The Village breaks ground on new 24/7 ministry center

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Shovels await leaders and members of The Village Church for their groundbreaking celebration.

The Village Church is putting down roots via a new, permanent round-the-clock ministry center. The multi-purpose building, expected to be complete in fall 2021, has been designed to host much more than worship services – it includes gathering spaces for community events and support groups, a feeding program and youth and children’s ministries.

The church’s 23-acre property, at 7224 Old Burkitt Road, is located just south of the Concord Road/Nolensville Road intersection, the epicenter of growth in Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford counties. It’s been estimated that 60,000 people who live within a 10-mile radius of the new building currently do not have a church home.

Four in-person, socially distant groundbreaking events were held on Sunday, October 18, offering church leaders and members the opportunity to gather for prayer and celebration.

“The vision of our church isn’t to build a great building for our use, but to build a welcoming, community-focused facility,” said Travis Garner, lead pastor of The Village. “It’s our longing that our building will be a physical representation of the love of Christ and our continued dedication to serving our neighbors, whatever their needs may be.”

Building a facility is the latest step in the church’s 5-year ministry journey. The Village began gathering for worship services in January 2016 at Sunset Middle School in Nolensville. The congregation grew quickly, and currently welcomes more than 600 people each week, all who are seeking connection, deeper faith and a means of living out a mission to be “a church for the community.” Learn more at

Members of The Village Church gather to celebrate breaking ground on their new ministry center.
Travis Garner (l) and Elias Dummer (r) lead prayer and worship during The Village Church groundbreaking.