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Mission Initiatives

People matter to God, so they matter to us.

Virginia Baptists are involved in initiatives across Virginia and around the world in:

  • Meeting Human Needs
  • Bringing Relief & Development
  • Strengthening Faith Communities
  • Working Toward Peace & Justice

From ensuring food is on the table to helping families recover after a disaster, engaging students and adults in short- and long-term community projects, you can join mission efforts around the world.

BGAV Missions Gift Catalog

Here you will find a multitude of opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.  Each dollar donated will go directly to the ministry need specified in your selection. Our partners on the field are trusted friends who work diligently in their homelands to share Christ and provide vital services to those in need. Your gift, regardless of amount, DOES make a difference.

Impact Mission Camps

impact mission campsImpact Mission Camps are multi-church events with 100–300 participants. Designed for teenage students who have completed one of the grades 7th–12th, Impact Mission Camps are “turn-key” events, meaning that most of the infrastructure is provided for you.

Each Impact Mission Camp features a hands-on mission component balanced with corporate worship.

Virginia Baptist Disaster Response

Disaster Response is a mission effort of the Mission Development Staff in which Virginia Baptists work to provide relief to those who find themselves victims of disasters in Virginia, the U.S., and around the world.

Learn more about how you can be trained to respond!

Partnership Missions

The Mission Development Staff can help you explore opportunities to develop relationships with our global partners. Whether you go, send a team, or invite a partnership team to join you in ministry, we can help!

Learn more about our different partnerships.


An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.

How do we love refugees? What does that look like? The BGAV is blessed by missions partnerships with our friends in the European Baptist Federation (EBF). Much of our partnership work in the EBF supported ministries amongst displaced persons. Over the next five years we are excited to support with new intentionality our Baptist siblings in the EBF and their incredible ministries serving migrants, refugees, and displaced persons.

Learn more about how you can join the partnership!

Hunger Ministries

By feeding hungry people in Virginia and around the world, we open a door to transformation.

Through gifts, time and local food programs, Virginia Baptists make a difference in the lives of hungry people around the world. Find out how you can give and serve!


venturers logoVenturers are individuals at least eighteen years of age who serve in hands-on mission roles for a period of six months to two years.

The Venturer Program provides opportunities for longer-term mission service in local and global settings. Learn how you could serve!

More Than Nets

more than netsMore Than Nets is a partnership agreement between Virginia Baptists and the Ghana Baptist Convention to reduce malaria and plant churches.

Through the distribution of 100,000 mosquito nets and vital education on health and wellness, More Than Nets will provide opportunities to the approximately 180,602 residents of the Yendi province.

Learn more about how you can join the initiative!

Haiti Child Sponsorships

Haiti child02Children living at the Source of Light Center orphanage in Haiti are in great need of sponsorship. In partnership with the Haiti Baptist Convention, Hungarian Baptist Aid and the Baptist World Alliance, Virginia Baptists are committed to restoring hope and a future to as many children as possible.

Find out how you can sponsor a child in Haiti!

If you have questions and are not sure who to contact, email us at MissionDevelopment@bgav.org