“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.
Second Saturdays of City Service for May
Put feet to your faith on Saturday, May 13 by signing up to lend a hand. Projects include Barefoot Republic Camp, Project Connect Nashville and Faith Family Medical Clinic. We’ll meet at 8:15 in the Living Room at TVC Main before departing to our worksites. (And there’s plenty of time to serve in the morning and still make it the TVC Church Picnic later that afternoon!)
Barefoot Republic Camp (Nashville) - up to 45 people needed
Jobs include staining fences (up to 25 people), building horse paddock fence (up to 9 people), setting up special activities (5-10 people) and camp admin (2-4 people)
Project Connect Nashville - up to 21 people needed
Jobs include gardening at Lexington Gardens Apartments (10-15 people) and painting and installing kitchen cabinets (5 people)
Faith Family Medical Clinic - 4 people needed
Job includes painting parking lot lines