Mobilizing churches is focused on providing opportunities for churches and individuals to get out of the pew and into their communities. When God's people are mobilized, they are on mission ... taking a cup of water to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sharing hope with those in despair.
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?
Our strategy is to encourage the local church to consider where God may be leading them to serve and minister. We then come alongside and assist with resources, leadership and support necessary for them to take the Gospel into their community, neighborhood and beyond.
The SBC of Virginia is a partnership. We're a partnership of churches that seeks to mobilize for evangelism and missions!
Current Missions On-Ramps
We help churches mobilize together and in partnership with our Southern Baptist missionaries across North America and around the world. Missions Menu exists to show you current on-ramps for missions in varying parts of the world.
Join Us in Praying
We firmly believe in interceding for missions and the advance of the Gospel. Join us in praying for our neighbors, our state, our nation, and the world by visiting sbcv.org/prayerresources.
Meeting human need around the world through God-given Gospel opportunities.
Virginia Global Response serves to provide a humanitarian and compassion ministry platform for churches and individuals to be mobilized for rapid response and ongoing ministry. It is a volunteer, humanitarian ministry serving during times of crisis around the world and advocating for the disenfranchised.
Sharing God's love on the front lines of a crisis.
This ministry is on the front lines meeting human needs during crisis. Disaster Relief is the platform for sharing God’s Love. Intentional evangelism is the purpose for this ministry. We meet human needs such as mass feeding, chainsaw work, flood recovery, and child care while meeting the survivor’s spiritual needs. There are several training dates scheduled throughout the year. You can find more details on the Disaster Relief web page, sbcv.org/dr.
Find and post your mission opportunity.
Need to find a mission trip for your church, or curious about current needs throughout the Commonwealth and the world? Mission Trips provides an avenue for churches to discover open mission opportunities, or for churches to post their own mission opportunities.
Reaching specific affinities by connecting ministries.
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.
Learn about missions and mobilize your church.
Throughout the year, SBC of Virginia offers multiple opportunities for church leaders and lay people to connect, to learn about missions, to evangelize, and to mobilize people to share the Gospel. These events can range from family-oriented mission events to sharing the Gospel with bikers at national rallies.
ESL Training - Church Downtown, Staunton - September 29-30, 2017
The Church Downtown, in the Valley Region, will offer a four-part workshop which qualifies you for ESL Certification through the North American…