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American Baptist Churches USA

The 1.3-million members and 5,500 congregations of American Baptist Churches USA share with more than 42 million Baptists around the world a common tradition begun in the early 17th century.  That tradition has emphasized the Lordship and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, believers’ baptism, the competency of all believers to be in direct relationship with God and to interpret Scripture, the importance of the local church, the assurance of freedom in worship and opinion, and the need to be Christ’s witnesses within society. www.abc-usa.org

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American Baptist Churches of the South

The American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) is a Maryland non-profit corporation associated as a covenanting Regional organization with the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. (ABC-USA), and with other covenanting American Baptist Regions and the covenanting ABC-USA National Bodies.  "ABCOTS proclaims that God is in the world establishing the divine kingdom over the entire creation, liberating persons and nations from every form of bondage and reconciling all things in Christ. We adhere to the philosophy that: mission determines purpose; purpose determines program; program determines structure; and, structure determines staffing." (ABCOTS By-Laws) mission determines purpose; purpose determines program; program determines structure; and structure determines staffing.  https://www.abcots.org/

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Baptist General Convention of Virginia:

In 1899, the Baptist General Convention of Virginia was born in support education through Virginia Union University and its School of Theology. BGCVA financially supports various ministries and missions, such as the Children's Home of Virginia Baptists, Inc, the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.  With a membership of over 1000 African American churches and 30 Associations BGCVA is operated out of its three-million dollar state headquarters located on the campus of Virginia Union University. BGCVA is nationally known for its ongoing educational services which meet the needs of its constituency and beyond.

https://www.bgcva.org/

Crosswalk.com

Access to Bible study tools (commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, etc. and audio programs). 

www.crosswalk.com

VOICE

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) of Northern Virginia is a broad-based, multi-racial, multi-faith, multi-issue, multi-county, strictly non-partisan citizens' power organization dedicated to making change on social justice issues (affordable housing, healthcare, immigration) affecting the lives of low- and middle-income residents in four Northern Virginia jurisdictions: Prince William, Fairfax, and Arlington counties as well as the City of Alexandria.   Our membership includes more than 45 houses of worship and 150,000 members across the region.   

www.voice-iaf.org 

Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention

The Lott Carey movement was founded in 1897 by African-American Baptists who were committed to a substantial foreign mission thrust especially on the African continent. They believed that nothing should distract the church from execution its primary objective of advancing Gods mission throughout the world.  www.lottcarey.org

Our Daily Bread Devotional

Is a Personal and Family devotional of RBC Ministries.  RBC Ministry’s mission is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all.  RBC Ministries’ vision is to see people of all nations experiencing a personal relationship with Christ, growing to be more like Him, and serving in a local body of His family.

https://odb.org/

Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia (CPC)

Is a Northern Virginia Christian agency offering expertise in spiritual and religious issues.  The CPC has multiple counselors and locations throughout the Northern Virginia area.

www.pastoralcounseling.com

One Church, One Child is a national minority adoption recruitment program. It was founded in 1980 by Father George Clements in Illinois. The Virginia One Church, One Child Program began in 1985 as a part of the State's campaign to recruit families to adopt hundreds of waiting African-American children. The Program is funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Additional support is provided through special project grants and contributions from churches, individuals, and private foundations. 
Our primary focus and the priority of our work is finding families for African-American children. We believe in every child's right to love and permanence and do, therefore, work on behalf of all waiting children.

http://www.vaonechurchonechild.org 

Christian Research Institute

Exists to provide Christians worldwide with carefully researched information and well-reasoned answers that encourage them in their faith and equip them to intelligently represent it to people influenced by ideas and teachings that assault or undermine orthodox, biblical Christianity.

www.equip.org

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Shared Hope International proactively supports the legislative, law enforcement, and social services communities with timely and effective reports, studies, surveys and exemplary legislation aimed at eradicating human trafficking. We have policy research and resources on the following topics:

  • Influencing Federal and State Policy

  • Victim’s Access to Services

  • Ending Demand

  • Combating Child Sex Trafficking Online

  • Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Research

https://sharedhope.org/resources/

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Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.

https://polarisproject.org/

Chosen 300

To bring people of different membership groups together; helping them to realize that despite our differences in our race, ethnic group, denomination, social class, economic classes, or the diverse ways we practice our faith; we can unify ourselves for the common good. The purpose of our unification is to distribute meals and services to the homeless throughout the Philadelphia Region and around the world.  

http://www.chosen300.org

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Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NOVA-HTI) exists to eradicate sex and labor trafficking in Northern Virginia.

Our hope is that victims of abuse and injustice will be fully restored through a relationship with Jesus. Although we believe the Church is responsible for creating an environment of justice and mercy, we consider it our role to empower the whole community, including those of other beliefs, to make a difference. View our statement of faith here.

We help all victims who choose to work with us, regardless of their faith.

https://www.novahti.com/

 
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