“SEED, SCATTERED AND SOWN: Reaching Beyond this Generation” describes the goals of our mission resourcing campaign. We endeavor to develop resources to fulfill Virlina District’s commitment to ministry with our children, youth and young adults; to initiate and continue our new church development and assistance to our smaller, struggling congregations; to encourage development of set-apart ministerial leadership and to provide necessary enhancements to fulfill Camp Bethel’s future potential. While we are grateful for past accomplishments, we recognize the crucial importance of envisioning and empowering forward progress in our mission. We are blessed to have the privilege and opportunity to initiate new and exciting ministries in the years to come!
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The Christian Growth Institute is an accredited education program designed with those in mind who have been called into the set-apart ministry but are not able to pursue a seminary or TRIM degree. Those who are passionate about the ministry, and who do not want to become a licensed or ordained minister, are encouraged to also enroll in the program or take classes that one finds interesting. If you are interested in what classes are being offered, click "Read More" for more information. Also, to find more information about the requirements of this program, click HERE, or visit our Ministries page.
The Forty-Fifth Virlina District Conference of the Church of the Brethren was held at the Grandin Court Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia on November 13-14, 2015.
“You are the light of the world ... Let your light shine!” (Matthew 5:14-16) was the theme of the 2015 District Conference. Aggregate attendance including youth and children was 495 persons. This included 219 delegates (including 65 pastors) and 276 non-delegates from 76 congregations. These participated in the worship, fellowship and spiritual discernment for the district under the leadership of Moderator Dava C. Hensley, pastor of the Roanoke, First Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia...
How to Call, Equip, and Support Teachers and Congregational Leaders
March 12, 2016
About the Event:
The Christian Education Task Team is pleased to sponsor a training day for congregational leaders and teachers: “Know, Teach, Grow, Live” from Deuteronomy 6:6-9. This informational and inspirational event will feature many voices from around the District and focus on How to Call, How to Equip, and How to Support those in congregational leadership and teaching positions. Sunday school teachers, deacons, age group leaders, Bible study facilitators, board and committee members, and all others interested in congregational leadership are encouraged to attend!