Life at VTS

Mission Society

Mission Statement

God is love. God’s mission, overflowing in and from divine love, comes to us in creation and re-creation, in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. As followers of Jesus Christ, to participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward all creation.  With this as our guiding principle, the Virginia Theological Seminary Mission Society, founded in 1824, exists to partner with leaders—both on campus and in places around the world—to discern and witness to God working in our various contexts. The Mission Society seeks to do this in two ways. First, we seek to foster conversations and relationships focused on God’s mission and our witness to it with students, faculty, alumni, and mission and ministry partners around the globe. Second, we raise funds and provide grants to communities in support of the work they do to reveal God’s kingdom in our midst.
Did you know that every member of the Virginia Theological Seminary Community is a member of the Mission 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 deadline for grant applications is January 31st, 2019.
2018 Grant Recipients:

$2,000 in education support to HIV/AIDS orphans (Haiti)
$3,500 developing wells and other infrastructure projects for facilitating potable water access (Ghana)


Contact Us

Mission Society
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304  USA



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