Missions

“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.

Second Saturdays of City Service: July 2021

FOUR OPTIONS TO SERVE:

Cottage Cove (15 volunteers ages 13+) Outdoor painting, fencing, deck-building.

The Next Door (10 volunteers) Field day games/lunch for kids/moms.

Begin Anew (8 volunteers) Outdoor cleaning playground/painting railings.

Safe Haven Family Shelter (6-10 volunteers)  Organize/do inventory, deep clean, pick up outdoor trash.

We’ll meet in the Living Room at TVC at 8:15 am to pray and then head out to serve 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Questions? Email missions@thevillagechapel.com

Yuri Pozhidaev

Yuri Pozhidaev is a Russian pastor with a passion for seeing the lives of Russian young people transformed by a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is senior pastor and founder of Paradigm Church in Moscow which recently had its 21st anniversary of ministry. Like TVC, the church recently started meeting without restrictions on the number of people who can attend. Yuri and his church have a thriving ministry. Paradigm Church supports missionaries in Adygea, a section of Russia near the Black Sea, and in Nepal.  Yuri also began Perspektiva, a youth ministry training school connected with the Moscow Evangelical Seminary, and mentors graduates of the program. He leads two home groups, one of which is focused on young people encouraged to invite their non-believing friends. It is difficult to lead a church and to be a christ-follower in Moscow, but Yuri is passionate about young people learning about the Lord. Please keep Yuri and the ministry to young people in Moscow in your prayers.

Find out more about the missions we support here.

Cottage Cove Urban Ministries

Cottage Cove Urban Ministries provides educational opportunities, life skills classes, and training in the arts through the power and in the name of Jesus Christ. They offer a safe and caring place where students can come after school or over extended school breaks. They currently have some outdoor projects needing volunteers including painting, building a fence, clearing brush and more. Please join other TVCers as we serve Cottage Cove for Second Saturdays of City Service on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Sign up at missions.thevillagechapel.com. For more information about Cottage Cove, visit www.cottagecove.org.

Instagram: @cottage_cove
Facebook: Cottage Cove

Find out more about the missions we support here.

Missions Highlight: Young Life Capernaum

Young Life Capernaum is a place for teenagers with disabilities to be teenagers. Our volunteer Young Life leaders meet teenagers with disabilities where they are, build friendships, and talk about life to the full in Jesus! TVC has loved serving these young friends at several Second Saturdays of City Service events. Young Life Capernaum has a HUGE need of volunteers right now, as you might imagine. A Young Life leader is anyone college-age and up who can make a weekly commitment, High School Buddies are high schoolers who serve at bi-monthly events, and Adult Helpers are adults who help at our monthly events. Email nashvilleylcapernaum@gmail.com to learn more about volunteering or the ministry of Young Life Capernaum.
Instagram: @nashvilleylcapernaum
Facebook: Nashville Young Life Capernaum
Find out more about the missions we support here

Thank you from Justice & Mercy Amazon

Through the generous tithes and offerings of TVCers, the TVC Mission Board made a donation to our friends at Justice & Mercy Amazon to help with the COVID crisis they experienced when a “second wave” overwhelmed the city of Manaus and surrounding areas crippling hospitals and leaving many suffering without the medical care they so desperately needed. Our donation was an emergency response to the need for funds for oxygen, medical supplies and food for Manaus and the villages along the Amazon. Our friends at Justice and Mercy Amazon, wanted to thank us personally.

Missions Highlight: Touchstone Youth Resource Services

The mission of Touchstone Youth Resource Services is to inspire change by helping youth envision a hopeful future, embrace positive options, and engage in real steps toward a better life. Every day, we’re losing teens to discouragement, despair, even death. The students Touchstone serves have struggles—with school, with their relationships with parents or friends, and many times with God. Far too many students lack the social and emotional resources they need to build a successful life. Kids drop out of school, out of relationships, and potentially drop out of life. The work of Touchstone is to see that young people are restored to the life God intended for them. For more information, visit www.tyrs.org.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=touchstone%20youth%20resource%20services
Instagram @touchstoneyouth
Find out more about the missions we support here.

Missions Highlight: Begin Anew

Begin Anew is a non-profit ministry bringing adult education to some of the most vulnerable persons in Middle Tennessee. They believe everyone deserves a chance to begin anew and to walk a journey to a brighter future. They seek to minister holistically to every individual by addressing economic poverty through education opportunities, social poverty through mentoring and building community, and spiritual poverty by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Operating in locations in both Davidson and Williamson Counties, Begin Anew offers Bible study, High School Equivalency, English Language Learning and Computer and Job Skills classes. Volunteers are needed to serve as virtual or in-person instructors, tutors, prayer partners or mentors/encouragers. For more information visit www.beginanew.org
www.facebook.com/beginanewmiddletn
www.instagram.com/beginanew_midtn
Find out more about the missions we support here.

Missions Highlight: Front Porch Ministries

Front Porch

In 2004, Thom and Michele Hazelip bought a home in inner-city Nashville, only a few blocks from the housing projects in East Nashville. Shortly thereafter, they opened their front porch, as well as the rest of their home and personal lives, in Christian ministry to the at-risk kids and families of the area. Today, Front Porch Ministry is a thriving ministry, focused on living in relationship with the neighbors they serve. Their motto is: “Impact begins with relationship” and through that relationship they are powerfully and beautifully showing the love of Jesus to their neighbors. Thought the COVID pandemic and since March 2020 they have been serving 60–75 families every week giving out meals, essentials, care and cleaning items, diapers and $15 Kroger cards to each family. From this point forward, families wanting to continue with assistance have agreed to participate in 8 weeks of life skill classes. Volunteers support Front Porch Ministry in a HUGE way. For more information visit: www.frontporch.house.
Facebook/FrontPorchMinistry
https://instagram.com/frontporchministry
Find out more about the missions we support here.

Missions Highlight: Convoy of Hope

As a faith-based, nonprofit organization, Convoy of Hope helps empower others to live with greater independence and freedom from poverty, disease, and hunger. Today, more than 130 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. They are proud that they work through churches, business, government agencies, and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry, and hurting. TVC has partnered with Convoy of Hope for years, largely through donations towards relief efforts during disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent devastating winter storms in Texas. To find out more about the ministry of Convoy of Hope visit convoyofhope.org.

Find out more about the missions we support here.

Missions Highlight: The Bridge/Revive Events

The Bridge/Revive Events was formed in 1998 by Tom and Patty Lane with Mike and Nancy Demus and has two components: Revive Youth Camps and International missions. The biannual Revive Youth Camps on the Gulf Coast and in Middle Tennessee have changed thousands of lives, drawing junior and senior high school youth closer to Jesus. The camps also provide a context and platform for recruiting and equipping post-high school young adults to grow in their faith as leaders, and many full-time ministers got started in Revive. The mission arm of The Bridge has short and long-term missionaries in Ecuador and South Africa. TVC contributions help provide Revive scholarships for youth who can’t afford camp, mainly those living in inner-city and refugee communities in Nashville. TVC members continue to be vital parts of the Revive leadership team. For more information, visit www.reviveevents.com.

Nashville Rescue Mission

Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community committed to helping the hungry, homeless, and hurting by providing programs and services that focus on a person’s entire life—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social. They are devoted to restoring the whole person through a Christian approach that helps the homeless and addicted learn how much God loves them and gain the biblical insight they need to lead a productive life in and for Christ. Over the years, TVC has remained an important financial partner to Nashville Rescue Mission, supporting the organization in its mission to provide hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity for all who walk through its doors. For more information, visit nashvillerescuemission.org.

Find out more about the missions we support here.

Missions Highlight: Siloam Health

Siloam Health is a local nonprofit health care organization which provides whole-person medical care for the underserved, promotes community health among marginalized immigrants and refugees, and offers student education for the next generation of health care providers. Their vision is that neighbors from all nations are empowered to lead physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy lives and to feel at home in our community. Siloam’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care. Beyond the monetary support, Siloam is also grateful for TVC’s direct involvement with 3 staff members, a Board member, a volunteer nurse and a refugee support volunteer helping us carry out their mission. They have a variety of volunteer needs and opportunities. For more information visit: www.siloamhealth.org.

Find out more about the missions we support here.

2020 End of Year Missions

Servant Leadership Council and Missions Board member and TVC Director of Finance Scott Hatcher reminds us of the impact of our 2020 tithes and offerings at The Village Chapel.

Missions At Home

Many of us are looking for ways to serve our community through this time of “social distancing”. We have compiled a list of projects you can complete with your family from the safety of your own home to serve the missions we support. Learn more here.

TVC Missions Board

Lynsey Auman

Sandy Cherry

Cora Cluver

Chase Denson

Scott Hatcher

Susan Love

Melissa Martin

Brette Moseley

Larry Stone

Lauren To

Jim Thomas

Brandon Williams

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