Learn more about the Domestic Missions Offering, where gifts go, and what you can do to help to take the Gospel to the RVA and beyond.
Focus on Domestic Missions in March
Though Bon Air Baptist Church (BABC) gives to and supports Domestic Missions throughout the year, we take time each March to emphasize and focus on Domestic Missions by providing information and resources as well as connections to partners who are doing what God told us to domestically.
Where Does the Money Go?
Gifts to Domestic Missions go to help initiatives in RVA and beyond! When you give, you participate not only in the work of BABC but that of eight extraordinary partners working to change the world around us.
45% of the Domestic Missions offering supports BABC missions activities like 150 Beds for 150 Kids, teacher support and appreciation, apartment outreach, teen mothers, English as a Second Language (ESL) programming, pastor training and local school initiatives #weluvrva, and #beyondrva.
14%: The V3 church planting movement exists to help start disciple-making churches that are a sign, foretaste, and instrument of God’s kingdom. They provide the latest resources and expertise in church planting.
10%: The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. One hundred percent of gifts given to AAEO are used to support Southern Baptist missionaries serving across the United States and Canada.
10%: The Alma Hunt offering provides funding for all Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) missions and ministries including the BABC WMU. The offering makes possible special ministries, outreach projects, and initiatives that aren't funded through regular streams of giving, but that are uniquely connected to Virginia Baptists.
10%: The CARITAS Center helps men and women find a path to recovery. BABC also creates welcome home buckets, builds tables for families coming out of homelessness, and will help feed the 300 people at the new facility, host game nights, Bible studies, and more.
5%: Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) Collegiate Ministry programs exist on many campuses, and their state-wide programs like conferences and retreats build communities of faith and provide opportunities for service. BABC also hosts beginning of the year welcome for Baptist students, fills their food pantry at VCU, and more.
2%: Uptick invests in young adults, aged 24-33, who will be future leaders in the BGAV.
Eastern Shore (BGAV)
2%: Associations and churches on the Eastern Shore partner with churches and volunteers in local construction, social ministry, backyard Bible clubs, and outreach. BABC students and adults will go on mission to serve there throughout the year.
Give to Domestic Missions All Year
The Domestic Missions offering at BABC is a year-long offering with a goal of $100,000 to support initiatives in and around our campuses and in eight other organizations that share our vision of A Place to Belong... A Place to Become! Last year we raised $88,800 of our $100,000 goal!