Greenhouse is a spiritual 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.

Throughout the program you will study alongside other TVCers and be enriched with several meaningful books and resources. You’ll also engage with practical teaching by our Ministry Leadership Team and other guest teachers. Our goal is to apply a holistic understanding of biblical leadership to equip lay leaders at TVC. We believe this involves the whole person—head (knowledge), heart (love of God and neighbor) and hands (servant leadership).

We have developed a less time-intensive schedule and curriculum for this semester to allow more people the opportunity to participate. We are also excited to announce a High School track for the full Greenhouse program. If you are a High Schooler interested in participating this semester, contact Ryan Motta for more information.

The course fee is $100 and includes more than 8 books, study materials and meals throughout the program.

The current semester of Greenhouse is full. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in being on a waiting list or participating next time!



  • Greenhouse Orientation – Sunday, August 28, 5:30-7 pm
  • Two weekend intensives:
    • Weekend 1:
      • Friday, September 30: 6 – 8:30 pm
      • Saturday, October 1: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
    • Weekend 2:
      • Friday, October 28: 6 – 8:30 pm
      • Saturday, October 29: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
  • Greenhouse Party – November 13, 5:30-7 pm

In addition to the above time commitment, participation in Greenhouse also requires:

  • $100 course fee to help defer the cost of books and other resources
    • If you cannot afford the course fee, a limited number of scholarships are available based on need. Email [email protected] for more info.
  • Completed readings and other coursework on time
  • Attend all classes (ideally all participants will be present at both weekend intensives)

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 those gifts
  • 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

For questions about upcoming Greenhouse plans please contact [email protected].

The readings left me feeling like I have been discipled by some of the best Christian thinkers of our time.

Mel Smith

I lived in a small world of comfortable theology. I thought that I knew the basic concepts of Christian thinking, yet this course helped me expand my perimeters of thought. I had thought earlier, that the older I had gotten, the less answers would be required. This course simply made me realize that there are many more questions to ponder.

Tim Polston

Greenhouse opened my mind to the larger world of Christian thought and script. If nothing else, it showed me that I had so much more to read, and consider.

Tim Polston

Greenhouse provided the opportunity to meet and build deeper relationships with the staff and others in the classes.

Karen Wells

The gifts of the One Year Bible, and the Zondervan Study Bible have enriched my relationship with God. I’m on my third year reading through the Bible because of the encouragement from the teachers and the gift Bibles I received at Greenhouse.

Tony Higginbotham

I’m convinced that TVC’s Greenhouse program should be taken by everyone who considers themself a member of our church. There is a tremendous amount of invaluable information that every reformed believer should have a firm understanding of including church history, basic theology, and introduction to apologetics. Understanding “Why” we believe puts legs on what we believe.

Dan Needham

The Greenhouse program is wonderful! I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to take part in the 2020 edition and it was such a strengthening & encouraging experience (especially right at the beginning of quarantine). The books that we were assigned to read, the deep, enriching discussions that we had as a group and the teaching given by our pastoral leaders, were all extremely beneficial for where I am in my life and were so helpful in stimulating much-needed spiritual growth.  I would highly recommend!!!

Jan Simenon
Greenhouse is excellent overview of theology, church history, and traditions formed over 2000 years that shape TVC today.
Mel Smith

The highlight of Greenhouse for me was getting to know and build relationships with other TVCers who are serious about their faith.

Bill Wells
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