Now and Then

Two Promises Our Faith Formation series on Revelation is underway each Wednesday night and I’ve made two promises so far: First, if you come, we will clear up some fog for you and help you understand this perplexing book a bit better. Second, if you come, we will not clear up all the fog. We…

The Trouble With Revelation

The great Reform er Martin Luther was a big proponent of putting Scripture in the hands and in the minds of laypeople, arguing against the dominant understanding of Scripture as rightly understood only through the traditional avenues of interpretation endorsed by the “Church” and protected by priests. For this reason, Luther translated the Bible into ordinary…

Operation Christmas Child

2014 Church-Wide Mission Project This year we are preparing shoe boxes collectively as a church. Each month we will collect different items for 200 shoe boxes for boys and girls, ages 5-9. We will have a church-wide packing party to fill the shoe boxes in October. If you would still like to pack your own…

Mercy Support Homes

A team from our men’s ministry tackled the flooring in a new home for a family on the path back to self-sufficiency. We join many other local churches and volunteers in caring for Clay County families in crisis. If you’d like to help with a renovation project in the next month, contact the Church Office.…

Opening Doors at Open House Ministries

In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, a group from Island View joined many others in responding to the historic devastation in Homestead. Open House Ministries grew out of that response and for over 20 years now has lifted the community and demonstrated God’s love. The churches of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida have been…

Happy Memorial Day

Frances A. Walker once said at a Memorial Day gathering: “We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” We at Island View hope you have a very happy Memorial Day. Remember those who have given so much. And give praise to God, who gave the freedoms they endeavored to protect.

Our New Pianist

Island View Baptist Church is thrilled to welcome a new leader in worship this Sunday: our Pianist, Janelle Ganey. Janelle is a native of Jacksonville, a graduate of the Florida State University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a former missionary and professor of sacred music in Brasil and (once upon a time) was the first…

The New IVBC.org

We have talked and dreamed and worked on a new website. And there is still some work left to be done! If you would like to help write content or take some pictures to showcase Island View on our new internet home, get in touch with the Pastor. Thank you to Amy Gress for her…