B.G.C. - By the Grace of the Cross, the Church, and the Community

Baptist General Convention of Virginia

Christian Education Ministry

Did You Know?


The BGCVA Educational Ministry provides:


       • Workshops/Training Events (Church School, Diaconate, Trustees, Ushers, Christian      Education, Curriculum, etc.)

       • Consultations

       • Church School Analysis 

       • Resource Development

       • Ministry & Program Development

       • Speaking Engagements

       • Leadership Development

       • Specialized Instruction

       • Guest Church School Instruction

       • Church Planning

       • Stewardship Development

       • Budget Preparation

       • Music

       • Others (as needed by your church or association)


Workshops are designed to meet the needs of individual churches. Therefore, when calling or writing to inquire about a workshop please note particular areas of concern to be addressed by the presenter:


       • 2 or 3 Suggested Dates

       • Time Frame for Workshop

       • Directions to Church


In keeping with Convention policy, sponsoring churches or associations are asked to assist in defraying the costs of transportation, materials, meals, and lodging (if possible). Honorariums are left to the discretion of sponsoring churches or associations.


All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind and good deed. II Timothy 3:16-17


If your church or association is in need of any of the services of the Baptist General Convention Educational Ministries, please contact:


Mrs. Sheryl Blowe-McDowney

Director of Christian Education

smcdowney@bgcva.org or christianeducation@bgcva.org