The Treasure Coast Baptist Association is affiliated with the Florida Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention and exists to come alongside the churches of the association to assist them in carrying out the Great Commission. Associational and partner churches do that engaging, encouraging and being equipped at Pastors' Cohorts, Roundtables, Conferences and financially by giving to the work of the association.
The Florida Baptist Convention has many associations spread throughout the state. Every association though is unique because of its makeup, its location, its size, its needs, and how each Associational Missional Strategist understands his ministry. It is true to say then that there is no association quite like TCBA.
What is an Associational Missional Strategist? The answer is different for each ASM. Within TCBA, the title is really misleading. Because each Southern Baptist church is independent, the ASM really directs nothing and no one. And in most people's minds, the idea of missions is either that of a missionary serving among a people far from his birthplace or of someone whose work is to plan and go on mission trips. For some ASMs that title might fit, but it doesn't for this time in this place. Instead, a better title would be "Associational Pastor." Your TCBA Associational Pastor seeks to come alongside pastors and churches when possible to engage, too encourage, and too equip.
If all that sounds like something your church would like to be a part of, then Tim O'Carroll, the Associational Missional Strategist, would love to talk with you and learn more about you and your church. We have a place for those churches wishing to become Southern Baptist churches, as well as for partner churches that agree with our goals and beliefs but cannot become Southern Baptist. You can reach out to Tim directly via email here and he would love to meet you.