At TVC Church we work with Teesside University and the Stockton campus of Durham University. We hold cells, outreach and activities in both. Look below to find out more about what we do.
At Tees Valley Community Church (TVC Church) we have a passion to invest in people, particularly students as you prepare for and move into the life God has for you. We want to see you grow in your faith and integrate fully into God’s family.
“TVCChurch Student ministry runs a programme aimed at growing increasingly mature Christians”
To achieve this we have a 3 year rolling programme, a look below should give you an idea how it will work.
Year 1 – A secure footing
Hearing: How to pray, read bible, use internet, worship
Obeying: Responding to Gods voice, being shaped by Him
Year 2 – Hearing and obeying
Year starts with a series of prayer meetings and prayer walks seeking God for what he wants you to be working into/with.
Begin 2 year journey through whole bible using E100 as a help tool;
Aim – in two years read through whole bible
Year 3 – Living out of Relationship
Main focus is that you would begin to live out of a heart to hear and obey God
As you progress through the bible beginning to implement and hear and respond to the spirits prompting. This year you will join and help teach and provide evangelistic opportunities the first years will plug into.
Finally this year we provide training to prepare you for work, it’s a big change from student life and we want to commission you and send you out confidently to see this hurting world changed.
A bit more about us as a church
Sunday mornings at TVC Church are a great time of worship and teaching. We have a range of fantastic speakers; why not sample a few from the available sermons on the website
Every 2nd Sunday in the month is a Guest service specially geared to people seeking God. For more information about what’s going on have a look around the website.
At TVC Church the student work is part of a bigger “17-30” ministry. With the other people in this group we have socials, weekend’s away and general fun. This is a great opportunity to get to know more people in the church. We often also go out for lunch with these guys after church.
At TVC Church we are blessed to share our love of God across multiple cultures. “International House” aims to be a bridge and a network to help integrate new members from across the globe into church life generally, and specifically into relational groups and the different church projects.
Adopt a Student:
As well as lunches after church we also run an adopt a student programme; This means you and a couple of other students would be “adopted” by a family within the church. They will invite you regularly for lunch, pray for you and be a point of call when you are away from home. It’s great to be able to go to a proper home after a month in halls!
“I forgot how nice it is to sit on a sofa!!”
TVC Church is not the closest church to campus but people often get lifts or the train which brings you right to the church. Trains run regularly and can get you on Sundays and any other meetings you want to attend.
Keep an eye on here, facebook or twitter though as for certain events or visits we will be putting on special transport or lifts in cars. Any questions give us an email!
TVC Church runs a monthly bible school during term time headed by the ex-dean of Oxford and Edinburgh Bible College. It’s one Saturday a month of looking into God’s word. We really encourage students to at least do the first years’ worth, but there are 3 years if you’re feeling keen.
There are lots of training courses available at TVC Church; money courses, Alpha, prophetic training, see the rest of the website to find out more.
TVC Church has a big heart and vision for salvation. As a student team we plan and organise events reaching out to the lost on campus and among our friends. Through the year we will be running activities with CU’s and as a church on campus including “Student Alpha” and “Journeys”.
Student Alpha is a six week course giving an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. Over the last ten years Student Alpha has proved to be one of the most popular tools for university students and young adults to explore the Christian faith, with over 600 courses now running worldwide. Over 2.5 million people in the UK and 15 million people worldwide have attended an Alpha course, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world. Student Alpha has seen courses run everywhere from churches and halls, to McDonald’s restaurants, curry houses and night clubs.
So Student Alpha is for people at university who have found themselves wondering about the bigger questions in life…
- Why am I here?
- What’s the point in life?
- Can there really be a God out there?
As a Church and as a Student team we believe the only way we are going to see break through on campus and with our friends is through committed prayer and intersession. Through the year we have focused prayer events and encourage personal and cell prayer.
This year we are also part of launching a national student prayer initiative so watch this space!
The church also runs a huge amount of other courses, and initiatives which will grow you and bless other people. We have an in house CAP centre, run an “Eden” project in a local estate and run a wide variety of other social action projects in the area. We really seek to give you opportunity and training to grow in your gifts and calling.
TVC Church actively supports and prays for all the Christian Unions in Teesside and will do all we can to reach students on campus.
For more info on anything please don’t hesitate to contact:
Dave & Rachael Hughes
And join @TVCCStudents Twitter and Facebook