VMMissions Workers to Lead Prayer as Mission Seminar

October 7, 2020

You are invited! This seminar will help you engage prayer in a way that is worshipful and faith-filled, carrying the understanding that prayer is the foremost tool given to us by which to engage in God’s mission and see God’s purposes unfold in our lives and in our world.

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Bike Shenandoah

Bike Shenandoah Riders Pedal in Memory of Steve Leaman

September 29, 2020

On a crisp, sunny September morning, the largest number of riders in Bike Shenandoah’s 22-year history rode in memory of Steve Leaman, a beloved former principal, educator, and VMMissions staff member. The 133 total riders chose among four rides between 5 and 62 miles to raise money for six non-profit organizations.

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Motorcycles Go the Distance for Missions

September 28, 2020

On September 11-12, a group of 24 motorcycle riders covered a total of 419 miles in support of the ministries of VMMissions. Despite ominous skies, the first group left Harrisonburg early Friday morning, and met up with another pack of riders at Powhatan Mennonite Church. VMMissions workers Tyler and Kendra Yoder met them to share about their church planting work in nearby Richmond.

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VMMissions Now Hiring Director of Support Services

September 23, 2020

Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks a Director of Support Services at 60% FTE. This individual will give oversight to the support services of VMMissions including finance and investment management, human resources, risk management, insurance and legal compliance, and facilities, all with a view to undergird VMMissions’ efforts to make disciples of Jesus from many cultures (Matt. 28:19).

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Steve Leaman

VMMissions Announces Stephen R. Leaman Memorial Endowment for Missions

September 8, 2020

VMMissions is honored to announce to the public the Stephen R. Leaman Memorial Endowment for Missions, which will benefit three areas of ministry. To finalize the endowment, VMMissions is seeking a total of $25,000, of which $20,435 has already been committed. Would you be willing to help us reach our goal?

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VMMissions Announces Two Staff Promotions

June 12, 2020

VMMissions is pleased to announce the promotions of Abe Hartzler to Associate Director of Advancement, beginning June 15, and Tom Yoder to Ministry Coach, with a particular focus on the Balkans, starting September 1. Both are current VMMissions staff members who have felt called to take on new or expanded roles.

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Offices Open by Appointment Only During Phase 2

June 8, 2020

Thank you for your understanding in the closing of our offices due to COVID-19 these past several weeks. In view of the Governor’s recently announced guidelines for Phase 2 of Virginia’s reopening plan, effective Monday, June 8 we will be allowing visitors inside our offices by appointment only.

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Confessing Our Complicity and Committing to Change

June 8, 2020

At a recent prayer time, several staff members gave voice to our collective confession for complicity in systemic injustice and racism. We share this prayer with you as a statement of our ongoing need for God’s mercy and transformation. We also commit to learning from our sisters and brothers of color in their suffering and in their strength, and to taking steps toward undoing racism in our church and in our culture.

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CARES Act Giving Options

June 1, 2020

Learn about changes in charitable giving options in light of the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Carol Tobin

Coronavirus Sparks Responses of Compassion and Creativity at VMMissions

June 1, 2020

The last three months of the coronavirus pandemic have introduced unimagined challenges and tragedy to the entire world community. At the same time, this adversity has unearthed deep wells of adaptability, creativity and compassion. This is certainly the story at VMMissions.

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