Hampton, VA – Attendees of the 194th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) met with their regional groups and participated in several breakout sessions on Tuesday afternoon.
After a recess for lunch, BGAV ministers and laypeople attended regional meetings to connect with each other, share ideas and resources for ministry, and elect nominees for each region’s representatives to the BGAV Missions Council.
Later in the afternoon, meeting attendees had 11 breakout session options. The sessions focused on a variety of ministry options including a discussion of the proposed 2018 BGAV budget, a Bible study on the seven churches of Revelation, a look at new ways to do stewardship, and a dialogue on evangelism with keynote speaker Leith Anderson.
Other breakouts included a discussion of the role of the Latino network in a dynamic Latino culture, resources for dealing with church conflict and communication, a discussion of whether churches or ministers should take positions on political issues, technology in the church, and an international perspective on immigrants and refugees.
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, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.