Mobilizing Churches Opportunities at Annual Homecoming
During this year's SBCV Annual Homecoming, messengers and guests were given the opportunity to participate in a 12-booth Missions Fair, watch a brand-new feature video on Baptist Builders, hear about the work God is doing through Disaster Relief and Families on Mission, and enter a drawing for up to $1000 in mission trip scholarships.
Missions Fair & Passports
During this year's SBCV Annual Homecoming, messengers and guests were given the opportunity to participate in a Missions Fair, which included lunch and a dozen Mobilizing Churches booths. As messengers and guests visited each booth to have their “passports” stamped, volunteers at the booths had the opportunity to share how the SBCV can partner with churches and individuals to Push Back the Darkness.
During the last session of the Annual Homecoming, completed “passports” were used in a drawing for two mission trip scholarships. Milly Wilson from Monumental Baptist in Petersburg won the $500 scholarship for a North American mission trip. Becky Hypes from Bermuda Baptist in Chester won the $1,000 scholarship for an international mission trip.
Mobilizing Ministries across Viriginia
During the report, the Baptist Builders ministry was highlighted in video and testimony. In the short 18 months this ministry has been active, more than 300 volunteers from 52 SBCV churches have worked on homes and churches across Virginia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In 2009, Baptist Builders have assisted in the construction or renovation of three churches, including Salem Baptist in Virginia Beach, Grace Baptist in New Castle, and Staunton River Community Church in Brookneal.
Disaster Relief volunteers have been busy as well. They have had opportunities for ministry in Kentucky, New York, West Virginia, Georgia, and Virginia, providing comfort and the only hope—that of Jesus Christ.
For the first time, through partnership with NAMB, Families on Mission (FOM) came to Virginia! Big Stone Gap received more than 70 volunteers from as far away as Florida, who ministered to the community through VBS and servant evangelism. Join us in 2010, when FOM will return to Big Stone Gap the week of June 13th, and model missions and evangelism for your children or grandchildren.
Is your church an Acts 1:8 Challenge church? Are you on mission? Visit the Mobilizing Churches pages for information and opportunities to be on mission.307