Pastor's Round-table that provides pastors a platform for sharing of ideas and ministry needs; seminary extension classes to assist in developing leaders; and training events such as Vacation Bible School where any church. Regardless of size, churches can participate and know that their sister churches are willing to help one another with resources.
It is through the combined efforts of the 34 churches that every church can know they have a partner and will not stand alone in times of hardship or interim leadership.
Discover Pasco ...
Merriam –Webster’ dictionary defines the word strategy as “a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time: the skill of making or carrying out plans to achieve a goal.” A strategy has two primary components 1) its a plan, and like any plan, it will have revisions, and 2) it usually is achieved over a long period of time. To date, the Pasco Baptist Association (PBA) has not experienced a church planting movement in its 132-year life span. Though it has added churches over the last 132 years, the bulk of the church growth has come from existing believers moving into the area and orchestrating a time, place, and location to meet. Church Planting is more than a group of existing believers needing a place to meet. Church Planting at its core is churches rapidly reproducing themselves.
From 2005 to 2010, the population of the county almost doubled. From 2010 to 2019, it more than doubled. The growth has been both numerical to the population as well as socially, and economically. The church must meet the cultures moving in.
Since 2009 Pasco County has averaged 100 people per month moving into the County. The average attendance on any given Sunday of most of our 32 Churches is less than 200 people. That means a new church moves to Pasco County every other month. And if you use NAMB statistic of the average church plant starts with 100 people, that’s one new church plant moving to Pasco every month. The Pasco area is ripe for a Church planting movement.
Is your church ready to meet these new challenges? Is your church ready and willing to look at new strategies of disciple-making that delivers the Gospel into daily living?
October 10, 2019