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AAFVA Church Leadership Conference

Date: September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
All Day


Baptist General Association of Virginia Office
2828 Emerywood Pkwy
Henrico, VA 23294

Join us at the BGAV Office on September 27-28 as we aim to instruct, inspire, and encourage church leaders, ministers and pastors using this year’s theme of Equipping the Church for Ministry (1 Chronicles 12:32).

The Church Leadership Conference will have five learning tracks: Clergy, Worship, Missions, Church Administration, and Discipleship. Each track will have three class sessions, two on Friday and one on Saturday, which will consist of 75 minutes of lecture and dialogue.

Hosted by the African American Fellowship of Virginia/BGAV, this conference will run from 12:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Cost: $100 per person

Register Online


Friday, September 27, 2019

12:00 p.m.    Registration and Refreshments

2:00 p.m.      Opening Worship

3:30 p.m.      Class Session 1

5:00 p.m.      Dinner

6:00 p.m.     Class Session 2


Saturday, September 28, 2019

8:00 a.m.      Breakfast

9:00 a.m.      Opening Worship

10:00 a.m.    Class Session 3

11:30 a.m.     Lunch

12:30 p.m.    Plenary Session

2:00 p.m.     Commissioning Ritual


Class Offerings

  • Spiritual Practices for Pastors and Clergy Providing Soul Care through Trauma – Dr. Jessica Young Brown
  • Incorporation of the Arts in The Worship Experience – Elder Gregory Mitchell
  • “A Meeting of the Minds:” The Pastor & Music Ministry – Will Griffin
  • Defining the Purpose and the People – Rev. Annesto H. Younger
  • Domestic: In Your Own Backyard – Rev. Freda Wilkins
  • Community Assessment/Determining Needs/Networking – Rev. Lorae D. Ponder
  • International: You Can Be Involved – Dr. Geoffrey Van Guns
  • Establishing New and Young Christians – Dr. S. Sabrina St.Clair
  • Empowering Faithful Lives for Service – Dr. Larry V. Brayboy
  • Envisioning God’s People for Ministry – Dr. S. Sabrina St.Clair & Dr. Larry V. Brayboy
  • Efficient, Effective and Empowering Leadership Through Vision, Mission and Core Values – Dr. William H. Whitaker, II
  • Developing Healthy Church Stewardship by Undergirding Ministry with a Cooperative Budget – Dr. William E. Jackson, Sr.
  • The Importance of Defined Expectations for Responsible Accountability – Dr. William H. Whitaker, II


The following hotels are available for those who may need overnight accommodations. (Please use links below for reserving your room when applicable.)

Country Inn & Suites – $82.00 Queen/$92.00 King plus tax/night

Best Western – $79 plus tax/night

Fairfield Inn and Suites Richmond Short Pump/I-64 – $95 plus tax/night

Embassy Suites (account 1493) – $139 plus tax/night

• Hampton Inn & Suites (when emailing to make a reservation, please send to both David Becker and Stewart Pillow) – $119 plus tax/night


For more information, contact Herbert Ponder or Jerome Lee.

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