First Baptist Church has chosen to partner with the following Baptist organizations in our ministry both in Virginia and throughout the Nation.
On a national level, First Baptist affiliates itself with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. CBF's mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.
Within Virginia, we partner with the Baptist General Association of Virginia (also known as the Virginia Baptist Mission Board) as well as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia.
The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) was established in 1823 and it has always existed to “furnish the Baptist churches of Virginia a medium of cooperation for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the advancement of the Redeemer's Kingdom by all methods in accord with the Word of God.”
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia (CBFVA) joins national CBF, based in Atlanta, Ga., in a mission to connect free and faithful Baptists in Virginia as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.
The Valley Pastoral Counseling Center was established in 1980. It is a non-profit interfaith and interdenominational pastoral counseling center serving the mental health needs of the surrounding area.
They are dedicated to providing counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples, families, and groups with a full range of emotional and spiritual concerns. It is our goal to respond to inquiries for services within 24 hours of your initial contact. We coordinate our care with local physicians, psychiatrists, and hospitals when medication and/or hospitalization are appropriate for treatment in an effort to facilitate the best possible outcome. We also provide consultation and educational services to congregations and other organizations. http://www.valleypastoral.org/
Locally, First Baptist Church has been affiliated with the Augusta Baptist Association for quite some time. Our affiliation with the ABA connects us with other Baptist churches in our area.