During the night of Aug. 19-20, 1969, the remnants of Hurricane Camille inundated parts of southwest Virginia’s Nelson County, producing devastating floods and mudslides. For Virginia Baptists’ disaster relief ministry — and for key leaders of the ministry such as John Gordon — it was a seminal event.
Published in 2007 Archives
RICHMOND—“Youth EnCounter is expanding exponentially,” explained Ken Dibble, youth ministry strategist for the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. “To reach as many youth as possible with the gospel, we're bringing Youth EnCounter closer to local communities, at less cost, so that more students can be involved.”
Published in 2009 Archives
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 19:12

21-C will challenge Va. Baptists to take risks

RICHMOND -- 21-C is Virginia Baptists' premier vision-casting, evangelism and leadership-equipping conference that provides a networking and learning opportunity for church staff and lay leaders to explore innovative ways of reaching people for Christ in the 21st century.
Published in 2008 Archives
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization recently estimated that there are now 963 million hungry people worldwide. This number has increased by 40 million this year and is predicted to continue rising as the current global economic crisis plunges more people into poverty and hunger.
Published in 2008 Archives
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 20:10


Virginia Baptists will gather in Roanoke Nov. 11-12 for Connect:2008, the annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia.
Published in 2008 Archives
GO (Global Outreach) Teams are short-term summer mission immersion projects for college students from across the state. Sponsored by the Virginia Baptist Mission Board and Baptist Collegiate Ministries, these international mission teams also develop leadership skills and build community through an intensive five-month training process.
Published in 2008 Archives
Wednesday, 01 October 2008 20:10

BGAV registration ends soon

RICHMOND -- Preregistration for Connect:2008, the 185th annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, will be closing in mid-October, say association officials.
Published in 2008 Archives
LIBERTY, Texas -- Less than 72 hours after Hurricane Ike made landfall, a convoy of Virginia Baptist disaster relief units pulled into the parking lot of First Baptist Church, Liberty, Texas. By the next afternoon, Sept. 16, almost 100 Virginia Baptist volunteers had also arrived on site, two Virginia Baptist mass feeding units and two shower units were set up for operation, and crews were cooking an evening meal to serve to the community.
Published in 2008 Archives
RICHMOND -- Connect:2008, the 185th annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, will be held in Roanoke Nov. 11-12 at the Roanoke Civic Center and the Hotel Roanoke & Convention Center.
Published in 2008 Archives
LYNCHBURG -- Virginia Baptists' MC2 Missions Connection Celebration involves participants of all ages in doing missions. Each morning, youth and adult teams participated in mission/service projects throughout the Lynchburg area. Three projects from this year's MC2, held at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center July 14-19, illustrate the way God uses these mission experiences to touch lives.
Published in 2008 Archives
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