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Cooperative Missions is how Virginia Baptists describe giving plans to and through the Baptist General Association of Virginia, supporting Virginia ministries as well as local, regional and national partners. Learn more about the Mission & Ministry Partners by visiting their websites.

Each church can choose one of three standard giving plans or create their own Customized Plan.

Cooperative Missions Giving Plans

Virginia Baptist churches support our missions and ministries through one of four giving plans:

  • World Missions 1 (WM1) – Sixty-six percent of Cooperative Missions dollars will support Virginia Missions and Ministries and BGAV Partners in Virginia. This includes 2% for Partnership Missions. Thirty-four percent of Cooperative Missions dollars will support world mission causes according to the Southern Baptist Convention budget.
  • World Missions 2 (WM2) – Seventy-two percent of Cooperative Missions dollars will support Virginia Missions and Ministries and BGAV Partners in Virginia. This includes 2% for Partnership Missions. Twenty-eight percent of Cooperative Missions dollars will be distributed as voted by the BGAV at their annual meeting. Approved items include Virginia, national, and international ministries.
  • World Missions 3 (WM3) – Seventy-two percent of Cooperative Missions dollars will support Kingdom Advance Virginia Missions and Ministries. This includes 2% for Partnership Missions. Twenty-eight percent of Cooperative Missions dollars will support world mission causes according to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship budget.
  • Customized Plans – All churches are invited to adopt their own customized giving plan. Your church’s customized plan may include any or all of the items listed in World Missions 1, 2, or 3. We ask that you please send a letter explaining your church’s plan to the Treasurer’s Office. WM1, WM2, and WM3 are suggested giving plans. Percentages may be adjusted to reflect a church’s giving option. A customized plan may be created by changing percentages, deleting items, or selecting items from any of the suggested giving plans.