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About the SBC of Virginia

What is the SBC of Virginia?


The SBC of Virginia is a fellowship of more than 700 local churches from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. We seek to have a global impact through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

HISTORY

The SBC of Virginia began in 1993 when conservative Virginia Baptists across the state founded the SBCV fellowship. On September 16, 1996, messengers that met at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia voted for the fellowship to become a new Southern Baptist state convention. On October 1, 1996, the SBC Executive Committee officially acknowledged SBCV as a new State Convention.

In 2016, SBC of Virginia celebrated 20 years of faithful service. To learn more about the history of SBC of Virginia, visit: sbcv.org/20years

Purpose

The Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia 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.

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen and mobilize churches to make disciples and plant churches for Jesus Christ through Gospel partnership.

Foundational Principles

  • Our foundation is the Word of God.
  • Our fellowship is built on healthy relationships.
  • Our focus is strengthening the local church.
  • Our function is to assist churches to be on mission.
  • Our future includes church planting. 

KEY OBJECTIVES

Strengthening Churches

Church strengthening is focused on supporting church leadership and strengthening existing churches.

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Mobilizing Churches

Mobilizing churches is focused on providing opportunities for churches and individuals to get out of the pew and into their communities.

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Planting Churches

Planting churches are committed to assisting our churches in their task of fulfilling the Great Commission, penetrating lostness through church planting.

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Revitalizing Churches

Our vision for church revitalization desires, if possible, for a church to retain the same people with the same leadership and catch a fresh vision for their church and their community.

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CORE VALUES

Biblical Truth     |     Global Mission     |    Gospel Partnership     |    Local Churches     |    Fervent Prayer

Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, and is sufficient as our only infallible rule of faith and practice. We deny that other books are inspired by God in the same way as the Bible. The fundamental truths to which we are committed are expressed in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 with the clarification of inerrancy as described.

MINISTRY REGIONS

At the SBC of Virginia, we believe strongly that having a local missionary in the area, working hand-in-hand with God’s people, will have a far more meaningful impact on the spread of the Gospel than we could provide from a central location. Because of this, we’ve divided our state into six ministry regions, each having dedicated regional missionaries to assist local churches with their individual needs.


Our ministry regions are as follows:

NorthCentral, Central-West & Southside, Southeast, Southwest, and Valley

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OUR MINISTRY PARTNERS


The SBCV partners with a number of organizations in order to provide our churches and members with support.

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