We have a scandalously merciful Savior and an incomprehensibly glorious God. If we are a sinfully lost people, and we are, and if we have a scandalously merciful Savior, then there is only one conclusion: We have an indescribably urgent mission.
Throughout Scripture, we read that God is a Sending God. He sent His Son to bring hope, restoration, grace, and justice. And He sends us. He sends us to our community, our nation, and our world, to bring that same hope, restoration, grace, and justice. He sends us to speak and act in the love of the Savior, Jesus.
We are committed to going locally, nationally, and internationally, until all have heard and the mission is complete.
Explore opportunities to “Go” in the links below.
Path is our community food ministry serving both the 37865 and 37920 zip codes. Staffed on Thursday by VGBC volunteers, PATH offers non-perishable food items to our local community as well as open hearts and grace-filled ears to listen to the clients who come to our door.
CROSS Food Ministry is a local food bank & assistance ministry, serving the tri-county Seymour community. CROSS is operated by faithful volunteers, supported by local individuals, churches, and businesses, and seeks to make a true Kingdom impact in Seymour. Click here for more information.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Blount and Sevier Counties
Because every life matters, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Blount and Sevier Counties ministers to the needs of those facing difficult pregnancy decisions with life-affirming alternatives.
One of the ways that we support the PRC is through our Baby Bottle Campaign. Between Mother’s Day (May 14) and Father’s Day (June 18), pick up a baby bottle from the Family Life Center, fill it with coins, dollar bills, or check, and return. Use this as a time to pray for the work of the PRC in our community.
KNOX COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF BAPTISTS
As a network of Baptist churches living out God’s mission in this world, the Knox County Association of Baptists are intentional about assisting churches to engage cultural shifts with the whole Gospel. This means assisting churches to live as missionaries in a culture that is rapidly changing. For more information, click here.
Valley Grove is working to build a national partnership with churches and church planters across the United States. During March and April, we receive a special offering that is forwarded to the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention which uses the money in various mission endeavors across the United States. In September, we receive an offering that is forwarded to the Tennessee Baptist Convention for ministries within our state.
Since October of 2021, Valley Grove has been serving in the Greater Denver area. We are currently a sponsor church for The Local Church, Arvada, just northwest of Denver. Sending multiple teams, as well as financial assistance, we continue to pray for and support the movement of the Gospel in Denver.
The next opportunity to GO: August 10-14. Cost: $1,000 all-inclusive. Deadline to register/$250 deposit. June 4, 2023. Email Pastor Eddie for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
National boundaries are only dots on the map, and as we go, we must be willing to go to the “hard” places for the sake of the Gospel. With partnerships in South Asia and Central America, Valley Grove is committed to sending individuals and families for short, medium, and long term missions. Email Eddie Christenberry for more information on the following mission experiences. In addition, every December, we receive a designated offering that is forwarded to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention that is used for missions around the world.
Current local partnerships include a strategic city in the middle east and multiple opportunities across South Asia. Will you commit to pray about your willingness to GO?
Everyone has been blessed with talents, abilities, passions, and experiences to help build and invest in God’s kingdom. The purpose of these gifts are to serve God by serving others. One way to do this is to volunteer at Valley Grove Baptist Church.
Valley Grove offers many opportunities for you to serve. It is our desire to help you find a place to serve where you can grow in your faith and invest in others along the way.
Here are some opportunities to serve with us.
- Children’s Ministry
- Student Ministry
- Worship Team
- Technology Team