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Have you read the Parish Paper?

We are proud to provide copies of The Parish Paper free of charge to Virginia Baptists. Co-edited by knowledge experts Herb Miller, Lyle Schaller, and Cynthia Woolever, monthly issues of The Parish Paper provides ideas, insights, research-findings, and practical methods that strengthen the effectiveness of congregations in accomplishing God’s purposes through their various ministries. The Parish Paper is published monthly. …

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Spence Network Update: Discipleship Community of Practice

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  This evening begins the first day of a three-day retreat at CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center for churches participating in Spence Network’s Discipleship Community of Practice. We asked Laura McDaniel, Network Catalyst for Spence, “What is a Discipleship Community of Practice?” Laura wrote: Over the course of the last several years, there has been a discipleship movement across Virginia …

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Gayton Baptist Church’s Jazz Nativity featured on WTVR

Yesterday CBS 6’s “Virginia This Morning” invited Gayton Baptist Church to share about their annual Jazz Nativity concert series. The first video below is an interview with Gayton pastor Phil Faig. The second video features “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with Gayton’s Worship Arts Pastor Phil Lawson at the mic. More information including dates and admission costs can be found …

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V3: Exegeting a Neighborhood within a City

JR Woodward, National Director of Church Planting, V3, wrote a great blogpost that is worth taking the time to read. The first few paragraphs are below: If we want to meaningfully connect with our neighborhood, we need to be able to read the city and neighborhood well.  Exegeting a city or neighborhood is a basic task of a missionary, where you …

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Panama Pastor’s Retreat

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Last week, 16 adults from across Central Virginia returned from Panama where they helped lead the Pastor/Family Retreat. Hosted by the Panama Baptist Convention, the annual weekend retreat draws pastors, spouses and children to Santa Clara, the Baptist Camp on Panama’s Pacific Coast beach, for a weekend of spiritual renewal, refreshment and rejuvenation. The Virginia team featured adults age 25 …

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Consider Your Call: A Call to Service

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Charity Roberson is the Learning Communities Coach for the Emerging Leaders Team, VBMB. A Call to Service Earlier this month, at our state-wide retreat for middle school students, Ignite, around 450 students and adults gathered for …

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Consider Your Call: Like Jacob at the River Jabbok

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Rev. Danny Quirin, Minister to Youth at Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke, wrote our fourth post. Like Jacob at the River Jabbok Having grown up in a Christian home, I heard all about God’s call to serve …

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Consider Your Call: Second Grade Minister

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Charity Roberson is the Learning Communities Coach for the Emerging Leaders Team, VBMB. Second Grade Minister My first opportunity to lead in church came in the second grade when my Sunday School teacher, Miss Morton, enlisted …

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Consider Your Call: Remembering Your Call

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Kendall Ratliffe is the Admissions BGAV Ambassador and Christian Student Fellowship Director at Averett University. Remembering Your Call When asked the question, “Do you have a call to ministry?”, my answer was no. I had heard …

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Consider Your Call: “Becoming who we are–you are called to be you”

This upcoming Sunday, October 27, Virginia Baptists will celebrate Consider Your Call Sunday. Our blog series this week will focus on calling stories from across the BGAV. Welford Orrock, Kairos Initiative Coordinator & Metro Richmond Collegiate Ministries Coordinator for the Emerging Leaders Team, VBMB, wrote our first post. “Becoming who we are – you are called to be you” In Luke chapter 7 …

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