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Advocating for Broadband in Bluefield

by Kris Aaron Pastor of First Baptist Bristol, VA It happened suddenly. I got a call that morning from Keith Stillwell informing me that a long-awaited meeting with an aide for Senator Mark Warner had finally been confirmed. The meeting was scheduled for later that...

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My Passport Story by Anna Beamer…Age 20

When I was 13, I went on my first mission trip to Passport Missions in Florida. This trip absolutely changed my life. Before this trip, I knew God, but at Passport, it finally felt like God knew me. God spoke to me that summer, telling me that Passport was where I was...

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Where it belongs….by Mark Mofield

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...

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Back2School devotions return to d365.org

Back2School devotions return to d365.org

Back2School, the August devotional series, returns to d365.org this week. The series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle music. For the first time, seven young people in High School or starting college are writers for the final...

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CBFVA General Assembly!

CBFVA General Assembly!

“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.” (Eph. 3:20) CBFVA hopes you’ll participate in the first IN-PERSON gathering since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are eager to connect at...

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

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...

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Where do we go from here?

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...

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What does it mean to resume worship?

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...

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Update from Hannah Turner!

Update from Hannah Turner!

Hannah Turner works with CBF through the Global Service Corps. The GSC is a two-year mission apprenticeship that provides an opportunity for graduates (29 years of age and younger) and retirees to: go and work alongside seasoned career Field Personnel & partners...

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Can We Stay Together? by Mark Snipes CBFVA Coordinator

Can We Stay Together? by Mark Snipes CBFVA Coordinator

I grew up in a small town in northwest Georgia. As a teenager, I went to church at a relatively large (for that area), conservative, Bapti-Costal Church where I was a faithful member. Though I am no longer in sync theologically with the church of my youth, I do...

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Student.Church Reflection  By Houston Blake, Summer Intern

Student.Church Reflection By Houston Blake, Summer Intern

When I was sixteen years old, I prayed the scariest prayer and told God, “Here I am. Send me.” Little did I know all the things that prayer would bring. From joining the Army straight out of high school to preaching my first sermon and interning during a pandemic, I...

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Blog – Radical Candor  by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator

Blog – Radical Candor by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator

As an image-conscious Enneagram Pattern 3, I confess radical candor is not my best gift. My tendency to shape-shift to be what the context demands sometimes means I shy away from boldly speaking truth. My son knows my tendency to be and play nice. After reading...

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Reflection:  Pastors’ School 2021

Reflection:  Pastors’ School 2021

Reflection by Kris Aaron, Senior Pastor, FBC Bristol On January 28, CBFVA held its annual Pastors’ School. The speaker, Dr. Anna Robbins, and the theme, Recalibrating Faith & Culture in a Post-Pandemic World, were both especially timely and helpful. Dr. Robbins...

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