Beaverdam Baptist Church

Annual Pastors Day At The Capitol Is Tomorrow

The annual Pastors For Family Values Day at the Capitol is tomorrow and a large number of pastors from around Virginia have pre-registered, but it's not too late to attend. Pastors will hear speakers, get briefings on current legislation from The Family Foundation staff, meet with legislators, attend committee hearings, see floor debates and enjoy a complimentary lunch. If you are a pastor click here to register or call 804-343-0100; or, if you think your pastor would be interested, please forward this link to him.  Martin Brown, Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Social Services, is the event's keynote speaker. He has held several high profile positions in state government and had a key role in promoting Virginia's historic welfare reform under then-Governor George Allen. He also has had a successful business career, including serving as president of Providence Management Group, Inc.; and is a former executive director of The Family Foundation.

In addition, Pastor Dan Inghram, of National Capitol Bible Church, and Justin McClure, youth pastor at Beaverdam Baptist Church, will share outreach strategies for public school students, so youth and children's pastors are invited as well.

Pastors Day At The Capitol February 3!

As we approach Christmas and think about our vision for the upcoming New Year, our state lawmakers are preparing to go back to Richmond for the 2011 General Assembly. As always, there will be many battles to fight — the protection of the family and the unborn, the preservation of our religious liberty and standing for the principles that have made our Commonwealth great for so many years. The Family Foundation and our outreach arm, Pastors For Family Values, are planning for a special Pastors For Family Values Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 3. Pastors and ministry leaders from across Virginia will come to Richmond to be updated by pro-family senators and delegates as well as staff from The Family Foundation. Pastors will have an opportunity to meet with your elected officials to encourage them to support pro-family legislation and possibly have a chance to minister to them.

It is up to us as the church to let legislators know where we stand on the issues and that we believe the traditional values that made Virginia great are shared by a vast majority of Virginians. One thing is certain: Those who oppose our values will be in Richmond in force and will continue to pressure lawmakers to support an agenda that is against our principles.

The event will conclude with a complimentary lunch at which Martin Brown will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Brown is the commissioner for the Virginia Department of Social Services and is a former executive director of The Family Foundation. He will provide a unique insight into how the church can have an impact on the lives of the poor . . . not just by feeding them or offering a helping hand, but by teaching them the principles of God's Word. Studies have proven conclusively that the best way out of poverty for a child is to have a mother and father who are married and in the home, to stay in school, and avoid pre-marital sex and drugs.

Youth pastors also are invited this year and we will have a speaker of interest to them: Justin McClure, the youth pastor at Beaverdam Baptist Church, will share his vision and plan for networking with other youth pastors and affecting teens with the Gospel. 

We look forward to an informative, exciting and positive day on Thursday, February 3, at the state capitol, as we make an impact on our state (see a picture from our last pastors event). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the activities will run from 9:00 until approximately 2:00 p.m. 

Click here to register for Pastors for Family Values Day at the Capitol.

If you are not a pastor or youth pastor, please share this link with your pastor and/or youth pastor. For more information, you may also contact Roger Pogge at roger@familyfoundation.org or 804-343-0010.

Bible Reading At State Capitol

Shhhh . . . don't tell Kent Willis over at the ACLU, but some mixing of church and state is going on right before our very eyes! Leading up to the National Day of Prayer this Thursday, our friends at Beaverdam Baptist Church, located just outside Richmond, are sponsoring an around the clock Bible reading outside the General Assembly Building, located next door to the state Capitol. Individuals will be reading until Thursday morning at 10:00.

2010 NDP Bible Reading

If you are interested in volunteering time to read, and don't mind annoying the ACLU in doing so, contact the Beaverdam Baptist Church office at 804-449-0055.