At Thomas Road Baptist Church and our campus church plants — Dan River Church (Danville, Va.), Crossroads Church (Roanoke, Va.) and Nuevo Amanecer (Spanish-language church in Lynchburg) — we function with SIX CORE VALUES guiding us.

They are:

• A commitment to Scripture
• A culture of prayer
• A lifestyle of worship
• A connection to the community
• A heart for serving
• A commitment to sharing

What an inspiring list this is. It succinctly expresses how we, as believers, should be approaching God and serving our community.

This month’s theme is overcoming. And we all certainly fall short in this area at times because life just tends to wear us down.
But living by the above values puts us in a frame of mind and a frame of worship to be overcomers, for His glory.

I pray that we all can incorporate these themes into our daily lives. If we can, we will see God lead us in amazing ways.

And overcoming will become a way of life!

Your friend in Christ,


Jonathan Falwell