Local Missions

English School

The English School is provided by Blacksburg Baptist Church as a free service to adult English language learners of the community. In addition to providing instruction in English, the school develops community based upon genuine concern and love for the students in the spirit of the Romans 12:13. Click here for more information or contact Deanie Heath.

MOMS, MOMSNext, and WorkingMOMS

MOPS, MOMSnext, and WorkingMOMS meetings are opportunities for mothers to join a remarkable community where the participants find love and and support from moms and mentors. Together moms deal with the challenges that come with building strong families based upon Christian principles. The meetings may focus on maintaining the romance that started the family, managing laundry and unexpected messes, or any of many topics that keep motherhood from becoming overwhelming. Click here for more information or contact Tabi Mayhew.

Youth Mission Trips

Each summer the BBC youth go on a mission trip to perform a service project and minister to the locals. They have been to New York City, New Orleans, Indonesia and the Dominican Republic in recent years. Contact Rebecca Wheeler for more information.

Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry

The Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry, serving for 31 years, is a partnership of 27 churches providing basic food for over 200 needy families in our community. The pantry was housed at BBC for many years. Contact Jon Low or Beth Abel for more information.

Back-to-School Collections for MCPS and 442 Learning in Love

School supplies placed in a new backpack are purchased for specific students in local schools (based on their school supply list); specific jeans and shoes as requested are purchased for a local middle school; and tutoring and food items are purchased for our Learning in Love program at Adams Marke. Contact Charlotte Smith for more information.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP)

BBC supports the local branch of a national organization that provides beds for children that need one, an unmet need in our community. BBC members provide funding and labor to make and deliver beds and bedding. View the SHP website (be sure to scroll down to the VA-New River Valley Chapter) or contact Paul Mele for more information.

We Can Food Drive

"We Can" is an annual food drive that BBC sponsors to collect food for two local non-profits, The Christmas Store of Montgomery County and the Interfaith Food Pantry. Contact the Missions Team for more information.

Christmas Food Baskets

Organized by the Faithful Adult Bible Study Life Group, baskets (boxes) are put together for families in our community. There is a great need for those that fall between the cracks and don’t receive assistance from any agency/group. Typically, approximately 120 “families” are assisted. Families range from single adults to homes with 30 adults. Contact Tish Glosh for more information.

Learning in Love

Learning in Love is an after-school tutoring program for our neighbors at the Adams Marke Trailer Park. Tutoring twice a week is provided for K-5 students at Adam Marke who register to participate. Students are divided up into four rooms for small-group and sometimes individual tutoring at a BBC owned trailer at 422 Adams Marke. Contact Gina Kennedy for more information.

To Our House Homeless Ministry

The mission of To Our House is to provide cold weather shelter and compassionate care to homeless men and women in the NRV, and to make available any resources that could help them reintegrate into society. BBC provides meals, companionship, and support for the homeless that participate. Contact Susan Madison for more information.

Women’s Missionary Union (WMU)

WMU sponsors mission’s education throughout the church. This includes Mission Friends, Girls In Action (GAs), Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and Acteens. Women’s groups do many mission projects, such as Learning in Love tutoring ministry, Hurricane Harvey disaster relief, Montgomery County Christmas Store, Standing Rock Reservation, Christmas card ministry at NRV Regional Jail, Food Pantry, The English School at BBC, Pregnancy Resource Center, Hope Tree Family Services, VT and RU Baptist Collegiate Ministries, To Our House homeless ministry, etc. Contact Melody Bizzell for more information.

Appalachian House Repair Ministry

For a number of years BBC has sent a team to Appalachia to do home repairs for those who cannot afford to have repairs done and roofs replaced. Other team members work in local food banks and nursing homes. Contact the Missions Team for more information.

Meals of Hope

BBC has organized several community service events called Meals of Hope that have provided meals to anyone who wanted one. BBC members provided some of the food, some was purchased, and members cooked, packaged, and distributed the meals.  These were conducted during the COVID pandemic when people had lost their jobs. Contact the Missions Team for more information.

LifePoint Giles New Church Plant

A BBC member completed seminary and has started a new church in Pearisburg, about 40 minutes from Blacksburg in neighboring Giles County. BBC has provided financial and staffing support for this successful new church. Contact the Missions Team for more information.

Have a Mission Idea?

We want to know! Click here to tell us about your missional activity. Once the form is submitted, a member of the Missions Team will be in touch to let you know if there are any conflicts with your event. This is mandatory for all missional activities. We want to do our best to keep BBC in the know. Thank you for your help!

For more information about mission opportunities, please contact the church office at (540) 552-3869.