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Attention Church Planters: Opportunities for Planting Churches in Virginia

Jefferson’s Capital, Richmond Virginia

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My good friend Chris Backert, just sent me this memo, that I wanted to share with you all.

There are several partially funded church planting opportunities throughout the state of Virginia (and Washington DC) available.  These new plants are being started in cooperation with the Baptist General Association of Virginia (www.vbmb.org) and the Ecclesia Network (www.ecclesianet.com).

We are looking for planters with a missional orientation and a high value for a contextual approach.  Prior experience in a church planting setting or start-up is advantageous, but not necessary.  Additional support will be established through partner churches and personal fundraising.

Everyone interested would need to be comfortable participating in skill and behavioral assessments (both electronic and in person) to determine church plant readiness.  If you are not quite reformed enough for some other networks (or you happen to be more Wesleyan) this might be for you.  To discuss a full list of opportunities please contact Chris Backert (chris.backert@gmail.com).  Specific opportunities are now available in:

Winchester, VA – small university town of approximately 150,000 people 1 hour west of DC Metro area

Fairfax, VA – church planting opportunity near George Mason University

Petersburg, VA – small city located 30 minutes south of Richmond, VA.  Future growth potential of the area is high due to military relocation.  Facilities potentially available.

Hopewell, VA – suburb located between Richmond, VA and Petersburg, VA.  Future growth potential is high due to military relocation.  Facilities available.

South Richmond, VA – opportunity for new start located in the Woodland Heights neighborhood.  This is a diverse neighborhood in transition.  Facilities also available.

Feel free to pass this information to others who might be interested in one of these opportunities.

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