Missions

Missions

The following missions will be receiving mission money from The Village Church this year. The Village Church is a tithing church. This year we are giving 10% of our budget to missions. This amount does not include special gifts given at the time of a natural disaster or special offerings. It is because of God’s blessings and the faithful giving of our membership that we are able to give beyond ourselves locally and internationally.


Betty Griffin House

In July 1990, a group of concerned citizens incorporated as Safety Shelter of St. Johns County, with the goal of eventually opening a shelter for local victims of domestic violence and their children. In 1992, they contracted with a local motel for space and started a 24-hour crisis line and court advocacy. In 1993, they purchased and converted a home for shelter purposes. Betty Griffin House opened its doors on January 24, 1994. In 1998, they expanded the building to meet the increasing local demand for shelter. A Board of Directors comprised of diverse community members provides oversight of shelter functions and outreach services. Dedicated Volunteers log extensive hours of client support services. BGH staff includes: Executive Director, Director of Shelter Services, Case Managers, Children's Coordinator, Shelter Advocates, Adult and Child Therapists, Community Educator, Sexual Assault Program Coordinator and Advocate, Court Advocates, Outreach Specialists, Development Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.

Confidential individual and group counseling is available in all parts of the county for women, men and children. BGH’s Batterers Intervention Programs offers counseling to male and female abusers either as voluntary participants or as referrals from public and private service providers and BGH conducts regular domestic and sexual violence trainings throughout the county, as well as age-appropriate violence prevention trainings in the schools.

Contacts and Address
904-808-8544
malindae@bettygriffinhouse.org
2450 Old Moultrie Rd. Ste. 202 St. Augustine, FL  32086

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Boy Scouts

The Village Church sponsors Troop # 875 and provides the use of our campus for weekly meetings. 

Contacts and Address
Boy Scout Troop 875 – Jeff Tillman, Church Scout Liaison
904-692-2892
scoutmaster875@gmail.com
4229 Pacetti Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092

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Family Mission Opportunities

The Village Church Missions committee, seeing the potential of having families more involved with missions, has decided to fund Village Church families participating in a mission opportunity. Each family will need to make their request known to Pastor Alan or Youth Pastor, Tom Bowers.

Contact and Address
 Pastor Alan Liphart
904-940-6768
pastoralan@villagechurchwgv.org
4229 Pacetti Road, St. Augustine, FL  32092

 

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Homeless Coalition
The Homeless Coalition’s transitional Housing is the completion of a process which guides homeless people into permanent housing. The program requires the clients to seek job training, employment, continuing education, assessment counseling and permanent housing. Almost without exception, when the clients leave the program, they are moving into their own apartments. ESHC's mission is to truly make a difference in the lives of homeless families by providing the opportunity for them to remain intact, stabilize their lives, save towards affordable permanent housing, and break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.


Contact and Address
904-819-0059
homelesscoalition1@comcast.net
PO Box 3422, St. Augustine, FL  32085 904-819-0059

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Hope FM
In its years on the air, HOPE FM has shown those who do not know Christ the Way to everlasting life.  HOPE FM has encouraged believers to grow in their walk with the Lord, and has brought more of those believers into Bible-teaching churches throughout the listening area.  And most of all, what began as a vision over 15 years ago has changed lives for eternity.  Hear our very own Pastor Aaron Wednesday nights, from 6-8PM. To God be the glory!

Contact and Address
Robin Robinson
386-325-3334
P. O Box 502, Palatka, FL  32178

Hunger Fight

Hunger Fight’s Mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children and families in the First Coast and surrounding area. They provide 3 revolutionary food packages that provide four nutritionally complete servings to feed hungry children and families in N.E. Florida/Southern Georgia. These meals are nutritionally balanced to meet dietary guidelines and taste great! All for the low cost of 25 cents per serving! Annually we partner with Hunger Fight for a food packing event here at The Village Church.  


 Contact and Address
Sherri Linden Porter, Executive Director
904-374-5623
Sherri@HungerFight.org
3811 University Boulevard West, Unit #4, Jacksonville, FL  32217

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Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to incarcerated individuals, to their families, to all those who work with them, and to assist the formerly incarcerated as they transition into becoming productive citizens. Many members of The Village Church have served Kairos as laymen. A Kairos weekend consists of 40 hours spent inside a penal institution with up to 48 inmates. Often, the Holy Spirit will convert those who were negative leaders into powerful Evangelist for Christ. The Kairos program has been proven to be successful. Most inmates that complete the program are blessed with God’s peace regardless of their situation. 


Contact and Address
Evelyn Lemly, Executive Director
407-629-4948
100 DeBary Plantation Boulevard, DeBary, FL 32713
(Church connections- Mike McPhillips and Jack Tarr)

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Samaritan's Purse/Operation Christmas Child

For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has done its utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. They are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns them a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse’s emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. As they offer food, water, and temporary shelter, they meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives.
SP’s community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

Samaritan’s Purse impacts the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing, and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.
Samaritan’s Purse provides first-class treatment in the Name of the Great Physician through medical projects, as well as supplying mission hospitals with much needed equipment and supplies.

In November of each year we collect boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s purse. Our church is a drop-off center as well for North East St. Johns County.  Since 2006, Village Church members have given more than 3,900 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Funded with Special offerings and Shoeboxes

Contact and Address
Karen Howell, Operation Christmas Child Church Coordinator
904-808-1486
kshow1018@aol.com

Tom Bowers, Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Center Coordinator
904-940-6768
urstinkinawesome@yahoo.com 

Franklin Graham, CEO
828-262-1980
PO Box 3000, Boone, NC  28607

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Our Lady Of Good Council Food Pantry

OLGC’s Food Pantry is meeting the needs of families living in food insecurity in the 32092 and 32095 zip codes. The Village Church supports the Food Pantry by filling the food bins in the Gathering Room each month with highlighted items as well as providing extra funding through our “Souper Bowl of Caring” donations. More than one ton of food is donated each year with extra funds used for special food distributions during the holidays. For a list of needed items, click on the button below. 

ITEM LIST

Funded by over one ton of food a year and special gifts through the Souper Bowl of Caring.

Contact and Address
Father Guy Noonan
904-824-8688
5950 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL  32092
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Dang Arjaw

Dang Arjaw is our former intern who has returned to his native Thailand and is ministering to children and teens in many villages, as well as working with Operation Christmas Child to provide shoebox gifts to the children in the villages of Northern Thailand. Our support helps provide materials and training for Dang and his students. 


Contact and Address
08-21907769
daniel-miss-you@hotmail.com
1074/2 Rop Wiand, Muang District, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000

Ronald McDonald House

The 30-bedroom facility offers lodging and other support services for families with critically ill, chronically ill or seriously injured children being  treated in Jacksonville.  The services provided to families staying at the House help to reduce the amount of stress placed upon them while their child is undergoing medical care.  Families are kept together and close to the hospital in an environment that supports their physical and emotional needs.  Thanks for helping pick up the tab for the House program!  Our tab collection site is in the glass jar on the welcome table.

Funded with aluminum can pop tabs.

Contact and Address
904-897-4663
824 Childrens Way, Jacksonville, FL  32207-8427

PORCH DE SALOMON
Porch de Salomon is a unique and progressive ministry which, since 2005, has loved, served, and
encouraged “the lost, the least and the last” of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan basin, in the way of
Jesus of Nazareth, by:
*Hosting short-term mission teams: indigenous home construction (117 quality family
houses built!), community building construction, medical/dental/hearing aid/eyeglass clinics (over 26,000 patients seen), Bible schools, and relationship building.
* Providing high-impact, year-round, humanitarian relief to indigenous people: food, clean water
systems, environmentally-friendly woodstoves, malnourished infant relief, medicine, school
scholarships, substance abuse recovery, counseling, sustainable micro-businesses, and more.
* Operating Café Hotel California (with weekly worship gatherings) and the Hotel California.
* Live music outreach and creative partnering in Panajachel’s hippie
and expatriate communities.
* Encouraging high-impact spiritual growth in individuals and congregations through
their involvement in Porch’s work in Guatemala.
Contact and Addresses

Lloyd & Melanie Monroe
850.688.2076
dlloydmonroe@gmail.com  
Porch de Salomon, PO Box 10509, Tallahass, FL  32302-2509

Timothy Fund

This fund will be set up within the Village Church to be used as scholarship money for men and women within our church who desire to go to Seminary. This fund is generated by the remainder of Mission Monies not dispersed. 


Contact and Address
Pastor Alan Liphart
904-940-6768
pastoralan@villagechurchwgv.org
4229 Pacetti Road, St. Augustine, FL  32092

Vinesong

Our own Zach Laughlin is a part of this non-denominational team of missionaries who spread the gospel through worship and the Word almost 11 months of every year.  Though the team members are from different nations, Vinesong is based in the UK.


Contact and Address
John Watson
703-431-5074
info@vinesong.org
PO Box 31052, ALexandria, VA  22310-9052

Wildflower Clinic

Located at 268 Herbert Street in St. Augustine, Florida, this clinic provides medical services 2 days a week and dental services 3-4 days a week for St. Johns County Residents who have no health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, and earn less than 200% of Federal Poverty guidelines. Staffing includes one paid nurse, volunteer medical personnel and volunteer non-medical personnel. Currently there are 15 physicians, 23 dentists, 6 nurse practitioners, and about 100 non-medical volunteers. The clinic is funded by grants, some monies from the county, several area churches and other contributions. There are volunteer opportunities available.

Contact and Address
268 Herbert Street, St. Augustine, FL  32084

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World Vision

Founded in 1950, World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. Among the millions of people served by World Vision include earthquake and hurricane survivors, abandoned and exploited children, survivors of famine and civil war, refugees, and children and families in communities devastated by AIDS in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Your donations to World Vision supporting our students’ annual 30 Hour Famine go toward providing water and resources to help tackle the problem of world hunger, which takes the life of a child every seven seconds. Since 2007, our youth have raised over $3100 for World Vision and they have sponsored four girls in Peru through World Vision.

Funded through donations

Contact and Address
Tom Bowers, Local Contact
904-940-6768 | Headquarters – 888-511-6548
urstinkinawesome@yahoo.com
PO Box 9716, Federal Way, WA  98063

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