Greenhouse is a 12-week leadership growth and development program at The Village Chapel that exists to cultivate wise and godly leaders who know and love God’s Word, are strong in character and compassion, and skillful in ministry and mission.
We will engage with several books and resources all built around three categories - Head, Heart and Hands - for a holistic understanding of biblical leadership and ministry. Some Greenhouse graduates may become lay leaders in a variety of TVC’s ministries. Others may discover they want to pursue ministry as a vocation or, further study by attending a seminary. Whatever your situation, if you are interested in growing in your knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Gospel, if you would enjoy reading books written by authors like C. S. Lewis, John Stott and Tim Keller and then engaging in theological discourse with other TVCers, then Greenhouse just might be for you.
- Greenhouse Orientation: Monday, August 12 - 6:30-8:30 pm in The Living Room at TVC Main
- Weekend intensive: Thursday, September 12th from 6:30-8:30 pm in The Living Room at TVC Main
- Weekend intensive: Fri and Sat, September 13th and 14th from 8:30 am - 4 pm in The Living Room at TVC Main, lunch included
- Monday evenings September 16-November 11: 6:30-8:30 pm in The Living Room at TVC Main (no class October 7th for Fall break)
In addition to the above commitment, participation in Greenhouse would also include:
- $100 course fee to cover the cost of books and other resources
- Completed readings and other coursework on time
- Attend all classes (missing no more than 2 classes over the course of the semester)
At the end of Greenhouse program our hope is that participants will have gained:
- A greater knowledge of the Bible and its grand redemption narrative
- A more intentionally formed biblical worldview that can better navigate the shifting cultural milieu
- A clearer understanding of the particular spiritual gifts and graces each individual has been given and how to flourish in them
- A deeper desire to become godly leaders in practical ministry within the local church
- A more passionate commitment to the mission of God here at TVC, to our philosophy of ministry, and our spiritual DNA