NEW MISSION PROJECT
Many SBC of Virginia churches are making face masks during this pandemic. As Virginia nears the time of our “peak” for COVID-19 cases, the need for facemasks will grow. Some hospitals and healthcare facilities are already running low on personal protective equipment and the needs extend beyond health care. We can make a difference in the lives and health of many who are serving well and help protect those who are most vulnerable.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Connect with your local Pregnancy Resource Center to learn of existing needs and how your family, small group, or church can come alongside their mission. Ideas include: mobilizing volunteers, a diaper drive, the baby bottle fundraising campaign, and hosting a meal to encourage those standing for life.
IN THE SBCV: On February 13, thousands of Christians from across the Commonwealth will converge on the State Capitol to March for Life. Gather a group from your church and take a powerful stand for life.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Research indicates that foster families and social workers cease care due to lack of support. Partnering with those in active care is a powerful and needed ministry. Social Services welcomes church and family partners in supportive care. Ideas include meeting specific needs (of a child, family or agency), respites, and meal provision.
IN THE SBCV: Learn more at the Foster Care and Adoption Summit. Smith Memorial in Williamsburg hosts the event on April 25. The conference offers education for the newly interested, encouragement for families presently fostering, and equipping for pastors wanting to lead in this ministry area.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Hunger and food security is an increasing need in many communities. Jesus modeled that His followers are to meet needs as the gospel is proclaimed. Summer is a good opportunity to come alongside school children needing provision and support food pantries.
IN THE SBCV: Your church can collect a Vacation Bible School offering to benefit SBCV funded hunger ministries.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: How can your church, small group or family bless your local school? Call your local school and ask how to connect and serve. Perhaps the school needs supplies for new cleaning protocols or help with a general supply drive.
IN THE SBCV: God is working through SBCV churches serving their local schools. Through building school relationships, many churches have been able to start after school bible clubs.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Back to school season offers tremendous ministry opportunity. How can your church or small group come alongside your local schools? Supply drives and literacy volunteerism are excellent ideas. Often, rapport with a local school can open the door to opportunities such as a Good News Club!
IN THE SBCV: Each year thousands of Christmas Backpacks are collected at Annual Homecoming and sent out to bless communities. Use this season to ready your backpacks for the November drop-off.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Missionary care is significant to service longevity, mission education and mobilization. Has your church sent someone out or partnered with a missionary? Galvanize your church to excel in caring for missionaries and their families.
IN THE SBCV: A hallmark of Southern Baptist life is our commitment to missions and working cooperatively to accomplish the task. This Christmas season join us in encouraging our missionary partners.