The Village Church carries out the evangelistic aims of the Mission through the growth and development of churches in northern Botswana. Established in 1998, it continues as a non-denominational, multi-racial, multinational, full-gospel church with a vision to impact its congregation with the practical love of God through the development of relevant programmes. Village Church’s mandate is “Loving People, Changing Lives, Shaping Futures.”

branch churches

The apostolic church planting vision of Village Church is to reach the people of northern Botswana and other sub-Saharan African countries with the message of the gospel through churches planted throughout the area. Local pastors and lay leaders are trained for the ministry in remote areas within the context of the local community, and thus develop Christian communities among the people of their area.

Many of the churches started as a result of the early mission work, done mostly in partnership with organisations such as Teen Mania, who would be on the mission field for weeks at a time and evangelised to many in the northern part of Botswana, and into Namibia. During their trips, the main focus was evangelism and the need then arose to have on-going evangelism, discipleship, and teaching, and the churches were birthed. There are currently nine branch churches, namely Sehithwa, Gumare, Etsha 1, Etsha 6, Samochima, Shakawe, Kauxwi, Xakao, and Popa Falls (Namibia).

Church Ministries

The Woven Women’s Ministry exists to inter-weave the hearts of the older women to the younger women through practical teachings as taught in Titus 2:3-5. This takes place through various activities and events, including special times of fellowship with guest speakers.
The Men’s Ministry’s objectives are to enable men to discover the maximum potential of their lives to live as maximised men toward a Christ-like life. The long-term goal of the Men’s Ministry at Village Church will be to see evangelised, healthy, educated, and productive men. The Men’s Ministry works in partnership with Maximised Manhood.
The stage of being a young adult is an important one as that’s when people are faced with making life-altering decisions pertaining to school, marriage, career, etc.
Through Rooted, which is for those between the ages of 19 – 35 years; single, married, and anything in between, practical support is offered encouraging members to do life together, and they get to learn together and grow spiritually through sessions involving discussions on the Word of God.
Weekly visitations take place to Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital (Maun’s local hospital) to those that are not well. The sick are encouraged and strengthened through the Word of God and prayer, following Matthew 25:36b, “I was sick and you took care of Me.”
Weekly visitations take place to the local Maun Prison to the inmates to encourage them through the Word of God, as well as to fellowship with them through sports and other activities. This is also in alignment with Matthew 25:36c, “I was in prison and you visited Me.”
This is care given to members of Village Church, or members of the community, where various types of help is needed such as when someone is sick, there’s been a death, someone is getting married, etc.
Village Church follows the Lord’s commission to “Go and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19. The evangelism team goes out into the community every weekend to tell people about the Good News of Christ and give them the opportunity to give their lives to the Lord Jesus.
Discipleship classes exist for those who have recently given their lives to the Lord, as Matthew 28:19 & 20 go on to instruct, “…baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you…” This is done to assist in the spiritual growth of new converts, and upon completion of the Discipleship Classes, they are given the opportunity to be water baptised.
Connect 20/20 is Village Church’s mid-week service that takes place in a laid back environment where practical teachings are taught. Teachings include: Finances, Marriage, Family, Spiritual Gifts, Faith, etc. Attendants may request to be taught on specific subjects through the Village Church Facebook page or via email. The layout of the service promotes a fun and highly interactive environment.
This ministry exists to practically serve the elderly of Village Church through transporting them to and from the service, as well as serving them tea and bread before the Sunday service. The elderly are assisted during the service through translation (for those who so prefer), getting them to the front during/for prayer. Some of the elderly are clients of the Community Outreach Department of Love Botswana, where they can access relevant services provided by the department, ensuring that they are adequately taken care of in their personal lives.
The Children’s Ministry, called Children’s World, offers children a diverse experience through Sunday Morning service, OIS Life Skills, Junior Fire By Nite, Creative Arts, and Lorato House Life Skills. Every Sunday morning, Children (6 – 12 years old) are ministered to relevantly through four rotational segments: The Word, Games, Craft, and Snack. A special curriculum is followed that is relevant and easy to understand.
The Visitor Ministry takes care of the first time visitors to Village Church, Maun. Visitors meet the church leadership and are informed about the various ministries of the church.
The Praise & Worship team exists to lead the congregation into a time of heartfelt worship. The band provides a vehicle for worshippers to connect with each other and with God in corporate praise and worship.