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This Could Be Your Story!

Most pastors and staff begin to think about what they will need to do to improve their Sunday School program in the spring of the year. Sharon Gary Smith writes that "with careful planning this could be your story."

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Living with Miracles in Mind

Living with an awareness of God and His activities in all aspects of life, fills us with a sense of the miraculous and countless possibilities, as well as the wonder of life.

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Mutually Blessed

Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church members prayed for a way to use their building to make a difference in their community. A chance encounter allowed them to do just that.

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Snow Leads to Innovative & Meaningful Worship

Typically, snow on Sunday in Virginia means that churches close, worshippers stay at home, and pastors get a rare Sunday off. However, this past Sunday, after the tremendous snowfall, several churches found unique ways to connect with one another.

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Vienna Reflections

Justin Pierson is currently serving as a BGAV Venturer in Vienna, Austria. Read his recap of his first three months as he begins another three months of service.

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6 Stages of Bible Study that Leads to Discipleship

If we are taking seriously that Sunday School/Small Group Bible Study is a place for transformation (instead of knowledge) and a community of faith (instead of simply a classroom experience), then we need to begin understanding how it can be a discipling process.

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“The Baptists Will Help”

The BGAV, in partnership with the Poarch Immigration Law firm in Salem, Virginia, is sponsoring a Basic Immigration Legal and Procedure Training, March 14-18, at the Virginia Baptist Resource Center in Richmond.

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2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey

Ministers and church employees are invited to participate in the 2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey: a tool used by churches of all sizes to determine fair wages and benefits. The bi-annual survey is a partnership of GuideStone Financial Resources, LifeWay Christian Resources and Baptist state conventions.

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Get it Done Today

Ed Jordan writes that "If we really believe that what we resolved to do is necessary for us, then we ought to do what is necessary to accomplish it."

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#1 Top Blogpost of 2015: Football and the Church

Our #1 most read post of the year was recently published by Tommy McDearis, pastor of Blacksburg Baptist Church, providing us with a unique look at how the head coach transition at nearby Virginia Tech created unique ripple effects throughout the church and community.

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