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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) – 66% of Cooperative Missions dollars will support Kingdom Advance Virginia Missions and Ministries. This includes 2% for Partnership Missions. 34% of Cooperative Missions dollars will support world mission causes according to the SBC budget.
  • World Missions 2 (WM2) – 72% of Cooperative Missions dollars will support Kingdom Advance Virginia Missions and Ministries. This includes 2% for Partnership Missions. 28% of Cooperative Missions dollars will be distributed as voted by the BGAV at their annual meeting. Items here include a combination of Virginia, SBC, and CBF ministries.
  • World Missions 3 (WM3) – 72% of Cooperative Missions dollars will support Kingdom Advance Virginia Missions and Ministries. This includes 2% for Partnership Missions. 28% of Cooperative Missions dollars will support world mission causes according to the CBF 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, 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 plans.

WM2 World Mission Causes

WM2 World Mission Causes

The WM2 Plan supports the same missions and ministries as our WM1 Giving Plan, as well as:

BGAV Scholarships and Ministerial Education Funds

  • Ministerial Education Fund

National & International Mission Partners

WM3 World Mission Causes

WM3 World Mission Causes

The WM3 Plan supports missions and ministries of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, including:

  • Offering for Global Missions
  • Justice and Peacemaking Ministries
  • Poverty and Transformation Ministries
  • Education and Training Ministries
  • Internationals Ministries
  • Medical Ministries
  • Disaster Response Ministries
  • Church Planting and Faith Sharing
  • Economic Development Ministries
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