Dr. Alistair Begg
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland, OH
Founder, Truth for Life

Dr. Grant Ethridge
Senior Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, VA
President, SBC of Virginia

Dr. Eric Geiger
Vice President, Church Resources Division, LifeWay Christian Resources

Dr. John Marshall
Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

November 9 - 11, 2014 | The Heights Baptist Church, Colonial Heights

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General admission is free for messengers and guests, but registration is required.

Fellowship Lunches are offered at no charge, however due to limited seating, registration is required. The Women’s Dinner is a ticketed meal and can be purchased for $12 per person.

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Session 1 - Sunday Evening, Nov 9 | 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Opening Session with worship, special music, and a message from Pastor Grant Ethridge

Session 2 - Monday Morning, Nov 10 | 9:00 am

Morning Breakout Sessions | 9:15 am & 10:30 am

Fellowship Lunch*:
Ready Church and Disaster Relief Volunteer Celebration
with special guest, Congressman Randy Forbes

Session 3 - Monday Afternoon, Nov 10 | 1:25 pm - 4:45 pm

Afternoon guests and keynote speakers include:
Sounds of Liberty, Dr. Frank Page, and Dr. Eric Geiger

Church Planting Dinner (by invitation only)
Dr. Alistair Begg
(guest speaker)

Women's Dinner
TaRanda Greene
(guest speaker)
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Session 4 - Monday Evening, Nov 10 | 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Evening guests and speakers include:
Sounds of Liberty, TaRanda GreeneDr. Alistair Begg, and Dr. Brian Autry

Dessert Reception
Everyone Invited

Session 5 - Tuesday Morning, Nov 11 | 9:00 am - Noon

Morning guests and speakers include:
Sounds of Liberty and Dr. Alistair Begg; Election of 2015 SBC of Virginia Officers

Fellowship Lunch*:
Missions Luncheon with author, Nik Ripken

Session 6 - Tuesday Afternoon, Nov 11 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Afternoon guests and speakers include:
Sounds of Liberty and Dr. John Marshall

Breakout Sessions 

  • Million Dollar Mission:
    Dr. John Marshall
  • Spiritual Warfare:
    Dr. Chuck Lawless
  • Pastoral Leadership:
    Matt Willmington
  • Partnerships and Connecting Churches:
  • Stewardship, Beyond Money and Time:
    Jay Link
  • Evangelism Tools:
    Panel Discussion
  • Crisis Communication and Legal/Moral Issues:
    Panel Discussion
  • Marriage and Parenting:
    Grant & Tammy Ethridge

Special Meals

  • Lunch*, Monday, November 10: Ready Church and Disaster Relief Volunteer Celebration with special guest Congressman Randy Forbes
  • Dinner, Monday, November 10: Church Planting Dinner with guest speaker Dr. Alistair Begg (by invitation only)
  • Dinner, Monday, November 10: Women’s Ministry Dinner with guest speaker TaRanda Greene
    Learn more & register →
  • Lunch*, Tuesday, November 11: Missions Luncheon with guest speaker Nik Ripken

*Note: At this time, both of our fellowship lunches have reached pre-registered seating capacity. We will have extra meals on-hand for anyone who wishes to take advantage of “standing-room” near the lunch location. If additional seating becomes available, it will offered on a stand-by basis.

The staff at our information and registration stations will also have updates on availability both Monday and Tuesday mornings.


Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia

Christmas Backpacks is a project to provide backpacks for impoverished children and youth in the Appalachian Region. The SBC of Virginia will be collecting churches' donated backpacks for the project at the 2014 Annual Homecoming. If you or your church would like to participate, you can learn more here.


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