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Register NOW for Our Annual Meeting!

Mark your calendar now and make plans to attend the first-ever online-only BGAV Annual Meeting! The event, "Deep Roots, Green Shoots," will begin at 6:45 p.m. Monday, November 9, with a special presentation of music videos sent in by many of our churches just before the worship celebration airs at 7:00 p.m. Highlights of the Monday evening service include a keynote address by N.T. Wright, an original song written and performed for us by Kate Campbell, and John Upton's annual report of how BGAV continues in our mission to renew all things through the power of Christ. The session will conclude by 9:00 p.m. and be followed by another 15 minutes of music videos from our churches.

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Baptist General Association of Virginia Engages Lee B. Spitzer as Part-time Consultant

“Dr. Lee Spitzer is a good friend and has been a colleague in leadership for many years,” said Dr. John V. Upton, Jr., BGAV Executive Director. “When he was Executive Minister for ABC of New Jersey we frequently had our executive teams meet to collaborate and share resources. Dr. Spitzer knows the BGAV from years of shared ministry. Having served as ABCUSA General Secretary, Lee brings a broad range of experience and knowledge that will help our churches navigate the post-Covid world, as well as help generate a collaborative strategy called Ascent which will help us re-imagine reaching North America with the Gospel. I am so grateful Lee is willing to be a consultant and spiritual coach for this journey.”

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Racism and the Death of George Floyd

It has been several weeks since Easter, when life was exuberant and expectant. We were so hopeful, even though we worshipped in ways different from our norm because of COVID-19. Now, weeks have passed, and life does not seem as hopeful as it did. The death of George Floyd took our breath away and ignited a rage that has been building with racial tragedies across the country.

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Important Events for Pastors and Church Leaders

BGAV Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall Meeting This webinar occurred Monday, April 6, but you may click here to view the video!   Executive Order 55, Drive-In Church, and the CARES Act Webinar Friday, April 3 – 10:00 a.m. EDT This webinar occurred Friday, April 3, but you may click here to view the video!      

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COVID-19 Response

BGAV leaders are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the federal government related to our operations at home and abroad. Our primary goal is to protect the health and safety of our staff members and all who voluntarily support our organization. BGAV Disaster Response …

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