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Executive Board Meets in Committees for First Time

Posted: 9/9/15 at 4:00pm. Article by Nathan White.

Richmond, Va., – The Virginia Baptist Executive Board, charged with leading the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV), met in four committees for the first time yesterday during its meeting. Organized at their June 9 meeting, the committees are finance, personnel, resource development, and board development.

The resource development committee met yesterday with Ann Brown and Eddie Stratton.
The resource development committee met yesterday with Ann Brown and Eddie Stratton.

Described as “something new for us,” Ann Brown, president, was pleased with how the meeting went. Each committee met for an hour and then gave a report to the full Executive Board.

The committees brought several items of business to the full board, including:

  • Recommendation to approve partnership mission covenants with Campbellsville University and the Baptist House of Studies at Duke University Divinity School,
  • Appreciation of resolution for three retiring BGAV staff members,
  • Recommendation to nominate Betty Wood to fill a vacancy on the board of trustees for HopeTree Family Services.

All were passed.

The finance committee of the Virginia Baptist Executive Board met with the auditor to discuss the 2014 financial report.
The finance committee of the Virginia Baptist Executive Board met with the auditor to discuss the 2014 financial report.

The finance committee reported that they met with the auditors and heard that they issued a clean report. After lunch, John Upton thanked the Executive Board for allowing him to serve as president of the Baptist World Alliance.

During executive session, the board discussed and approved the 2016 budget and the proposed staff restructure. More information about both items will be posted in the coming weeks.

The next Executive Board meeting is October 13 at the Virginia Baptist Resource Center.

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, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.​