The Missions Team purpose is to fulfill the great commission by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism, discipling, church planting, and church development.

Specific Responsibilities:

The development and administration of Village Bible Church's  missions program with the missions ministry team under the elder board.

Ministry Opportunities:

We are always looking for hosts to provide housing, meals and fellowship for visiting missionaries.  Come along with us on our next mission trip and be blessed. Call Terry Christensen if you are able to  host a visiting missionary or would like to be included in the next mission trip.
VBC is committed to 25% of its operating budget to missions. VBC provides partial monthly support to 31 missionaries in 20 counties. Many of these missionaries are serving in hostile and closed countries where the Gospel cannot be freely shared. Partner with VBC in prayer and support of families and individuals who dedicate their lives to full-time missionary service.

Jim Capezza 

 or 501-922-0404


Local Missions
The opportunity to make a difference is right here in Hot Springs.
Change Point Pregnancy Care website
In operation for 24 years, Change Point is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with Care-Net and Heartbeat International. Their purpose is to serve families defending the sanctity of human life by educating, equipping and providing services to men, women and children and sharing with them the love of Jesus.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes website
Since 1954, Fellowship of Christian Athletes has touched millions of lives…one heart at a time. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America.  FCA challenges coaches and athletes at the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use their powerful medium to impact the world of Jesus. They do this my equipping and encouraging athletes to make a difference for Christ in their local communities and churches.
Garland County Jail Ministry website
This ministry serves men, women and children from 9 – 90 years of age. Their goal is to preach and teach about Jesus and bring as many as possible into the kingdom of God. They minister for a long as needed to those who have been incarcerated in the Garland County jail system.
Oaklawn Racetrack Chaplaincy 
This ministry’s passion and goal is to bring God into the lives of the approximately 900 persons who care for the 600 – 800 horses in residence at Oaklawn during the 3-month ‘meet’ each year. These workers in the ‘back of the track’ are poorly paid and live in whatever accommodations they can find in and around Oaklawn. Some live in trailers, horse stalls and cheap rented rooms where conditions are crowded to keep costs down. At the end of the 3-month season they move on to the next track, much like itinerant pickers at harvest time.
Potter’s Clay Ministries
Potter’s Clay Ministries provides a safe shelter for women and children in crisis situations. They provide housing for women 18 years of age and older and children of all ages. Women in crises are referred to Potter’s Clay by the police department, hospitals and the court system, as well as by word of mouth. The length of stay depends entirely on the need of each individual. In addition, Potter’s Clay operates a thrift shop that is open 6 days a week. Proceeds from this shop help finance this ministry. For more information contact Elizabeth Brakebill, CEO, at   or 501-624-1366.
Teen Challenge website
Teen Challenge of Arkansas is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to biblically educate men 18 and older with life-controlling problems. This is accomplished through educational programs that are biblically sound and highly structured. Administered by credentialed ministers, these programs give emphasis to the spiritual well being of the student as well as to goal setting, physical work and responsibility, emotional health and stability while providing a caring community of peers. The program is non-medical and non-clinical.
The Witness website 
Volunteers from many denominations and more than 50 area churches present a musical/drama portraying the life of Jesus as witnessed through the eyes of the Apostle Peter with accompanying choirs, cast and crew. Their mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in order to reach the lost, encourage the Church of Christ and to ‘spotlight’ Jesus.



National Missions
Partner with Village Bible Church by supporting and praying for our Christ orientated National Missionaries.
Urban Impact Ministries   www.urbanimpact.org
The ministry is bringing hope and the transformation of Jesus Christ to the children of Central City, New Orleans. In a community riddled with crime, blight, and poverty they are providing safety, stability, and hope. From Bible study to basketball, study hours to summer camp, they are committed to building personal relationships with the young people that come through their gates. Their youth ministry staff has come up through their programs and now embraces the responsibility to shepherd the next generation through the joys and pain of growing up in New Orleans. They love seeing how God moves in the hearts of the youth and call it a privilege to be called to this work.
EFCA/ReachGlobal   http://go.efca.org/ministries/reachglobal
Through a spectrum of ministry and service, ReachGloabal has an ambitious vision which is to impact 100 million people with the gospel in ten years. It is well on its way through deep partnerships and empowered disciples who are making disciples in their own native communities. TREK7, ReachGlobal's seven week trips for college-age young adults brings young people to some of the worlds most remarkable locations. While forging lifelong friendships with their teammates, they lean how to effectively engage in God's mission alongside ReachGlobal's local practitioners.
EFCA     www.efca.org/explore
The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) is an association of autonomous churches united around the same theological convictions. They are distinct yet deeply connected in that they are committed to Jesus Christ to the Gospel and to one another. In the United States there are 1,316 EFCA churches and 182 church plants.  EFCA churches share a passion to do God's work both at home and abroad. Close to 550 missionaries serve in more than 80 countries. You can get involved with EFCA, both nationally and internationally, by responding to disasters, sponsoring children, planting churches, helping immigrants, caring for pastors, finding internships, and becoming a missionary.
Family Life - Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ    www.familylife.com
Family Life is a division of Campus Crusade that strives to assist families to effectively develop Godly marriages and as a result to change the world one family at a time. Through videos, radio broadcasts, and events, Family Life seeks to provide couples with the recourses that outline God's blueprint for the family.
Gideon's International   www.gideons.org
The Gideon's International is an association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While they are known worldwide for their work with hotels, they predominantly share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. To date, they have placed 1.8 billion Scriptures and are on their way to 2 billion. The Gideon's partner with churches anywhere, to reach the unreached everywhere.
Athletes In Action of Crusade for Christ 

International Students Inc. 

Culture Bound



International Missions
Join with Village Bible Church as we support International Missionaries who spread the Good News of the Gospel.
Christar Website    
The mission of Christar is to glorify God by establishing churches among least-reached Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and other Asians worldwide. The vision of Christar is to cultivate Christ-honoring transformation in communities where He is yet to be worshiped.
Commission To Every Nation  Website
Commission To Every Nation is an inter-denominational missionary sending agency serving 241 missionaries in 52 nations.  CTEN is a servant organization which helps missionaries fulfill the unique vision God has given them. Through administrative support we provide accountability and help the missionary get to the field. Through pastoral care we help them remain effective and healthy while there.
Crossworld Website
Crossworld Internationals vision is to yield disciple-makers from all professions bringing God’s love to life in the world’s least-reached marketplaces.  Our vision, logo and tagline — There’s a better way — reflect our desire to innovatively reach the rapidly changing world by engaging all believers to unleash the explosive power of authentic disciple-making.
Greater Europe Mission  Website
Since 1949 God has used GEM to transform the lives of thousands in Europe by training Europeans to reach Europe.  GEM is working to ignite discipleship movements in 50 cities over the next five years (50 in 5) by reproducing disciples of Jesus who make other disciples. To that end, GEM partnered in 2011 with two trainers who had helped spark a movement in South East Asia that grew to more than a million believers in less than a decade. Hundreds of GEM’s field workers, European co-workers, and North American church partners have been trained in a seamless Biblical framework to initiate effective evangelism and discipleship. We call this discipleship multiplication training or DMT.
One Challenge International  Website
OC International is an interdenominational faith mission in structure, inter-church in ministry, and international in vision. We believe that whole nations can be reached for Christ. With more than 500 missionaries, OC is involved in evangelism, discipleship, leadership training, church growth, missions, and support services.
Pioneers  Website
Pioneers mission is to mobilize teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches. Pioneers role is to recruit, train, and support missionaries who serve in difficult environments around the world. Pioneers also provides an efficient way for many churches to partner by organizing resources for greater impact, and providing benefits and services at a lower cost for each individual missionary. Pioneers also assist its field missionaries in communicating with their prayer partners and financial supporters, and in turn provide accountability, enabling churches and donors to have confidence in the work they are supporting.
ReachGlobal  Website   
The diverse societies around the world demand a multi-faceted mission. Through a spectrum of ministry and service, ReachGlobal's ambitious vision to impact 100 million people with the gospel over ten years, is well on its way through deep partnerships and empowered disciples who are making disciples in their own native context. 65% of EFCA churches are already partnering with ReachGlobal in a variety of capacities: sending people, supporting ministries, learning how to reach the international community in their own neighborhood, and countless opportunities for serving. 
SIM  Website  
Serving In Mission (SIM)  is an international mission organization with more than 1,600 active missionaries serving in more than 60 countries. SIM members serve God among many diverse people groups in Africa, Asia, and South America. SIM workers are international themselves, representing more than 30 nationalities—including nations that in the past only received missionaries. They also serve in a wide variety of career fields. SIM is looking for people of any ethnicity who have almost any skill imaginable!
SI  Website
Students International (SI) mission is to bring students and the poor together cross-culturally to encounter God, share the Good News, disciple and serve others in occupational ministries. SI's vision is to see students and the poor transformed into the likeness of Christ and discover their true calling. SI's core belief is that God loves all people and He created us to know, serve, enjoy and be reconciled with Him forever.
Word of Life Fellowship Website   
The ministry is focused on reaching young people around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching them how to walk with the Lord.   What we do:
Christian Camps and Conferences – reaching youth and adults. Annually more than 15,000 attend youth camps and more than 25,000 attend conferences at Word of Life facilities in the United States.
Bible Institutes – training young people to find the will of God through studying the Word of God under the teaching of outstanding resident and adjunct professors takes place on campuses in the United States and on six continents around the world.
Local Church Ministries – partnering with more than 800 churches and helping them to establish foundational truths in the lives of young people, this outreach is effective in helping to disciple today's youth. Word of Life sponsored evangelistic events are also integrated to help churches reach unsaved youth in their local area.
Missions – reproducing the ministry of Word of Life in more than 60 countries, missionary teams use Camps and Conferences, Bible Institutes and Local Church Ministries to touch the lives of millions around the world annually through short term and career missionary service
Wycliffe Bible Translators Website
Today about 209 million people do not have any Scripture in their language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships.