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Wood Day @ Rustburg Baptist Church

Our weather this past Winter was unseasonably cold—and even our early Spring has thrown us some unusually chilly days and nights. Our Advance Notice feature story this month is about a ministry that warmed many a chilly home for those served by the Firewood Ministry of Rustburg Baptist Church. If you were to visit the Rustburg Baptist Church Facebook page, you’d …

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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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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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“We’ve been waiting for this church to come.”

As previously mentioned on this blog, Powhatan Community Church recently opened a new campus at Riverside, which is located in Fork Union. The Brian Hughes, Senior Pastor, writes on their blog: Wow, indeed. We celebrate with all churches that are finding new and innovative ways to reach their neighbors. Watch this fantastic video PCC showed at the Riverside launch:  

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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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