DISCOVER PASCO

 

Discover Pasco is an invitation to Local Pasco Pastors to collectively develop local missionary thinking and an evangelistic disciple-making strategy that addresses Pasco's expansive suburban cultural using the following seven practices:  

 

1.    "Mapping" of geographical, social & spiritual layers

2.    "Exegeting the Culture" we serve

3.    "Intentional" relationships building platforms

4.    Identifying "persons of peace" in a community

5.    "Community Bridge Building" activities

6.    Gospel "Contextualization."

7.    "Placemaking" the Gospel in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place-Settings

 

The goal in Discover Pasco is to introduce the church to strategic approaches in church revitalization and church planting collectively. Together, we ask the question how do we move cross-culturally from our church culture to the daily work, play, and live culture spring up around us.  How do we live out a Disciple-making evangelism?  What are the Pathways – People – Places that make up our fields of harvest and how do we cultivate and harvest in these fields. Here we take the time to reflect on the soil and culture where the church is planted and discover ways to lead our people to infiltrate and engage their communities with the Gospel in the regular rhythms of daily life. Think of Discover Pasco as a call to come together with collective resources. Growth is coming, urbanization is coming, and cultures are shifting, all at a pace that will make many people run and hide. The church was given a commission to “Go make disciples” not to run and hide.

 

"And in movements of the Spirit, the first thing that happens and which eventually leads to a great revival is that one man or a group of men suddenly begin to feel this burden and they feel the burden so much that they are led to do something about it.
Revival: Martyn Lloyd-Jones, p. 163

 

Third Place Disciple-Making

An active Third Place is neutral ground that is informal and non-committal. It naturally fits into the rhythms of your lost friend's lives, and you can engage with it regularly.
 

So where do missional groups/communities gather for a third place?

 

It depends on the people you’re trying to reach. Mapping helps in identifying groups. Then ask the following questions:

 

1. Where do people already spend time and naturally go?

2. How can we gather there?”

 

  • For some of the downtown missional groups/communities, this may be an after-work wait out the traffic hour. Downtown professionals naturally gather at several places after their workday. (FDOT says 95,000 people leave Pasco County to work in another County ever day)

  • For some of the moms with younger kids, their Third Place might be a park where other moms and kids play throughout the day. (Think about all of the Walking Trails in your Neighborhood as a mission field)

  • For some, their neighbors gather at a neighborhood restaurant on the weekends and events or games. 

 

The Advantages of a Third Place

  • A third place creates space where someone can belong to before they believe. 

  • You can do it regularly, and invite those who don’t know Jesus to participate often.

  • This is not a Lone Ranger Activity, it takes a group.

Discover Pasco

Round Table Topics:

 

  • Biblical doctrine in Disciple-Making

  • Envisioning your Person of Peace

  • Defining Evangelism in Disciple-Making

  • Three Stages of Disciple-Making

  • The Conversation of Conversion

  • Reading the Demographic Studies

  • Applying the Demographic Studies

  • Reading the Social Map of a Community

  • Mapping Social Mission Fields

  • Placemaking Jesus' Model

  • Placemaking in Pasco County

  • What is "Spiritual Mapping."

 

FIELD RESOURCES:

The video's to Watch:

Making Disciples who Engage the Culture

 

 

 

MONTHLY ROUNDTABLE

FOR DISCOVER PASCO:

Every month except for      June & July  

Meeting Time is:

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Space is limited, obtain your tickets from the box below.

 

August 23, 2019

September  TBD,2019

October  TBD, 2019

November  1, 2018

December  3, 2018

January   17, 2019

February 12, 2019

March  19, 2019

April  23, 2019

May  TBD, 2019

PBA Office Conference Room

PASCO COMMUNITIES

     I. The Harbors - West 

  II. Gateway Crossing - South

 III. Midlands - Central

 IV. Highlands - East

  V. Countryside - North

       Lacoochee-Trilby-Trilacoochee Community Study

 

 

1. Pasco County Planning & Development maps

The Highlands
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Pasco Baptist Churches in The Highlands:

 

  • Agape Baptist Church - Zephyrhills, Florida

  • Family of God Baptist Church - Zephyrhills, Florida

  • First Baptist Church Dade City - Dade City, Florida

  • First Baptist Church Zephyrhills - Zephyrhills, Florida

  • First Community Baptist Church - Dade City, Florida

  • Iglesia Biblica de Dade City - Dade City, Florida

  • New Hope Baptist Church - Zephyrhills, Florida

  • Pasadena Baptist Church - Dade City, Florida

Countryside
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Pasco Baptist Churches in the Countryside:

Emmanuel Baptist Church

  • Clay Sink Baptist Church - Webster, Florida

  • Faith Fellowship Church - Trilby, Florida

  • First Baptist Church Lacoochee - Lacoochee, Florida

  • ​Fort Dade Baptist Church - Dade City, Florida

  • Redemption Baptist Church - Dade City Florida

Our calling is to take the Gospel into our communities through visibility, accessibility, and flexibility
  • People need to see each other in their natural environment (visibility), in place settings they can engage each other without going out of their way (accessibility), and be able to choose to engage or not engage based on what is appropriate for them, with no stress or prior planning (flexibility). In other words, make it easy and simple to have community-building conversations.

 

  • Visibility, accessibility, and flexibility require intentionality!

The Harbors

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Pasco Baptist Association Churches in The Harbors:

 

  • Aripeka Baptist - Aripeka, Florida

  • Beacon Baptist Church - Hudson, Florida

  • Cornerstone Community Church - New Port Richey, Florida

  • First Baptist Church Elfers - Elfers Florida

  • First Baptist Church Hudson - Hudson Florida

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church - Holiday Florida

  • Living Hope Church - Hudson, Florida

  • Riverside Baptist Church - New Port Richey, Florida

  • Grace of God Baptist Church - New Port Richey, Florida

 

 

Gateway Crossings
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Pasco Baptist Churches in the Gateway Crossings:

 

  • Disciples Cornerstone Community Church - Wesley Chapel, Florida

  • Willow Bend Community Church - Lutz, Florida

 

Midlands
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Pasco Baptist Churches in the Midlands:

Emmanuel Baptist Church

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church - New Port Richey, Florida

  • Pasadena Baptist Church - Dade City, Florida

  • San Antonio Community Church - San Antonio Florida

 

 

 

"In a world that is constantly moving and changing, it is imperative that the church not only know how to interpret the Bible but also how to engage with and adapt to those for whom the gospel message is addressed. When we exegete a community, we draw meaning from it. We discover the underlying history, context, and culture of that place and its people."

John E. Fuder, Neighborhood Mapping: How to Make Your Church Invaluable to the Community (p. 13), Moody Publishers, 2016 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

 

PATHS: The familiar routes people follow. Paths are the channels along which people customarily, occasionally, or potentially move: streets, walkways, transit lines, railroads, etc.

 

 

NODES: The places where multiple paths intersect. These may be primary junctions, places of a break in transportation, a crossing or convergence of paths, moments of shift from one structure to another. A node is a distinct hub of activity: marketplaces, plazas, bus stations, or intersections.

 

 

DISTRICTS: Areas with "perceived internal sameness." Districts are medium-to-large sections of the county, which are recognizable as having some common identifying character: neighborhoods, suburbs, housing developments.

 

 

EDGES: Dividing lines between districts. They are linear elements not used or considered as paths by the observer. The termination of a district is an edge: shores, railroad cuts, edges of development, etc.

 

 

LANDMARKS: Points of reference defined by physical objects with prominent visual features, usually large and visible: a building, sign, store, park, or natural feature.