Posted: 3/17/16 at 1:05pm.
Richmond, Va. – March 17, 2016 – The Executive Board of the Baptist General Association of Virginia met on Tuesday for the second time this year. BGAV President Nancy Stanton McDaniel began the meeting with a devotion centered around the word “believe.”
“I pray that in this year of service, we will live with the ‘right attitudes’ so that our lives honor God and so that others will see the love of Christ reflected in us,” she said.
The majority of the meeting was spent with representatives of the organization’s partners and agencies to discuss their funding requests for 2017. The Executive Board is charged with formulating the budget for the BGAV.
Highlights of the day included receiving an update on merger talks between Truett Seminary and the John Leland Center for Theological Studies; meeting “Hope” as portrayed by Lynn Litchfield Divers of GraceInside; and learning about the first class of Baptist Joint Committee scholars.
In addition to hearing budget proposals, the Executive Board handled several items of business. The Board Development committee nominated O. Bryan Taliaferro, Jr. to fill the unexpired term (expires 2017) of Will Baker. Taliaferro, an accomplished businessman, is a member of Beale Memorial Baptist Church and helped originate the idea for More Than Nets. His nomination was unanimously approved.
Board members discussed the upcoming meeting with the Mission Council members, approved allocations for the 2016 Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions, and discussed the current financial report.
The Committee on Boards and Committees also met yesterday. They are charged with nominating qualified persons to BGAV standing committees and to the boards of trustees of all agencies, institutions, and shared ministries of the BGAV in accordance with their respective charters. To help with that endeavor, members of BGAV churches are invited to fill out this form to recommend persons to be considered.
The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches from Seoul, South Korea, Toronto, Ontario, the District of Columbia, and the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.