Background and Beliefs

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 focus on making disciples of Jesus Christ through evangelism, church planting, 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. 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 Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions.

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.


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