Ministries

We have various mission/ministry efforts and programs at Woodson. Here are a few.

Local Outreach Ministries

  • Benevolence

    Benevolence refers to the ministry of caring for those in need. Every applicant is assisted in different ways. Once assistance has been provided, we then offer them the opportunity to find assistance for their greatest need.  It is our goal to save a soul and to provide a church home for those we assist. As we continue to assist, we will continue to encourage the recipients to consider God’s Word.Woodson Chapel is also involved in aid to children’s homes in Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida and Indiana. Additionally, we provide regular assistance to Lakeshore, Agape, Healing Hands International and Churches of Christ Disaster Relief.
  • Mission ABC

    The goal of MissionABC is based on Matthew 18:3 which celebrates the purity of children. Jesus reminds us in this verse that “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. Our Lord held children in high regard, and we at Woodson Chapel want to as well.The goal of this program is two-fold. The first goal is an earthly one. We want to help children succeed in school by giving them the supplies they need in the classroom. Our second goal is spiritual in that we want the love that Christ has for these children to be reflected through our actions. In doing so, they will know how much they are loved and treasured by God’s family at Woodson Chapel.Woodson Chapel members are very generous with this program. Each week, school items are listed in the bulletin. Members donate these items and place them in drop off bins. A team of ladies distributes the items to those in need. The process is simple, but the joy of seeing a child open a backpack full of items is such a blessing. It reminds us all that it truly is better to give then to receive.
  • Room in the Inn

    Another caring ministry of Woodson Chapel is “Room In the Inn”, a ministry designed to assist the homeless of Nashville. This is a well known local ministry where food, clothing and shelter are provided from November to April each year.Since 1987 Woodson Chapel has been a part of this city-wide ministry of 156 different congregations.Approximately 6,000 men have been provided food, safe shelter and warm clothes at Woodson during the past 21 years. Each weekend approximately 12 of our members volunteer to serve. These volunteers eat with, study with, and pray with these guests each weekend. Each September, Woodson volunteers sign up for work during the approaching winter.
  • Visitation Ministry

    Our visitation team ministry is a program where we develop strong Christian relationships within our church family in addition to showing our love and support for others. This program provides a wonderful opportunity to get know other individuals and families within our congregation. This is especially true for those who are new to Woodson Chapel.At the present time, Woodson Chapel has three visitation teams. Each team has monthly get-togethers which include a pot-luck meal and a period of great fellowship. There is also an opportunity to make a visit to someone within our congregation.Visits are generally made to our elderly couples, widows, shut-ins and to those within our congregation who enjoy and have requested visits. There are also opportunities to contact visitors and new members to welcome and encourage them.For children who participate in the visitation program with their parents, and who are also involved in our Lads to Leaders & Leaderettes program, this ministry can help provide credit toward certain goals and can provide loving and giving experiences for them at Woodson Chapel.

Preaching the Gospel to the World

In recent years Woodson Chapel has supported successfully state side works in Kentucky, Illinois, and Virginia. These congregations are now self-supporting with strong leadership. International efforts in past years have been in Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, and Africa. We continue to support the Mapepe Bible school in Zambia, Africa.

Woodson Chapel supports works in radio and television, both locally and internationally. Many other great works are supported on a one-time basis.

Woodson Chapel currently supports the following works:

Whiteville Church of Christ

Philip & Patsy Norwood
P.O. Box 314
Evergreen, NC 28438

Carbon Emery Church of Christ

Mark & Amy Collins
P.O. Box 29
Price, UT 84501

Rocky Mount Church of Christ

Gary Hollandsworth
P.O. Box 484
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Purcellville Church of Christ

Daniel & Sarai Lange
604 Yaxley Dr.
Purcellville, VA 20132

Moab Church of Christ

Martin & Julie Johnson
456 North Emma Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532

Asheville Highway Church of Christ

Josh Ferguson
3220 Asheville Highway
Greeneville, TN 37743

Christian Home and Bible Schoool at Mount Dora, Florida

http://chbs.org/

 

Worship

“Let all things be done for edification” (1 Corinthians 14:26).

The purpose of this ministry is to coordinate all of the worship activities for the Sunday morning and evening services as well as for the Wednesday evening service. It involves selecting men who are willing to assist in leading the worship, making assignments based on the talents of those serving, and providing information to those men concerning their responsibilities. All of this is accomplished in order to glorify God and edify the body.

There are many opportunities for members to serve the congregation as we strive to worship our God in spirit and truth (John 4:24), including:

  • Usher
  • Count attendance
  • Serve the Lord’s Supper
  • Pray for the Lord’s Supper
  • Prepare the Lord’s Supper
  • Read Scripture
  • Make Announcements
  • Assist with Baptisms
  • Lead Singing
  • Lead Prayer

See Groups for ministries directed toward particular groups within the church.