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Good Stuff Happens in Panama

In a remote area of the Chirique province of Panama—deep in the mountains, deep in the jungle—a shelter now stands and the Gnabe people have a place for worship. The team of Virginia Baptists who volunteered to go work on this project experienced genuine community; they lived among the Panamanians, hiking through the mountains, sharing meals, working together, sleeping at …

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Monday Musings – Salaries, Warning Signs, Communication, & Hospital Visits

Pastors and Pay: A How-To Guide for Negotiating Your Salary [ChurchLeaders – h/t Ken Kessler] It seems awfully unspiritual to talk about pastoral remuneration, especially during the candidating process. After all, if the Lord wants you to minister somewhere, hasn’t he promised to provide for you? And didn’t George Mueller pray meals to the front door of his orphanage? Why …

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Tech Friday: Emergency communication, design inspiration, mobile, & Vine

Just a few headlines for this week: Your Church Needs a Platform to Respond to Tragedy  [Church Marketing Sucks] With the tragedies that have occurred this week in Boston and Texas, please give some thought about how your church will respond when tragedy hits closer to home. 25 Church Websites for Design Inspiration [Vandelay Design] Looking for a new website design? …

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A Consideration of the Governance Structure of the Baptist General Association of Virginia

The Governance Committee of the Baptist General Association of Virginia has issued a document titled “A Consideration of the Governance Structure of the Baptist General Association of Virginia”. This document is available here [PDF]. The committee members are: Jim Baucom, Committee Chair Don Davidson, Committee Vice-Chair Carl Johnson, BGAV President and Committee Secretary Glenn Akins, Staff, Ex-Officio Steve Allsbrook Dick …

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April Board Meeting recap in pictures and tweets

We’re wrapping up Day 2 of the April Board Meeting. We are incredibly thankful for this group of laity and clergy who are invested in the work of God’s Kingdom. Here’s a glimpse of the meeting viewed through the eyes of Twitter: (Note that the last tweet contains a link to 37 pictures posted over on our Facebook page.) “My …

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Tech Friday: WiFi in church (Part 2)

Last week we covered some of the basics of WiFi security for use in church. We concluded that the first concern is securing your church’s network; not doing so could lead to all sorts of bad things including data loss, financial loss, and criminal/civil liability. With that in mind, having a WiFi connection in church can be a great ministry …

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