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About the Acts 1:8 Network

The Acts 1:8 Network is a missions-oriented ministry of the SBC of Virginia. It connects churches and individuals based on reaching specific affinities. It was developed by the Mobilizing Churches team of the SBC of Virginia.

What does the Acts 1:8 Network do?

The Acts 1:8 Network helps people find each other.

Churches are on mission all around the world. Many of them are ministering in the same regions and reaching similar people, but most aren't aware of all the other churches who might be working nearby. Wouldn't it be great if they all had an easy way to find each other and connect?

Through the Acts 1:8 Network, churches can learn about who else feels the Lord's calling to reach their target people groups. They can meet each other, pray for each other, and pool their experience and resources for greater Kingdom impact.

Who is the Acts 1:8 Network for?

  • Churches that have established missions ministry - The Acts 1:8 Network helps churches that already have established ministry connect with others who are also working or looking to begin work in the same areas.
  • Churches that are interested in beginning missions ministry - The Acts 1:8 Network is a fantastic place for churches that are new to missions to connect with experienced churches.
  • Individuals, couples, and families interested in missions - Perhaps only a few of your church members feel called to missions in a particular part of the world. Through the Acts 1:8 Network, they can connect with churches that are actively ministering in those areas. Many SBC of Virginia churches have even agreed to include members of other SBC of Virginia churches in their missions teams.

How is the Acts 1:8 Network organized?

The Acts 1:8 Network is organized into smaller networks that each focus on an individual people group, affinity, or geographic region. Churches can be a part of more than one of these smaller networks if they are ministering in more than one of these areas. More networks are being added regularly as new ministries appear.

Getting Started

Ready to become an Acts 1:8 Network church? That's great! First, however, there are a couple of things you should know.

The Acts 1:8 Network is not designed to be just another program or ministry model. The goal of this Network is for your church to become a worldwide mission center, engaging in the intentional kingdom growing efforts in "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth."

Joining the Acts 1:8 Network is easy, but it does require commitment.

There are four steps to becoming an Acts 1:8 Network church:

  1. Register
  2. Prepare
  3. Pray
  4. Learn