2013 Vision Virginia Week of Prayer for State Missions & Offering
Week of Prayer
September 22–29, 2013
State Missions Offering
Please remember that the Vision Virginia offering is a special gift beyond your tithe and offering to your local church.
The Ministries You Support
Your prayers and gifts do a lot. Because of the faithful giving of SBC of Virginia churches through the Cooperative Program, 100% of gifts to Vision Virginia will support the ministries listed below.
Resources for Your Church
Through acts of service, prayer, Bible study, and evangelism, Acts 1:8 Families helps families grow in the Lord together as they serve alongside one another.
Example: A $50 gift could contribute towards an Acts 1:8 mission week in 2014.
Video Story: Sonia Kaylor
SBC of Virginia churches and ministry centers in the Appalachian Region are reaching many who suffer from poverty-related problems, including things like abuse, drug use, illiteracy, and basic physical needs.
Example: A $75 gift could buy a warm coat for someone facing the cold Appalachian winter.
Baptist Builders help renovate and build church structures and respond to long-term recovery needs following disasters.
Example: A $250 gift could provide a chop saw for builders working with metal construction.
Church planting is an effective means of making new disciples, spreading the Gospel and impacting lostness.
Example: A $5,000 gift could help support a church planter or apprentice so that he can focus more time and energy on his calling.
Workshops, assessments, and face-to-face mentoring provide churches with the training and resources needed to assess their current level of health and make positive steps for growth.
Example: A $500 gift could help fund a multi-church workshop.
DC Mission Center
Worship space, small group meeting areas, and church planting office space are very limited and costly in our nation's capital.
Example: A $3,000 gift could provide one month's rent for the DC Mission Center.
Disaster Relief teams respond in times of great need to natural disasters, sharing the Gospel with those they meet.
Example: A $15 gift could buy a stuffed toy for a child who has lost everything in a disaster.
Video Story: Disaster Relief Volunteers Minister in Staten Island
The Lord can transform hearts of English-learners through church-based ESL programs.
Example: A $20 gift could provide an ESL learner with the books needed for class.
Video Story: Fernando Mangieri
Timely and up-to-date resources, training, and encouragement help pastors, staff, and lay leaders lead out in evangelism in their own mission fields.
Example: A $30 gift could help fund a backyard Bible club.
Local food distribution ministries help provide for the basic needs of Virginians living in poverty.
Example: A $150 gift could purchase 790 lbs of food for food distribution ministries.
Video Story: Feeding the 5,000
Ministry Intern Scholarships
Intern scholarships help churches extend their ministries while also investing in future church leaders..
Example: A $1,500 gift could help a church fund a ministry intern for the summer.
Video Story: Ryan Hendricks
Property for Church Plants
Healthy church plants face the challenging need of finding land and permanent facilities.
Example: A $1,000 gift could contribute towards a matching grant for church plant property.
Seminarian scholarships allow ministers to receive a theological education that equips them to better serve in their harvest fields.
Example: A $2,000 gift could help a seminary student with educational expenses.
Worship Equipment for Church Plants
When church plants reach the stage of holding public worship services, they need equipment that is often costly and sometimes beyond their means.
Example: A $100 gift could provide a church plant with a microphone for its worship team.