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Staying the Course

We are in a difficult time where our normal routines have been changed, and our days have become a new normal. For many like me who have a busy lifestyle with work, meetings, and enjoying social gatherings with friends and family, this slowing of our normal pace of life has been an adjustment. We are all wondering, When is this going to end, and when are we going to be able to go back to our normal routines?

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Social Media Stats from #BGAV13

For the first year we hosted a Social Media Challenge at the BGAV Annual Meeting. By all accounts, it was a resounding success. Many thanks to our prize sponsors, including: Guidestone Financial Services Averett University Rohrer Bus Sales Ministering to Ministers Foundation, Inc. Over 75 people tweeted throughout the meeting. The hashtags, both the official #BGAV13 along with the unofficial …

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View Pictures from #BGAV13!

The 190th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia was historic, informative, and uplifting. The photos below include scenes from: The Virginia Baptist Youth Minister’s Association meeting The Virginia Baptist Pastor’s Conference The VBMB Glocal Missions Team/WMU of Virginia Missions Dinner The Exhibition Hall Worship & Business sessions featuring various speakers, including John Upton and Ross Clifford Pictures of …

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Off the Beaten Path in BGAV Life

Human Trafficking

Every year, Virginia Baptists embark on new projects and initiatives to reach people in our communities and around the world. We hear many great stories throughout the year, but there is always more going on. Check out these initiatives, including some opportunities to learn more at the BGAV Annual Meeting: Human Trafficking Just last month, Henrico County police, where the …

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Who participated in the Messenger Bag Filling?

As you all know, this year’s #BGAV13 is at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. Wegmans, a huge and unique supermarket, is nearby. #BGAV13 attendees had the opportunity to grab an extra bag at registration, pick up a grocery list, and then go to Wegmans and fill the bag! After they were done shopping, they brought the bag back and …

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Why did you come to #BGAV13?

“Fellowship.” “I’m a Virginia Baptist, it’s what we need to do.” “The breakouts.” “Worshipping with my fellow Baptists is amazing.” Out of the 1,000 or so folks here in Fredericksburg, there are at least 1,000 different reasons. Nathan White, VBMB Web Minister, and Aaron Lee will be roaming around the Expo Center asking attendees “Why did you come to #BGAV13?” …

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Why We Partner Together

Impact! International Austria 2000

Commentary by Aaron Lee By the time I stepped off the plane in Vienna, Austria, in June 2000, I had already made new American friends, but the best was still in store for us. Our Impact! International team brought two youth pastors and seven youth from six churches across Virginia to spend two weeks in Austria, ministering alongside our new Austrian …

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Where to Eat in Fredericksburg

Whether you drive hours to get to Fredericksburg or you commute from across town, at some point you need to eat. Food and fellowship is a highlight of the BGAV Annual Meeting for many, and we want to help you enjoy the best food in town. Eat Local Soup ’n Taco http://soupntaco.com (4 miles) Soup ’n Taco serves Mexican and …

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What To Watch For at #BGAV13

Committee Recommends New Governance Structure Governance. Budgets. Councils. If it sounds like your church’s business meeting, you might be right. This year at the Annual Meeting, BGAV messengers will consider a recommendation from the Governance Committee seeking to streamline and update the structure of the BGAV and bring continue to provide “effective, efficient leadership for the BGAV.” Making the business …

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10 Reasons to Attend the BGAV Annual Meeting in Fredericksburg

The 190th Baptist General Association of Virginia Annual Meeting in Fredericksburg is less than a month away. Time is running out to secure group discount rates at area hotels. We would love to see you in next month! Still undecided about coming? Consider the following 10 reasons to come to the BGAV meeting this year:   BGAV Governance Committee Recommendation …

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