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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...

Congregational Role in Transformation by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator

As I worked on content for CBFVA’s 2018-2019 Ministry Planner and guided the formation of this year’s Bible study series, I thought often about our theme:  Seeking Transformation. One recurring insight shines through my reflection:  Transformation is more gift than...

France Mission Immersion Reflection

Finding the dark places in paradise France Mission Immersion Reflection By Mark Snipes, Associate Coordinator   In March, during our first Mission Madness weekend in Waynesboro, our Camp Pastor, Barrett Owen, preached a sermon about Jesus’ exchange with...

Holy Land Reflection

During a conversation one of my companions asked why I keep coming back. As I reflected on this question, I thought I would share why I go to the Holy Land and why I will continue to go back.

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...

Forming Capacity to Love

If God is LOVE, how can Fellowship Baptists make love tangible in the world so all flourish?