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2015 Leadership Development Conference

– sponsored by Central Virginia Baptist Ministries

Monday, September 21, 2015
Cool Spring Baptist Church

9283 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Schedule

5:15-6:00 PM     Registration and Snacks
       
6:00-6:10 PM     Opening Remarks
       
6:20-7:20 PM     Session 1
       
7:20-7:30 PM     Break
       
7:30-8:30 PM     Session 2

Sessions

Speakers     Topics
       
Darie Lee     Safety and Security
       
Brenda Kidd and Wendy Atkinson     Special Needs
       
Mike Poff     New Ideas for Disciplining
       
Stephen Rountree     Marketing
       
Steve Law     Church Finances
       
Jeff Scott     Storytelling
       
Sterling Severns and Dorryce Ann Rudd     Melting Pot
       
Glenn Akins     Visitors' Impressions
       
Judy Fiske     Intergenerational Worship
       
Steve Allsbrook     Caring for Those Who Care for You
       
Herbert Ponder     Being a Change Master
       

Sunday School Sessions

     
       
Dane Jackson     TBD
Amanda Lott and Gayle Bradley     TBD
Tony Brooks     TBD
       

 

More Details Coming Soon!!!

July 2015 Church News

Antioch Baptist Church held a Sunday School breakfast; held Graduate Recognition Sunday; held a “Celebration of Achievements” Luncheon; and an Ice Cream Social Community Event. The youth held a Hawaiian Luau lock-in; and the Seniors went to Golden Corral for lunch.

Ashland, First Baptist Church held a Movie Night; held a Graduate Luncheon; had a booth at the Strawberry Faire; and held their annual church picnic. The youth held a pool party and end of school celebration. The men held a breakfast; and are playing horseshoes every Tuesday night through the summer.

Black Creek Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; and the Lunch Bunch ate lunch at Franco’s in Mechanicsville.

Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held Youth and Graduate Recognition Sunday; held a VBS Training and BBQ lunch; and sent 24 members to Standing Rock, SD on a mission trip. The youth held a “Schoolz Out Cookout & Hangout” for all youth and their families.

Colosse Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; held a VBS Prayer Walk; held a Prayer Breakfast; and held a Baby Dedication. The children held a preschool summer party; and the youth presented a concert. The YAMS group participated in a mini mission trip in the county.

Cool Spring Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday. The Trib3 Middle School Girls traveled to Short Pump Town Center and went shopping and then saw the movie Tomorrow Land. The Men’s Ministry held their 9th Annual Guys Canoe Trip at the Shenandoah River State Park. The Women’s Ministry held a “Joy in Painting” class.

Corinth Baptist Church held “Sing and Praise” for the children ages K-5th grade; held Graduate Recognition Sunday; sent a mission team to Illinois; and held Youth Summer Camp. The Young at Heart Seniors group ate lunch at Brother’s Restaurant in Providence Forge.

Cornerstone Christian Church held Youth Sunday with a spaghetti lunch fundraiser following the service; and held a family picnic. The youth and their families held a hike and picnic.

Deep Run Baptist Church held a Community Yard Sale and made $2,200 to be used for mission projects.

Dover Baptist Church Kid’s Stuff group held a yard sale; and the youth participated in a mission project.

Emmaus Baptist Church held a “Surprise” Cake Auction and raised $213.00 for the campers; held Graduate Recognition Sunday; held a Pie Auction fundraiser; held a Camper Commissioning Celebration Dinner & Meditative Garden Dedication; and will be collecting school supplies for Lee County.  Several youth attended Passport; and several children and youth attended a Richmond Squirrel’s baseball game.

Fort Lee Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday.

Glen Allen Baptist Church held their annual fish fry with musical guest, Bill Lewis; and held Graduate Recognition Sunday. Several youth attended KingsFest at Kings Dominion.

Goochland Baptist Church held a baby dedication; started a youth worship service on Sunday evenings; and held Graduate Recognition Sunday. Several youth went to Raleigh, NC on a mission trip.

Hardy Central Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday.

Hillcrest Baptist Church collected $324.00 in Rice Bowl contributions; held Graduate Recognition Sunday; held a Father’s Day Cookout; and several members attended the Richmond Squirrel’s baseball game.

Hopeful Baptist Church Student Ministry held a yard sale to benefit the Student Ministry mission trip; and several youth attended Imitate 2015 in Seaford, VA.

Hunton Baptist Church held Promotion, Youth, and Graduate Recognition Sunday with awards and activities; delivered Samantha Dolls to VCU Medical Center; and held a Camp Commissioning Service. The Senior Adults celebrated 41 years with a pizza party, birthday cake and ice cream. Several children attended CentriKid Camp. The youth held a Youth/Family Picnic; and several youth attended Kingsfest at Kings Dominion.

Kentwood Heights Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; held a meatball sub fundraiser for the mission team; and several members went to Pirates Cove MiniGolf. The Alaska Mission Team held a community car wash, held a dessert auction; and held a yard sale.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church held Missions Recognition Service; held Graduate Recognition Sunday; and several members attended a Richmond Squirrels baseball game.  The Mission Friends, RA’s and GA’s were visited by Hanover Deputy Todd Brooks and his bloodhound, Hamma, a trailing dog, who gave a demonstration of how he and Hama trailed lost and missing persons. Women on Mission held a birthday party for 30 missionaries who celebrated birthdays in the month of June. The Keenage Club traveled to Norfolk to Harborfest and took the Early Dinner Cruise on the “Spirit of Norfolk”.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; several members formed a “Relay for Life” team and participated in the event at Kings Dominion Campground; held “Undie” Sunday; held “Sock-It-To-Me” Sunday; held a fundraiser dinner for the RAM Mission Trip; held a car wash; and held a pancake breakfast for the Zimbabwe Mission Trip. The youth performed a “shadow play”. The Children’s Ministry, along with families and friends, held a “Pumpkin Planting” Party with the donations from the pumpkins sold in the fall going towards new playground equipment.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday. The G3 students participated in a “Mystery Destination All Nighter”. The Primetimers’ Senior Adult group traveled to Harrisonburg and visited the Shenandoah Heritage Market and the Dayton Farmers Market.

New Bethesda Baptist Church children participated in a “Day in the Park” with Pastor Todd Combee at Three Lakes Park; several children traveled to Virginia Center Commons for lunch and attended a movie; and several children attended CentriKid camp at Eagle Eyrie. The Lunch Bunch group traveled to Lowery’s in Tappahannock for lunch. The youth held a pool party.

New Highland Baptist Church held a Memorial Day Service; and held Graduate Recognition Sunday. The Senior Adults took a day trip to Tangier Island. The young people sold cookies and other items at the Farmers Market to raise funds to go CentriKid Camp at Eagle Eyrie and to do mission work at Impact VA in Danville.

New Life Baptist Church held a BBQ dinner; several children went to the Strawberry Patch; and several children went to see the movie Inside Out.

Northside Baptist Church held a “Fence Cleanup” fundraiser; held a car wash, and passed out groceries to those in need at Harbour Square. The youth held a Youth IWorship Rally with other youth groups in Mechanicsville ; and several youth VBS workers passed out door knockers to local neighborhoods. The children participated in a “SOKing up some fun!” outing and went bowling.

Oak Hall Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; held a F.I.S.H. auction dinner; and held an Ice Cream Social.

Parham Road Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; hosted the Dixie Melody Boys in concert; several members attended a Richmond Squirrels baseball game; and held a commissioning service for the youth and adults going on a mission trip to Asheville, NC. Several youth attended “M-fuge”. Northstar Academy used the Parham Road field to run a soccer camp for children with Autism and special needs.

Pioneer Baptist Church held a car wash; and held a church picnic.

Ridge Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; and Rev. Alan Ray went to Standing Rock Indian Reservation to finalize preparations for the mission trip in July. The Ridge Toppers held their June meeting with Dr. Jeff Scott, Pastor of Northside Baptist Church as guest Ventriloquist. The Children’s Ministry held “Parables and Popsicles” on Wednesday nights in June. The Caring Hearts group traveled to Williamsburg for lunch and explored Williamsburg; and held an Ice Cream Outing to Sweet Frog.

Samaria Baptist Church held their annual Carnival for Christ.

Shalom Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; hosted The Harvesters in concert; and held a Family Movie Night featuring Big Hero 6. The Children’s Department held a family cookout; several children went to the Zoo; and several children went to the Gem Mine.

Sharon Baptist Church hosted a car wash; and delivered treats to members.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; and held a church wide cookout. The Hearts of Joy Choir went to the Hanover Adult Center.

West Point, First Baptist Church 55-Alive group held their annual picnic

Westhunt Baptist Church held a Game Day; held a church picnic at Crump Park; held a Community Outreach; and held a Children’s Stay Day. Several members partnered with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and the Source of Light Orphanage and traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on a mission trip. Several youth attended Kingsfest at Kings Dominion; and several youth attended CreationFest – Creation Music Festival at the Agape Farm in Shirleysburg, PA.

Job Openings

  • Corinth Baptist Church seeks a full-time Associate Minister of Education & Worship. Applications can be submitted at personnel@corinthbaptist.us. More information about the position is available on the church website at www.corinthbaptist.us/job-openings/
  • Emmaus Baptist Church seeks a part-time Minister of Youth. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume on or before June 28 to Emmausbapchurch@gmail.com
  • First Baptist Church, Richmond, seeks a part-time organist (20-25 hours per week) to accompany choirs and soloists and help lead two worship services each Sunday. The organist would prepare for and accompany regular weekly rehearsals (and extra rehearsals as needed) for the Church Choir and the Youth Choir, as well as seasonal services (e.g., Christmas Eve, Lenten, and Holy Week services) and Worship Ministry concerts. Bachelor’s degree in music required. Master’s preferred plus at least five years of service as organist on a church staff. Salary approximately $35,000 per year based on education and experience. Complete the application here or send resume to Susan Marshall, First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220, or e-mail it to marshall@fbcrichmond.org
  • Four Mile Creek Baptist Church seeks a part-time Youth Minister. Please contact Pastor Sam Grozdanov at 804-795-2044 or e-mail sgrozdanov@fmcbaptist.com.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Friday, May 22

Pray for Medical Ministries and Jail Ministries. Those who lead them and those who need them. These ministries help provide health care for needy persons, and they provide ministries that help people find true freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for those who minister and for those to whom they minister, including their families.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Thursday, May 21

Pray for Central Virginia Raceway Ministries and all who volunteer. Your gifts will share the cost of providing the Gospel witness and ministry at Richmond International Raceway to fans and workers. Contact Todd Combee (779-2101) to assist with this ministry.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Tuesday, May 19

Pray for our partners in Macedonia and Partnership Missions. Through our partnership, Dover Baptists help fund the work of Macedonia Baptist in Eastern Europe. Our offerings also provide scholarships for Dover Baptists to go on partnership mission trips.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Monday, May 18

Pray for Dover’s churches that nominated and received grants from Dover Baptist Association Missions Offering in 2014 as they implement the dollars given. Pray for ministries in our greater Christian community. Prayerfully consider nominating a “helping” ministry in your community for the 2015 Offering.

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Prayer Focus:


Union of Christian Baptists of Macedonia



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