1- What local ministries does our church support?
2- Does The Vine partner with any non-profits in Clovis? What ministries does The Vine do in Clovis?
3- Why aren’t we more involved in more “missions” in our community?
4- The missions of The Vine currently? Where do you see the church in one year?
We know you asked about local ministries, but we thought it would be good to let you in on all the missions our church has been involved in. So, here we go:
Salvation Army - TVCC & its members have bought Angel Tree Christmas presents and bicycles for families in Clovis.
Baptist Student Union – Every 6 months, TVCC serves free lunch to the college students at the BSU on the Eastern New Mexico University campus.
Barry Elementary – TVCC provided Christmas present for students in need.
Beacon of Light – Sponsored financially
Bethel Assembly of God/The Seven Project – The Seven Project is an evangelist group that spreads the message of Christ to teenagers. TVCC helped sponsor this group to come to Clovis and many of our members attended as members of the salvation team.
Celebrate Recovery/The Landing at Highland Baptist Church – sponsored financially
Clovis Schools – did shoe drive for students in need, TVCC’s members have assisted with Reality Check at CHSFA & testing at Yucca Middle School, provided art supplies and provided lunch for student organization at W.D. Gattis Middle School, provided art supplies & helped clean at Bella Vista.
Clovis Christian School – Assisted with Color Run fundraiser, hosted back to school luncheon for teachers and administration and sponsored financially
Commando Air Drop – help cookie drive for single airmen
Eastern Baptist Association – TVCC is a member of this organization. We have sponsored them financially and did a food drive for the children’s home.
Eastern New Mexico Food Bank – Food boxes for the needy
Future Generations – sponsored financially
Gone Fishin’ Ministry, Inc. – sponsored financially
KSMX Secret Santa – sponsored financially
Lighthouse Mission – sponsored financially & donated various items
Lincoln-Jackson school – collected clothing and shoes for families, sponsored financially
Matt 25 – sponsored financially
Meals on Wheels – deliver meals one week a month
Outreach/Benevolence – Provided Christmas gifts for families in our church in need, financial help for couples adopting children, made and handed out Thanksgiving, food boxes for those in need, partnered with Kelly’s Bar & Grill to host Thanksgiving meal for military families, had VineFest carnival, had Vacation Bible School and fundraised for/gave to various individuals and organizations for medical bills, financial strains and ministry opportunities. We have supported countless locals that have experienced tragedy. We have helped many widows with maintenance, rides & medical bills.
Pregnancy Resource Center – sponsored financially, assisted with baby bottle campaign, underwriter for yearly banquet
Preordained ministries – sponsored financially
The ROCman Fight Club – Provided an iPad to be used during Character Counts rallies at elementary schools where students learn the pillars of character
Sandia Elementary – sponsored financially
United Way – sponsored financially
Baptist Convention of New Mexico – TVCC is a member and has supported financially
Athletes in Action – supported financially
City Light Church – financial support for staff
Operation: Red, White & Blue – supported financially
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries – supported financially and a member of our church cooks for On Eagles Wings each year
World Vision – financial support for Oklahoma tornado victim and caregiver kits for Ebola victims
YWAM Denver & LA – supports financially
Assistance for mission travelers to Belize, Africa, Haiti, Europe, Mexico, Russia & within the USA.
Casa Hogar Bethel Orphanage in Juarez, Mexico – supported financially, donated various items, purchased food, sent mission teams & we hold a cereal drive once a month.
Built multiple homes for families in Belize.
Commission to Every Nation – financially supported the Wills family as missionaries
Compassion International – TVCC sponsors 2 children and our members sponsor many more
Gateway to Life International – sponsored financially
Gomer’s House – sponsored financially and in the process of helping build this safe house for trafficked women in Belize
King’s Children’s Home – sponsored financially, sent teams to assist including placing missionaries at KCH for extended periods of time, supported director Leonie & her family.
Orphanos: Samuel’s Sanctuary – TVCC sponsored this home for boys to learn skills in a Christian environment in Belize.
Schools – sponsored scholarships for students in The Valley of Peace, donated and set up computers in The Valley of Peace, donated supplies to build fence at St. Margaret’s Catholic School, donated various school items for different schools, taught and donated the story cloth to teachers, all in Belize.
The Word at Word – sponsored financially, have had member sit on the board and partnered with TWAW on mission trips.
Young Life Service Center – financial support for the Espinosa family, missionaries in Nicaragua.
To answer the third question, we are involved in a lot. But to get involved in more places, we need three things.
1 – Each of these takes finances and we are doing our best. Over our 7 years of operation, we have given over $590,000 to missions.
2 – We need people. We need bodies that will be involved, get their hands dirty & be prepared to minister. We struggle to find volunteers in nearly every area and our staff & leadership can only be stretched so far.
3 – There are many organizations in our community that we don’t know about, so let us know. We are always open to hearing about new opportunities and ways to get involved with missions both in and out of our community.
Lastly, in one year, we plan to be here, growing both physically & spiritually, making disciples & making a difference in our community and the world. Obviously, we will have a new pastor, but the vision of our church has always been 4 God, 4 People & 4 The World. That will not change. We are up for whatever God wants & to go wherever God will lead. We will lean on Him for follow His voice. So, continue to pray for this church, for wisdom, discernment & direction.
TVCC is a mission-minded church and an open book. If you have any questions at all about missions or how to get involved or absolutely anything, contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message through our website and we’ll be happy to answer.