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Formed by God’s Mission

What shifts will be necessary for Fellowship Baptists to be shaped by God’s mission? Mission is the result of God’s initiative, rooted in God’s purposes to restore and heal creation. “Mission” means “sending,” and sending is the central biblical theme describing God’s...

God’s Heart for Justice

How can Fellowship Baptists more fully embody God’s heart for justice? By Terry Maples, CBFVA Field Coordinator On March 3 CBF Virginia was privileged to partner with First Baptist Church in Ashland, Virginia, in Mission Possible at nearby Randolph-Macon College....

Forming Capacity to Love

 If God is LOVE, how can Fellowship Baptists make love tangible in the world so all flourish? During his final meeting with his disciples in the upper room Jesus said: “Just as I have loved you, you also should love each other. By this everyone will know you are my...

Reading the Bible for Formation

By Terry Maples  How might reading the Bible formationally empower transformation for Fellowship Baptist? I loved reading and teaching Scot McKnight’s book The Jesus Creed. The entire volume unpacks what is most important for Christ-followers, i.e. learning to love...

Birthing Theological Eyes

How can Fellowship Baptists encourage congregational contexts in which members practice theological reflection capable of examining embedded theology? “All Christians are theologians…It’s a simple fact of Christian life: their faith makes them theologians” (How to...