WMUV Allocations

2017 ALMA HUNT OFFERING FOR VIRGINIA MISSIONS ALLOCATIONS FOR

WOMAN’S MISSIONARY UNION OF VIRGINIA (WMUV)

Goal: $470,000.00

Approved by the WMUV Board of Trustees on January 19, 2017

 

The designation and distribution of Alma Hunt Offering Funds are allocated by WMUV in the following manner:

1. Missions & Ministry………………………………………………………………..$285,365
This category encompasses the highest percentage of the Alma Hunt Offering designated for the work of WMUV. As this covers several key areas of direct hands-on ministry involvement, leadership training and camping experiences. Further itemization of this item is detailed below:

Itemization of WMUV Missions & Ministry Allocations:

Mission Events……………………………………………………………………………$69,865
Events include our Women’s Get Away with an average attendance of 800 women of all ages; Hope training events which educate and raises awareness on social problems. The annual Mental Health Conference and Human Trafficking training are two examples. Age-level mission training events include: Mom and Me which averages 600 mothers and daughters for a missions weekend and Shine event for teenage girls averaging 250 in attendance both held at Eagle Eyrie, and the regional RA Racer events.

Mission Projects/Initiatives…………………………………………………….$61,000
Projects and initiatives include our national Project: HELP ministry which focuses on educating the church on the refugees; Support of our work in partnership with Glocal Ministries of the BGAV to include our ministries in Haiti, Romania, and Ghana; the multifaceted work at Standing Rock in The Dakota’s which deploys about 300 volunteers each year; One Salt the City event in Flint, Michigan facilitated by Sisters Who Care; Updraft student missions event held on the Eastern Shore in 2017; Special multi ethnic initiatives to include a Korean Woman’s Gathering and seed money of $5,000.00 for the CBF, BGAV, WMUV, and Bluefield College SW Virginia Partnership and for unforeseen ministry opportunities that may arise.

CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center…………………………………..$116,000
These funds are used to support the overall work of CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center’s outreach to children and students through Christian camping experiences and leadership development. A portion of these funds are designated for special retreats throughout the year for summer camp counselors.

Leadership Initiatives…………………………………………………………….$25,450
These funds allow WMUV volunteers, interns and staff to take advantage of missional training opportunities throughout Virginia Baptist life and elsewhere when appropriate. This item also allows for Women Together: Community Conversations to be held in 2017 in specified regional areas throughout Virginia and a myMission Retreat. In addition, Spence Network is also supported as a partner in leadership development for young women.

Scholarships…………………………………………………………………………$13,050
This designated amount is made available for scholarships to Virginia Baptists for camping opportunities at CrossRoads and at other WMUV mission events. A significant portion of this item is used for college scholarships for summer camp counselors serving at CrossRoads.

2. Consultants…………………………………………………………………………….$110,100
Age-level mission education specialists and special audience mission consultants including a myMission Coordinator, a Multi-Ethnic Consultant and a Sisters Who Care Consultant, and the WMUV President whom all travel across the state of Virginia to meet with individuals, small groups, congregations and associational leaders to provide the most current information on mission and ministry opportunities. Key components include developing and facilitating networks, providing assistance to groups for the customization of mission models, training leaders, and hosting associational and statewide training events and conferences. This item also includes a stipend for a summer college intern in the Richmond office assisting with involvement and office mechanics and a partner women’s discipleship Minister in Residence with the BGAV and WMUV.

3. Field Servicing…………………………………………………………………………..$34,785
WMUV President, Staff, and Consultants travel expenses connote Field Servicing. As WMUV does not own or rent a fleet of vehicles, staff and consultants must use their personal vehicles for WMU work. This item covers mileage and other relevant travel expenses to churches, associations and events sponsored by WMUV and the BGAV. This can also include travel to relevant conferences out of state.

4. Volunteer Boards and Councils…………………………………………………….$21,750
These funds are used to support the work of the women serving on our Boards and Councils. As WMUV seeks to remain a grassroots organization, it’s the women in the local churches and associations that develop and implement the mission and ministry strategies for the work of WMUV. Each age-level and special audience consultant has a
statewide council that meets several times a year to chart the course of the work in that specific area of missions and ministry. In addition, WMUV Board members are compensated for their travel and select expenses incurred in doing the work of WMU.

5. Marketing, Communications, Web……………………………………………….$18,000
This area of work includes WMUV print and digital publications that promote mission opportunities such as the quarterly print publication of WMUV Highlights, annual print publication of Engage and the bi-monthly electronic publication of the WMUV E-News.

Total Expenses…………………………………………………………..$470,000

 

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