Virtual Ministry Assistants is a US-based virtual assistant company. They provide experienced, virtual administrative support to churches and ministries across the US.
The company has been operating since 2015. Their headquarters is based in Brentwood, TN, and all of their virtual assistants work remotely across the US.
About Virtual Ministry Assistants
The company was founded by current company president Mark DeVries.
Mark has spent most of his life being involved with the church. He served as an Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families at a church in Nashville, Tennessee for 28 years.
He’s now an author, speaker, and has started a number of businesses aimed at helping ministries. Mark started Virtual Ministry Assistants as a spin off of Ministry Architects to provide churches and ministries a cost-effective alternative to hiring a part-time or full-time employee.
When asked what sets them apart from other virtual assistant companies, Virtual Ministry Assistants said:
“We love the church. Our virtual assistants serve in the local church and have the administrative and technical skill sets necessary not only to accomplish tasks, but also to add value.”
When outsourcing, finding a VA with the skills and experience to integrate quickly into your business is key to your success. If you’re managing a church or ministry it’s worth considering Virtual Ministry Assistants for this reason.
How Virtual Ministry Assistants Works
If you’re interested in working with Virtual Ministry Assistants, they ask that you first provide them with as much detail as possible about the tasks you’re looking to outsource.
A member of their team will call you after reading your brief to ask any questions and discuss any of the details if needed.
On the back of this call, they will give you a quote. Virtual Ministry Assistants do not hire out assistants on an hourly rate. Instead, they formulate a flat monthly fee for the duration of the work based on a client’s individual requirements.
As soon as you give them the go-ahead, they will choose the best-suited assistant from their team and introduce you to them. From there you can communicate directly with your assistant to get your tasks completed.
Virtual Ministry Assistants have assistants experienced in working with churches and ministries. So, they’re ready to tackle any tasks you have that can be completed remotely.
To give you an idea of the types of tasks they commonly handle for their clients here’s the main categories they group their services into:
- Staff Assistant Services – Call and text management, scheduling appointments, attending staff meetings, project management, and more.
- Communication Services – Managing church communications channels, database management, worship planning, publications, and more.
- Financial Services – Handling accounts payable and receivable, reconciling financial statements, vendor file maintenance, preparing budgets, monthly financials, and more.
- Executive Assistant Services – Ministry travel planning, personal assistant tasks, ad hoc tasks, and more.
Plans and Pricing
Virtual Ministry Assistants do not have any set pricing plans. Neither do they operate with hourly rates for the work their assistants complete.
They work out a custom monthly rate on a case-by-case basis after taking into account all your requirements and the skill sets needed. There is also a one-off startup fee to be paid with your first month’s invoice.
There are no long-term contracts or commitments. You will be billed monthly and can cancel within any month and part ways at the end of the month.
Virtual Ministry Assistants Alternatives
There aren’t many virtual assistant providers specializing in providing support to ministries. (Though BELAY has some roots in this area as well.)
So, if you’re running a church or ministry, it’s worth speaking to Virtual Ministry Assistants as it’s their area of expertise.
However, there’s no shortage of alternative virtual assistant companies to choose from that can also provide skilled support staff. If you’re sticking to US-based staff, I recommend checking out Time ETC and Boldly for quotes.
|Minimum Package||$430 for 10 hours||$270 for 10 hours||$1200 for 55 hours||$500 for 30 hours|
|Minimum VA Experience||7 years||5 years||Extensive in-house training||3 years|
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*Specialist services are available for an additional charge.
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