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A Great History – A Compelling Future

Posted in Across the Commonwealth, Inspiring Stories on November 21, 2016 by Waypoint Church Partners

parkview-churchSunday, October 2 was a day of celebration at Staunton Church of Christ as the church gathered to mark their seventy-fifth anniversary. Not only a significant day for the congregation gathered in Staunton, this Sunday was also a celebration in the history of Waypoint Church Partners. On October 5, 1941, with a grant of $44.85 from the VEF to pay rent and build pews, the first Waypoint-sponsored church was launched.

During the service, the congregation remembered what God has done with some great old hymns and pictures of previous days of ministry shown on the screen. But the theme for the day was not just reflecting on the past, but allowing the past to become a springboard into the future. Accompanied by dramatic presentations based on the parable of the lost sheep, coin, and boy in Luke 15, minister Barry Creasey cast a compelling vision of an outreach-focused church. As the service came to a conclusion, the congregation was directed to the front yard for the unveiling of the church’s new name – Parkview Christian Church.

As I sat in the service that day, learning about Parkview’s significant prayer ministry and multiple outreach initiatives, I thanked God for the thousands of people who had walked through the doors of Parkview Christian and the 500 souls who had been baptized into Christ there. And as I reflected, I realized that only God knew in 1941 the full Kingdom impact of that first Waypoint church plant.

As I drove away from Parkview Christian Church, I was overwhelmed with the knowledge that every person and church who has ever contributed to, prayed for, and worked with Waypoint Church Partners has an eternity of celebration waiting – celebration around the throne of God with His Lamb and with thousands of people who have come to know Christ through Waypoint church plants not only in Virginia, but across the mid-Atlantic region and around the world.

Thank you, Parkview Christian, for becoming our first church plant seventy-five years ago. And thank you, all of you who, through your sacrificial gifts, prayers, and hard work, have allowed us to plant dozens more!

neil wheeler - circleNeil Wheeler
Director of Leader Care


Ride-In to Warsaw & Fight Cancer

Posted in Across the Commonwealth, Outside Article Reference on April 1, 2014 by Waypoint Church Partners

04_Ride-InOn June 1st, at 8:15 and 10:30 AM, the Josh Baughan Ride-In will rock Warsaw for the 7th year in a row! Dynasty Kelly, a little girl from Essex County, Virginia is battling cancer, and we intend to help her fight. Free lunch, a thousand dollars worth of Door prizes, bike shows with trophies to three places, Music by “One Day Remains” . . . Absolutely no charge for anything. Donations only, for Dynasty. Waiting on the thunder . . .
LOCATION: Rappahannock Church of Christ
9514 Richmond Road
Warsaw, VA

New Venture’s New Adventure!

Posted in Across the Commonwealth, Church Planting, Prayer Request on June 20, 2013 by Waypoint Church Partners


ridingmowerThis past Saturday, volunteers gathered at New Venture Christian Church’s newly purchased land to help spruce up the property as they installed a new sign, announcing New Venture’s arrival to the area. Fifteen volunteers donated a good portion of their Saturday to making sure that the land was well taken care of, from picking up sticks to mowing the lawn. The area now looks much more welcoming, and they hope that everyone can see that the people of NVCC will be good neighbors, who love and take care of the community.

stevethornton Steve Thornton and his wife have been ministering at New Venture for nine years, since the church launched in 2004! Since then, the church has met in various facilities, from schools to other church’s host buildings. Currently they meet at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Courthouse Road in Midlothian, VA. They are so excited to start building on their new property and have a place they can call home! Please pray for the community at New Venture as they experience the growth, excitement, and stress that comes along with constructing a church building!

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Director of Church Planting

The Rappahannock Ride-In

Posted in Across the Commonwealth on May 23, 2013 by Waypoint Church Partners

The photo below is from the Rappahannock Church of Christ annual “Josh Baughn’s Ride-In” event. Hundreds of motorcyclists ride in each year to support the cause.The event is entirely free – they only accept donations for a child in need. This year they are supporting the family of a little boy, Sebastian, who is fighting cancer.  The ride takes place June 2 of this year, so you still have plenty of time to plan your ride!

For information and a great video on the event and Sebastian’s story go to!


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Dave Hileman
Executive Director