Sub-Saharan Africa is divided into seven different clusters, representing diverse people and cultures. Churches in the SBC of Virginia have been given an open door to serve anywhere in this vast region that a church may sense God leading.
Pete Hypes and Jim Davis
North Africa Middle East Peoples
This is a mobilization effort to reach the 500,000 North African Muslims of the Barcelona region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Work with our IMB missionaries through Gospel distribution, prayer, and our Community Center.
Four unique summer opportunities are available to share Christ’s love in Spain. Visit sbcv.org/spain for more information.
There are incredible opportunities to reach immigrants from the Middle East in Montreal. In 1986 there was one mosque in Montreal, today there are more than 130. Consider partnering with a church planter there who is specifically reaching this people group.
Truly the nations have come to DC, and the number of North African Middle Eastern peoples there is astounding. We have incredible opportunities to reach these peoples for Christ…and there are partners looking for more churches to engage.
Consider joining a network of churches to reach North African Muslims in the heart of Ethiopia with Christ’s love. An SBC of Virginia church is leading this effort with regularly scheduled trips.
The nation of Lithuania has fewer than 1% evangelical Christians and has one of the highest suicide rates on the globe. Millennials have abandoned the state religion and become agnostic. They are raising their children without any knowledge of God. Lithuania needs the hope that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jim and Susan Austin
Throughout the year, SBC of Virginia offers a number of opportunities for churches to partner in support of local, state, national, and international missions. Through Mission Projects, you and your church can have a key role in reaching the world.
With hundreds of hikers, thousands of tourists, and tens of thousands of hurting people with physical and spiritual needs, Appalachia is a region white unto harvest.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
God has brought “every tribe, tongue, and nation” to the doorstep of SBC of Virginia churches. We, today, have a unique opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations” by reaching out to our non-English-speaking neighbors through English as a Second Language (ESL) ministries.
Family Fusion offers a unique multi-day mission experience that allows children to work with their mom, dad, and others to build a legacy of missions by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of others through relevant servanthood and direct evangelism experiences. Families have the privilege to be “hands on” as they participate in devotions, ministry projects, and worship together.
Whatever level of training your church needs, SBC of Virginia has the resources to help prepare you to mobilize. Contact us with your needs.
Boots on the Ground Training is a nine hour, interactive training designed to encourage and equip mission teams to effectively engage unreached peoples with the Gospel. Participants will be taught current, practical, and reproducible techniques and methodologies being used around the world to make disciples. Training will include cultural awareness, logistical preparation, and introduction to basic evangelism and discipleship strategies.
Rebuild Haiti has been active since the earthquake of 2010. Teams have made at least two trips per year to help meet physical needs and, more importantly, share the Gospel in a place of great lostness. Please consider being the hands and feet of Christ in this effort.
SBC of Virginia pastors have an opportunity to partner with the Spanish Baptist Union. With less than 1% of its population identifying as evangelical Christians, it is a country in great need of the Gospel. Your church can partner with Spanish churches to provide training in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, church planting and pastoral care.
This small tourist destination had more than 133,000 people visit in September 2016. The need for the Gospel in Guam is huge. SBCV Mission Projects support the students of Pacific Islands University, a ministry training center preparing men and women with a biblical worldview for leadership and service. Please consider partnering with church planting activities taking place throughout Guam and nearby islands.
Virginia Global Response
Meeting human need around the world through God-given Gospel opportunities.
Virginia Global Response (VGR) provides a humanitarian and compassion ministry platform for churches and individuals to be mobilized for rapid response and ongoing ministry. It is a volunteer, humanitarian ministry serving during times of crisis around the world and advocating for the disenfranchised. Through VGR, SBC of Virginia churches have already served in Nepal, Germany, and Greece.
This ministry is on the front lines meeting human needs during crisis. Disaster Relief is the platform for sharing God’s Love. Intentional evangelism is the purpose for this ministry. We meet human needs such as mass feeding, chainsaw work, flood recovery, and child care while meeting the survivor’s spiritual needs. There are several training dates scheduled for 2017. You can find more details on the Disaster Relief web page, sbcv.org/dr.