“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.
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.
Samaritan’s Purse – providing hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas
World Vision – providing hurricane relief in Florida, Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Convoy of Hope – providing aid during the California wildfires; providing hurricane relief in the British Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Florida and Texas
Calvary Chapel The Rock – providing local aid to those impacted by the California wildfires
Ecclesia Clear Lake – providing local hurricane relief in Texas
Woodlands Church – providing local hurricane relief in Texas