“The Villages-bearing Christ’s love as members of the global village.”
What is The Villages?
The Villages is a strategic vision for church-wide Outreach and Mission—local, regional, and global. We believe that long-term intentional missional relationship and development leads to deeper transformation. By focusing our efforts and resources on fewer intentionally selected “Villages”, we believe that our impact increases and our own discipleship grows. We are looking for a lasting impact and long-term relationships so that together, with Jesus as our source, we might bear fruit that endures many generations.
What are Our Villages?
Greater Round Rock
Greater Round Rock includes all the ways that we serve within a 25-mile radius of Round Rock, Texas. Find out more.
The mission and relationship building that we do in connection with the ministry of Mission Panama (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) under the leadership of Missionaries Rev. David and Cindy Ceballos. Find out more.
You the Body: Volunteers in Mission
You the Body represents two things:
- Wherever you go in service, you are the Body of Christ in the world.
- All missions that we do as a church outside Greater Round Rock and Mission Panama.
Our Scriptural Theme
John 15:1-13 (theme verse bolded)
‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. 6Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. 9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
12 ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.