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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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CBFVA/BTSR Luncheon

You are invited to participate in the annual CBFVA/BTSR luncheon during the BGAV on Tuesday, November 13, at 12:30 p.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Glen Allen (just two miles from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church). The cost is $20. The theme for the...

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Grace & Main Workday

Join us for CBFVA's Family mission day as we celebrate the good work that God has done through Grace and Main's Urban Farm this year. As we close down the farm for the Winter, we pray for an abundant harvest for the next season in Grace and Main's life and...

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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...

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Fall Retreat 2018

As Rachel Sciretti, Associate Pastor for Youth at Hampton Baptist puts it, “In fall, the earth is in the process of a sort of death - going inward, into the ground, into the "tomb" - for protection against the extremes of winter, conditions that do not...

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Call Weekend 2018

Your High Schoolers are invited to the mountains at Camp Crossraods, during the weekend before Thanksgiving, to consider together what it means to be “Called.” While we do talk heavily about our call to Christian ministry, we also consider what it means to be “called”...

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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.

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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...

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Birthing Theological Eyes

How can Fellowship Baptists encourage congregational contexts in which members practice theological reflection capable of examining embedded theology?

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Forming Together

If “forming together” is CBF’s Big Idea, how can congregations articulate how we seek to shape and form faith?

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Mission Madness Reflection: Houston Blake

Mission Madness Reflection by Houston Blake, Chester Baptist Church Youth Member   If you know me, then you know that Mission Madness has been a part of my life since I was thirteen. CBF Virginia has developed such a special place in my heart these past few years....

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Cant We All Be Christians Here?

“Let us be one.” In the Gospel of John, Jesus prayed that those who follow him be one like God and Christ are one.  Yet we know that human nature eventually creeps into the equation and inherently flawed human beings, with incomplete views and understandings of God,...

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Explosions of Fear or Love

Explosions of Fear or Love by Terry Maples, CBFVA Field Coordinator Rachel Platten was going through a tough time in her life when she penned the words to her big hit “Fight Song.” Apparently, this song was never intended to be heard by anyone else but the writer as a...

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The Price Families Pay

The Price Families Pay Greg Smith, LUCHA Ministries and CBF Global Missions Before traveling to El Salvador on our Mission Immersion Experience, our group of BTSR seminarians – five students and two adjunct instructors – was well aware of the immigration conversation...

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Bearing Witness

By Mark Snipes, CBFVA Missions Coordinator “Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ” was CBFVA’s theme for this past year. While there are many stories about how this theme was embodied in the last twelve months, there is one in particular that I would like to highlight. In...

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