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Two teams in Haiti

Virginia Baptists currently have two teams in Haiti serving at the Source of Light Center. Learn more about the Center and the partnership with the Haiti Baptist Convention.

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More Than Nets update from the field

  A group from Virginia is currently in Yendi, Ghana, distributing mosquito nets and planting churches in support of the More Than Nets initiative. Through their Facebook page, they have sent back the following reports: Wednesday, December 4th: The team planted Victory Baptist Church with 46 new believers. Thursday: They distributed 1,200 mosquito nets in one very large village on …

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Who participated in the Messenger Bag Filling?

As you all know, this year’s #BGAV13 is at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. Wegmans, a huge and unique supermarket, is nearby. #BGAV13 attendees had the opportunity to grab an extra bag at registration, pick up a grocery list, and then go to Wegmans and fill the bag! After they were done shopping, they brought the bag back and …

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Why We Partner Together

Impact! International Austria 2000

Commentary by Aaron Lee By the time I stepped off the plane in Vienna, Austria, in June 2000, I had already made new American friends, but the best was still in store for us. Our Impact! International team brought two youth pastors and seven youth from six churches across Virginia to spend two weeks in Austria, ministering alongside our new Austrian …

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Two BGAV churches made the news!

The BGAV knows no borders: over the weekend, two churches that relate to the BGAV, yet are not physically located within the Commonwealth, made the news. The District Church (Washington, DC) and its pastors, Aaron and Amy Graham, were profiled in a TIME article “Foster the City: A Church Movement to Give Every Child a Home.” The District Church is …

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Dan River Baptist Association celebrates note burning for Ministry Center

We noticed on Facebook that the Dan River Baptist Association celebrated a note burning for their Ministry Center at their recent Association meeting. We celebrate with them in this awesome milestone! We contacted Dot Car, Administrative Coordinator for the DRBA, for more information about the ministry center: In 2003 the churches of DRBA, with the assistance of the Virginia Baptist …

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Emmanuel “Muss” Mustapha pays a visit to FBC Gretna

Pastor Emmanuel “Muss” Mustapha has been visiting Virginia Baptist churches for the last couple of weeks raising awareness for More Than Nets. Ann Brown of The First Baptist Church of Gretna sent us her account of Muss’s visit to her church: Wednesday was a special night at The First Baptist Church of Gretna. We had a guest speaker, Rev. Emmanuel …

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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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Fall Virginia Baptist Mission Board Meeting Summary

The Virginia Baptist Mission Board met at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center Tuesday and Wednesday for its Fall meeting. The meeting was truly a historical meeting for several reasons. The Board: Recognized and honored outgoing Treasurer Eddie Stratton, who is retiring December 31. Staff and Board members presented him with honors, a thank you video, and a renovated hotel room …

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Monday Musings: September 16, 2013

Don’t Waste Your Time Partnering With Parents Jeff Brodie Jeff offers both a provocative and prophetic word: When it comes to partnering with parents, as ministries there are a number of ways we can end up wasting our time. We can waste our time in 1. How we communicate 2. What we say to our parents. One of the things …

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Alma Hunt Offering 15 for 15: Kingdom Advance Venturers

#15 – Kingdom Advance Venturers: $40,000 The Venturer Program is designed to engage volunteers in mission service for a period of six months to two years. Requests for Venturers originate with our partners who have identified a specific need within their ministry setting. Funding for Venturers’ expenses takes four basic forms: Venturers who serve in positions that are closely aligned …

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Alma Hunt Offering 15 for 15: Church and Community Missions

#12 – Church & Community Missions: $26,500 Church and Community Ministries are found all across the Commonwealth and serve a variety of people groups. These funds include migrant work on the Eastern Shore, refugee ministries in Richmond, services to the homeless in Stafford and other church based ministries with people who have been pushed to the margins of society. Churches …

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Update from Amanda Lewis in Ghana: “Peace”

From Amanda Lewis, Venturer in Ghana: "Today is a day to celebrate. We celebrate the birth of a beautiful baby girl, and even more than that we celebrate that she was born in a beautiful country that chose peace." Read her full blog post:

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Alma Hunt Offering 15 for 15: Impact! Mission Camps

#7 – Impact! Mission Camps: $20,000 Each year over 1,300 students across Virginia participate in an Impact! Mission Camp. Impact! Mission Camps is the umbrella term we give to our hands-on mission camps for students. [Check out the Impact! Facebook page!] Impact! Virginia is our ‘classic’ mission camp that gives students the chance to share Christ’s love through home repair …

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