Churches helping churches is at the heart of what it means to be a convention—a network—of churches. The spirit of cooperation and encouragement is moving to a new level within the SBC of Virginia. In 2018, a group of pastors from every region of Virginia is meeting to be an encouragement to one another in church revitalization.
This group of pastors consists of Burton Corley, Mark Reon, Randy Fields, John Brownlee, Tim Chrisman, Rick Mallory, Wayne Rogers, and Troy Mueller. These pastors are focused on seeing their churches take further steps in church revitalization this year.
Partnering with these pastors, the SBC of Virginia is marshaling all resources and tools at its disposal to aid these churches in developing a personalized plan for each church’s specific situation and to provide assistance in their revitalization goals.
This group of pastors will have six face-to-face meetings with one another (along with numerous conversations via phone/Skype), will receive site visits, will meet with the Executive Committee, and will have consultations with various SBCV staff. We hope, in 2018, to see a new plan implemented where church revitalization becomes even more evident in every region of the state.
The SBC of Virginia is attempting to develop multiple cohorts of pastors who are willing to engage in a similar process for church revitalization. If you are interested in being included in a cohort like this, please contact Rusty Small.