Conferences & Retreats

BMAV holds a Spring Conference and Retreat biennially, and the National Association of Ministry Assistants (NAMA) conducts their conference on alternating years. Our Fall Conference is held in September each year. 

Registration is now open for our fall conference, “This Odd and Wondrous Calling” on Friday, September 16 from 10 am to 3pm. The scripture comes from 1 Peter 4:10 – “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

The registration form may be accessed by clicking here. Note that you must be a member to attend the conference, but you may join when you return payment for the conference.

We hope to see many of you there for a time of learning, enrichment and fellowship. Our mission project will support Celebrate RVA. We will collect paper plates, napkins, plastic tablecloths, balloons, and birthday candles. We will also make children’s birthday cards. To learn more about Celebrate RVA, visit

All administrative professionals in Christian organizations are welcome to join us and attend our conferences.