“We are sent into the world, like Jesus, to serve. For this is the natural expression of our love for our neighbors. We love. We go. We serve." --John Stott
At The Village Chapel, we realize the Christian church does not exist merely for itself. We are here first and foremost to glorify God, and then second, to become the arms of Jesus reaching out to a broken and hurting world.
This outreach-minded mission requires two things: words and deeds. The words of the Christian mission proclaim the good news of God’s grace offered in Christ Jesus. The deeds of the Christian mission involve reaching out in love to help the helpless, to bring comfort to the grieving, to bring justice to the oppressed and relief to the poor.
As a church, we live this out by giving away 15 percent of the tithes and offerings we take in to assist worthy organizations in their ongoing work. This means that through your generous financial support of The Village Chapel, you already support dozens of ministries, both local and international. These include a wide range of ministries that focus on the important works of evangelism, justice and mercy.
For information on the dozens of specific missions organizations TVC supports financially, CLICK HERE.
Our Missions Board also exists to make individuals at TVC aware of opportunities to give of their time and talents. From our Second Saturdays of City Service as well as annual TVC events like our Local Missions & Volunteer Fair and International Missions and Missions Trips Fair, they do all they can to help you put hands and feet on your faith.
Travel to Israel With TVC In 2018
Have you always wanted to visit the Holy Land? Consider traveling to Israel with Pastor Jim and Kim and their longtime friend Don Moen October 28-November 7, 2018. Friends and family are welcome! Trip costs are $5,098 for the tour and flight from Nashville or $3,998 for the tour only. A $500 deposit is due at the time of registration and final payment is due July 2. Find additional details HERE.
At The Village Chapel, we often talk about how the events of the Bible were set in space-time history. Well, they also had a geographical context, so, we want to invite you to join us on a pilgrimage to the land that echoes with the footsteps of the Old Testament patriarchs and prophets, the land that was the geographical setting for the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The entire Bible will spring to life as we ascend Mt. Carmel and sit in the ancient ruins of a synagogue in Capernaum where Jesus taught. We’ll take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee where Christ calmed the stormy sea, where He walked on water and where Peter, Andrew, James and John used to operate their fishing business. We’ll stroll through the streets of Jerusalem, stopping at the Western Wall, walk down the Mount of Olives, through the Garden of Gethsemane, and stop at the pool of Bethesda. Then we’ll walk up the Via Dolorosa, the final path of Christ to the cross. We’ll take a swim in the Dead Sea and visit the traditional site of the Garden Tomb where Jesus burst forth from the grave. All along the way, we’ll pause to reflect on related Bible passages and pray together.
Put feet to your faith on Saturday, April 14 by volunteering with us at one of two local service projects. We’ll meet at 8:15 in the Living Room at TVC Main before departing to our worksites. This month’s projects include:
The Front Porch (10+ volunteers, family friendly, ages 5+) - Yard and basement prep for the summer season
We continue to pray for all those impacted by the devastating California wildfires and the recent hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and many tropical islands. Thanks to your regular giving, TVC is able to respond with financial help when natural disasters happen.
Immediately after the first hurricane hit, our staff, missions board and Servant Leadership Council (SLC) were looking for ways to help. We made donations to Samaritan’s Purse and Convoy of Hope to provide relief in Florida following Hurricane Irma and the British Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria. And we sent funds to Woodlands Church and World Vision to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey.
We’re also making additional donations to local and national organizations to help those impacted by the California wildfires, including Calvary Chapel The Rock, located in Santa Rosa, California, and Convoy of Hope, which had teams on the ground delivering supplies as the fires raged.
TVC’s donations to-date total $35,000.
It’s just a drop in the bucket, but it provides tangible, much-needed resources. In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll continue to look for additional ways to help that may include traveling to one or more of these locations to lend a hand in the rebuilding process.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for ways to get personally involved, these trusted organizations are a great place to start. Click any of the links below to find out more.