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It’s The Lord’s Table

by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator   A meaningful part of my work as CBFVA Coordinator is visiting partner churches across the state, and I make a concerted effort to participate in a variety of worship services during the Season of Advent. Something I witnessed...

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Reflecting on My Border Experience

by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator What I saw and felt the first week of December 2019 was heartbreaking, maddening, and inspiring all at the same time. CBF state and regional coordinators gathered for an immigration immersion experience on the Texas/Mexico border. I...

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Bridges for Hope Project

Bluefield VA and WVA Bridges for Hope - A Mission Immersion Experience This mission immersion experience will take your group deep inside Appalachia life. During this customizable experience, your group will travel to Southwest Virginia and Eastern West Virginia to...

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Reflection:  Sacrifice

When we think of the word sacrifice our minds often assume the ultimate physical sacrifice—like giving one’s life through military service. My recent trip to the Texas-Mexico border reminded me sacrifice can be defined in many different ways. Hearing stories from...

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Finding Faith in Film

Barrett Owen, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Waynesboro I like to define faith as "awe in the face of mystery." Faith leads us to the precipice of life and has us look out into the Great Unknown with a sense of ‘awe’ and ‘wonder’at what is to come. But...

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The Season of Advent in the Age of Trump

By Art Wright, CBFVA Theologian in Residence Advent is supposed to be a season of deliberate quiet, peaceful reflection, and expectant hope. Yet if your experience has been anything like mine this year, Advent has been anything but. I feel like I am trying...

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Dissonance Interrupts Certitude!

by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator     I grew up in North Alabama in the 1960’s. My Dad was a bi-vocational preacher in small Southern Baptist churches for much of his career. The context of my early years shaped me in powerful ways, and I am grateful to...

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A Fearless Summer at Passport Kids

A Fearless Summer with Passport Kids by Morganne Talley Since my first summer as a camper at Passport Missions, I knew I wanted to work on a Passport team. Passport has three camp programs: Missions, Choices (both for 6th-12th grade), and Kids (3rd-6th grade). Because...

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Faithful Voices: Theme Interpretation

by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator CBFVA’s theme for 2019-2020 is Faithful Voices. This two-year emphasis corresponds with the two-year term of our Moderator Michael Cheuk. I confess this theme is not original with us. Faithful Voices was BTSR’s theme during its final...

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Art Wright Named CBFVA’s Theologian-in-Residence

Art Wright Named CBFVA’s Theologian-in-Residence CBF Virginia is pleased to announce Dr. Art Wright as our Theologian-in-Residence for the coming year (starting October 1, 2019)). This is a new initiative for us. In this role, Art will model, demonstrate, and train...

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CBFVA 2019 General Assembly Retrospective

CBFVA 2019 General Assembly Retrospective by Terry Maples, Coordinator This year’s CBFVA General Assembly took place on September 17 at Bethel Baptist Church in Midlothian. Those who gathered enjoyed wonderful fellowship, were inspired by Paul Baxley’s thematic...

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CBFVA General Assembly

Register Here: https://cbfofva.wufoo.com/forms/z1fhs1ry09d92tj/ Assembly Schedule: 9:00 Registration/Coffee 9:30 Welcome Theme Interpretation CBFVA 2019-2020 Mission/Ministries 10:15 Keynote Address – Paul Baxley 10:45 Fellowship Time 11:15 Q & A - Paul Baxley 11:45 ...

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Breaking News from CBFVA!

The CBF Virginia staff is in Birmingham, AL, this week for CBF’s General Assembly. During today’s state meeting (3:00 p.m. Central Time), Terry and Mark will reveal exciting new initiatives to be funded through the CBF Block Grant. We want those who could not attend...

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Birmingham Reflections by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator

There was great excitement at the CBFVA state meeting on Thursday afternoon during CBF’s General Assembly. If you were unable to attend, here is what you missed: CBF Global prepared a new promotional piece called “Joining God’s mission in Virginia and around the...

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Blog By John DeWitt

Introducing John DeWitt John Dewitt grew up at Second Baptist Church in Richmond, is currently studying at Liberty University in Lynchburg, and serves as intern at Madison Heights Baptist Church. John was a retreat leader for CBFVA and co-preached for this year’s...

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Paul Baxely Tour!

CBFVA is delighted to announce CBF’s new Executive Coordinator will tour across the state on May 29-31. He will be accompanied by CBFVA staff (Terry Maples and Mark Snipes) and Rob Fox, President of the Church Benefits Board and former CBFVA field coordinator. Don’t...

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Reflections on 2019 CBFVA Pastors’ School

On behalf of the congregation at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, we express our appreciation for the ministry partnership that we enjoy with CBFVA. We have greatly benefited through Mission Madness, thematic Bible study materials such as “Beloved Community” and “Seeking...

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CBF’s “25 Young Adults to Know” 2019: 5 in Virginia!

Houston Blake- Houston is a member of Chester Baptist in Chester, VA. Recently, Houston finished basic training with the Army. The weekend before shipping off, Houston spent the weekend investing in High School students by interning at CBFVA’s Call Weekend. Houston...

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Summit 2020

Ten years ago, CBFVA began offering events for students. Since then, CBFVA has offered 23 Mission Madness events, eight Fall Retreats and three Call Weekends. As our council continues to discern what God calls us to do, the dream of the Summit began.   Martin Luther...

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