March 20, 2020 Edition
We’re here for you as you care for others!

CBF and CBFVA are here to support and resource clergy and congregations during this COVID-19 epidemic. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We know congregational leaders are are a valuable source of comfort and support during times of distress. You provide trusted guidance and accurate information. You also have the capacity to allay fears and manage stigma in order to restore a sense of calm and safety into the lives of those in your care. To support your efforts, please find a new resource from Health & Human Resources called COVID-19 Recommended Preventive Practices and FAQs for Faith-based and Community Leaders . Click here: .

Paul Baxley has written a timely blog ( Proclaiming grace, truth and love in uncertain times ) to help us face the challenges posed by COVID -19. Click here to read Paul’s article:

Mission Madness Cancelled
In light of rapidly growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus pandemic, CBFVA staff met with the Advisory Council last week to discuss Mission Madness scheduled for March 27-29 at Second Baptist Church in Richmond. Out of an abundance of caution and escalating concerns about the greater potential to share the virus in large crowds (we were expecting 300 students)...

CBFVA Donates Missions Trailer
In 2009, CBFVA made the decision to invest in a missions trailer. This decision was made to resource churches engaging in local mission projects and to haul tools for events like Mission Madness. At the time, there was not an affordable way to rent tools locally, so CBFVA took on the task of building a bank of tools, and we needed a trailer to haul the tools to needed locations. 
In 2016, the Richmond Tool Bank opened giving CBFVA a clear path to rent tools for an affordable price. After having tools in our own collection, many for as long as six years, it was becoming increasingly difficult to maintain tools. In 2017...

Financial Workshop for Clergy
May 7, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (includes lunch)
Huguenot Road Baptist Church – North Chesterfield

NOTE: We may convert this timely workshop to an online experience if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

Pastors’ Roundtable
Senior Pastor Regional Conversations with Dr. Mike Smith
NOTE: This event will be postponed if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

CBFVA is committed to resourcing clergy and congregations. We are pleased to offer Pastors’ Roundtable, a unique opportunity for senior pastors to find encouragement for the journey and engage in conversation with a gifted and seasoned senior pastor. Dr. Mike Smith, an effective senior pastor for 45 years, will tour the state and...

Have You Downloaded CBFVA’s App?
Thanks to CBFVA’s new app, you can now stay connected to our ministries and events on your cellphone. Downloading the app allows you to register for events, read the latest news stories and blogs, follow the work of Art Wright (Theologian in Residence), listen to podcasts, and much more!