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Mission Exchange

Mission Exchange is a mission initiative of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia that offers churches pre-planned mission experiences.

These experiences connect your church with the work of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Field Personnel domestically and around the world. 

If your church is interested in joining Mission Exchange, explore the four mission opportunities that we have available below.

Once you pick a site, select a primary and secondary date that works for your church and our office will see if those dates also work for the host site. We ask that you select dates that are two months out for a domestic trip and four months out for an international trip.

Once a date is confirmed, CBFVA will work with your group to finalize an itinerary and travel plans.

To make Mission Exchange as meaningful as possible, please understand our need to limit the number of spots at each site.

Option #1: Grace & Main: Danville, VA

Working through Grace & Main with CBF Field Personnel Jessica and Joshua Hearne

Grace and Main’s ministry is located in downtown Danville, Virginia where Jessica and Joshua seek to confront poverty, no matter the form it takes. They understand poverty to be any lack that negatively impacts who we are and who we’re becoming.

They address poverty of material resources and money but also social poverty (lacking social interaction), emotional poverty (lacking emotional support) and spiritual poverty (lacking spiritual formation and growth).

Jessica & Joshua invite people from all over the region, state, and nation to take part in what they’re doing.

Lodging: Local Hotel

Cost: $35 per day per person (This does not include transportation or lunch and dinner.)

Type of Ministry: Inner city ministry immersion

Option #2: Grand Goave, Haiti

Working with CBF Field Personnel Jenny Jenkins

Jenny uses her medical experience to serve the people of Haiti and improve the continuity of healthcare. “Since the earthquake my focus has become clearer. There is a great need for follow up care with infections, wound care, physical therapy and the rebuilding of lives.”

Travel: Your team would, if convenient, fly out of Richmond. Once in Haiti, Jenny will pick you up from the airport and will offer you transportation throughout the duration of your trip.

Lodging: Jenny owns a “compound” where your team would sleep. This space holds up to 20 people. There are 4 rooms that contain bunk beds. Each room has its own bathroom. The compound overlooks the bay and has its own private security and cooks.

Cost: $1,500 per person (all-inclusive), $2,000 per person (all-inclusive in December)

Type of Ministry: Children’s ministry, medical clinic, cultural exchange

Option #3: Kosice, Slovakia

Working with CBF Field Personnel Jon and Tanya Parks

Jon and Tanya work alongside English teachers at an all-Roma private school. They lead conversational English classes, facilitate an after-school English club, and look for ways to create additional learning opportunities for students.

“We are convinced that as others see the plight of these beautiful but forgotten people, they will fall in love with them as we have. We desire to help build God’s kingdom among the Roma by working to provide opportunities for education, care, and most importantly for experiencing the love God offers to us all through Jesus Christ.”

Travel: Your team would, if convenient, fly out of Richmond. Once in Slovakia, Jon and Tanya will pick you up from the airport and will offer you transportation throughout the duration of your trip.

Lodging: Local hotel near the Parks in Kosice

Cost: $2,000 per person (all-inclusive)

Type of Ministry: Cultural exchange (flexibility is a must!)

Option #4: Atlanta, GA

Working through Grant Park Baptist Church with CBF Field Personnel Trey and Jennifer Lyon

Grant Park Baptist Church is an inner city church located in southeast Atlanta. A few years ago, Grant Park began the process of revisioning their underutilized Sunday School space. The result was the establishment of Lydia’s House.

Lydia’s House offers hospitality to the Grant Park community. It also serves as mission housing and an urban immersion missions experience for groups. It provides housing and showers for groups of up to 70 people.

Lodging: Lydia’s House

Cost: $25 per person per day and a one-time $50 administrative fee per group paid to Grant Park Baptist Church (This does not include transportation or food.)

Type of Ministry: Inner city ministry immersion

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