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Consider Your Call: Second Grade Minister

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Charity Roberson is the Learning Communities Coach for the Emerging Leaders Team, VBMB. Second Grade Minister My first opportunity to lead in church came in the second grade when my Sunday School teacher, Miss Morton, enlisted …

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Consider Your Call: Remembering Your Call

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Kendall Ratliffe is the Admissions BGAV Ambassador and Christian Student Fellowship Director at Averett University. Remembering Your Call When asked the question, “Do you have a call to ministry?”, my answer was no. I had heard …

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Consider Your Call: “Becoming who we are–you are called to be you”

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Welford Orrock, Kairos Initiative Coordinator & Metro Richmond Collegiate Ministries Coordinator for the Emerging Leaders Team, VBMB, wrote our first post. “Becoming who we are – you are called to be you” In Luke chapter 7 …

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VBMB Celebrates Consider Your Call Sunday

This Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Since 2004, the vision of Consider Your Call® has been to help the local church call out and nurture its members for ministry and service through a “culture of calling.” The Consider Your Call® website features materials that provide a comprehensive resource to assist churches with being intentional in …

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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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Fall Virginia Baptist Mission Board Meeting Summary

The Virginia Baptist Mission Board met at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center Tuesday and Wednesday for its Fall meeting. The meeting was truly a historical meeting for several reasons. The Board: Recognized and honored outgoing Treasurer Eddie Stratton, who is retiring December 31. Staff and Board members presented him with honors, a thank you video, and a renovated hotel room …

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This Month in BGAV History: Old Times in the Country

Surely a Baptist must have written the entry on Charlotte County in the old WPA travel guide on Virginia published in 1940. Yet 70 years later it may need revisions. “Church customs of the 18th century still prevail in Charlotte,” states the guidebook. “Women are found sitting together on one side of the middle aisle, and men on the other. …

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Kingdom Vision: What Does It Mean To Be Autonomous?

Video Transcript I had an interesting experience. I was in Singapore at the BWA Youth Conference and invited to do a break-out session, but it was really just a break-out session of conversation with the President of BWA. I had no idea of where the conversations would go but for an hour, hour and a half really, we talked about …

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Welcome to the new VBMB.org website!

The Virginia Baptist Mission Board is pleased to announce the release of our new website. In addition to a new look, VBMB.org is now hosted on a completely new platform, allowing staff to quickly respond to both new initiatives and technologies. A big thank you is in order to Aaron Lee, Missions Pastor at Gayton Baptist Church and head of …

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“We’ve been waiting for this church to come.”

As previously mentioned on this blog, Powhatan Community Church recently opened a new campus at Riverside, which is located in Fork Union. The Brian Hughes, Senior Pastor, writes on their blog: Wow, indeed. We celebrate with all churches that are finding new and innovative ways to reach their neighbors. Watch this fantastic video PCC showed at the Riverside launch:  

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Church Spotlight: Vinton Baptist Church dedicates renovated building

We celebrate with Vinton Baptist Church and their newly renovated Children’s Educational Building! The space if functional, bright, and inviting. So far, reviews from the parents and teachers are outstanding. Here’s what they sent: The renovation of Vinton Baptist Church Children’s Educational Building from fruition to reality has taken over three years to complete, with the actual building demolition and …

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V3 Update

JR Woodward, Coordinator for V3, sent us a video update of what’s happening across the V3 landscape. The video features updates from: The District Church, Washington, DC Hope Hill, Manassas, VA Rhythm Church, Miami, FL Reality Church, Virginia Beach, VA Catoctin Valley CC, Purcellville, VA The Rock, Northern Virginia Rhema Christian Ministry, Fredericksburg, VA Vitalize, Smith Mountain Lake, VA Portico, …

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Church Spotlight: After tornado, Zoar Baptist Church celebrates new sanctuary

  As mentioned before on this blog and in the Religious Herald, Zoar Baptist Church (Deltaville) saw its sanctuary destroyed during a tornado 2 years ago. Sunday, September 8, Zoar dedicated their new sanctuary. A tip from a reader let us know about a video that was played during the dedication service that Sunday. The video does a fantastic job …

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Monday Musings: September 16, 2013

Don’t Waste Your Time Partnering With Parents Jeff Brodie Jeff offers both a provocative and prophetic word: When it comes to partnering with parents, as ministries there are a number of ways we can end up wasting our time. We can waste our time in 1. How we communicate 2. What we say to our parents. One of the things …

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