BGAV Blog

Shannon Kiser: There Is No Map

There is no map. There is no formula that can be memorized and copied. And the pace of change is relentless. Some people are wringing their hands and wondering what this all means for ministry.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Ways to Share God’s Word for the Homebound

Have you considered ways to share God’s word with your homebound/shut-in members and those in the nursing homes?

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Ed Jordan: The Season of Appreciative Reflecting

There is a time to hang on, and a time to let go. One of the things that allows us to let go of something or someone is to take time appreciating them. Perhaps this is why God put color in the autumn leaves, so that we would notice that they are approaching departure, and we should take the time to value them and appreciate what they have contributed to life.

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More Than Nets Hits 81,400 Nets

Posted: 11/27/17 at 11:00am. More Than Nets has distributed 81,400 nets to 345 villages since the project began in 2012! Malaria cases in the four sub-districts that are completely netted have experienced a 43% decline. We still need to raise nearly $200,000 in order to reach our goal of 100,000 nets distributed to the entire Yendi region. In addition to securing …

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David Peppler: Always Give Thanks

"But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you;..." (Jonah 2:9a NRSV) Jonah's next words state that he will pay that which he has vowed. What jumps off the biblical page is the word sacrifice. We do not always have that word in mind when we think of being thankful. Thankfulness is an expression of gratitude, shown in words simple or profound and occasionally presented with a token of appreciation or a hug.

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Together for Others in Romania

Posted: 11/20/17 at 11:00pm.  Step outside the walls of your church and be a blessing, both in Romania and in Virginia! Our partnership with Romania Baptists focuses on five areas: In youth ministry training we host at least five Romanian church interns each summer in Virginia, as well as send a team of youth ministry trainers to Romania for regional …

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Ed Jordan: What is a Holiday?

What if you went to great expense and effort to throw a birthday party for your son, and invited all his friends, family, and the neighbors to come and celebrate, and when the people came into the house they ignored you and your son?

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Mary Buckner: Christmas Service Projects

The holidays are quickly approaching. As you have started to compile your gift list, have you thought about the families of special needs children?

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