READ TO SUCCEED
Read to Succeed (RTS) seeks to help children become better readers through paired reading with a dedicated, caring adult. These positive adult-child relationships provide an encouraging environment for the child to learn and the opportunity for the adult to share the love of Jesus with the child.
RTS relies on volunteers who meet weekly with the same child to share the love of Jesus and the love of reading. The volunteer practices reading out loud with the child, reads to the child, and listens to the child read. After their one-on-one time, volunteers and children participate in club time where they hear Bible stories, sing songs and laugh. Snacks are given to the children at the end of each program.
We meet Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 at TCPC every week that school is in session September through April. If you love reading, love kids and love Jesus, you're invited to join this effort.
- Be at least 16 years old
- Agree to a minimum of a one semester commitment (although two is preferred) for 90 minutes weekly
- Attend one 90 minute training session
- Sign a permission form for a background check
We also need individuals or families to help provide snacks for the children. Sign up sheets are located in the TCPC’s foyer.
TCPC’s Irishtown Ministry seeks to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the of Irishtown, a lower income neighborhood near downtown Lexington, just east of Rupp Arena.
The second Monday of each month, TCPC partners with Elkhorn Baptist Association at their Irishtown Mission church. We assemble sack lunches and share a brief devotional time. We meet at 9:30 am in the TCPC parking lot to carpool. Anyone is welcome to join us in helping assemble lunches and sharing Jesus’ love.
Mary Beth Moore | firstname.lastname@example.org
Room In the Inn
TCPC opens their facilities to provide shelter and food for the homeless community of Lexington during the winter months through a ministry called Room In the Inn. RITI works with local congregations throughout the city to welcome registered homeless men into church facilities for warm and safe shelter along with meals.
Freeland Davis | email@example.com
TCPC hosts weekly meetings for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
Scouts meet on Monday evenings at TCPC. Cub Scouts is for 1st through 5th Grade and meets from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday nights. Boy Scouts is for 6th through 12th Grade and meets from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Monday nights. Contact Chuck Wormkan, Scoutmaster, for more information.
Chuck Workman, Scoutmaster | firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Life is a non-denominational Christian outreach to adolescents.
Young Life's mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. The key word is “introduce”. Young Life wants to identify and pursue the student who is disinterested in the Christian faith. They do that by entering the world of students and building relationships with them. You can find Young Life leaders tutoring, coaching, or attending school plays at the school where they volunteer.
Lexington Young Life was started in 1978 (by current members of TCPC). We have ministries at all five public high schools in Lexington, Lexington Christian Academy High School, and six public middle schools. There is also ministry at the University of Kentucky www.ukylcollege.com
Reformed University Fellowship
RUF is a college ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America which places an ordained minister of the PCA on the college campus. TCPC works closely with RUF at the University of Kentucky, where Jonathan Davis serves as the campus minister.
For more information about RUF, check out their webpage at www.uky.ruf.org
Jonathan Davis | email@example.com
Campus Outreach is a ministry under the authority and supervision of Tates Creek PCA and is located on four campuses of central KY – University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, and Center College.
For more information about Campus Outreach, visit www.colexington.org
Will Witherington | firstname.lastname@example.org
TCPC has a long history of support for Campus Crusade for Christ, a non-denominational ministry to college students
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) aims to build movements on campus in order to win students to Christ, build them up in their faith, and send them out to do the same. The Central Kentucky CRU staff focuses primarily on the University of Kentucky, but also helps lead students across central and eastern Kentucky at schools such as Morehead State, Lindsey Wilson, and Campbellsville.