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Pastors’ Roundtable

Pastors’ Roundtable

Senior Pastor Regional Conversations with Dr. Mike Smith NOTE: This event will be postponed if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. CBFVA is committed to resourcing clergy and congregations. We are pleased to offer Pastors’ Roundtable, a unique opportunity for...

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CBFVA Donates Missions Trailer

CBFVA Donates Missions Trailer

In 2009, CBFVA made the decision to invest in a missions trailer. This decision was made to resource churches engaging in local mission projects and to haul tools for events like Mission Madness. At the time, there was not an affordable way to rent tools locally, so...

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Slow Down Lent Spirituality Blog Series #1 By Art Wright

Slow Down Lent Spirituality Blog Series #1 By Art Wright

Lent snuck up on me this year. I had been enjoying the Epiphany season in all of its light and glory, rushing through a typically brutal pace of life and teaching and writing and parenting, and then all of a sudden, we were observing Ash Wednesday. Before...

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Journey to the Cross

Journey to the Cross

Journey to the Cross, the devotional series for Lent, returns to d365 starting Ash Wednesday, February 26th and ending on Sunday, April 19th. This series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle music. The ecumenical team...

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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

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

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

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...

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A Fearless Summer at Passport Kids

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

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

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

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...

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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

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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