2nd Annual Silicon Valley Prayer Walk
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Silicon Valley Prayer Walk

Join us as we partner with the Values Advocacy Council and Bay Area churches at the:

2nd annual Silicon Valley prayer walk on Saturday, June 1 at 10am with Christians all over the Bay Area. The walk will start at City Hall and end at Cesar Chavez Park. Once there, we’ll have a time of corporate worship. For more info link here » or visit us at the Info Hub after services.

Watch last year’s walk here »

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Women Impacting the Marketplace: Featuring Angela Ahrendts
Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

Women Impacting the Marketplace: Featuring Angela Ahrendts

Join us in a conversation about faith, work, and family with former Senior Vice President, Apple Retail and CEO Burberry, Angela Ahrendts on Saturday, June 8 at Venture.

Agenda

Breakfast 8:30-9am

Conversation with Angela Ahrendts 9-10am

Networking 10-11:30am


Date: Saturday June 8

Time: 8:30am -11:30am

Location: Venture Christian Church, Venue 2 I16845 Hicks Rd, Los Gatos, CA)

Cost: $10

Free childcare is available, but must be requested by June 1 by contacting Kyla Cragg at kylac@icloud.com.

Sign up here »




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Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp
Jun
9
to Jun 14

Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp

  • Mission Springs Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annually, Venture sends short-term missionaries (STMs) to serve at two Joni & Friends Camps, where STMs are partnered with a child with a disability, or family member. You will have an unforgettable week, with activities like square dancing, swimming, water games, and smiles.

No previous experience with disabilities is necessary. You will be trained, and there is constant support throughout the week. Must be 16 years or older though exceptions are made for mature late-teenagers with parental supervision.

Cost: $450.

To apply, click below and choose “Mission Springs Family Retreat I”

Most questions are answered here, or you can email Tabitha »

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Mt. Olive, Mississippi
Jun
15
to Jun 22

Short-Term Mission Trip: Mt. Olive, Mississippi

We are partnering with Mt. Olive Ministries to share Christ with families in Mississippi. This is a family trip, and there is no age requirement for children as long as you know that parents will be responsible to supervise their children. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information contact Mark and Barbara Lindsay at barb.lindsay@comcast.net

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20s/30s One Day Retreat
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

20s/30s One Day Retreat

Rescheduled from the previous date because of bad weather. We are now having this day retreat on June 22nd!

Are you feeling drained? Tired? Are you longing for some peace and quiet?

Join us for a day of spiritual refreshment with other 20s/30s.  We will be at Fasting Prayer Mountain in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We will spend a day being refreshed, worshipping together, and enjoying the great outdoors. This is a wonderful tucked away retreat center that we get to spend the day together at. We will conclude our time by breaking the fast at a local restaurant. Register here!

Details:

  • Cost - $10

  • Bring a small blanket or sweatshirt you can sit on

  • Bring plenty of water

  • Bring a bible (or an offline version on your bible app).

  • Schedule

    • 10 AM - 12 PM Welcome, singing, a short teaching and a time for individual bible reading and prayer

    • 12 PM - Break / hang out with board games and some lawn games

    • 1 PM - 3 PM - Singing, a short teaching, and a time of guided solitude and silence

    • 3 PM - Head to local restaurant to eat dinner together!

Register here!

We will meet at Prayer Mountain at 10 AM on Saturday morning.

Questions? Contact Nathan »

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Ethiopia
Jun
26
to Jul 7

Short-Term Mission Trip: Ethiopia

Venture members sponsor over 400 students at Hope School in Heeraraa, Ethiopia, where annually a short-term team ministers. The team will share the love of Christ with students and their families, which includes Bible stories, teaching English and science, crafts, sports, and relational evangelism.

Must be 18 years or older, and a background check is required.

For more information, contact Jack Elwell at jack.elwell@gmail.com

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp
Jul
7
to Jul 12

Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp

  • Mission Springs Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annually, Venture sends short-term missionaries (STMs) to serve at two Joni & Friends Camps, where STMs are partnered with a child with a disability, or family member. You will have an unforgettable week, with activities like square dancing, swimming, water games, and smiles.

No previous experience with disabilities is necessary. You will be trained, and there is constant support throughout the week. Must be 16 years or older though exceptions are made for mature late-teenagers with parental supervision.

Cost: $450.

To apply, click below and choose “Mission Springs Family Retreat II”

Most questions are answered here, or you can email Tabitha »

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Hume Lake Summer Camp - High School
Jul
14
to Jul 20

Hume Lake Summer Camp - High School

Join Venture High School for our summer Hume Lake trip! Hume Lake is one thousand campers, epic team competitions, cinematic camp themes, chapel-shaking music, and virtually endless activities, all at 5200 feet elevation in the national forest. Hume Lake is actually very real — breakout groups with your peers and youth pastor, and a thousand simple moments where you notice the Gospel at play in your heart and all around you.

Registration will open March 5, 2019 at 9am to regularly attending students in our weekend and/or Tuesday Life Groups.

**Beginning April 2, at 9am, spots will be made available on first-come, first-served basis.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration does not guarantee a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm your spot. 

Price: $740 ($350 Deposit)
(Includes: All meals, housing, transportation to and from the church, a free shirt, and counselors)

Questions? Email heather.e@venture.cc

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High School Water Ski Trip
Aug
2
to Aug 5

High School Water Ski Trip

HSM's annual water ski trip at Don Pedro is back! Don Pedro is a great weekend for students to get connected to one another through boating, swimming, and small groups. Most importantly, it creates time where students can meet God in a new way! We are excited to be taking not only our incoming freshmen, but our super seniors are also invited to come join us!

Location: Don Pedro Lake, 10201 Bonds Flat Road La Grange, CA 95329

Event Contact: heather.e@venture.cc

Sign-ups and price to come!

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Jordan
Oct
4
to Oct 12

Short-Term Mission Trip: Jordan

Join a team that will minister to refugees displaced to Jordan. You will visit families in homes, provide humanitarian aid, share your testimony, work alongside other Christians, and encourage people on their spiritual journey.

Must be 18 years or older, and a background is required.

Cost: $1,800

For more information, email: onmission@venture.cc

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Foster the Bay Interest Meeting
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Foster the Bay Interest Meeting

Have a heart for foster kids? Venture’s partner, Foster the Bay is a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in foster care.

Join us at an interest meeting in Room 305 on May 23 at 7pm at Venture. To register for the Interest Meeting, please click here.

We’ll hear from Nathan and Rachael Gelsinger, on their experience with foster care. Check out Rachael’s recent blog on her perspective of fostering here »

About Foster the Bay

Foster the Bay was born in 2015 when a Social Worker challenged Bay Area churches to mobilize "a faith alliance.” This alliance would partner local churches with their county agencies to address a growing crisis in the foster care system. The Church responded with a resounding yes. In the ensuing years, Foster the Bay has brought nearly 50 churches together in partnership, and 95 families have stepped forward to care for vulnerable children. We’ve seen evidence of the Church’s passion for children and families manifest as 250 individuals and families have surrounded foster families with love and care. So far, we’ve seen more than 100 children placed in loving, supportive homes. Together, we're moving towards a day when the lists of children waiting for a home will be replaced with lists of families willing to open their hearts. 

For more on Foster the Bay »

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Liberate Local BAY AREA
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Liberate Local BAY AREA

  • Main Auditorium -Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Venture Christian Church is hosting International Justice Mission’s (IJM) Liberate Local, and we don’t want you to miss it! Join us for a night of music and storytelling by Audrey Assad, Sarah Groves, and Robbie Seay Band. You’ll hear accounts from an IJM Investigator, and a survivor of sex trafficking from the Philippines, with chances to meet the artists and IJM Investigator.

Liberate Local will be on May 5 from 7-9:30pm.

Get your ticket today, and invite your family, friends, and neighbors!

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Beautiful Day 2019
May
4
to May 5

Beautiful Day 2019

Beautiful Day is Venture’s weekend-long community service outreach to be On Mission in our local community.

On May 4-5, Venture Christian Church, Venture en Español, Los Gatos Christian School, and our local partner ministries are serving together to makeover and beautify Foxworthy Baptist Church in San Jose. You can bring friends, your family, or your life group, and serve together.

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Choose a 4 hour block (8am - 12pm or 1-5pm), or you can be awesome and serve all day (or even both days!!). Lunch will be provided.

There will be plenty to do, including:

  • Painting

  • Landscaping

  • Construction

  • Decorating

  • Security & Medical

  • Food Prep

  • Registration

  • Supply Distribution

  • Set Up and Clean Up

Application

If you have a passion for loving others in our city and want to have a blast serving alongside current or future friends, sign up now! Youth ages 5 to 17 are welcome to volunteer, but ages 13 to 17 must have a parent present at check-in to sign a release, and ages 5 to 12 must have a parent or guardian present throughout the day, in order to participate. Venture students needing community service hours are welcome to apply.

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Venture Night of Prayer
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Venture Night of Prayer

  • Main auditorium -Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save the date for Thursday, May 2 to pray for our nation, neighborhood communities, the church, Venture family, and unity across all cultures. Let’s pray together in the Worship Center at 7pm on this National Day of Prayer as we pray this year’s theme Love One Another.

Limited childcare available. Sign up soon! Ages: Infant - 5 years old

Link here »

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High School Senior Dessert
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

High School Senior Dessert

As graduation season is approaching, we are all excited to celebrate the accomplishment of your students. They have worked hard for the last 4 years and now it's our time to celebrate over them.

Will be hosting our Annual Senior Dessert!

If you and your family choose to participate in this night, there are 3 things we need from you.

1. Photos- Baby & Graduation (Sent via email)

2. Speaking- Each parent will be given the opportunity to speak about their student

3. Hall of Fame Poster- A poster board, filled with memories of your student (Please attach a string to hang it from)

(Due April 23rd)

Cost: Free

Contact: brooke@venture.cc

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Parent & Child Dedication Class
Apr
28
11:15 AM11:15

Parent & Child Dedication Class

  • Room 211, Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Here at Venture, we believe child dedication is about both the parents and the child and as a result, we approach our baby dedications differently. In fact, we call our dedication service, Parent & Child Dedication. The typical age of a child being dedicated is birth through age two.

Dedication service will be on Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother's Day).

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Understanding and Loving Our Muslim Neighbors
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding and Loving Our Muslim Neighbors

In our increasingly divided world, confusion and misunderstanding abound, including confusion about Islam. How, as those commanded to love our neighbors, do we respond to radical Islam, and to violence against Muslims? Many Muslims are also children of Abraham, descendants of Ishmael earnestly seeking to follow God. We want to explore a bit of the history of Islam and discuss ways Christians can and are reach Muslim neighbors with Christ’s love.

Join us and invite friends for this event that will challenge you to Love Your Muslim Neighbor.

Speakers

  • Fouad Masri: Lebanese born founder and president of the Crescent Project www.crescentproject.org

  • Sarah: Muslim Background Believer (MMB), missionary, and leader

  • Safeeya: Kuwaiti MBB, evangelist, and missionary

  • Keivan Tehrani: Iranian MBB, Global Compassion Pastor at WestGate Church

  • Bashar Hadaad: Iraqi refugee and Arabic Church Pastor

  • And others to come...

Schedule

9am - Main Session

10:15am - Breakout Sessions 1

  • Hope for the Middle East and Beyond

  • Women and Islam

  • Radical Islam, and the Quran: What's Really Going On, How Should We Respond?

11:00am - Break

11:20am - General Session 2

12:00pm - Lunch

1pm - Breakout Session 2

  • Hope for the Middle East and Beyond

  • Women and Islam

  • Radical Islam, and the Quran: What's Really Going On, How Should We Respond?

1:45pm - Live Q&A

2:30pm - Closing

Drinks, snacks, and lunch are included in registration fee


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Engaged Couples Seminar
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Engaged Couples Seminar

  • Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Because of the challenges that face today's married couples, we have put together a premarital seminar to help prepare couples for what lies ahead. It will be an enriching time of teaching, discussion, and working as a couple that we hope will be of benefit to you in the years to come.

This two-day class is a requirement for those being married by Venture pastors.

Dates & Times:

Friday, April 26th from 6:30-9pm and Saturday, April 27th from 9am - 2pm

Cost:

$50 per couple. Registrations needed by April 19th

Questions? Contact Nathan »



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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
11:30 AM11:30

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin. Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Good Friday Service
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday Service

Second Service: 7pm | Worship Center

Join us as we gather together on Good Friday to remember what Christ did for us, and to acknowledge His once-for-all sacrifice and covenant of grace. Pastor Tim will walk us through the seven last sayings of Christ on the cross and the significance they hold for us today.

Childcare available for infant - 5 years old.

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Good Friday Service
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

Good Friday Service

First Service: 5:30pm | Worship Center

Join us as we gather together on Good Friday to remember what Christ did for us, and to acknowledge His once-for-all sacrifice and covenant of grace. Pastor Tim will walk us through the seven last sayings of Christ on the cross and the significance they hold for us today.

Childcare available for infant - 5 years old.

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Child Baptism Class
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Child Baptism Class

We’re so excited to hear your child decide to witness to others that they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior by getting baptized. It’s a powerful moment for your child. We can’t wait to meet your child, your spouse, and you, and listen to your child's faith journey with our Heavenly Father.

Baptism will be available at every service on the weekend of April 13-14.

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Women's Conference
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Women's Conference

  • Venture Christian Church - Worship Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Ladies! Get ready to be renewed this Spring. We’re excited to share that we have booked Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

Nationally known speaker who has touched the lives of millions of women worldwide through her ministries, authored over 19 books including Adorned: Living out the Beauty of the Gospel Together

This two-day conference will be held here at Venture:

March 29 7pm - 9pm | Day 1 (catered box dinner served 6-7pm)*

March 30 9am - 12:30pm | Day 2

*Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions for dietary restrictions, but will try to offer food that will fit most diets. 

Prices:

Both Days: $60

At the door: $75

Online tickets are now closed. Please purchase tickets at the door on March 29-30. »

Endorsements

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“Although we live in prophetic times 'when men will not put up with sound doctrine,' my good friend Nancy Leigh courageously and tirelessly upholds timeless truths from the Word of God. Rowing upstream against the tide of culture, Revive Our Hearts provides a wide wake in which we can find safe, trustworthy teaching and the confidence of God's favor. I heartily commend the ministry of Revive Our Hearts, as well as the fine character of my friend, Nancy Leigh.” - Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

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“The ministry of Revive Our Hearts has impacted my life in immeasurable ways. As a member of Generation X, I grew up without ever hearing the message of biblical womanhood in church. God used Nancy and the ROH team to teach me His plan for my marriage, mothering, and vision of ministry. I don't know any other organization that so consistently connects biblical truth with practical application while empowering women to live like God created them to. Thank you ROH!” - Erin Davis, Graffiti Ministries

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Man to Man
Feb
7
6:00 AM06:00

Man to Man

  • Venture Christian Church - Venue 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Pastor Tim Lundy for a dynamic ten-week journey into modern-day manhood.

Held every Thursday morning at Venture beginning February 7, Man to Man will point men to a more empowered and satisfying manhood. Each session provides timeless truths and practical insights to help men become competent, confident and successful at life.

Weekly Topics...

1. Manhood Today - (understanding today’s manhood challenges and opportunities)

2. Looking Back - (understanding why your history often determines your future)

3. Unpacking - understanding your story and how it shapes your life)

4. The Dad Factor - (understanding how one man so powerfully influences your destiny)

5. Defining Manhood - (understanding you can’t become what you can’t define)

6. The Good Life - (understanding what it is and what it is not)

7. A Man and His Spiritual Journey - (understanding where you are and beyond)

8. Men and Women - (understanding how to successfully relate to women for a lifetime)

9. A Man and His Work - (understanding how to win in this key arena)

10. A Man and His World - (understanding how to better the world for generations to come)

How to Join the Journey...

Dates: Thursdays February 7 through May 2

Times: Doors open and coffee flows at 5:45am, session ends at 7:30am

Where: Venture Christian Church, Venue 2; 16845 Hicks Rd, Los Gatos

What: Live presentation followed by a table discussion

Cost: Free

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Parent & Child Dedication Class
Jan
27
11:15 AM11:15

Parent & Child Dedication Class

  • Room 211, Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Here at Venture, we believe child dedication is about both the parents and the child and as a result, we approach our baby dedications differently. In fact, we call our dedication service, Parent & Child Dedication. The typical age of a child being dedicated is birth through age two.

Dedication service will be on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

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Venture 20s/30s Hike
Jan
19
10:30 AM10:30

Venture 20s/30s Hike

Venture’s 20s/30s group is going on a hike on Saturday Jan. 19th! Meet us at Castle Rock parking lot and we'll start hiking right at 10:30! There is a $5 fee (cash only) if you park in the parking lot, but often you can find a parking spot on the street. bring $5 just in case. 

Look for Omar. If you have questions text him at 321-947-0437.


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High School Hume Winter Camp
Jan
18
to Jan 21

High School Hume Winter Camp

  • Hume Lake Summer Camps (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're excited to be returning to Hume Lake for winter camp! Winter Hume is different than Summer Hume — not just because of it's length, but because of all the different activities: Tube Run, Mechanical Bull, Snowboarding and Ice Skating all included! It will be an awesome experience for your student to have fun, build community and grow closer to God. 

Cost: $360

Cost includes: Housing, Food, Transportation to and from Venture, Programming, Counselors, and some activities.

Deadline for registration: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Questions? Contact Christian Pansoy »

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Night of Prayer and Worship
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Night of Prayer and Worship

  • Worship Center - Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us monthly on Tuesday nights in the Worship Center for an evening of worship, prayer, reflection, baptism, and communion.

Don’t miss our kick off night on Tuesday Jan 15!

This is a wonderful time to come together and dig deeper in our faith as a church family.

Limited childcare (5 and under) available. 

Sign up here for childcare by Monday Jan 14 »

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Perspectives Class - Info Session
Jan
7
6:15 PM18:15

Perspectives Class - Info Session

  • Venture Christian Church - The Venue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Perspectives class is for everyone who wants to understand God, His Kingdom, and their place in the world. The class starts on Jan 21, Monday and includes 15 powerful and unique weekly lessons taught by 15 diverse instructors that have equipped thousands of every day believers with greater vision, hope, and passion.

Come to our info session night if you are not sure whether it is right for you.

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20s and 30s Christmas Comedy Night
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

20s and 30s Christmas Comedy Night

Invite your friends and join us for a night of laughter at our Christmas Comedy Night and Annual Christmas Party!

We'll enjoy a comedy show, catered dinner, photo booth fun and more. 

Tickets are $25/adult

Purchase or RSVP here »

(semi-formal attire)
Childcare will be provided at no extra cost

Questions? Email nathan@venture.cc

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