​​Baptist General Convention of Virginia

Date/Time:  Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10a – 12n on the BGC Channel (Zoom)
Event:  Church Leadership Training
For:  All Baptist Church Leaders
Sponsored By:  The United Baptist Association of Central Virginia
Topic:  The Doors of the Church are Open 
Scripture:  Matthew 28:19-20
Summary:  When your church “Opens the Doors to the Church” for new members at the end of Sunday worship, does your ministry, leadership, and church constitution/bylaws support the growth God is about to bring into your church?  Prepare your church leaders, constitution, and bylaws as a P2A2 ministry that is compliant with the legalities of virtual membership, virtual ministry, and virtual church business meetings.

Date/Time:  Monday, September 20, 2021  @ 12n & 6p on the BGC Channel (Zoom)
Event:  BGC Ministry Training Track (MTT) 
For:  Church Trustees, Pastors, and All Church Leaders
Topic:  Entrusted:  From the Altar to the Courthouse (Part 1) – Trustee Legalities in the Post-Pandemic Church
Scriptures:  Proverbs 20:17 (NIV) & Daniel 6:4 (NIV)
Summary:  Trustees are the “Legal Representatives” of the church, but many trustees are not aware of their fiduciary responsibilities as the legal entities of the P2A2 Church.  In Part 1 of Entrusted: From the Altar to the Courthouse, Trustees will begin learning internal controls against key hazards of church trusteeship (Embezzlement, Apparent Authority, Negligence, and Employment-at-Will). 

Date/Time: Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10am - 1pm on the BGC Channel (Zoom)
Event:  Pastoral Certification Training (PCT)
For:  Licensed ministers who are currently pastoring or have received the call of the Lord to become a Pastor.  The BGC PCT is a six (6) month training class designed to grow/strengthen current pastors in their ministries and provide a solid foundation for pastoral leadership for upcoming pastors. 
Topic:  Doctrinal Roots and Church Organizational Models
Scripture:  Matthew 16:18
Summary:  As congregations change, grow, and decrease, so does the structural model of organization and leadership.  Many Pastors are handicapped in ministry by outdated, ineffective organizational models within their churches.  The September PCT will teach the various models of church governance, organization, and structure.  PCT students will learn the specific strengths and weaknesses of each, how to capitalize on the models’ strengths and overcome their weaknesses. 

Date/Time:  Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 6p (no 12noon session) on the BGC Channel (Zoom)
Event:  BGC Ministry Training Track (MTT) 
Sponsored By: Spring Creek Baptist Church, Moseley, Va.
For:  Church Trustees, Pastors, and All Church Leaders
Topic:  Entrusted:  From the Altar to the Courthouse (Part 2) – Trustee Legalities in the P2A2 Church
Scriptures:  Exodus 22:7-9, Leviticus 6:2-7, Summary:  The title of “Trustee” is not included in the Bible, but the concepts and principles of trusteeship are.  Too many trustee boards incorrectly see the church as a “business” where the trustees are the “executive board” that runs the church and operates from a business perspective with no moral or spiritual compass to guide them.  In Part 2 of Entrusted: From the Altar to the Courthouse, Trustees will be taught biblical, moral, and ethical principles of trusteeship in the P2A2 Church.

Upcoming BGC Leadership Training & Clergy Support Sessions:

If you would like to schedule a BGCVA training for your church, association, or group, please email your request to

or call the BGCVA office at (804) 228-2421.

Meeting ID: 876 5365 4568
Passcode: 790104
Conference Call:  (301) 715-8592


September/2021 Schedule of Training & Support
“The P2A2 (The Post-Pandemic African-American) Church”

The BGCVA Channel

Saturday, October 2, 2021      Church Leadership Training
Cypress Baptist Church Leadership Training 
10a-12n via Zoom

Thursday, October 7, 2021     Clergy Conversation  12:00n via Zoom
If I Hold My Peace: Clergy Care & Support (Learning to Trust Again)

Monday, October 18, 2021    Ministry Training Track (MTT) 12:00noon & 6:00pm via Zoom
The Associate Minister:  Called to Serve, but Desiring to Lead

Saturday, October 23, 2021 
Pastoral Certification Training 10am - 1pm via Zoom 

Monday & Tuesday, October 25 & 26, 2021    
Cherrystone Baptist Association Training (Ringgold/Danville, Va.)  from 6pm - 8pm Nightly via Zoom

Thursday, November 4, 2021   Clergy Conversations @ 12:00noon via Zoom
If I Hold My Peace:  Clergy Contract & Benefit Package Negotiations

Friday & Saturday, November 5 & 6, 2021    BGCVA Fall Session

Monday, November 8, 2021 (Date changed due to Thanksgiving Holiday) @ 12n & 6pm via Zoom
Ministry Training Track (MTT)
Church Employment Training:  Transitioning Corporate Employees to Servants (Staff) of the Lord

Saturday, November 13, 2021 (Date Changed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
Pastoral Certification Training 10am - 1pm via Zoom 

Thursday, December 2, 2021  Clergy Conversations @ 12:00noon via Zoom
Visioning:  How to Prepare and Present Your Church Ministry Vision for the New Year

Monday, December 8, 2021  (Date Changed Due to Christmas Holiday)
Ministry Training Track (MTT)
Church Organizational Charts & Structures 

Saturday, December 11, 2021 (Date Changed Due to Christmas Holiday)
Pastoral Certification Training 10am - 1pm via Zoom

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​                                                                                                        ~ Act 1:8; Matthew 9:35-38; Mark 10:13-16