BGAV Blog

Dinner Churches: Reaching Isolated People for Christ

“There’s a natural beauty in a big, huge, family table that says, ‘You’ll be included here,’” explained Verlon Fosner, Director of the Dinner Church Collective, a stream of the Fresh Expressions movement. He and his wife, Melodee, work together to help churches reach isolated people in their communities by establishing “dinner churches”—a type of congregation that seems new to many traditional churches but really isn’t so new at all. 

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Tony Brooks: Five Creative Ways to Make Contact with Inactive Members and Prospects

We are all called to love God, love neighbor, and make disciples! Get class members to reach out to inactive members and prospects through a variety of ways.

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Ed Jordan: Are You Dehydrated?

There are many metaphors used in the Bible which utilize physical realities to communicate spiritual realities.

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Tony Brooks: Four Ways to Help When Tragedy Strikes

What do we do when tragedy strikes? I wrote part of this blog two years ago when the members of Central Baptist Church in Appomattox experienced a tragedy. A tornado struck the church and caused major damage. Tornadoes again came through southside Virginia and other places this past Sunday night. What can Sunday School classes and small groups do to connect when tragedy strikes?

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Venturer Update: Patrick Clark, Austria

As I listened to each person, I was humbled and inspired by the difference Christ makes in small and significant ways. Many of them said “I gave my life to Jesus.” This gave us an opportunity to talk more about the significance of this phrase; for me it is the privilege of teaching Muslims about Christ, and for them it is the decision to convert at great risk.

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