What to ExpectWe are a community of believers committed to being anchored in God’s word and led by the Spirit. Our Sunday mornings are casual and inviting. Our congregational make up is socio-economically diverse, defying traditional church growth models that encourage church planters to “pick an audience.” The community around us has trailer parks, government housing, middle class neighborhoods and country clubs, and we reach them all by battling socio-economic complexities with simplicity. We have the goal of always being inviting but never impressive. It’s a no-frills approach to Loving God, Loving Others and Making Disciples. Simplicity doesn’t require us to sacrifice quality, so it’s also a place for excellent worship, inspired teaching, and a terrific children’s ministry. This commitment to simplicity gives us the ability and focus to be missional in our community. Through the work of Joshua’s Place and Celebrate Recovery our facility stays active all week long as we reach out and invite in those struggling with addictions, poverty and broken relationships. This gives followers of Jesus real opportunities to touch the lives of those that are hurting and to fulfill the calling God has for them to be “salt and light.” This depth of ministry has drawn together a tremendous group of humble, willing and gifted leaders. We work hard at breaking down traditional church hierarchy by focusing on roles not rank. Our leadership structure is there for support and accountability with the goal of getting everyone engaged in the mission God has for our church. It’s this environment that has fostered community with each other and deeper intimacy with Jesus.
Village KidsVillage Kids is a fun and safe place for your kids to learn about God. From the moment you arrive, you will know how much your children are loved and have peace of mind about their safety and security. When children come to Village Kids, we want it to be the best day of their week. WARNING: Children have been known to drag their parents out of bed on Sunday morning because they can’t wait to get to church!
When & Where
The Village Church meets every Sunday at the South Lebanon Community Center. Some of you may have grown up in a traditional church setting and the thought of going to church in a community building seems a little weird. We understand; however, we encourage you to give us a shot and see what we’re all about.
Bible Study starts at 9:30 AM
Worship Service begins at 11:00 AM
Check-in for Village Kids opens at 10:45 AM
South Lebanon Community Center
83 North Section Street
South Lebanon, OH 45065
(Parking is next to the Broadway Street entrance)
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you part of a denomination?
No we are not. We don’t feel that denominations are intrinsically good or bad, just polarizing to many people who don’t know Jesus. Our elders and pastors have determined that our vision and mission will enable us to share the gospel, disciple believers, and take the good news of Jesus to the world. We started out as a campus ministry of Rivers Crossing Community Church and then planted on our own in March 2016. We share the ministry of Joshua’s Place with Rivers Crossing but are now an autonomous church.
What is your financial accountability to donors?
If you’re a first-time guest or a non-Christian, we don’t want your money, we’re just glad to have you with us. If you do feel led to give cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7) to The Village Church, you can do so with confidence. We have an elder board that oversees the financial operations of the church and we incorporate best practice standards when handling your contributions. In addition to this distribute quarterly budget and giving statements to anyone that gives.