This page will be updated as new info related to our church services and ministries is needed.
March 23, 2020
TVBC Family & Friends:
To best serve and love our neighbors while complying with local orders, we are not meeting in-person for worship, study, groups, or events until further notice. However, we are utilizing our technology to best serve us during this time.
Every Sunday, our church will meet virtually online at 9 AM for Bible study and 10:30 AM for the sermon. (Our worship team will also record songs that will uploaded.)
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All live streams of sermons, Bible studies, daily devotionals, etc. we are doing during this time of church facility closure will be posted there.
Again, please bookmark / save / keep handy this link:
More Resources to Assist During This Time
This unique time of social distancing may leave many of us feeling isolated, bored, and spiritually or relationally stagnant. Fortunately, many resources are available to equip us for the coming weeks! Here are a handful of our favorite tools to help us grow in the Lord and connect well with one another.
Tools for Growing
Ligonier Ministries has temporarily made all of their teaching series free to stream online. If you enjoy hearing good teaching, read their post to find the best way for you to listen to their content. Some of our favorites are The Holiness of God and A Time for Confidence! You can also check out Ligonier’s RefNet Internet Radio, to access teaching, scripture readings, and audiobooks.
Desiring God provides a number of articles, podcasts, and sermons, but our favorite resource they provide is their online book selection, where you can download and read books for free! Check out Charles Spurgeon: Preaching Through Adversity, Designed for Joy, Habits of Grace, Mom Enough, The Pilgrim’s Progress, or Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
LifeWay Kids has made the resources LifeWay Kids at Home and LifeWay Preschool at Home available to “equip families to conduct weekly media-driven kids Bible studies from home.” Check out the link here for more information, and sign up for a free account at LifeWay Digital Pass to access the materials.
The Gospel Coalition made a list of several edifying movies and documentaries to watch while stuck at home. Utilize extra screen time to watch helpful and uplifting content, and discuss it with your family or other church members!
Baptist Press has produced a list of kids’ discipleship resources and ideas that parents can utilize to help their children grow. Check out the ideas they provide, and make a plan to implement one or two!
The WMU will continue to provide kids’ mission activities and downloadable resources here and through their GA Facebook page and RA Facebook page.
Tools for Connecting
--In this day and age, we use our phones for just about everything except making phone calls. The pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to reclaim this function from our phones! No links needed: just pick up the phone, make a call, and enjoy sweet conversation, particularly with a church member who may not utilize newer forms of technology!
--Find a way to video chat! There are so many tools available for this, but some of our favorites are Zoom, FaceTime, Google Duo, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger Video Chats. Find a video chat system you like, and connect regularly with church family and friends virtually.
--Mail hand-written notes to each other! You can leave notes in your mailbox for the mail carrier to collect, so that you can maintain social distance, and consider sending a letter or two each week to encourage one another towards faithfulness.
*If you need assistance utilizing any of these resources or technologies, please connect with one of our staff members, who would be happy to help!
What if I am in need of help?
If your job is affected by this pandemic and you are in need of financial support, please contact John Higgins, our deacon of benevolence, or talk with a pastor. Also, if you are in need of something, such as groceries or meals, and are unable to get these, please contact any of our pastors or deacons. Our church staff will also be accessible throughout the week during their normal office hours. We would all be happy to assist you.
Word of Encouragement
Above all, remember: The Lord is not surprised by this time in history, and though it is a difficult season for many of us, we should not waste it. Instead, let’s use the resources available to us to grow closer to the Lord and to one another!
Pastor Darin and Leadership