Local Missions Offering 2017
Middle District Baptist Association
This annual Associational Offering honors the spirit and memory of Nannie Bland David, MDBA missionary to China who long ago gave her life for the cause of Christ. Ministries throughout our community and the world are supported through this offering as we start new ministries and partner with others so that all may experience the love of Jesus.
Theme: A Door Set Open
“I have opened a door for you that no one can close…” Revelation 3:8
Bridging RVA: Connecting individuals, groups and causes to advance the good in our communities. A ministry envisioned by local Christians, they have connected churches, schools, and the private sector companies to do everything from feeding the under-resourced at Thanksgiving; bringing Christmas presents to children who are missed by other ministries; and more recently provided 100 beds for 100 kids who had no bed.
African Partnerships: Ministers to African health needs, students, orphans, pastors and underprivileged.
Central Virginia Baptist Ministries: Provides Middle District churches annual training for deacons/pastors, and church leaders. Also hosts a raceway ministry at RIR each spring and fall.
Kingdom Builders: Twice yearly youth gather to help with home repairs for those in need in Middle District. Funds provide the needed building supplies.
Ministry Educational Scholarship: Financial assistance for students pursuing vocational Christian ministry. Ap-plication process is now open and can be found on the mdba.org website, or by contacting our office.
Missionary Support : Stephen Stepp, Vienna, Austria and a member of Chesterfield Baptist serving through the Ventura Program of the BGAV, sharing the gospel with those who have never heard of Jesus, and getting to disci-ple new believers on a weekly basis. These ministry funds make all this possible as well as providing Bibles, food, employment training and so much more to the hundreds who have fled from Syria and surrounding areas.
Reimagine Church Conference: A region-wide conference October 19-20 for church leaders of all denomina-tions and is being planned and hosted by Middle District. The goal of the conference is to bring spiritual encour-agement and practical insights to church leaders who are searching for practical steps to reimagine God’s full po-tential for their churches.