Early this year, a team of interested volunteers converged on Cape Charles and shared together their dreams and visions for Northampton County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. They discussed how churches on both sides of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel could work together as one for revitalization and renewal in that community.

This initiative is the fruit of the passion of one church, Cape Charles Baptist Church, and their vision to be a community “in the streets, meeting needs, sharing Jesus’ love.” They have begun this journey engaging with multiple networks and creating ministries such as Splash camp, a summer camp for elementary-age kids that allows them to experience the life of faith and have affordable childcare during the summer months.

Their desire to invite others to their community for the sake of the community and the Kingdom had led them to join with Impact Mission Camps to engage volunteers from around the state in mission in the community. And the partnership with Impact and the BGAV has led to the blossoming long-term partnership that began taking shape at that retreat in January. Each ministry of the partnership will expand that initial vision—inviting all who join to be out “in the streets, meeting needs, sharing Jesus’ love.” As this vision continues to permeate all that Cape Charles Baptist Church, other local churches, and the wider BGAV family invest in together, you are invited to join in whatever way you can—to pray, to give, and to go.