Men’s Ministry

The Village Chapel’s Men’s Ministry is based on our recognition of the need for mutual encouragement, accountability and transformation through committed relationships. Through annual retreats, special events and weekly small groups, we nurture spiritual, emotional and physical discipline and trust that the Lord will use these interactions to bring about personal growth, depth and maturity in our individual walks with Christ.

TVC Men’s Retreat Info for September 25-26

TVC Men,

We’re excited to be together for these next few days.  For many of us, the whole Covid-19 season has been difficult and isolating on many levels, so the opportunity to be in face to face (or mask to mask) in community with other TVC men of faith is going to be nothing short of awesome!

Below you will find an outline of the essential information you will need to know for the retreat: what to bring, when and where to be, and how to best prepare for our weekend together.


In the best interest of everyone’s health and safety, all our sessions will be outside.  We ask that out of care and respect for your fellow TVCer, that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing while we are together. We all know men don’t need any excuse to build a good fire, so we plan on keeping the firepits burning bright throughout our evening sessions, and for your comfort, you’ll want to have your favorite lawn or camping chair on hand. We’ll have bottled water and assorted pre-packaged snacks available for our evening sessions, and some light prep-packaged breakfast items for the morning session after the hike.

On the TVC Mobile App, you’ll find the retreat schedule, teaching notes, small group questions, and lyrics for our worship songs.  When you open the app just look for “Men’s Retreat 2020” in the events list of the home page.  If you don’t have the TVC Mobile App on your smart phone, visit for instructions on how to download.

If you are going to be attending any of the sessions online, we will be streaming the Friday evening session starting at 7pm and the Saturday evening session at 6:30 pm at  Once you navigate to the webpage, select “Gather online with us.” This will also be the same web address to use in the event we have to cancel any of the sessions due to rain. A recorded version of the Saturday morning session will be posted online as well.

WHEN and WHERE: (see TVC Mobile App for full retreat schedule)

Friday night at 6pm – Hillsboro Village Campus:  Start of Retreat!
The upper parking lot will be blocked off, so please park in the lower lot.

Make sure you eat dinner before-hand. When you arrive, please choose one of the (3) firepit areas in the upper parking lot to sit around.  It is important that each of the (3) firepit areas are limited to 25 guys, and everyone is socially distanced in their seating arrangement.

Saturday morning hike at 7am – Chickering Trail Head entrance of Percy Warner Park (see the map and directions below). We will be hiking the “Mossy Ridge Trail,” which is an intermediate level hike and around 4.5 miles that should take around 3 hours to complete. After the hike, light prep-packaged breakfast items and bottled water will be served.

Saturday morning at 10am for worship and teaching session #2 – Chickering Trail Head entrance of Percy Warner Park (see attached park map and *directions below).  We will be circling up our lawn/camping chairs in the field next to the parking lot.

Saturday Evening at 6pm – Hillsboro Village Campus

The upper parking lot will be blocked off, so please park in the lower lot.
When you arrive, please choose one of the (3) firepit areas in the upper parking lot to sit around.  It is important that each of the (3) firepit areas are limited to 25 guys, and everyone is socially distanced in their seating arrangement.


  • Your favorite lawn or camping chair
  • Mask
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Pen and small notebook
  • Flashlight
  • Jacket in case you get cold
  • Smart phone – to access the TVC mobile app for worship songs, schedule and small group questions.
  • Walking stick if you’re going on the Saturday hike

*Directions to Percy Warner Park – Chickering Trail Head Entrance
If you’re headed West on Old Hickory Blvd, turn right on Chickering Rd and the entrance will be on the left just after you pass Harpeth Hills Golf Course.

CLICK HERE for a link to Google Maps.














If you have questions or any specific needs, please contact

TVC Men’s Retreat 2020

Join us for the 2020 TVC Men’s Retreat this fall on September 25 – 26. Our theme this year is “Living Faith: Hearers and Doers,” based on the book of James. We’ll kick things off with some time together around the fire pits at our Hillsboro campus at 6pm on Friday night followed by a time of worship and teaching. Rise and shine early for a hike at Percy Warner Park on Saturday morning at 7am, followed by our second teaching time. Our final session will be back outside at 6pm on Saturday evening at the Hillsboro Campus, and will include a special time of Communion together at the end of the night. Space is limited, but all sessions will be available to watch online if you can’t attend in person. Register below. Questions? Email


TVC Men’s Hike – Summer 2020

Our TVC Men enjoyed a morning of fellowship and exploring God’s creation on Saturday, July 26 at Percy Warner Park. If you were unable to join us, stay tuned for upcoming events and programs, especially our men’s retreat/staytreat coming up in September!

Men’s Small Groups

Men of TVC – did you know we have a variety of Men’s Groups that meet throughout the week that you can get plugged into? This is a great way to meet men in different stages of life and study the Word of God as a church community. Each of these groups focuses on a different study with time also spent on prayer and discussion. There are groups that meet at both our Hillsboro Village Campus and our East Nashville Campus as well as in Franklin on various days and times. If you’re looking to grow in your faith and develop deeper relationships, this is the place to start. 

Our new TVC Men’s Friday Morning Group will meet at Percy Warner Park at 7 am each Friday.

Email with any questions and to learn more.

Men’s Retreat 2018 Photos

In October 2018, our TVC Men headed back to Camp Widjiwagan for our annual retreat. If you were there, view the pictures here to re-live some of the highlights. If you couldn’t attend, check out the pics to see what you missed!

Men’s Small Groups

Tuesday 6:30-8 am
The Living Room-Hillsboro Village

This Tuesday Morning Men’s Small Group meets in the Living Room at the Hillsboro Village Campus. They start showing up at 6:30 am for coffee and then transition to a time of prayer, Bible study and discussion from 7-8 am. They are currently reading selected passages of the Bible. If you have questions or need additional info, contact Matt Pierson at

Wednesday 7-8:30 am
The Chapel-TVC East

The Wednesday Morning Men’s Small Group meets at The Village Chapel East in the Chapel. They begin around 7:15 am, with coffee provided. The group opens with each person’s prayer requests and how their week has been, followed by reading through a chapter or two of a book together. They generally end at 8:30 so everyone can get to work, but if you need to leave early, feel free.  This group is currently reading through C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. Questions? Email Matt Pierson at

Wednesday 6:30 pm
Bonus Room-Hillsboro Village

Our newest men’s group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 pm in the Living Room at the Hillsboro Village Campus. This group is for Christians or non-Christians who long to be free from the anxieties of life, who want to gain a clear conscience and who want to become detached from thoughts that buzz around in their heads concerning material things. Participants will learn how to be intimate with God, how to lay their troubles down at Jesus’ feet, and how to be strong in the Holy Spirit. Questions? Call Tony Higginbotham at 615-973-1622 or Rod Schumacher at 615-521-9029.

Thursday 6:30-8 am
The Living Room-Hillsboro Village

The Thursday Morning Men’s Small Group has been meeting every Thursday morning from 6:30-8 am for the past 10 or 11 years. Each meeting begins with a “greet and meet” along with coffee and bagels at 6:30, Scripture-based discussion at 6:45ish and a powerful prayer time at 7:40. Newcomers are welcome to join the group at any time or feel free to try them out for a meeting or two. Many members have been attending the group for years and are powerful prayer warriors. Give this group a try if you want to connect with strong Christian men who are ready and willing to include you in their lives. Questions? Email Matt Pierson at

Thursday 7:30-9 am
Meridee’s, Franklin

This Thursday Morning Men’s Small Group meets at Meridee’s at 7:30 am. An eclectic group ranging in age from 20s to 60s, they are musicians and songwriters, attorneys and architects. This group studies books by Chesterton, Tim Keller, C.S. Lewis and the Bible. They are currently reading through The Reason for God by Tim Keller. This group leans heavily on fellowship and discussions of faith, culture, art, politics and sports. Come join them at 7:30 am on Thursdays! For more details, contact Matt Pierson at

Thursday 6:30 pm
The Chapel-TVC East

The Thursday Night Men’s Group meets from 6:30-8 pm in the Chapel at TVC East, led by Adam Lee. This newly formed group is focused on mutual accountability, sharing each other’s burdens and lifting each other up in prayer. They are willing to go deep and peel back the layers. At 8 pm, the group usually heads to a neighborhood grill for more fellowship. For more info, contact Matt Pierson at

Friday 7 am
Percy Warner Park

Our new “Men on the Move” group led by TVCer Tim Polston meets on Friday at 7 am at Percy Warner Park (Chickering Entrance). We plan to discuss important matters of faith as we hike our way through the park. For more info, contact Matt Pierson at

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