Baptist Ministry Assistants of Virginia (BMAV)

Baptist Ministry Assistants of Virginia
is a professional organization
for secretaries,
administrative assistants, and ministry assistants –
full time, part time or volunteers
in local churches,
in denomination and association offices,
and agencies in Virginia
(as well as those retired from such positions).


Founded in 1987 as the Virginia Baptist Secretaries Association,
the organization changed its name to
Baptist Ministry Assistants of Virginia in 2002
to reflect the diversity of its members
and their job descriptions in their ministries.


BMAV’s purposes are:

  • to encourage individual spiritual growth and maturity

  • to promote professional excellence and
    encourage improvement of individual performance

  • to offer opportunities for continuing education
    and spiritual

  • to develop a greater understanding of the church’s mission and the ministry assistant’s part in that mission

  • to work cooperatively with other Baptist churches and entities in Virginia