The group began with a meeting in March 2004 in Tampa. Since then we’ve met each month or so in a different Florida city. We’ve traveled to Orlando, Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. In each city, we have invited the local church boards and other interested members to participate. The goal is to communicate broadly with all parties so that we can have a consensus concerning our work in South America.
- All local church boards have agreed on the purpose and nature of the Council. Each church no matter the size has two representatives on the council. These can be paid church staff or working members. We have an even mix, which helps ensure all perspectives are considered.
- One of our most exciting initiatives to date is the pairing between Florida churches and South American churches. We believe this measure will increase personal interaction and inspiration.
There is much that has been accomplished through hours of patient discussion and research, but much work remains. We desire to learn from the past, yet are aware that there is much to be improved upon. If you have any thoughts, ideas or questions regarding missions, please feel free to share them with a committee member from your local congregation. We represent you and would love to hear from you! We also encourage you to attend our open meetings when we visit your city.