My first international mission trip took place on a farm in central Kentucky. As a new pastor in the community, I found myself interacting often with migrant workers from Central and South America. And I soon realized that most were spiritually lost. From conversations with farmers, I learned many of them were as concerned as I was about the eternal state of the souls of these (mostly) men who were so far away from their homes and families….
Lynn Coleman decided she wanted to do more for God’s Kingdom in her Louisa community. When her neighbor lost everything to a house fire, she was ready to step in to help, but she realized she did not know her neighbor well enough….
It is common for refugees to be found in major cities located in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. However, the nations are making their way to Roanoke. In fact, residents from places like Benin, Burundi, Tanzania, Iran, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria visit a SBC of Virginia church weekly….
Reed Hernandez knew at an early age that he would work in ministry. God continued to guide Reed in this direction by providing him with a student pastor position at Forest Baptist Church in Forest. During that same time, he became a full-time student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary….
Students, collegians, seminarians, and church staff have opportunities throughout the year to develop further as relevant leaders. Pray that these resources will strengthen and challenge all to be more like Christ.
This is one of the key objectives of the SBC of Virginia. This convention is committed to penetrating lostness through church planting. Pray that God will bless new planters and that He will continue to provide new partnerships from established churches.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is the third largest responding agency in North America. Praise God for all the SBCV volunteers trained and ready to respond. Pray that God will raise up many others to be equipped and ready when the need arises.
Many churches prepare and share meals each month with impoverished families in their communities. Pray that our hearts will burden for those who go hungry and that God will bless our efforts.
This scholarship helps churches that benefit from a ministry intern. Pray for church leaders as they invest in the next generation and for ministry interns as they gain valuable experience and serve faithfully.
This resource is a process for a church to retain the same people with the same leadership and to catch a fresh vision for their church and community. Pray for the churches that need revitalization to be rejuvenated again for God’s glory and honor.
Before churches enter the mission field, essential training is necessary to prepare those going. Pray that more laborers will submit to God’s calling and that this training glorifies Christ.
SBCV churches are working together to reach Virginia and beyond with the Gospel. We are using God-given opportunities to meet human needs, allowing us to share the Gospel. Pray for God to move churches to reach the lost internationally.
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