Royal Palm Baptist Association
Friday, July 25, 2014

♦ Ministers Meeting

“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased
with His own blood.” -- Acts 20:28
July 28 - Executive Committee/Ministers Meeting, 10:30 AM, RPBA Office

Executive Committee Meeting Along with our regular business, we will be voting on the calling of Dr. Mark Gonzales as the permanent Director of Mission of the Royal Palm Baptist Association. The Personnel Committee unanimously recommends to you the calling of Dr. Mark Gonzales as the permanent Director of Missions of the Royal Palm Baptist Association effective at the close of the Executive Committee meeting on July 28.  Dr. Gonzales has served in the capacity of part-time interim DOM since May 1. Your Personnel Committee, following the guidelines set forth in the constitution and personnel manuals; has advertised the position, asked for input from the association and collected and evaluated resumes. We feel confident that the Lord has led us to this point in the process of calling a new DOM.  We have completed all checks, including references, credit, background, and personal interviews with Pastor Mark and his wife, Lindy, and find Pastor Mark “beyond reproach” in his qualifications to lead us.

Ministers Meeting   The Ministers Meeting portion of our meeting will cover the topic: Protecting Our Future

David Moore, Associate Team Strategist for the Sunday School, Groups, and Discipling Ministries Team of the Florida Baptist convention will be our facilitator.  Information and training related to protection policies for safety, security, and legal matters. Church leaders can reduce the risk that a volunteer will physically or sexually abuse a minor in their care by developing policies addressing the issue. Assistance will be provided in how to develop and implement clear child-safety policies.

Who is the Executive Committee? The Executive Committee of the association shall be composed of the pastor of each member church and each mission or chapel sponsored by a member church, a lay member from each church or missions, the heads of all departments of associational work, officers of the association, the State Board members from the association and all full-time resident retired ministers who are members of the churches of the Royal Palm Baptist Association.

August 18 - Ministers Meeting. 10:30 AM
Topic:  Estate Planning Seminar
September 22 -- Ministers Meeting, 10:30 AM 
Topic:  Revitalization: Addressing Challenges Common to Churches
October - No Ministers Meeting
Annual Meeting on October 21, 6:30 PM, First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs
November - Ministers Meeting - to be announced
December - Ministers Meeting - to be announced


The Ministers Meetings are held at the Royal Palm Baptist Association Office.
Everyone is invited - all Pastors and staff members (Full-time/Part-time/Paid or Volunteer).
The meeting starts at 10:30 AM and usually concludes with a lunch by 1 PM, unless otherwise noted.
It is helpful for us to know if you plan to attend the meetings, send an email to,
the Wednesday prior to the meeting date would help us with the meal planning. Thanks!