HERALD/MID-ATLANTIC 

Herald/Mid-Atlantic is the Richmond, Va.-based component of Baptist News Global, providing news, features and opinion for and about Baptists in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and the District of Columbia.


For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)
For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)

D.C. church focuses on next generation with Explorer Camp

The ministry is one way National Baptist Memorial Church engages its economically and ethnically diverse neighborhood.

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(Creative Commons photo by Rick Techlin)
(Creative Commons photo by Rick Techlin)

Weekly communion heals, unites N.C. church and community

At First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem, N.C., a weekly Friday service offering communion is forging fellowship both among church members and different races and economic classes inside and outside the church.

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Sisters Carole (right) and Mely were part of a surge of young immigrants fleeing violence in Central America for safety in the United States. They eventually joined their mother in Virginia, where Mely’s baby, Ashley, was born. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)
Sisters Carole (right) and Mely were part of a surge of young immigrants fleeing violence in Central America for safety in the United States. They eventually joined their mother in Virginia, where Mely’s baby, Ashley, was born. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)

Two young immigrants fleeing violence find refuge — and ministry — in U.S.

For two Salvadoran sisters who were part of the recent immigration “surge,” reuniting with their mother in Virginia also meant finding Baptists with open arms.

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OPINION: Surviving ‘the seasoning’

It took personal sacrifice to plant Baptists on North American soil. Initially there were few takers.

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Was it easier then? The apostle Paul preaching in Athens. (Creative Commons photo by Wally Gobetz)
Was it easier then? The apostle Paul preaching in Athens. (Creative Commons photo by Wally Gobetz)

Author cites alarming trends in preacher burnout

A new book explores the challenges created by both ministers and congregations that lead to pastors quitting or being fired from their jobs.

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Virginia Baptist Homes names new president

Jonathan Cook will assume the helm on Dec. 3.

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BGAV’s newly created Executive Board assumes governance role

A look at the 21 initial members of the Baptist General Association of Virginia’s policy-setting body.

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BGAV messengers adopt a new governing structure for their nearly 200-year-old network of churches. (BGAV photo)
BGAV messengers adopt a new governing structure for their nearly 200-year-old network of churches. (BGAV photo)

Vote inaugurates far-reaching governance change for BGAV

New approach will create a “more nimble” Baptist General Association of Virginia, say leaders.

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Facing economic realities, BGAV reduces budget for 2015

The $11.5 million budget is a little more than $700,000 less than 2014.

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Gretna, Va., woman elected BGAV president

Ann Brown and others assume office after uncontested elections.

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