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Summit 2022!

Summit 2022!

Location: Williamsburg Baptist Church Date: March 25-27 Cost: 120 per person Theme: This year, our theme is "Dwell." Our speaker, Meg Lacy Vega, will be helping us to consider how to "dwell" in a world where everyone seems so divided. How do we live in community...

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Student.Church

Student.Church

Student.Church is CBF's model for congregational internships to students who are interested in a deeper experience of church life or pursuing a call to ministry. Interns spend the summer exploring the breadth of congregational ministry through a variety of learning...

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Pastor’s School Reflection by Carlisle Davidhizar

Pastor’s School Reflection by Carlisle Davidhizar

In the interest of honesty, I’m willing to admit that I’m nervous in conversations about race and racial justice. I was a kid in the 1990s at the height of the idea that “not seeing race” at all was the best and kindest way for me, as a White person, to relate to my...

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Host your own Rise Against Hunger Event!

Host your own Rise Against Hunger Event!

In 2023, CBFVA is challenging churches to pack over 100,000 meals. Food insecurity is still such a big issue in our world and CBFVA wants to advocate for those who lack reliable food sources. Through Rise Against Hunger and Bread for the World, two of CBFVA’s...

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The “Why” for CBFVA

The “Why” for CBFVA

On October 1st, I celebrated my nine-year anniversary with CBFVA. It was also the day I took the reins as Coordinator for this amazing organization. I am so grateful for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and for all the people who make this space so special. CBFVA...

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CBFVA General Assembly Retrospective and Thank YOU!

CBFVA General Assembly Retrospective and Thank YOU!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, was a good and historic day for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia. We gathered at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro to celebrate CBFVA’s 30 years of ministry, to mark the closure of my tenure as Coordinator, and to install...

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A Culture of Connection

A Culture of Connection

On Tuesday, CBFVA celebrated its 30th anniversary at First Baptist Waynesboro. This meeting was full of hope, laughter, challenge, incredible music, and fierce friendships. During our morning worship, we celebrated the successful tenure of Terry Maples and installed...

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The “Anatomy of Conflict” Webinar: #3 Part Series

The “Anatomy of Conflict” Webinar: #3 Part Series

The “Anatomy of Conflict” Webinar September 1, 8, and 15, 2022 10:00 to 11:30 am Zoom Conflict is not necessarily something bad and to be avoided or resolved quickly. This webinar series will frame “conflict” as a state of disagreement or emotional/mental disturbance...

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Summer of Listening

Summer of Listening

An Invitation: Summer of Listening The first rule for understanding another person is paying attention, and an important aspect of paying attention is active listening. How can you hope to better understand someone without taking the time to listen without...

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Imagine………by Mark Snipes

Imagine………by Mark Snipes

Imagine if Churches were as invested in housing people as they are in feeding people. We are not just talking about the homeless population. In these times, there are always people in our communities that are in need of transitional housing: College students,...

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CBFVA Coordinator Terry Maples Announces Retirement

CBFVA Coordinator Terry Maples Announces Retirement

At today’s Coordinating Council meeting, Terry Maples announced his intention to retire from his role as Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia. In a letter shared with the council, Maples says, “Effective September 30, 2022 I will retire from...

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Pastors’ School

Pastors’ School

CBFVA’s Pastors’ School Thursday, January 27, 2022 Theme: Cultivating Hopeful Imagination Leaders: Mike Queen & Jayne Davis ***In person AND online*** The world has experienced more change in the last two years than most of us can remember happening in our lifetimes....

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Hold on to Hope by Rachel Jones

Hold on to Hope by Rachel Jones

This Sunday marks the First Sunday of Advent. The second beginning of an advent season amid the global pandemic and we lean in once again, to light the candle of hope. If you’re like me, you either scoff at the idea of hope --in this economy?-- or you’re overwhelmed...

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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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