Novum Baptist Church loves to participate in the Lord's work. Our Missions Committee is dedicated to continually finding new ways that we can get involved to help others in our community and around the world. We are so very blessed to be able to help God's people become missionaries and bring the Good News to all corners of the world. Please take some time to review through the ministries we help support and help us by praying for the their continued success. If you are interested in further information about any of the ministries or missions listed, please click on the Ministry/Mission title to visit their prospective pages. You can also contact Novum Baptist Church directly by using the Contact Us button below.
Testimony of Missionaries
My name is Lauren Light and I am currently serving The Lord at Virginia Tech through my campus ministry, Cru! One of my favorite parts of serving Jesus at Virginia Tech is sharing my faith with my peers and classmates. I believe that college students have an incredibly unique opportunity to be especially effective in evangelism because day in and day out, we are surrounded by highly opinionated academics- people who are in the process of deciding what they want to do with their lives and what they are passionate about. Most students are exploring their freedom, sometimes in destructive ways, and everybody is searching for acceptance. I have found that the gospel gains tremendous traction in this environment! Whether it be in class, in a dining hall, at a sporting event, or just sitting on the drillfield, I have become truly passionate about sharing the truth of Jesus's unconditional love with other Hokies! Aside from my passion for sharing the gospel, I have been given the privilege of further developing my passion for leadership. I currently serve as a Bible study leader, a mentor for three sophomore women, and the co-head of all student leadership within Cru. All glory to our precious Lord for the opportunities He has given me to further His kingdom at Virginia Tech! Please pray that The Lord would continue to fill the Christians on our campus with an urgency to share their faith, and that many lost students would come to know His love! -Lauren light
National Day of Prayer, 1st Thu in May (5/5/2016) – Nancy Sharman
The culmination of the Bible Reading Marathon is punctuated by the National Day of Prayer. We come alongside and support Novum Deacon Nancy Sharman, head of NDP's east region. Novum Baptist comes into agreement with this initiative to help mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in our culture.
Pregnancy Centers of Central VA – Earl Bennett
Members of Novum annually participate in the Walk for Life to raise money and awareness for the needs of Pregnancy Centers. Multiple members also volunteer as counselors and direct support.
Spiritual Care Support Ministry (SCSM) – Susan Izzie
Spiritual Care Support Ministries (SCSM) provides grief and bereavement counseling and support groups in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. Novum prays for and comes into agreement with SCSM as they provide a faith-based perspective to provide service free of charge to those in need.
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child - Ethel Frazier
Boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child.. Spear-headed by Ethel Frazier, Novum Baptist partners with Samaritans Purse to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
Prison & Jail Ministries (Coffeewood; Culpeper Jail; Orange County Regional Jail) click title for volunteer form
A strong mission focus of Novum Baptist is to reach those with restricted freedom in order to show them true freedom in Christ Jesus. Men and women volunteer time to preach, sing, and pray with those who are desperate for a light in a dark place.
Praise Radio 24/7 Christian Broadcasting WPRZ 88.1 FM – Steve & Sally Buchanan
We are proud to partner with WPRZ Praise Radio to help broadcast a 24 hour a day, 364 days a year proclamation of the reality of the risen savior Jesus Christ, glorifying God and growing believers. Pastor Jeff serves as broadcast minister on Friday Mornings. Station owners steve and sally buchanan are members of novum ...great Christian preaching, music, and shows. Besides helping to financially support the station, Novum Baptist's own Pastor Jeff Light can be heard trying his hand at hosting and being a DJ during certain time blocks.
Fields of the Fatherless – Ed & Lisa Lyons
Their focus is loving on those who are physically and spiritually fatherless, and helping to facilitate restoration in their lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ – discipling them with the hope that they will live for Christ.
Persecution Project Foundation – Ed Lyons
Persecution Project Foundation brings crisis relief and spiritual hope to victims of civil war, genocide and religious persecution. They provide on the ground assistance while restoring hope and rebuilding communities through the love of Christ. Novum stands with and supports Ed Lyons continued dedication to serve the Lord within this ministry
Culpeper Warming Shelter
Novum Baptist Church participates with local churches in the Culpeper community to monitor, house, and feed homeless men, women, and children. Sharing a roof and a meal with these individuals provides a great opportunity to share Christ and show love.
Operation Keep Warm – George Herndon
This ministry helps fulfill Christ's command to "love one another" as Novum works to provide wood for people in the community who are not physically able to keep up with the demands of using wood as a primary heat source.
Culpeper Christian Community Center
Novum Baptist prays for and partners with The Center through Deacon, Ron Frazier. The CCCC supports organizations, families, and individuals in glorifying God and advancing the Gospel. It provides event space for church services, clubs, concerts, prayer, meetings, rehearsals, weddings and more at a reasonable cost to community members.
Trader Joes - Surplus Foods/Madison Emergency Services Association Partnership – Don & Sook Brock
Novum works together with Trader Joes and MESA to provide families in our community with surplus foods that otherwise would be thrown out. The church van goes every Thursday morning to collect the surplus and distributes it to MESA and local families.
30PlusU Regional Outreach – Cindie Foster
30 Plus U is an event that allows 30 people to give 5 minute testimonies and provide a reason for the hope they have in them. Music, food, and activity tents are provided free of charge. Novum Baptist regularly participates through testimonies and staffing of food/activity booths.
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers – Cindie Foster
The mission of FCPO is to help peace officers develop a Christian mindset using biblical truths to meet their spiritual needs and help them better serve their families and communities. Join with us in lifting up these men, women, and families in prayer for guidance and protection.
Gideons (Ron Frazier, Mike Sharman, Reade Clayton)
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. Join us in prayer and support of this mission to help spread the Gospel message of love and hope.
Missionary Children’s Education – Joy Heddleston
Joy Heddleston is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Education. She has dedicated her life to serve the Lord and we join with her in both prayer and support to follow God's calling.
South Asia Evangelism - M. F.
Novum supports and prays for a faithful servant of Christ currently serving as an English teacher in South Asia. This individual is building relationships, loving people, and serving alongside brothers and sisters for the purpose of helping the Word reach those who have no other way of hearing it.
Peru Evangelism – Ian Burt
Ian Burt is the son of Novum's Ministers to Families, Kenny and Laura Burt. Ian has accepted God's call to serve in Peru at the Vida Abundante (Abundant Life) Church. He serves as an English as Second Language teacher at the church's Christian School Outreach.
Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic - Pastor Light
Angel Flights mission is to ensure that no patient in need is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation. Novum's Baptist's pastor, Jeff Light, serves as a pilot for this ministry.
Madison Literacy Council – Dan Griffith
The mission of the Literacy Council of Madison is to provide education services to adult residents of Madison County to enhance their quality of life as jobholders, parents, and life-long learners. Help us pray for and love those in our community.
Children’s Bible Ministries of VA, Inc
“Win a Child, Win a Life” CBM believes that it is better to mold boys and girls than to mend men and women.. Novum Baptist Church agrees that children are extremely important to Kingdom work. We want to help win souls while they are young so they will be spared the tragedies of sin and free to serve God their entire lives.
Madison Street Ministry; Kids’ Tent & Parades – Children’s Committee/Val & Marty
Continuing on our focus of children and families, Novum supports a dedicated team of believers who work directly with children, youth, and their families to provide structured wholesome fun for all.
Madison Strong Community Coalition – Valerie Ward
Novum Baptist Church is happy to support the Madison Strong Community Coalition in its effort to build a safer community for all.