BGAV Blog

Ed Jordan: Going Faster, or Going Farther?

This week I read an African proverb which states: “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

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via Baptist News Global: iPhone or Incarnation?

One of the early tricks I learned in studying generational differences was to identify the signal events that marked the symbolic end of one generation and transition to another.

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Tony Brooks: Sunday School/Small Groups and New Scorecards

I remember the day when success in Sunday School was seen by envelopes with checkmarks: attendance, read the Bible every day, give an offering, etc. Perhaps a new scorecard is needed in this generation!

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Mallory Wohlford, Venturer: A Change in My Comfort Zone

I am a planner who had to overcome the need of knowing my plans. I had to overcome not knowing all the details all the time. I am a person who loves being around others, yet I had to be comfortable with heading out alone.

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Ed Jordan: Catching the Ball

Is a pitched baseball active or passive? Some would say it is passive because it plays no role in its delivery. Others would say that it is active, because it is moving, perhaps changing direction, and has a specific purpose.

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James River Baptist Association: Packing Meals for Hungry People Around the World

On June 3, 2018, the James River Baptist Association (JRBA) held its tenth meal packing event for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now).

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KLI: Encouraging, Training Young Leaders in Ministry

Last month, ten young adults from across Virginia gathered in the Outer Banks for the 2018 Kairos Leadership Initiative (KLI) Retreat. KLI identifies and develops emerging leaders active in BGAV-sponsored-and-supported collegiate ministries and churches by immersing them in one year of in-depth leadership training. Each year these young leaders gather for three retreats, participate in coaching and mentoring, and read to help them discover their identities in Christ, consider their vocational calling, and live out these things in their contexts.

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