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.” Services are interpreted in Botswana Sign Language and Setswana.

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.
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.
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.