As Jesus commanded in Matthew 28, the church is supposed to take the Gospel to all people. Every Christian is an ambassador of Jesus and has a story to tell about the great things of God. Anyone can be a missionary anywhere in the world, including your own back yard. There are many opportunities for all to make an eternal impact on the lives locally, nationally, and globally.
Village Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is known for assisting Village family and friends in need. Housed in The Community Ministry Building, we will be working to provide to meet the challenges of feeding people who may be hungry. We will commit ourselves to provide excellent services and confidentiality is enforced to guarantee a comfortable experience!
Food Pantry Hours for June, July and August are the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Donations can be made at the church office Monday-Thursday or in the church lobby on Sunday.
Annie Armstrong Offering
Each year, Village honors the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) by giving to the annual offering for the North American Mission Board named after her. Annie, the first corresponding secretary of the Woman’s Missionary Union, was an advocate and supporter of mission efforts throughout the world. In 1893, she wrote nearly 18,000 letters in support of missions while never hesitating to reach out and hug a child, distribute food and clothing, and spread the Gospel to those in need. The purpose of this offering is to o support the efforts of the North American Mission Board missionaries and church planters as they push back lostness in the United States and Canada. All of the money collected in the Annie Armstrong Offering goes to support the missionaries and their work.
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Through volunteers and member donations, Village delivers Christmas presents to children and food baskets to their families in the Destin and surrounding areas that might otherwise receive very little, if any, holiday gifts and food. The Village Angel mission is to ensure that tno child is unable to experience the love and joy of Christmas - the birth of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Village Angel collections are November and December and monetary donations are accepted year-round.
Lottie Moon Offering
Every Christmas season, Village collects the Lottie Moon Christmas offering that goes directly to supporting missionaries and their ministries. This offering enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. Lottie Moon (1840-1912) was a Southern Baptist missionary who labored tirelessly so people could know Jesus. Throughout her career, she wrote numerous letters urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. In 1888, one of those letters triggered Southern Baptist Convention’s first Christmas offering for International missions. Since then, $1.5 billion has been raised in Lottie’s name which finances 54% of the entire Southern Baptist missions budget every year. Village participates every year in this offering to support international medical outreach, evangelism and discipleship training, and planting churches in the darkest corners of the globe.
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Operation Christmas Child
The Gospel calls the people of God to take care of the poor. Christmas Child is an opportunity to respond to the Gospel by providing for children stricken with poverty. Samaritan’s , a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world, works with churches to deliver gift-filled shoe boxes to children in over 130 countries and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Village partners with Operation Christmas Child each year, November 14-21, to help spread the Gospel around the world.
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