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WRAP-UP: W.Va. Baptists focus on prayer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (BP)–West Virginia Baptists gathered to celebrate “A Year of Prayer and Spiritual Awakening” at Westview Baptist Church in Martinsburg Nov. 2-3. Local missionaries or their representatives from each of West Virginia’s 10 Baptist associations led messengers in “Celebrating 300 Years of Cooperation though the Association.” Two or more of the associations were featured […]

FIRST-PERSON: Reflections from W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (BP)--In recent years a West Virginia Southern Baptist pastor longed to see believers from diverse areas of the world gather to prevail in prayer for the revival of God's people.

W.Va. Baptists give spotlight to Acts 1:8 Strategy for missions

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (BP)--West Virginia Southern Baptists moved through their Nov. 5-6 annual meeting in Huntington with a clear focus on evangelism and missions. From the music and sermons to the staff and executive board reports, messengers and guests were challenged to be more intentional in sharing Jesus during the coming year.

W.Va. Baptists adopt EKG as ministry efforts’ focus

WHEELING, W.Va. (BP)--Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va., was the location. The Upper Ohio Valley Baptist Association churches were the exemplary hosts. Empowering Kingdom Growth was the theme. For many, spiritual renewal was the outcome.

West Virginia Baptists celebrate 30th anniversary; boost CP gifts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (BP)–Nearly 300 messengers and visitors from West Virginia Southern Baptist congregations celebrated their convention’s 30th anniversary as well as the Cooperative Program’s 75th anniversary during their Nov. 3-4 annual meeting in the eastern panhandle city of Martinsburg. Formed in 1970, the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists now includes nearly 200 churches, chapels […]

W.Va. Baptists boost CP giving, launch ‘Beyond 2000’ initiative

PRINCETON, W.Va. (BP)--West Virginia Southern Baptists boosted their Cooperative Program giving and adopted a long-range plan encompassing five key priorities during annual meeting sessions Nov. 5-6 at First Baptist Church, Princeton.

W.Va. continues boosting Cooperative Program giving

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (BP)–West Virginia Baptists continued an upward swing in Cooperative Program support of Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries during their Nov. 7-8 annual meeting. Messengers adopted a record budget of $1,866,156 for 1998, a 4 percent increase over ’97. They also approved raising the percentage of undesignated receipts for SBC […]