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The world around us is full of challenges and every day people struggle with their circumstances.  Sadly, the places in greatest need of the transforming power of Jesus are the places where the church is in decline.

At TVC Church, we partner with a number of organisations to bring compassionate transformation to Teesside.

We would love you to play your part in these ministries to make a real difference in the lives of those in our local community.

The Shack

The Shack is our community hub, right at the core of the Ragworth community.

The Shack is busy all week long with a breakfast club, youth club, lunch club and courses that are designed to upscale people’s life skills such as a cookery course and wellbeing course.

It is a real hub of community activity that is focussed on building relationships and sharing God’s love.

The team also host a monthly church service called ‘TOAST’ which stand for ‘Time On a Sunday Together’ which aims to build a family of faith on the estate.

If you are available during the day and have a heart to get alongside people where they are, click here to head back to the Play Your Part page and let us know that you want to know more about being part of our team at The Shack.

Connect

Connect works to form community through gatherings, where ex-offenders, drug-users, and the homeless, can grow in faith alongside long-standing Christians. Connect communities are marked by being grassroots, passionate and missional. They are full-on, real and raw. They are not dumbed down, or seeker friendly. They are full of people who have met with Jesus in very real ways, and they provide companionship and support on a shared path.

We run two connect worshipping communities in conjunction with local charity Junction 42.

If you have a heart for those who may find traditional Sunday morning church difficult, then click here to head back to the Play Your Part page and let us know that you want to know more about being part of our team at Connect Stockton or Connect Middlesbrough.

Community Grocery

Founded during the COVID19 pandemic, partner organisation The Message Trust developed the Grocery to help support families with the financial impact of the pandemic.

Through partnership with local supermarkets, the Community Grocery is able to offer a wide range of food for the whole family to choose from, at a fraction of the cost, meaning you can save money, help the environment and reduce food waste all in one.

But it’s not just about the food. There’s also a range of free extra support on offer at the grocery should you ever need it. Support like job clubs, money management support, healthy cooking classes and much more.

Are you available during the day?  Would you love to be available to help our local community to not only get affordable food, but to be on hand to listen, pray and bring hope to somebody?

Click here to head back to the Play Your Part page and let us know that you want to know more about being part of our team at Community Grocery Ragworth.

Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a national charity aimed at helping people to get free from poverty and debt.  At TVC Church, we operate a CAP Centre, offering support, expertise and training for those who are struggling financially. This service is totally free and is open to anybody, regardless of their faith.

Could you stand beside our CAP centre manager as part of her team?  Could you give a few hours to befriend somebody who is ready to deal with their debt, to be nothing other than a support and encourager?

Click here to head back to the Play Your Part page and let us know that you want to know more about being part of our CAP team.

Three13

Since 2016, our training arm, Three13, has addressed the issue of high unemployment in Teesside, helping people who are furthest from the job market back into work, by increasing their confidence through work experience, careers guidance and accredited training programmes.

Forgetting what’s in the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, each person we engage with gets the tailored support they need to grow and develop, to overcome obstacles and fulfill their personal potential. This support takes place face-to-face, in working environments at our training hub or out in the community.

Do you have a heart to stand beside those who are in need of hope?  Could you give a few hours a week to simply support and encourage those who are looking to find employment?

Click here to head back to the Play Your Part page and let us know that you want to know more about being part of our Three13 team.

Stories

21st Feb 2021

Dave’s story

Soon after becoming a Christian, Dave got involved in the youth ministry at TVC Church.  This is his story of how being part of a team, serving God and having a faith friend moved him forward in faith. “I was trying to do things in my own…