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More Than Nets update from the field

  A group from Virginia is currently in Yendi, Ghana, distributing mosquito nets and planting churches in support of the More Than Nets initiative. Through their Facebook page, they have sent back the following reports: Wednesday, December 4th: The team planted Victory Baptist Church with 46 new believers. Thursday: They distributed 1,200 mosquito nets in one very large village on …

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Pictures from the Retiree’s Christmas Lunch – 2013

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 the Virginia Baptist Resource Center hosted the annual Retiree’s Christmas Luncheon. We are blessed by those that have served Virginia Baptists throughout the years. Thank you all for your service. Enjoy the pictures! [alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus src=”user_album” uid=”109920937863085659684″ ualb=”5955421777127749393″ imgl=”fancybox” style=”rift” row=”4″ size=”320″ num=”100″ shadow=”1″ border=”1″ highlight=”1″ curve=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]

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News & Notes for December 5, 2013

Even though everyone’s busy this time of year, we wanted you to know a few things: A group from Virginia is currently in Ghana handing out nets and planting churches in support of More Than Nets. Please be in prayer for this team. The Christian Leaders Link is offering two exciting opportunities: A free webinar January 14 at 2:30 with Eddie Hammett. …

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Pictures from Eddie Stratton’s Retirement Celebration

BGAV/VBMB Treasurer Eddie Stratton will retire at the end of the year and transition to Chief Development Officer in a part-time capacity. VBMB staff and friends gathered Tuesday, December 3, 2013 to honor Eddie. Attendees heard heartfelt and funny stories about working for and with Eddie. We’ll miss you, Eddie, but glad you’ll still be onboard! Click the pictures below …

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Gayton Baptist Church’s Jazz Nativity featured on WTVR

Yesterday CBS 6’s “Virginia This Morning” invited Gayton Baptist Church to share about their annual Jazz Nativity concert series. The first video below is an interview with Gayton pastor Phil Faig. The second video features “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with Gayton’s Worship Arts Pastor Phil Lawson at the mic. More information including dates and admission costs can be found …

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V3: Exegeting a Neighborhood within a City

JR Woodward, National Director of Church Planting, V3, wrote a great blogpost that is worth taking the time to read. The first few paragraphs are below: If we want to meaningfully connect with our neighborhood, we need to be able to read the city and neighborhood well.  Exegeting a city or neighborhood is a basic task of a missionary, where you …

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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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Kingdom Vision: Jazz Factor of Faith

Transcript: Someone said that praise is the “jazz factor of faith.” I love that statement. I wish I could find who said it or where I have read it, but I read it and it’s in the back of my head and it’s coming out more and more these days that praise really is the “jazz factor of faith.” Now …

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This Month in BGAV History: “Grand old ‘ssociation”

For many years November has been the month set aside for the annual gathering of the tribes – the annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. It was not always held in November. In the beginning it was held in the warm and pleasing weather month of June which must have been more conducive for schedules and travel …

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