As Christ’s community of faith and faithfulness, let us be demonstrators of God’s love at work, building up the Churches of this Association amidst a fallen world where people and things are not functioning the way God intended. Given the state of the culture, there is a growing and desperate need for the good news of the Gospel; therein lies the common call to us all – “make disciples of all nations!”

As we continue our celebration of commonality together, individually and as the NVBA, may we move forward with imagination and creativity… open to encounters from many sources and experiences… celebrating both our differences as well as our common vision.