At various points in our lives, issues may arise or emotions may surface that require more help than your church staff can provide. To help point you in the right direction, we provide the following resources. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we believe these trusted organizations, ministries and groups are a great place to start.
Crisis hotline: 615-244-7444 Suicide: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Individual Counseling Resources
These are some of the many wonderful counselors who come to TVC and who we utilize for general counseling needs as well as for our official TVC premarital counseling program. For additional recommendations, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Navyac, LMFT
Paige Clayton Green, Professional Counselor (under supervision)
Agency Ministry Partners
Lantern Lane Farm
The Refuge Center for Counseling
Connect For Virtual Coffee
Connect For Virtual Coffee offers an opportunity for two women or two men to meet virtually one-to-one to walk through life. As our culture shifts and loneliness becomes more pervasive, so does the need to connect within the Body of Christ.
Connect For Virtual Coffee connects older Coffee Hosts with younger Coffee Guests for the purpose of encouraging and nurturing a daily walk of faith. This opportunity is open to those committed to TVC as their home church.
With Hope In Mind: A Mental Illness Family Support Group
In January 2016, The Village Chapel launched With Hope In Mind, a faith-based mental illness family support group. Facilitated by our own Bill and Mary Jean Murphy, the group is open to the greater Nashville community, providing a safe place for family members and caregivers to share their experiences.
When the Murphys met in the 1970s, both were mental health professionals, and while serving on TVC’s Prayer Team they noted that a significant number of individuals and families seeking prayer were dealing with the mental health issues of a loved one. With Hope In Mind is offered in association with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the Murphys have undergone extensive training in order to become NAMI community advocates.
It’s our prayer that God uses this resource to lessen the stigma of mental illness and provide support for those regularly impacted by this issue. For more information, email email@example.com or visit NAMI.org.
With Hope In Mind meets on the fourth Sunday of each month from 3-4:30 pm at TVC East.