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Missionary Society

Every member of the Virginia Theological Seminary Community is a member of the VTS Missionary Society. Established in 1835, the Missionary Society provides a link between those in the mission field and members of the seminary community through grants, theological book drives, forums, presentations, interaction with missionary organizations, prayer and an annual Eucharist.

Each year the Society raises money for grants and various projects primarily through donations collected at the Wednesday Eucharist of the Seminary. The Society is governed by the Missionary Society Council, which consists of annually elected representatives from each class of the student body, elected officers, and faculty and staff advisors.
‘Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel!’
The new deadline for grant applications is January 31st, 2014.
 

2012 Grant Recipients:

 
Dukathole Support a Child Project ($2,000)
This is a child nutrition project aimed at adding an additional 21 children to their feeding program.  The project is located in Germiston, South Africa in a severely impoverished area.  The settlement of Dukathole is in the Diocese of Highveld.  The children are mostly orphans living with siblings and/or grandparents.  The Support a Child Project is run by The Rev. Mother Marlene Rodda, Rector of the St. Boniface Parish.  The parish works with a food company which provides cost effective nutritious food for as little as $11.88 per month for each child. 
 
The Haiti School Nurse Project ($2,000)
The funds for this project will provide a nurse for three years for the 829 students attending La Resurrection School in Gros Morne, Haiti.  Funding from the Missionary Society and other organizations will pay for the nurse’s salary, equipment for the office, and supplies and medicine for the school.  The on-site nurse will bring immediate health care and health knowledge to the students.  The project is the result of a partnership between the La Resurrection Parish in Gros Morne, Haiti and Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish in Lusby, Md.
 
St. Andrews Theological Seminary, Manila Philippines ($1,450)
St/ Andrews is the only Anglican Seminary in the Philippines.  It is the center of theological education, training, and formation for those who are called to serve in the Anglican Church in the Philippines.  The school currently serves 45 seminarians.  The grant was awarded to help purchase classroom equipment.
Contact Us
Missionary Society
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304  USA

e-mail: missionarysociety@vts.edu
Council
President: Christen Mills
Secretary: Cortney Dale
Treasurer: Mark Riley
Faculty Advisor:
The Rev. Robert S. Heaney, Ph.D, D.Phil.
Downloads
Missionary Society Grant Application
New Deadline: February 28th, 2014


Mission Society Link
Student members of the Missionary Society have created a blog devoted to Mission in the 21st Century, with theological reflections, video interviews.

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