W.Va. Baptists highlight value of Cooperative Program giving
PRINCETON, W.Va. (BP)--West Virginia Baptists gathered to celebrate the Cooperative Program at their Nov. 3-4 annual meeting at Burke Memorial Baptist Church in Princeton, W.Va.
At 35-year mark, W.Va. Baptists set sights on a strong future
FAIRLEA, W.Va. (BP)—A Friday night slide show of the current facilities of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists’ founding churches and chapels helped spark the convention’s 35th annual meeting attended by 215 messengers and 96 visitors Nov. 4-5 at First Baptist Church in Fairlea.
W.Va. Baptists keep CP steady, oppose same-sex ‘marriage’
BECKLEY, W.Va. (BP)--Messengers to the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists adopted a slight budget decrease but kept steady the percentage forwarded to the national Cooperative Program.
An Insatiable Hunger to Seek First the Kingdom of God
Empowering Kingdom Growth (EKG) is not another Southern Baptist program. It doesn't organize a particular area of work, explain how to pursue that piece of work, or teach you how to count it, cultivate it, or promote it. Programs are great for doing that sort of thing and are vital ingredients in all healthy churches. […]
FIRST-PERSON: One person’s hunger for Baptists to ‘seek first the Kingdom of God’
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP)--Southern Baptist messengers and guests gathered in Phoenix June 15-18 for their annual convention and related meetings. As they did so, they moved into year two of the Empowering Kingdom Growth initiative.
Terry Harper accepts call as W.Va. convention’s exec
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (BP)--The executive board of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists voted unanimously Nov. 1 to extend a call to Terry Harper as the convention's executive director/minister, effective Dec. 1.
W.Va. Southern Baptists continue to expand gifts to CP Missions
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (BP)--Messengers from West Virginia Southern Baptist churches left their annual meeting with a resolve to follow their theme, "Until He Comes ... Go Forward" (Exodus 14:15), stirred by Bible studies from the Book of Acts by John Polhill of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and biblical preaching by Alabama evangelist Junior Hill; state convention President Don Yeager; South Carolina Baptists' executive director, Carlisle Driggers; and pastor David Dockery of First Baptist Church, Princeton, W.Va.