VBC strives to be outward focused. We want to engage in and be active in the community. While we recognize the need for activities that build fellowship and friendship within the body, the church, we want to avoid being focused on that at the expense of community involvement. We offer activities and events on campus for the community as well as for the church. We also serve in the community as a church and encourage individuals to do so on their own.
- Areawide Homeschool Support Group
One way we do this is through supporting area homeschool families in the surrounding area. Throughout the school year our pastor’s wife, a homeschool mom and a former state certified school teacher, oversees and facilitates regular meetings for families in the area who teach their children at home instead of in the pubic school setting.
- Monthly Men’s Breakfast
On the first Saturday of each month (8:00 a.m.), we invite men (and boys) to a hot breakfast and a short Bible devotional in the fellowship hall of our building. Men come from the neighborhood, other churches, and from VBC to enjoy a good breakfast and fellowship.
- Community Projects
Twice a year a local community group organizes roadside cleanup in Cherokee Village. Our pastor and his family always pick up trash often recruiting and supervising other local youth. He also encourages other people in the church to participate, and usually at least a few will join the effort.
- Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drop-off Location for Sharp County, AR
Each year during the 3rd week of November we are honored to be the drop off location for Sharp county because off the efforts of committed volunteers in our church. Some folks in the community who have no church home or church background also donate shoeboxes full of gifts for children. Samaritan’s Purse will deliver these to locations around the world where the message of salvation through Jesus has not yet been heard. Local missionaries and believers there deliver the shoebox presents along with a gospel presentation and an extensive disciple-making follow-up program. Over 9 million shoeboxes have were delivered in 2021.
- Informative seminars and workshops
A few times a year VBC offers informative seminars to the community on topics ranging from emergency preparedness, small space gardening, dry goods canning, marriage, finances, and other things helpful to people.
The “Essentials4Emergencies” seminar has remained a popular one over the years.