The Christmas Backpack project is an annual tradition amongst much of our SBCV family. This project calls upon God’s people to bless the poor as we remember the gift of Jesus. Backpacks are filled with one “wow” Christmas gift and then items to meet the needs of a child. Virginia church planters and leaders working in economically disadvantaged areas strategically use the bookbags to reach families and connect them to church. Your partnership helps reach families in Appalachia as well as new work amongst unreached people groups in Northern Virginia. To God be the glory!
We have a huge need for Spanish Bibles. These Bibles will be distributed throughout Virginia in effective programs to provide encouragement to homeless women (a connection made through our previous Bible project), our Hispanic church plants, and other mission outreach opportunities.
Every human life reflects the image of God. As His people, we celebrate and protect life. On January 20, churches across the nation set aside the day to remember our belief in the sanctity of life. Churches are challenged to connect with their local Pregnancy Resource Center to learn how to support their work. Be an advocate for life by partnering with these life-giving ministries.
Several SBC of Virginia churches in the Southwest Region are located along the Appalachian Trail. They have unique opportunities to minister to individuals from all over the U.S. who hike the trail, especially during the hikers’ event called Trail Days. Your church can help by providing supplies that the hikers need. These gifts open doors for churches to minister to hikers and share the Gospel.
Mobilize your congregation in preparation for Military Appreciation month in May. How might your church serve those who have served the country? Perhaps a special Sunday service or a free community meal to bless servicemen in your community. God is at work through the Praetorian Project. Named after Paul’s ministry to an elite force of Roman soldiers, the Praetorians, this ministry plants churches near military bases around the world. Spearheaded by SBC pastors, and with significant presence in Virginia, this ministry affords a great partnership opportunity.