“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

Opportunities to Serve

TVC Women: Missions Project + Brunch

 TVC Women, join us for a missions project followed by a potluck brunch on February 11 from 9 am to 12 pm at the church! We will serve the TVC Kids team by helping prep for Sunday school crafts, and also write notes and prepare lunches for Room in the Inn. Sharing a meal and serving together is a wonderful way to build community and we hope to see you there! Please RSVP here.

TVC Kids: Missions Project

Families, join us for our annual Valentine’s missions project on Sunday, February 12 during both services! TVC Kids will study 1 Corinthians 13 and parents will join them to pack fun activity bags for kids receiving medical treatment at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Come share the love of Christ with us! RSVP here

Room in the Inn 

TVC is hosting a group of neighbors struggling with homelessness at Room In The Inn on Super Bowl Sunday, February 12. We will partner with First Baptist Church downtown to provide an evening meal, enjoy the game together, serve breakfast the next morning and send the men off with sack lunches for the day. We need homemade dishes, beverages and food items to share with our guests. Please sign up HERE.

Organization Highlight

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global organization partnering with local justice systems to end violence against people living in poverty. They find victims of violence, forced labor, or sex trafficking, then bring them to safety and walk alongside them until they are restored. IJM also works to ensure that traffickers, rapists and other criminals go to jail, so they cannot abuse, exploit, or enslave others. Lastly, IJM provides training, mentoring, and support to local police, judges, and other community leaders to stop the cycle of violence. For more information visit:


Find out more about the missions we support here.

Find out more about the organizations we support here.

Missions Trips

2023 Brazil Mission Trip Team

We are headed to Brazil June 24 – July 1, 2023 to serve pastors and their communities along the Amazon with Justice & Mercy International. We invite you to be praying for each team member, for the JMI staff who will host us and for the pastors and the communities we go to serve. If you’d like to support our team financially, there are a handful of folks who will need some help to cover the cost of this trip. Make a donation HERE or email for more info.

Andrew Bissell
Christi Bissell
Hannah Bissell
Henry Bissell
Emily Borders
Lauren Browning
Morgan Castillo
Amber Cherry
Sienna Cherry
Cora Cluver
Katie Dey

Tammy Kowalski
Emily Motta
Ryan Motta
David Perry
Travian Semrad 
Phil Davis Tahu
Tom Yarbrough
Jenny Yarbrough
Luke Yarbrough
Levi Yarbrough

Each year, TVC offers several international and domestic mission trip opportunities. These trips will vary in length, cost and focus of work but they will all give you the opportunity to reach out in love and mercy to people in need and to experience our God in new ways as you see Him work in a setting outside of your normal everyday life. Please take time to pray and consider joining us on one of these trips! 

Find out more about recent and upcoming missions trips and serving opportunities on our Missions Trips page.

Compassion Child Sponsorship

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The Village Chapel has a long history with Compassion International and their child sponsorship program. Shortly after the church began in 2001, we started sponsoring a young girl in Patzicia, Guatemala. Pastor Jim would give regular updates as we watched her grow and eventually graduate from the program. Along the way, as new children entered the program, Compassion would give TVC the first opportunity to make these sponsorship opportunities available to our congregation.

Today, individual TVCers and families sponsor more than 200 children in four villages in the same region of Guatemala, with the addition of San Antonio Nejapa, Santa Apolonia and Las Victorias to our original location of Patzicia.

Learn more about TVC and
Compassion Child Sponsorship here.

Video Updates

See more TVC Missions videos on our YouTube Channel.

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.

TVC Missions Board

Sandy Cherry

Cora Cluver

Kelly Cox

 Scott Hatcher


Susan Love

Melissa Martin

David Perry

 Greger Peterson


Larry Stone

Jim Thomas

Pax Wiemers

Brandon Williams

TVC Missions Staff

Cora Cluver

Director of Missions & Pastoral Assistant

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