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.
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 Address904email@example.com Old Moultrie Rd. Ste. 202 St. Augustine, FL 32086
The Village Church sponsors Troop # 875 and provides the use of our campus for weekly meetings.
Contacts and AddressBoy Scout Troop 875 – Jeff Tillman, Church Scout Liaison904firstname.lastname@example.org Pacetti Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092
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 Liphart904email@example.com 4229 Pacetti Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092
Homeless CoalitionThe 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 Address904-819-0059 firstname.lastname@example.orgPO Box 3422, St. Augustine, FL 32085 904-819-0059
Hope FMIn 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 AddressRobin Robinson 386-325-3334P. O Box 502, Palatka, FL 32178
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. Look for our 4th Annual event March 25, 2018.
Contact and AddressSherri Linden Porter, Executive Director 904-374-5623Sherri@HungerFight.org3811 University Boulevard West, Unit #4, Jacksonville, FL 32217
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 AddressEvelyn Lemly, Executive Director 407-629-4948100 DeBary Plantation Boulevard, DeBary, FL 32713(Church connections- Mike McPhillips and Jack Tarr)
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 ShoeboxesContact and AddressKaren Howell, Operation Christmas Child Church Coordinator email@example.comTom Bowers, Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Center Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Franklin Graham, CEO828-262-1980PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
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.
Funded by over one ton of food a year and special gifts through the Souper Bowl of Caring.Contact and AddressFather Guy Noonan 904-824-86885950 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092
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 Address08email@example.com 1074/2 Rop Wiand, Muang District, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57000
Funded with aluminum can pop tabs.Contact and Address904-897-4663 824 Childrens Way, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8427
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 AddressPastor Alan Liphart firstname.lastname@example.org 4229 Pacetti Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092
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 AddressJohn Watson703-431-5074 email@example.com PO Box 31052, ALexandria, VA 22310-9052
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 Address268 Herbert Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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 donationsContact and AddressTom Bowers, Local Contact904-940-6768 | Headquarters – firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063