BGAV Blog

Making a Good Deal

Do you remember watching game shows? One of my favorites was “Let’s Make a Deal,” where the contestant had to choose to keep a known gift or risk trading it for an unknown gift that could turn out to be something better or a real clunker. Either way, their choice had consequences.  

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Meet Chuck Warnock: Minister in Residence for Small Churches

Since the vast majority of American churches, including those in the BGAV, are small churches with under 250 in attendance, my vision is to raise the profile of small churches in order to help small congregations engage effectively with their communities.

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focus:refugees

Virginia Baptists are partnering with Austrian Baptists and other Baptist Unions in Europe as a part of a new missions initiative called focus:refugees. Focus:refugees aims to meaningfully connect Virginia Baptists to the refugee work of our partners within the European Baptist Federation (EBF). Over the next five years, the BGAV will support refugee work all over Europe and the Middle East starting with the Austrian Baptists, the Croatian Baptists and their work with refugees in Bosnia, and Lebanese Baptists. Additionally, the BGAV will partner with ReEstablish Richmond, a refugee resettlement agency working with refugees in Virginia.

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