Alma Hunt Q&A

What is the Alma Hunt Emphasis for Virginia Missions?

The Alma Hunt Emphasis for Virginia Missions is a year-round expression of the mission spirit of Virginia Baptists.

Why is it called the Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions?

Alma Hunt was a Virginia born, world renown Baptist leader, having served 26 years as WMU National Executive Director and after retirement as a national and international missions advocate. Until her death at age 98, her sacrificial service was an example for all Virginia Baptists to emulate. Thus, the State Missions Offering of Virginia was named in her honor in 1998.

When is the Alma Hunt Emphasis observed?

September is the prime awareness month and season of prayer. However, churches may emphasize missional learning, involvement, and giving opportunities available through the Alma Hunt missions initiatives whenever they choose.


What does the Alma Hunt Offering fund beyond my regular giving?

The Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions makes possible special ministries, outreach projects, and initiatives that are not funded through regular streams of giving but are uniquely connected to Virginia Baptists. These ministry allocations are determined annually for publication.

Who decides which ministries will be funded?

Since 1976 this offering has been a joint venture between Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV). The annual goal and allocation of funds are determined by the Executive Director/Treasurer of WMUV and the Executive Director of the BGAV and approved by their respective boards.