Posted: 11/15/18 at 11:40am
Glen Allen, VA — During the Wednesday business session of the 195th Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) Annual Meeting, messengers voted to approve the 2019 budget of $9.1 million.
This represents a reduction of $900,000 compared to the 2018 budget. David Washburn, BGAV treasurer, reported that all three areas of the Cooperative Missions budget—Virginia Missions and Ministries, Partners in Virginia, and World Mission Causes—were reduced to achieve the allocation.
Within his budget report, Washburn also noted four other categories of revenue that are outside Cooperative Missions: Designated Gifts, Camp and Conference Center Registration Revenue, Program Revenue, and Other. Those ministry resources total $8,081,635, and an additional $4,304,149 is estimated as revenue from giving to special offerings. Together these total anticipated giving of over $21 million—an overall increase in budget of $1,319.892.
Meeting attendees had an opportunity to attend a breakout session with members of the executive board on Tuesday afternoon in order to ask questions and offer comments about the proposed budget.
The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches from Seoul, South Korea, Toronto, Ontario, the District of Columbia, and the states of California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.