- Phone: (804) 834-2813
- Mailing Address: 301 East Main Street, Waverly, VA 23890
The SBC of Virginia began in 1993 when conservative Virginia Baptists across the state founded the SBCV fellowship. On September 16, 1996, messengers that met at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia voted for the fellowship to become a new Southern Baptist state convention. On October 1, 1996, the SBC Executive Committee officially acknowledged SBCV as a new State Convention.
We celebrated our 15th anniversary in October of 2011 with the dedication of a brand-new mission support center in Glen Allen and at the 2011 Annual Homecoming, which took place November 13–15 at Grove Avenue Baptist Church.
The Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia is a fellowship of Southern Baptist Convention churches cooperating to assist local congregations in their task of fulfilling the Great Commission as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, and is sufficient as our only infallible rule of faith and practice. We deny that other books are inspired by God in the same way as the Bible. The fundamental truths to which we are committed are expressed in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 with the clarification of inerrancy as described.
At the SBC of Virginia, we believe strongly that having a local missionary in the area, working hand-in-hand with God’s people, will have a far more meaningful impact on the spread of the Gospel than we could hope to provide from a central location. Because of this, we’ve divided our state into seven ministry regions, each having dedicated regional missionaries to assist local churches with their individual needs.Our ministry regions are as follows:North, Central-East, Central-West, Southeast, Southwest,Southside, and Valley
The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.
It begins with you!
You give yourself first to God (II Cor. 8:5). Next, out of gratitude and obedience to God for what He has done for you, you commit to give back to Him, through your church, a portion of what He provides. This is commonly called a tithe and represents ten percent of your income (Lev. 27:30, Mal. 3:10).
Your Church... decides the next step. Every year your church prayerfully decides how much of its undesignated gifts will be committed to reaching people in your state and around the world through The Cooperative Program. This amount is then forwarded to your State Baptist Convention.Messengers at the State Convention Annual Meetings... from your church and other churches across the state decide what percentage of Cooperative Program gifts contributed by local congregations stay in your state to support local missions and ministries. The percentage to be forwarded to the SBC for North American and international missions and ministries is also determined at this time.Messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting... from across the country decide how the gifts received from the states will be distributed among SBC entities. These gifts are used by SBC entities to send and support missionaries, train pastors, and other ministry leaders; provide relief for retired ministers and widows; and address social, moral, and ethical concerns relating to our faith and families.The bottom line – people around the world hear the gospel and receive Christ!
Annie Armstrong Missions Offering - An offering taken up once a year around Easter which supports all North American Missionaries.
Lottie Moon Missions Offering - An offering taken up once a year around Christmas which supports all International Missionaries.
Operation Christmas Child - Each year the church supports Samaritan's Purse in collecting children's boxes to be sent all over the world to help third world children feel the love of Jesus Christ.