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Church Spotlight: Westover BC receives grant, Grundy BC dedicates new building

Westover Baptist Church receives grant to reduce storm drain runoff From the Hills & Heights blog, Westover Baptist Church of Richmond is receiving a grant up to $20,000 from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to improve their landscaping to better retain water. Working also in partnership with the Reedy Creek Coalition, the church is also receiving an additional $8,000 …

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Monday Musings, June 3, 2013

When Your Church Should Be UNIQUE (and When It Shouldn’t) [ChurchLeaders] …In the same way, we must be careful that our churches do not drift from the core of who we are. We must continually ensure that what we offer our people and our communities deeply matches how God has reconciled us to Himself and who God has formed us …

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Connecting with the Community Through Archery

Archery is not something we usually associate with church, but for Mineral Baptist Church, they “hit the target” with this unusual approach. Watch the video to see how their Centershot Ministry has energized the church and engaged those who were previously struggling with how to get involved. Inspired by the effectiveness of this endeavor, folks are wondering what other ways they can connect with …

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Virginia Baptist Disaster Response update – 12:40p May 21, 2013

Prayers continue for the many people affected by the Oklahoma tornado yesterday as well as those affected from Texas tornadoes earlier in the month. We are monitoring the situation and reamin on ALERT for deployment when called upon. Sam Porter (Baptist DR Director in Oklahoma) is leading volunteers and preparing relief and recovery efforts. He reminded us that this will …

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Virginia Baptist Disaster Response update

Virginia Baptist Disaster Response has placed all of its volunteers on ALERT as we await news and needs from the tornados both in Texas and Oklahoma. We have not been asked to respond at this point. No material items are needed at this time; however, cash donations are always helpful and will be used to assist those affected by these …

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Monday Musings: May 6, 2013

A Delightful Afternoon at Lakewood Manor [Hermeneutics in High Heels] Rev. Katie McKown, Pastor of Scottsville Baptist Church, visited Lakewood Manor this past Sunday. While at this Virginia Baptist retirement home, she encountered many Virginia Baptists! [Read the full post] The Secret Pain of Pastors [Church Leaders] …That’s the dream job. You can read the Bible all day, pray, play …

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Monday Musings: John Chandler, Welcoming Churches, Dying Churches, & Encouragement

The Discipline of the Writing Life – A Writers Write Interview with John Chandler [AndiLit.com] Our very own Dr. John Chandler released three new books. Learn more about John, his writing process, and his books in this excellent interview. [Read the full interview] Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 11 Things I Learned [Thom S. Rainer] I was their church consultant …

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Good Stuff Happens in Panama

In a remote area of the Chirique province of Panama—deep in the mountains, deep in the jungle—a shelter now stands and the Gnabe people have a place for worship. The team of Virginia Baptists who volunteered to go work on this project experienced genuine community; they lived among the Panamanians, hiking through the mountains, sharing meals, working together, sleeping at …

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April Board Meeting recap in pictures and tweets

We’re wrapping up Day 2 of the April Board Meeting. We are incredibly thankful for this group of laity and clergy who are invested in the work of God’s Kingdom. Here’s a glimpse of the meeting viewed through the eyes of Twitter: (Note that the last tweet contains a link to 37 pictures posted over on our Facebook page.) “My …

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