You're at Home with BGAV, No matter where you are!
For 200 years, BGAV has been a place where like-hearted Baptists can come together to do Kingdom work. Churches can do more together than separately, and BGAV enables that kind of cooperation through a rich network of ministers and lay leaders united in their desire to serve Jesus Christ through the local church.
As such, BGAV is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of more than 1,300 autonomous churches—in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond, including:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- Seoul, South Korea
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
How Can My Church Become Part of BGAV?
Your church votes to become a cooperating church of the BGAV.
Your church writes a letter to the Executive Director that you have voted to become a cooperating church of the BGAV.
To confirm your participation with BGAV, your church contributes financially to BGAV’s Cooperative Missions budget.
Your church will determine how to distribute your gifts based upon your ministry and missions preferences, and you’ll choose either one of our standard giving plans or customize your own.
What Benefits Will My Church Have as a Cooperating Church?
Depending upon your church’s level of financial contribution to the Virginia portion of the Cooperative Missions budget, available benefits include:
Messengers to the BGAV Annual Meeting, including voting privileges;
Tax-exempt status by being named on BGAV’s group exemption roster for IRS as exempt from federal income tax under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
Annuity benefits for church staff
Financial assistance and tools such as capital stewardship campaign services, grants, and low interest rate church loans
Scholarship opportunities for college and ministerial education students
BGAV publications, seminars, workshops, resources, and services
Personalized consultations with dedicated regional field staff
Mission opportunities through youth mission camps, international mission experiences, mission offerings, and world hunger relief support
Reduced-cost digital tools and resources for marketing and online giving
Ministry job posts on BGAV website at no additional cost
Ministry Matching assistance for churches and potential candidates
Access to a network of collegiate and young adult ministries, training and support for younger ministers and staff
Ability to serve with disaster response ministries and complete special trainings and certifications
Discounts on partner conferences, immersions, coaching training courses, and consulting services