Earthquake Relief for Nepal
As a first response to this disaster, $25,000 in emergency funds from One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) has been released to trusted partners of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) in Nepal. Additional relief aid is urgently needed.
The initial grant of $25,000 will support domestic Nepali Christian service organizations and on-the-ground relief efforts. The Nepal Baptist Church Councill, an International Ministries partner for more than 20 years, will receive $10,000 to provide food, water, shelter and medical attention for the victims. Human Development and Community Services, IM's partner in Nepal for 11 years, will receive $10,000 to help its two hospitals care for the injured. The United Mission to Nepal, an IM partner for over 30 years, will receive $5,000 for its initial relief efforts.
* To make a tax-deductible contribution online, use the give form on the International Ministries' website.
* To give through your church, designate your gift for "One Great Hour of Sharing - Nepal Earthquake Relief." Line 7 on the remittance form.
* Mail to: West Virginia Baptist Convention, P.O. Box 1019, Parkersburg, WV 26102-1019.
Bulletin Inserts are now available.
Thank you for your support of our mission together.
High Impact Community Ministry One-Day Training Event
May 11-14, 2015 with Joy Skjegstad
The goal of these training events will be to assist pastors and church leaders on moving out to the mission fields in their communities with high impact ministries designed to meet needs in the community and share the Good News of Christ with others.
Registration is needed for lunch for this event. Please register by contacting your area minister.
NORTHWEST AREA (Good Hope, Harmony, Harrisville, Little Kanawha, Panhandle and Parkersburg)
Location One - Monday, May 11, 2015 - Agape Baptist Church, Wheeling - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Lunch is included
Location Two - Monday, May 11, 2015 - South Parkersburg Baptist Church, Parkersburg - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
NORTHEAST AREA (Broad Run, Eastern, Fairmont, Goshen, Judson and Union)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Clarksburg Baptist Church - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Lunch is included
SOUTHEAST AREA (Elk Valley, Fayette, Greenbrier-Raleigh, Hopewell and Rockcastle)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Oak Hill Baptist Church - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Lunch is included
SOUTHWEST AREA (Coal River, Guyandotte, Kanawha Valley, Logan-Mingo, Teays Valley and Twelve Pole)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Madison Baptist Church - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Lunch is included
Think of a person you know that is a leader. What in your mind makes them a leader? An effective leaders is often one who recognizes the need for details. Sometimes it is the little things we do that can make or break a meeting or program.
The Resource Team of West Virginia Baptist Women's Ministries provides help sheets in five areas of leadership: Leadership Tips 101, Get Acquainted and Team Building Exercises, Hospitality Ideas, Communication and Resources and Useful Websites. The DETAILS' site will be updated with new material every March, June and October.
The April 2015 sheets are now ready for viewing. Please click here.
Discipleship Essentials (M-02) Six-Week Class
Start Dates and Times Vary.
*NEW LOCATION ADDED: CRUM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH WITH JARROD BELCHER, BEGINS MAY 5, 2015 AND WILL BE FROM 7-9 P.M.*
Please click the information/registration link below for exact dates, times and locations.
Fees: FOR CREDIT -
$56.19/single or $66.19/couple
$46.19/single or $56.19/couple
Congregational Transformation Three-Year Program
First Rotation 2015 Class on Saturday, May 2, 2015
This program works on a rotation schedule. A different class will be held in each of five locations (Charleston, Crab Orchard, Fairmont, Parkersburg and Wheeling) on the same date. On the next class date, classes will rotate to a new location and students will have the opportunity to take another class. This process will continue for a total of three years with two classes held each year. Each student will be able to take each class in their location, except for the Strategic Planning class. This class will be held at the end of the three-year program after students have attended the five other courses in the program. This last class will be held at Parchment Valley Conference Center.
SPRING GOLDEN'EERS CONFERENCE
Theme: Spring Fling
May 4-6, 2015
Parchment Valley Conference Center
Bible Study Leader: Rev. Mark McCloy
Special Music, Workshops, Cookout and Games
Registration Deadline (with full payment) by April 20, 2015.
For more information, please click here.
The Ministers' Council
All Ministry Staff Persons are Invited!
May 18-20, 2015
West Virginia Baptist Camp at Cowen
with Dr. Anthony Headly
Cost for the Event:
$75.00 for Ministers' Council Members,
$90.00 for non-members
Price includes event registration, two nights lodging and all meals.
The retreat begins with lunch on Monday and concludes with lunch on Wednesday.
For more information and a registration form, please click here.
School of Christian Studies ADVANCED credit will be available. Please click here for more information and a registration form.
West Virginia Baptist Convention
WORSHIP AND MUSIC CONFERENCE
JUNE 18-20, 2015
Parchment Valley Conference Center
Guest Clinician: Heather Sorenson
The purpose of this event is to provide a conference which will help those who work in the local church to sharpen their skills, broaden their horizons and enrich their lives through fellowship with others who are involved in Christian music.
Please click here to go to the West Virginia Baptist Convention Worship and Music Conference Facebook page.
School of Christian Studies credit will be available for the Worship and Music (E-03) class. A mailing will be sent out by June 18, 2015.
More information will be included in the June-July issue of the WV Baptist Newsletter.
From Survive to Thrive
A collection of Bible studies and sermons from the West Virginia Baptist Convention
The Discipleship and Leadership Commissions of the West Virginia Baptist Convention would like to provide you with a resource for our 2014-2015 theme, "From Survive to Thrive." In this booklet, you will find four Bible studies and four suggested sermon ideas and starters. May God be with you and your congregation as we move "From Survive to Thrive!"
For a copy of this valuable resource, please click here.