Concord Baptist Association has sent several teams to support Pillar Woodlawn, a Church Plant in Alexandria, VA.
Partnerships make the work possible. As SBC of Virginia churches plant new churches in Virginia and Washington, DC, we have been blessed to enjoy partnerships with other SBCV churches and churches from across the US. As we start new churches in Northern Virginia and Metro DC, the North American Mission Board partners with us too.
The Lord has now provided new partners one wouldn’t expect—two local associations from Missouri! Through their connection with SBCV church planting strategist Vince Blubaugh, these new partners heard about the needs in Northern Virginia and DC and wanted to help.
The Concord Baptist Association (CBA) in Missouri’s capital of Jefferson City is comprised of 44 Southern Baptist churches. CBA has sent several teams to support Pillar Church of Woodlawn, an SBCV church plant in Alexandria. Pillar Woodlawn has been blessed with an existing church building that can house mission teams of up to 49 people. This space provides churches with affordable housing for short-term mission trips to help church plants in Northern Virginia and DC. CBA churches have helped with essential renovations to the facility.
The Twin Rivers Baptist Association (TRBA) just west of St. Louis is also an association of 44 Southern Baptist churches. TRBA has committed to partner with three SBCV plants for the next three years with short-term mission teams, prayer, and financial assistance. Its executive director, Brent Campbell, has led several teams of pastors to work on the building at Pillar Woodlawn. Several TRBA churches have also committed to partner with two other SBCV church plants.
With the variety of people groups in Metro DC, partnering with SBCV church plants is a way to reach internationals with the Gospel. SBCV church plants in the area are currently reaching 54 nations.
Campbell says of TRBA’s partnership, “[It] allows us the unique opportunity to help evangelize the nations and not even have to use a passport or leave the country.”
The CBA agrees. “[Our] partnership with the SBC of Virginia and Pillar Woodlawn allows our churches to work toward accomplishing the Great Commission where we can help reach the nations,” says CBA’s director, Dr. Calvin Brown.
These types of Gospel-centered partnerships are essential to reaching the lost in Virginia and our nation’s capital. New partners are always needed. Will your church commit to partner with an SBCV church plant?