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Where it belongs….by Mark Mofield

Almost 20 years ago, Amy and I bought a breakfast table and chairs set for our new home in Gibsonville, NC. It wasn’t fancy or costly, but it survived almost 20 years of meals, card games, school projects, and a couple of moves. There were the accompanying scrapes and...

Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains by Jenny Jenkins

Answering the call to build a clinic in a remote community in the mountains of Haiti has a set of unique challenges.  As we prayed about and started this project, it came about only because of a community that was willing to put the sweat equity into this project, to...

Blog-Val Fisk. Rev., University Baptist in Charlottesville

I was called by University Baptist Church in August of 2020 with the purpose of diving headfirst into student ministry, both continuing to build upon our existing youth ministry, and beginning to build a kind of college student outreach that UBC is perfectly situated...

Re-Imagining Worship Retrospective by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator

On June 10, CBFVA sponsored a webinar entitled “Re-Imagining Worship in a Post-Covid World.” Widespread disruption caused by the pandemic significantly impacted how local congregations worshipped. Aware of the need to reflect upon lessons learned when “the church left...

Where do we go from here?

“The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost.” These words are the first lines of the movie the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, but they have resonated with me these last few weeks...

What does it mean to resume worship?

What does it mean to resume worship? If you’re like me you’ve spent the last 14 months away from any physical church building. With the onset of COVID-19, I thought I was saying “goodbye” to church for a few weeks at most; a vacation of sorts that I was looking...

Tired. Frustrated. Overwhelmed. Ashamed. Enraged. by Mark Snipes

Ready to take a step of faith? Tired. Frustrated. Overwhelmed. Ashamed. Enraged. The events of last week have left many of us with a lot of emotions to unpack. Police brutality. Systematic Racism. Politicians pandering for power. It seems like we are stuck listening...