BGAV Blog

V3: Overwhelmed? Two Key Practices to Reinvigorate Your Life and Mission

On the V3 Church Planting blog, Michael Pumphrey writes: "The greatest joy in my life is my wife and 4 kids. I love being a dad and husband. I am always trying to be aware of how our involvement in planting churches and pastoring is affecting our family."

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Ed Jordan: Tomorrow is Yesterday

So many people are fearful of the future. What will it bring? I don’t know. But I do know that Jesus will be the same tomorrow as he is today and as he was in centuries past. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

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John Upton: Summer and Youth – A Missionary Movement of Churches

Recently I had a good laugh with a group of energetic young people who were gathering to go on a mission trip leaving from the Baptist building. It was an energizing time. Those young people reminded me of why we need summers and why we need our youth.

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Eliza Green: No Words

Eliza shares a video about her experience serving as a Venturer in Romania.

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Spending Summertime for Service

A number of students and young adults are spending the summertime to share Christ's love around the globe. We ask you to say a special prayer for these summer venturers. Whether they are serving internationally in Romania, Vienna, or Ghana, or stateside through Impact camps and Disaster Response locations, they need our support and encouragement from home.

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Tony Brooks: Groundhog Day and Sunday School

It is only when Phil begins to think of others and discovers love that he is able to break the curse of reliving the same day. Could we be under the same curse in our classes? Is it possible that we have blinders on and basically find ourselves going through the motions of each Sunday?

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Ed Jordan: To Discover New Lands, Leave the Old Shore 

It seems to me that America has grown lethargic and unmotivated. Maybe it is because we have been provided with so much by those who came before us, or maybe we have become desensitized to new ideas because of the glut of information that bombards our senses 24/7. Perhaps we have become lazy and lost our work ethic. Am I being too hard on us?  Perhaps, or perhaps not.

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V3 and Fresh Expressions: Non-traditional Churches Reach People in Unexpected Places, Unexpected Ways

"There were several memorable experiences, including a Jewish sailor who converted to Christianity and a woman who gave her life to Jesus Christ for the first time."

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Education Opportunity: Ministry Equipping Network

The BGAV Ministry Equipping Network is designed for pastors, ministers, and lay leaders to be able to enroll in single courses in a specific ministry area or to be able to complete a comprehensive program that yields a Ministry Certification. 

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Phillip Hedrick: The Meaning of Happiness

What does happiness look like to you? To me, it is the look of children’s faces every time they see me. When I walk into the room and they see me, a smile just happens to creep onto their faces.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Ways to Deal with Uncharted Territory in Sunday School & Small Groups

I have been reading Tod Bolsinger’s book, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Unchartered Territory. On Page 14, he writes, “Understanding unchartered territory: The world in front of you is nothing like the world behind you.”

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Religious Liberty Committee Spotlight: James Madison’s “Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments”

We remonstrate against the said Bill, . . . [b]ecause we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, "that Religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence."

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  • Elijah Brown Nominated for BWA General Secretary

    American Elijah Brown, originally from the state of Texas, is being nominated to be the next general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.Neville Callam, a Jamaican, retires from that position in December after more than 10 years of service.

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