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Learn more about the Venturer Program!

Watch as Amanda Lewis shares about her calling and describes how Virginia Baptists are sending young adults around the world to partner with other Baptists to share God's love through the Venturer program.

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Monday Musings: June 17, 2013

Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings! We have listed a handful of articles collected from over the weekend that may be of interest. Feel free to share!

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Church Spotlight: Randolph Memorial Baptist Church

A big thank you to Charity Roberson, VBMB Learning Communities/Equipping Coach, who saw some great pictures come across from Vacation Bible School at Randolph Memorial Baptist Church, Madison Heights. They got a head start on many churches as area schools finished early. Here’s a note from their pastor, Dr. Derik Hamby:

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Church Spotlight: Washington Promise Church

We are thankful for our brothers and sisters at Washington Promise Church, one of our Korean congregations in Annandale. This is a group of passionate Christ-followers committed to sharing God’s love in Northern Virginia.

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Monday Musings: June 10, 2013

Catch up on the Q&A’s with Ross Clifford! [VBMB Blog] Ross Clifford, this year’s keynote speaker at the annual BGAV meeting in Fredericksburg, has answered several questions leading up to the meeting. Tomorrow we will publish his fourth installment. Catch up on the last three today! With new partnerships, Bluefield College aims to better equip ministry leaders [Religious Herald] Go …

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Church Spotlight: Westover BC receives grant, Grundy BC dedicates new building

Westover Baptist Church receives grant to reduce storm drain runoff From the Hills & Heights blog, Westover Baptist Church of Richmond is receiving a grant up to $20,000 from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to improve their landscaping to better retain water. Working also in partnership with the Reedy Creek Coalition, the church is also receiving an additional $8,000 …

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Monday Musings, June 3, 2013

When Your Church Should Be UNIQUE (and When It Shouldn’t) [ChurchLeaders] …In the same way, we must be careful that our churches do not drift from the core of who we are. We must continually ensure that what we offer our people and our communities deeply matches how God has reconciled us to Himself and who God has formed us …

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Connecting with the Community Through Archery

Archery is not something we usually associate with church, but for Mineral Baptist Church, they “hit the target” with this unusual approach. Watch the video to see how their Centershot Ministry has energized the church and engaged those who were previously struggling with how to get involved. Inspired by the effectiveness of this endeavor, folks are wondering what other ways they can connect with …

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Monday Musings: Memorial Day Edition

Why Suburban Poverty Is Less Visible and More Insidious [The Atlantic Cities] …There is a land-use component to the shape of poverty (and the kinds of solutions we can build to address it): Poor people who are spread out from each other, and from the kinds of services that grow up to serve concentrated poverty, have the least resources of …

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