BGAV Blog

Janet Hilliard: Back2School Ministry Reaches More Than 2,500 Students in Southside Virginia

Saturday, August 5, was a beautiful, sky-blue day with a wonderful breeze—a perfect day for ministry. After a time of prayer and thanksgiving for the stacks of backpacks, shoes, and socks, our volunteers were ready to be a blessing to children who were returning to school. Soon, the hallways and classrooms of Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, Danville, were filled with the laughter of excited school children, thankful parents/guardians, and the prayerful voices of the many volunteers who took part in our first Back2School backpack and shoe giveaway event.

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Taylor Hayes: Greater Than My Expectations

As the temperature cools off and college starts again, I reflect on my summer as a Summer Venturer with Impact! Mission Camps. The summer held a lot of God-filled moments, times that the presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable and commonly in unforeseen moments. As a staff member for Impact! Mission Camps, I encountered students who were searching for …

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Tony Brooks: 5 Ways to Increase the Power of Prayer Through Sunday School/Small Groups

Of all the Spiritual Disciplines prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father…Real prayer is life creating and life changing. (Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline.)

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Ed Jordan: Adrift!

Here is what Hebrews 2:1 (ESV) tells us: “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1 in the (The Message) states: “It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off.”

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Hurricane Harvey Update from Virginia Baptist Disaster Response

Virginia Baptist Disaster Response and Baptist General Association of Virginia leaders are continuing to monitor the still-ongoing situation in southeast Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey. With the rain finally moving out of the area, volunteers will be mobilized and sent to Texas once the floodwaters start receding.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Ways to Help during Crisis and Hurricane Harvey

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' (Matthew 25:40 NIV)  

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Ed Jordan: Peace in the Storm

In a world embroiled in turmoil, how can we experience stillness and be at rest? How can we find peace and shelter from the storms of life? It seems that hatred is screaming from every corner. I am really not in the market for hatred; it is a counterproductive, useless commodity.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Ways to Discover Reconciliation in the Power of Sunday School/Small Groups

Many of us were saddened, felt anger, and felt compassion about what happened on Saturday, August 12, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Racism led to terrorist activity, violence, and death. How do we move to a healthier, more spiritual wholeness in our country? I believe Sunday School classes and small groups can help. Here are some ideas:

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