Volume 7 | July 30, 2020
Released: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Volume 7 | July 30, 2020
ONE Voice for Liberties Conference – September 24-25, 2020
VAIB is excited to host our annual conference again this year. The event will be in-person as well as live online. You can register to participate in either format. This conference is important each year as we work together to ensure that Christian liberties in the state of Virginia are preserved. It takes everyone working together for our voice to be heard in Richmond. Don’t miss this important event.
I am truly excited about this year’s conference! Each speaker will provide important perspectives to help our understanding of the challenges we’re facing:
Tim Barton of WallBuilders will provide insights on our religious history.
Chad Connelly of Faith Wins will educate and challenge faith leaders, helping them leverage their influence in government and politics.
Dan Smithwick of the Nehemiah Institute will explain the PEERS Test and Kingdom Seminar.
David Gibbs III will speak concerning the legal challenges we’re facing during this time.
Max Lyons of Foundation for American Christian Education will speak on “Liberty & Education: What’s the Connection?”
There will be a special speaker for a ladies’ session on Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. More to come later!
Of course, you will be updated by Eddy Aliff on the work of VAIB at the General Assembly and throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. And moderator Deron Jackson, who is also the host pastor, will close out the meeting with his challenge from the Word of God. VAIB strives to Strengthen—Educate—Involve. This is your opportunity to be educated and involved and to learn how to better connect with elected officials, strengthening VAIB. The meeting will be at Heritage Baptist Church, 7777 Cogbill Road in Chesterfield, and it will be live streamed! I hope you plan to come either in person or online. Due to the current health crisis, a nursery will NOT be available for the conference. You can register at https://vaib.org/education/one-voice-for-liberties-conference/. Please note special hotel pricing on the registration page.
Status of Churches under Government Mandates
Currently, Virginia churches are free to meet using distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and following enhanced cleaning protocols. The issue with masks has not changed: anyone with a health issue related to wearing a mask is exempt. A number of our churches have had reported COVID-19 cases, and unfortunately there have been some deaths. If the number of cases rises in the state or in certain areas, the governor has indicated he may reinstitute more stringent measures. Please remind people not to attend if they are experiencing any symptoms. Wearing masks is encouraged. I will report to you when I am aware of any changes that impact churches.
Praying for God’s safekeeping of you and your church.
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