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Spence Network Update: Discipleship Community of Practice

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  This evening begins the first day of a three-day retreat at CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center for churches participating in Spence Network’s Discipleship Community of Practice. We asked Laura McDaniel, Network Catalyst for Spence, “What is a Discipleship Community of Practice?” Laura wrote: Over the course of the last several years, there has been a discipleship movement across Virginia …

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New Hope Church fights hunger

Last month, BGAV-affiliated New Hope Church of Lorton, Va held a meal packaging event with Feed My Starving Children. Two weeks before Christmas, they cancelled services and worked shifts from Friday to Monday to package the meal. The church held various fundraisers, including a 5K, throughout the year to help pay the cost of the mission event. Their goal? 550,000 …

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Kingdom Vision: The Discipline of a Disciple

What a fascinating experience it was to attend the inauguration of Pope Francis. I was invited and able to fly to Rome. And when I got there I discovered that I had been placed by the Vatican with a group that I would be with for the entire inauguration. I would have dinner with this group. I would travel to …

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Facing a New Beginning

By Fred Anderson We are a calendar-oriented people. We keep them on our desks and walls, in our pocketbooks, wallets and checkbooks. We mark them off – not like some prisoner crossing out his days behind bars – but as persons expecting events, challenges, programs, activities, anniversaries and all life brings our way. We turn the calendar to a new …

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Two teams in Haiti

Virginia Baptists currently have two teams in Haiti serving at the Source of Light Center. Learn more about the Center and the partnership with the Haiti Baptist Convention.

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News & Notes for the new year

Happy New Year! We’re back in the saddle and are looking forward to furthering God’s Kingdom together in 2014. Here are a few things to keep in your mind over the next few weeks: Free Webinar with Eddie Hammett: Join the Christian Leaders Link and Eddie Hammett for a free webinar Tuesday, January 14 at 2:30pm. The topic is “5 …

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News & Notes for December 13, 2013

Christmas is only 12 days away! Wow! As we continue to prepare for Christmas, please take note of the following: Don’t forget that the Christian Leaders Link is offering two exciting opportunities: A free webinar January 14 at 2:30 with Eddie Hammett. Did we mention this was free? Details and registration here. A 6 week Certificate in Personal Leadership. Even better, “No tests! No written papers! …

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Thoughtfulness and Kindness Need Never Go Out Of Style

By Fred Anderson Christmas is a good season for remembering your pastor. Perhaps his coat is a little brown and rusty, maybe his buggy rattles too much, almost surely his bank account is thin and meager. It is so simple and easy a thing for loving hearts to find a way to do good. Can anyone measure the joy which …

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