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.
Our Missions Board also exists to make individuals at TVC aware of opportunities to give of their time and talents. From our Second Saturdays of City Service as well as annual TVC events like our Local Missions & Volunteer Fair and International Missions and Missions Trips Fair, they do all they can to help you put hands and feet on your faith.

Missions Highlight: Cottage Cove

Cottage Cove Urban Ministries provides educational opportunities and training in the arts to at-risk children in the Vine Hill and Madison areas of Nashville.  This includes Bible study, homework help, arts, tutoring, life skills and more, all in a safe and loving environment. Our free daily program serves up to 85 children, with over 500 unique children benefiting from all our programs annually. Currently, they are renovating and setting up two new south Nashville locations to replace their long time Vine Hill facility in June of 2020. Cottage Cove could use volunteers late afternoon every week day in Madison or Vine Hill to work with children and youth. They also need help setting up their two new south Nashville facilities (painting, carpentry, organizing, etc.).

Find out more about the missions we support here.

Christmas Missions Project

As we approach the holiday season and look forward to reflecting on the birth of our Savior, we also find ourselves in a season where there are countless opportunities to serve those in need. We invite you to join us in our Christmas Missions Project, an easy and practical way to provide essentials and gifts to those in need right here in our own city. As you prayerfully consider participating in this project, you’ll be able to select from items at various price points to benefit one of the organizations and ministries we partner with all year long. Simply stop by the Christmas Missions Project table at either of our campuses on any Sunday morning during the month of November or browse the list below. 

Green Items:
$25 and under (suggested price) 

Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based safe and confidential place equipping women, men and families dealing with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women’s healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss and postpartum depression. They provide medical care, professional counseling, education classes, case management, mentorship and practical support regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay. We are helping to provide some basics that new moms are always in need of for the women that Hope Clinic serves. For more information, visit www.hopeclinicforwomen.org

Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving Middle Tennessee’s uninsured, underserved and culturally marginalized through offering comprehensive medical care and community health efforts. They seek to empower foreign-born Nashvillians—who come from 80 different homelands—to take ownership of their health and the health of their communities.  By training the next generation of health professionals in the art of culturally-sensitive, comprehensive care, they intend to multiply their unique, whole-person approach. We are helping to provide some items that are fun for children or promote children’s health. For more information visit www.siloamhealth.org.

Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life-degrading problems. Their goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus and, through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community. Nashville Rescue Mission needs reading glasses of all strengths for their clients. For more information, visit www.nashvillerescuemission.org.

Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based safe and confidential place equipping women, men and families dealing with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women’s healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss and postpartum depression. They provide medical care, professional counseling, education classes, case management, mentorship and practical support regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay. We are helping to provide some basics that new moms are always in need of for the women that Hope Clinic serves. For more information, visit www.hopeclinicforwomen.org.

Project Connect Nashville exists to help disconnected and vulnerable men, women and their families build relationships with others who will encourage and guide them, providing assistance when needed, educating and equipping them for the challenges each day brings, and celebrating every victory along the way. They also seek to educate the church on poverty, connecting those who desire to serve with opportunities to connect with hurting people in their communities. TVC is providing Project Connect Nashville with a variety of gift cards which will be used to support those in crisis or to encourage those who are working their way back to stable and healthy lifestyles. For more information visit www.projectconnectnashville.org.

Red Items:
$50 (suggested price)

Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based safe and confidential place equipping women, men and families dealing with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women’s healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss and postpartum depression. They provide medical care, professional counseling, education classes, case management, mentorship and practical support regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay. We are helping to provide some basics that new moms are always in need of for the women that Hope Clinic serves. For more information, visit www.hopeclinicforwomen.org.

Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving Middle Tennessee’s uninsured, underserved and culturally marginalized through offering comprehensive medical care and community health efforts. They seek to empower foreign-born Nashvillians—who come from 80 different homelands—to take ownership of their health and the health of their communities.  By training the next generation of health professionals in the art of culturally-sensitive, comprehensive care, they intend to multiply their unique, whole-person approach. For more information visit www.siloamhealth.org.

Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life-degrading problems. Their goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus and, through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community. Nashville rescue mission needs GIANT print Bibles in any easy-to-understand translation. For more information, visit www.nashvillerescuemission.org.

Inglewood Elementary School is located just 3.3 miles from our East Nashville Campus and serves a large number of children whose families are economically challenged. For the third year in a row, TVC Kids at both campuses will be collecting non-perishable food items for Holiday Food Boxes which will be sent home for Christmas with 50 of the neediest families at Inglewood Elementary. We also need 50 individuals to purchase $50 Kroger gift cards that we will place in the Holiday Food Boxes to help the family pay for their turkey/ham/protein. For more information, visit schools.mnps.org/inglewood-elementary-school.

The Next Door/Freedom Recovery Center provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration with Christ-centered, compassionate care. The Next Door is always in need of basics for women newly entering their programs. Right now they need bras, panties and socks for adult women (any size). For more information visit www.thenextdoor.org.

Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving Middle Tennessee’s uninsured, underserved and culturally marginalized through offering comprehensive medical care and community health efforts. They seek to empower foreign-born Nashvillians—who come from 80 different homelands—to take ownership of their health and the health of their communities.  By training the next generation of health professionals in the art of culturally-sensitive, comprehensive care, they intend to multiply their unique, whole-person approach. We are helping to provide some items that are fun for children or promote children’s health. For more information visit www.siloamhealth.org.

Gold Item:
$75+ (suggested price)

Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based safe and confidential place equipping women, men and families dealing with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women’s healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss and postpartum depression. They provide medical care, professional counseling, education classes, case management, mentorship and practical support regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay. We are helping to provide some basics that new moms are always in need of for the women that Hope Clinic serves. For more information, visit www.hopeclinicforwomen.org.

Christmas Missions Project 2018

Thanks to your participation, we were able to collect nearly 450 items for local ministries and those in need. You bought and donated everything from Christmas trees and decorations to giant print Bibles, hygiene items, bedding and gift cards to benefit men, women, orphans, families and human trafficking survivors. TVC Kids also collected dozens of non-perishable food items for the Family Food Boxes at Inglewood Elementary.


TVC Support for Refugees

TVC is committed to loving the poor, the weak and the vulnerable as directed by scripture. When acute local, national and global needs are brought to our attention, we respond as we are able. The plight of more than 65 million refugees in the US and around the world is an ongoing need that has received additional attention lately. The Village Chapel already provides ongoing financial support to several organizations that serve refugee populations here and abroad, but as the crisis grows, we made the decision to provide some additional funding to help trusted organizations who are equipped and on the ground to respond to these special needs.

TVC’s Servant Leadership Council recently voted unanimously to send an additional $30,000 in relief for refugees. Those funds are being divided among the following local, national and international organizations: Siloam Health, Legacy Mission Village, World Relief, International Teams, Samaritan’s Purse and Convoy of Hope. We chose these organizations because we have an ongoing relationship with them and know that they are already doing the work and caring for these vulnerable people. These gifts are coming out of the overall missions’ budget (TVC always sets aside 15 percent off the top of all tithes for missions), and the money is only available thanks to your faithful giving.For those who would like to get personally involved, our Second Saturdays of City Service regularly offer TVCers the opportunities to serve locally with organizations like Siloam Health and Legacy Mission Village, who work with refugees on a daily basis.

TVC Missions Board

Michael Bianchi
Sandy Cherry
Cora Cluver
Scott Hatcher
Susan Love
Melissa Martin
Ed Russel
Lindsay Sledge
Bill Smith
Karla Strauss
Jim Thomas
Brandon Williams

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