BGAV Blog

Shannon Kiser: Renewing a Reputation

On the Fresh Expressions US Blog, Shannon Kiser discusses her recent interaction with a dog kennel in need of a reputation renewal. In doing so, she asks, "But what if what actually shifts people’s perception of the church is the way we relate with the community?"

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A Heart for God

Johnny Almond writes that "To find real joy, we must trade society’s dissatisfying lifestyle for Christ’s restful way and exchange our vicious cycle for His victory celebration."

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Deb Sternke: Ministry’s Most Commonly Forgotten Secret

What I really needed was rest. When planting a church, one of the easiest things to be put on the back burner is the need for rest. It’s essential to take a break from our work. If we neglect this, we have the candle lit at both ends and will end up burning out.

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Six Ideas for Vacation Bible School

As your church plans VBS this summer, Charity Roberson offers ideas she has collected over the last few years that may be helpful in your planning.

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Eliza Green: Take off

Our trip to Romania is right around the corner. It’s been a long wait since applying for this trip in January. So much so, that it almost does not feel real. A few weeks ago, our whole team was able to meet and get to know each other in Richmond. Meeting my team and learning more about Romania has made …

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Sara Amos: With God, Dreams Become Realities

A page from my journal written in October 2016 reads, “God I feel that you are calling me back to Romania and if this is your will I will need you to provide for me with the opportunity, the finances, and to make a way in the hearts of my family.” I have explored the possibility of returning to serve …

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Phillip Hedrick: Returning To The Place That Changed My Life

Last year during my junior year of high school, I had the opportunity to travel 8 hours across the Atlantic Ocean, with my youth group, to this place called Bucharest, Romania. At this point in my life I had never been out of the United States so I didn’t know what to expect. While we were there we had the …

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Religious Liberty Committee Spotlight: James Madison’s Letter to Frederick Schaeffer

This month focuses on a letter written from James Madison to Frederick Schaeffer in 1821, sharing his belief that American history has proven that religion thrives most when it is independent of government.

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