2016 Vision Virginia Week of Prayer
& Offering for Missions

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What is Vision Virginia?

Vision Virginia is a missions offering.

Similar to Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong, 100% of the gifts given through Vision Virginia go directly to the mission field. The fund supports dozens of ministries, including the things that are listed in the eight Days of Prayer.

Vision Virginia is also a call to pray.

It is a call to pray for these ministries, the people serving in these ministries and the work of the Lord in Virginia and around the world.

Vision Virginia is the people.

Vision Virginia only exists because people do. People who need to hear the Gospel, and people who serve in churches all across the state. God loves people, and His mission is to love, serve, and disciple them to look more like Him every day.

Vision Virginia is reaching the WORLD.

Virginia is a mission field to be sure. But the churches of the SBC of Virginia can be an awesome mission force to reach not only locally but also around the globe.  It’s allowing God to open our eyes to opportunities through an Acts 1:8 strategy.

Ministries supported by Vision Virginia include:


  • Appalachian Ministries
  • Baptist Builders
  • Church Planting
  • Church Strengthening
  • The DC Mission Center
  • Disaster Relief
  • English as a Second Language
  • Statewide Evangelism
  • Food Distribution
  • Leadership Development
  • Ministry Intern Scholarships
  • Property for Church Plants
  • Ready Church
  • Seminarian Scholarships
  • Virginia Global Response
  • Worship Equipment for Church Plants


 A goal of $275,000: 100% of which will go directly to support missions in Virginia and beyond.


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Often times the best way to tap into a person’s spiritual need is to first aim to meet some of their physical needs. SBC of Virginia churches did just that through Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia. Churches collected nearly 1,500 backpacks for impoverished children in Appalachia. 

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Tens of thousands of refugees are trying to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia. Many of these people, mostly from the Middle East, are leaving family, homes, and occupations to search for a life without war, turmoil, and the threat of death.

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Bill Miller and a team of Baptist Builders volunteers from The Tabernacle in Danville have given countless hours and talent to help convert a 120,000 square foot warehouse into a new church facility. This once warehouse will soon be the ministry location for The Community Fellowship in Collinsville.

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Bedrock Lynchburg began in September of 2015  with a vision to Create a Culture and Continue a Legacy of the Gospel. In the past five months there have been 10 Baptisms, several community outreach projects, 14 Small Groups started, and new ministry teams focused on local missions and global church planting. 

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Please remember that the Vision Virginia offering is a special gift beyond your tithe and offering to your local church.


One week each year, from Sunday to Sunday, Southern Baptists join together in praying for state missions. The official Vision Virginia Week of Prayer for 2016 is September 18 – 25th, but our prayer guides are un-dated so that your church may join together in prayer whenever it fits you best. The week of prayer emphases are listed below by day. Please join with us in lifting these ministries up before the Father.

You may download a week of prayer brochure with more information from the link at the bottom of this article.

Vision Virginia Day 1


God so loved the World!  SBC of Virginia churches are working together to reach Virginia and beyond with the Gospel. We are using God-given opportunities to meet human needs that will allow us to share the Gospel message. Pray for God to move even more churches to join together to reach the lost in places like Greece, Barcelona, and Nepal… and beyond!

Vision Virginia Day 2


Students yielding to the call of ministry and who are completing their seminary education can benefit from this incredible financial resource. Pray that God will work through these gifts to encourage His ministers in their formal training.

Vision Virginia Day 3


No matter the church health status, whether starting, growing, running steady, plateauing, declining, or closing its doors, all congregations need our prayers. Pray for ministry leaders to be encouraged and equipped to carry the mission that God has for their local body of believers.

Vision Virginia Day 4


This scholarship provides assistance to churches who benefit from a ministry intern. Pray for church leaders as they invest in the next generation and for ministry interns as they gain valuable experience and faithfully serve.

Vision Virginia Day 5


This is one of the core values of the SBC of Virginia. This convention is committed to penetrating lostness through church planting. Pray that God will bless new planters and that He will continue to provide new partnerships from churches.

Vision Virginia Day 6


Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is the third largest responding agency in North America! Praise God for all of the Virginia volunteers trained and ready to respond. Pray that God will raise up many others to be equipped for the next disaster.

Vision Virginia Day 7


This region of America is extremely impoverished. Families lack the basic supplies that many others take for granted everyday. Pray that God will continue to work through SBC of Virginia churches with mission projects like Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia.

Vision Virginia Day 8


Many churches prepare and share meals each month with impoverished families in their communities. The Vision Virginia offering partially supports these efforts. Pray that our hearts will burden for those who go hungry and that God will bless our efforts.

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Promotional Videos

Appalachian Trail Mission Work

Church Planting: Bedrock Lynchburg

Truth Fellowship Feeding Ministry
Mission Project

Reaching Refugees in Greece

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Here are some materials you may use to promote Vision Virginia in your church:

2016 Vision Virginia Web Slider


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2016 Vision Virginia Brochure


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2016 Vision Virginia Bulletin

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2016 Vision Virginia Poster

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2016 Vision Virginia Web Banner

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2016 Vision Virginia Bulletin

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