29 episodes

A podcast with Pastor David Tarkington of First Baptist Church of Orange Park Florida and the First Family Network. This podcast focuses on current trends in church life, ministry, and family. David has been serving at FBCOP since 1994 and is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. FBCOP and the First Family Network is strategic in church planting, revitalization, replanting, and other avenues of global mission for the glory of God.

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A podcast with Pastor David Tarkington of First Baptist Church of Orange Park Florida and the First Family Network. This podcast focuses on current trends in church life, ministry, and family. David has been serving at FBCOP since 1994 and is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. FBCOP and the First Family Network is strategic in church planting, revitalization, replanting, and other avenues of global mission for the glory of God.

    This Little Things That Change the World

    This Little Things That Change the World

    This is a portion from a message by a man who grew up in our church, attended youth ministry events, and was as active as any other student at the time. Yet, he surrendered to God's call to missions and now serves with the International Mission Board with his wife and children in a nation that is less than one percent Christian. This short clip is a reminder to all who serve in the church that God uses you in ways you cannot foresee. Thank you for serving. Stay faithful and remember, your act of service can help change the world.

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    firstFAMILY Podcast 028: Toronto Church Planting - Annette Teague

    firstFAMILY Podcast 028: Toronto Church Planting - Annette Teague

    Annette Teague served with the North American Mission Board for the past two summers as part of GenSend Toronto. While serving in this summer program, it became clear that God had called her to engage more long-term in the Greater Toronto Area with our church planters there. She is being sent from her home church, San Jose Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL to serve with the Hamilton Fellowships and Jason McGibbon. We take time in this podcast to discuss her journey as a GenSend missionary through NAMB and her subsequent decision to serve in Toronto on mission. As a church planting intern, she requires funding, and cannot work in Canada due to visa laws. If you would like to know more about Annette and possible support her financially, go to https://missionaries.namb.net/full/annette-teague. For info on GenSend, feel free to email her at annette.teague1@gmail.com.

    • 41 min
    firstFAMILY Podcast 027: Comic Books & Theology

    firstFAMILY Podcast 027: Comic Books & Theology

    Comic books and modern mythology are big business. After an era where the magazines were losing money, the creation of the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes has propelled super-heroes to the forefront of the entertainment industry. Many of these stories have religious undertones, so why aren't Christians strategically engaging those who love these stories with the ultimate story of the Gospel? Listen as Pastor David Tarkington shares how he is seeking to engage in intelligent conversations with friends of other and no specified religious faith over the subject of comic books and theology.

    • 22 min
    firstFAMILY Podcast 026: When the Gospel Is Traded for Therapy

    firstFAMILY Podcast 026: When the Gospel Is Traded for Therapy

    It's easy to poke holes in the false "prosperity gospel" that permeates our church culture with "name it and claim it" promises, while taking advantage of the generosity of undiscerning parishioners and television viewers. Yet, there is another false gospel that is often ignored, and even welcomed into many of our evangelical churches. In fact, it may be more dangerous than the easily identified "gospel-lite" offered by many. This is called the therapeutic gospel and it's deadly.

    • 17 min
    Episode 025: Our Journey of Church Revitalization

    Episode 025: Our Journey of Church Revitalization

    We are seeing over 900 churches close down annually in the SBC. The numbers are daunting and cannot be ignored. Yet, the question remains "What should be done?" The truth is that some churches need to close. They forsook their gospel witness years ago and are nothing more than buildings in communities. However, there are many who are positioned for rebirth and with partnerships with healthier churches, a rebirth can occur, thereby keeping a gospel witness alive and well in communities where it is needed. In this podcast I share our journey of revitalization with Oak Harbor Baptist Church, a church that apart from partnership and help would be closing it's doors within the year. We're in the midst of revitalization and it is not easy, but needed. Perhaps this could help you lead well into such a story.

    • 26 min
    Episode 024: Youth Pastors, Church Planters & Pastoral Leadership

    Episode 024: Youth Pastors, Church Planters & Pastoral Leadership

    "What happened to all the youth pastors?"
    I was asked that question a while back and one answer given was "They're all church planters now."
    I'm being facetious, but in this podcast I address the historical growth of student/youth ministry and the current trend and movement of church planting in light of pastoral leadership and biblical authority. I reference a few things in this podcast you may want to check out.
    First, the book REINVENTING YOUTH MINISTRY AGAIN by Wayne Rice -https://smile.amazon.com/Reinventing-Youth-Ministry-Again-Whistles/dp/0830833137/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484839614&sr=1-1&keywords=reinventing+youth+ministry+again

    My post on "Maybe You're Not Called to Ministry" - http://getreal.typepad.com/get_real_with_david_tarki/2017/01/maybe-youre-not-called-to-ministry.html

    Ron Edmondson's article on Leadership - "7 Signs of Weak Leader" - http://churchplants.com/articles/11941-signs-weak-leader-ron-edmondson.html

    • 25 min

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