About This Show
A podcast with Pastor David Tarkington of firstFAMILY Church in Orange Park Florida. FirstFAMILY is one church with multiple locations including First Baptist Church of Orange Park, GameDay Church, The Creek, and IslandChurch. This podcast focuses on where faith, family and culture intersect.
Most Recent Episode
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.