The Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions will look different in the coming year, reflecting the changing world in which we live as we face the challenges of a global pandemic.

This annual state missions offering is a joint venture of Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV).

As always, this critical offering seeks to meet real needs of real people by funding ministries in a variety of specific areas. For the rest of 2020 and looking toward 2021, the allocations of this offering are being redirected in a way that will allow us to focus on human needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis.

Changes in Distribution

The state missions offering will be distributed as follows:

  • 70% of funds to WMUV-directed projects
  • 30% of funds to BGAV-directed projects
  • All projects have a direct correlation to COVID-19 relief efforts
  • Funds will be distributed monthly and will begin in Summer 2020 in order to respond more quickly to immediate needs

Because of the time-sensitive nature of many of these critical needs and the plan to distribute funds monthly, we ask that you consider sending your offerings as early as possible this year.

Examples of WMUV-directed Allocations*

Domestic Violence/Mental Health Online and On-site Training

Providing online and on-site training in various areas related to mental health and domestic violence. This will include providing information and referral resources for individuals and congregations.

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Grants for Missions Ministries

Providing grants to help continue the development of a missions lifestyle. Funds will be awarded to support women’s and children’s outreach ministries with a hands-on involvement component that meet human needs at home or around the world.

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Camp Scholarships

Providing partial or full-summer camping scholarships to church families that cannot afford to send their children to summer camp due to the financial difficulties caused by COVID-19.

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Examples of BGAV-directed Allocations*

Financial Relief for
Church Planters

Providing financial relief to church planters who lost income from their churches and also from their non-church jobs that typically supply the majority of their income.

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Financial Assistance for International Partners

Providing financial resources to partners around the world responding to COVID-19 among the most vulnerable people groups through our relationship with the Baptist Forum for Aid and Development.

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Childcare Grants
for Church CDCs

Providing funds to BGAV churches that have ongoing Child Development Centers in order to provide scholarships to parents who must work but find themselves unable to pay for childcare.

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New Missions Ministries Funding

If your church has started, or would like to start, a new mission that has arisen due to the pandemic, then there may be some funds available to assist. This mission must be one that is new to your church and that reaches beyond the walls of your church and into the community. Examples include a new food distribution ministry, a home repair mission, or neighborhood outreach.

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Online Access 
for Students

Designed to provide funds to churches to assist them with offering WiFi internet connections to the community so that students may participate in school online.

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*Allocations may include other needs as they arise related to COVID-19 relief efforts.



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