About The Village Church at Shell Point
The Village Church (TVC) is a congregation located in the Shell Point Retirement Community (SPRC), Fort Myers, FL – the largest continuous care retirement community in Florida. SPRC is owned by The Christian & Missionary Alliance, a theologically conservative protestant denomination, although residents have religious backgrounds in more than 25 Christian denominations, several other religions, and no religion. The Village Church is an accredited church in The Christian & Missionary Alliance, although its membership and leadership represent the diversity of Christian denominations in the community. About twenty percent of TVC attenders do not reside in the SPRC. TVC is a separate corporation from SPRC with its own board, ministry vision and mission, though the 1,000-seat church worship center is a multi-use facility which it shares with SPRC.
The Village Church is a vibrant senior congregation with attendance ranging from 500-600 in the winter season to 300-350 in the summer. It is estimated that another twenty percent watch the services on Shell Point Television in the assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, or in their own residences. The ministry emphasizes strong expository preaching, excellence in music, extensive small group Bible study fellowships, outreach into the SPRC, service in the greater Fort Myers community, and a strong emphasis on international ministries.