Mission

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

Purpose

The Southern Baptist Convention 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.

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.

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

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: North, Central, Central-West and Southside, Southeast, Southwest, and Valley. Each region has dedicated regional catalysts to assist local churches with their individual needs.

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Why partner with us

Learn about the advantages of a Gospel partnership with the SBC of Virginia and get to know why other churches choose to affiliate with us.

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Get to know our staff

No matter what area of church ministry you serve in, our staff at the SBC of Virginia has a heart to serve you. You are not alone in the task of reaching your communities, your counties, your cities, your state, and your world.

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Discover our ministry partners

The SBC of Virginia partners with a number of organizations in order to provide pastors, churches, and volunteers with the support they need to spread the Gospel.

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Doing more together through the Cooperative Program

Together, our SBC of Virginia churches partner with more than 45,000 churches in the Southern Baptist Convention to spread the Gospel to the nations.

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