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Beliefs and Values

Our Mission

VMMissions equips the church to share new life in Jesus Christ with neighbors near and far.

Our Vision

VMMissions envisions a Spirit-filled church of many cultures living out God’s kingdom in every sphere of life.

Core Values

In response to God’s great love, we give God our lives in obedience and praise.

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9

We join the church in sending God’s people to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.” Philemon 1:6

By the Holy Spirit’s power, we live out God’s kingdom among neighbors near and far.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8


For more information about these values and how they inform our work, please see this document which provides an overview of our philosophy of ministry.

Core Commitments

Strategic Priorities

  • Seek Spirit-led renewal.
  • Empower missional disciples.
  • Nurture diverse partnerships.
  • Design sustainable systems.

For more detail on our goals and dreams for this season of work, see this document outlining the goals related to our SEND priorities.

Past and Present

Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions) was formed in 1919 to help Anabaptist Christians in Virginia share the good news of Jesus Christ with their neighbors in nearby communities. Over time, VMMissions helped to plant over 100 churches in the US, and dozens of churches in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. (Read more about our history here.) Today, with headquarters in Harrisonburg, Virginia, VMMissions continues to send and support mission workers from both within and beyond the Anabaptist family of churches. Ministries of VMMissions focus on making disciples of Jesus Christ and planting churches through evangelism, leadership development, education, community development, business as mission, and other creative means of Christian witness.

Theology and Practice

VMMissions is an outgrowth of the Anabaptist branch of the Christian family, and endorses the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective (1995). Our core convictions about a faithful life of Christian witness are expressed in a simple statement called our Lifestyle Covenant. We ask all members of our organization, whether mission workers, staff members, or board members, to affirm this statement as a condition of participating in our ministry. Please use our contact form if you have particular questions about our Lifestyle Covenant; we would be happy to discuss it with you.

Governance and Accountability

VMMissions is incorporated as a charitable 501(c)(3) ministry and is governed by its own board of directors. The board includes representatives from our founding family of churches (Virginia Mennonite Conference) and other partnering churches. We are accredited members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and the MissionExcellence.

If you think we can help equip your church for mission, please use our contact form to reach out. We’d love to help you explore the unique ways your church is gifted to bless your local and global neighbors.