Strong churches with a bold commitment to the Great Commission! Our vision for the SBC of Virginia can be stated in a simple sentence: Strong churches with a bold commitment to the Great Commission. Over 600 churches are united in seeking to grow stronger and to be boldly committed to the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. SBC of Virginia churches work together to strengthen churches and leaders, to plant churches, and to do the work of evangelism and missions as Christ’s ambassadors. SBC of Virginia churches are strong churches with a bold commitment to the Great Commission.
Strong Churches. The SBC of Virginia is a coalition of churches. Our cooperative partnership to advance the Gospel is only as effective as the strength of the churches that join together in the SBC of Virginia. As Ecclesiastes teaches, we are stronger as we work together. We are committed to strengthening the churches that comprise the SBC of Virginia.
Bold Commitment. More than ever, the need to reach our neighbors, the nations, and all generations is calling us to a bold commitment. The SBC of Virginia is a pacesetter in missions support and generosity. However, an even bolder commitment is required of us. The stewardship of your church’s missionary resources is our top priority. Each church’s bold commitment to the Cooperative Program partnership and Vision Virginia priorities is essential. I pray the Lord will lead our churches to an even bolder commitment of resources to reach our neighbors, the nations, and all generations.
The Great Commission. No committee or task force is required for us to know what our mission is as a coalition of churches. The Lord Jesus has called every Christian and every church to obey the Great Commission. We trust in the Lord’s promise to empower His people as we work together to fulfill Christ’s mission. We are His mission force, and this is our mission field!
DR. BRIAN AUTRY,
Throughout our state and nation’s capital, there are more than six million lost and unreached people.
Members of the New Testament church had everything in common, shared their resources, increased in salvations, grew in their spiritual walks, and scattered in order to carry forth the Gospel.
The SBC of Virginia (SBCV) is a fellowship of Southern Baptist Convention churches cooperating to assist local congregations in their task of fulfilling the Great Commission as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ. Find out more about our core values, ministry allocation, and the reasons why churches affiliate with the SBCV.
The SBC of Virginia adheres to The Baptist Faith & Message (BFM) 2000, which is a summary of Baptist beliefs. You may download a PDF copy below or find an online version at sbc.net.
Together, our SBC of Virginia churches partner with more than 45,000 churches in the Southern Baptist Convention. That’s more than 16 million Southern Baptists across the country. Through our International Mission Board, we support almost 5,000 missionaries who are working to engage 6,700 unreached people groups around the world. There are more than 3,800 groups still unengaged. Southern Baptists start more than 100 churches every month, yet many more are needed to reach the more than 258 million lost people in North America. Six Southern Baptist seminaries train more than 13,000 future ministers and missionaries.
As part of the SBC of Virginia’s decentralized philosophy of ministry, our missionaries serve in the different regions around the state. Regional missionaries assist established churches and church leaders in maintaining healthy and growing congregations.