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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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RESTORE Walk/Run at the Park
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

RESTORE Walk/Run at the Park

  • Restore Walkathon - Martial Cottle Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the “Steps to Restoration Walkathon”

Support our missions partner Restore at the "Steps to Restoration Walk" at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose at 10am on Saturday, July 27. Join Venture and Restore to raise funds and awareness for survivors of trauma (ages 2 -21) in Cebu, Philippines through Restore Children and Family Services.


ABOUT RESTORE CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

(Restore CFS) is a California-based nonprofit public benefit corporation.

OUR VISION. That children and families who have experienced trauma would find hope and radical restoration through effective, easily accessible services.

OUR MISSION. Restore CFS provides free, high-quality intervention and treatment for children and families with limited access to trauma recovery services. Our comprehensive, collaborative approach will enable holistic healing and transformation.

QUESTIONS?

Contact: JC Park

Email: jc@venture.cc

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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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Short-Term Mission Trip: Northern India (Medical)
Sep
29
to Oct 7

Short-Term Mission Trip: Northern India (Medical)

Venture is sending another medical team to Northern India this year to offer free medical care to many remote villages that do not have access to medical health care. We are partnering with national physicians who are donating their time and supplies. Over 425 patients will be seen every day and shown the love of Christ through meeting their humanitarian needs. We are looking for medical professionals to join us, and particularly physical therapists. If you feel God moving your heart toward serving on this team, please contact us! 

About the Trip

Who should serve:
Adults (18+)

When:
September 29 - October 7, 2018

Where:
Northern India

Cost: The costs listed are tentative.
$3,000 per person

Informational Meeting

TBD

Partners

TBD

Trip Contact

Tammi Senner

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “<Person’s Name> India 2018 Medical STM Trip”.

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Ensenada, Mexico
Sep
12
to Sep 15

Short-Term Mission Trip: Ensenada, Mexico

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
— Matthew 25:40
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
— James 1:27

We will be going to Gabriel House, a special needs orphanage where we will be interacting and caring for the orphans, learning about their needs and bring some light and hope to them along with encouragement to their caregivers. Also, we will do a mix of construction and repairs along with delivering needed supplies. In addition, another small team will be going to town to conduct Disciple Making Movement (DMM) training to a group of local pastors in the area.

About the Trip

Who should serve:
High School Students, Adults

When:
September 12-15, 2018

Where:
Ensenada, MX

Cost:
• Accommodations and food at lodge location is $300 (meals eaten outside of the lodge is your responsibility)
• Flights via Southwest Airlines booked 30 days in advance are about $300 round trip.
 

Informational Meeting

TBD

Partners

Gabriel House

Trip Contact

Larry Ells
408.640.8488

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “<Name of the person you are donating to> Ensenada MX Fall 2018 STM Trip”.

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Venture's Back to School Community Party
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

Venture's Back to School Community Party

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to a block party hosted by the church! 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Aug 25 after the 4pm service. This is a great opportunity to invite folks to Venture who have always wanted to visit.

Enjoy tasty multicultural cuisine: Korean BBQ is featured, and fun entertainment for the entire family! We'll have kids games, bounce houses and fun for all. Let's enjoy one last summer of fun weekend before the school and fall season starts.

Tickets: $5 per person (4 and under free)

Sign up to serve here »

 

Questions? Email here »

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God Talk in the Mall - Training
Jul
11
12:45 PM12:45

God Talk in the Mall - Training

Please join us for God Talk training. We will present the Gospel at Oakridge Mall for the back-to-school shopping season, from Friday, July 13 - Sunday, August 12. Each day we have the opportunity to share Jesus with over 100 shoppers.

If interested in volunteering please contact Rich & Charlene at rs@truevine.net, or call 408-354-3966.

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God Talk in the Mall - Training
Jul
8
12:45 PM12:45

God Talk in the Mall - Training

Please join us for God Talk training. We will present the Gospel at Oakridge Mall for the back-to-school shopping season, from Friday, July 13 - Sunday, August 12. Each day we have the opportunity to share Jesus with over 100 shoppers.

If interested in volunteering please contact Rich & Charlene at rs@truevine.net, or call 408-354-3966.

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Short-Term Mission Trip - Joni & Friends Camp
Jul
8
to Jul 13

Short-Term Mission Trip - Joni & Friends Camp

  • MISSION SPRINGS CAMPS & CONFERENCE CENTER (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For many years, Venture has sent short-term mission trips to Joni & Friends Camp, and those who have gone have come back from the camps have been touched deeply by the people with a disability and their families. In addition to sharing and caring for them, you will also have a great time participating in great activities like square dancing, swimming, playing water games, and many other activities.

Short-term missionaries eat meals with their assigned family and join with them in most program activities. After some short-term missionary free time in the afternoon (1-1/2 -2 hrs), you will rejoin your family for the evening meal and activities. No previous experience with disability? No problem. We fully train every short term missionary for 1-1/2 days before the Family Retreat begins, and there is constant support throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to serve others and grow in your own faith; it's a life changing experience!

About the Trip

Who should serve:
Must be 16 years old or older (Can be younger if supervised by a parent)

When:
July 8-13, 2018

Where:
Mission Springs in Scotts Valley, CA

Cost:
TBD, but last year was about $450, including room and meals.  

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Click here to watch a video from Joni & Friends of what the experience is like.

Application

Registration opens in January, 2018. Sign up through the Joni & Friends website

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “Joni & Friends, July 2018 STM Trip”.

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Venture High School - Short-Term Mission Trip: Haiti
Jun
24
to Jul 2

Venture High School - Short-Term Mission Trip: Haiti

The Venture High School Haiti Mission Trip is coming up in summer 2018! We are so excited to be heading over and partnering with Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. Some areas that we will be involved with are: construction and painting, evangelism, helping with the elderly, and serving with their nutritional program.

  • Cost: TBD
  • Parent Info Meeting: November 12
  • Required Meetings (all meetings are mandatory for trip attendance):
    Feb 25, Apr 15, June 10

Questions? Contact Heather »

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Ensenada, Mexico
May
28
to Jun 2

Short-Term Mission Trip: Ensenada, Mexico

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
— Matthew 25:40
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
— James 1:27

We will be going to Gabriel House, a special needs orphanage where we will be interacting and caring for the orphans, learning about their needs and bring some light and hope to them along with encouragement to their caregivers. Also, we will do a mix of construction and repairs along with delivering needed supplies. In addition, another small team will be going to town to conduct Disciple Making Movement (DMM) training to a group of local pastors in the area.

About the Trip

Who should serve:
High School Students, Adults

When:
May 28 - June 2, 2018

Where:
Ensenada, MX

Cost:
• Accommodations and food at lodge location is $300 (meals eaten outside of the lodge is your responsibility)
• Flights via Southwest Airlines booked 30 days in advance are about $300 round trip.
 

Informational Meeting

TBD

Partners

Gabriel House

Trip Contact

Larry Ells
408.640.8488

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “<Name of the person you are donating to> Ensenada MX Spring 2018 STM Trip”.

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RealOptions Walk for Life
May
12
8:30 AM08:30

RealOptions Walk for Life

The Walk for Life and 5K Run is a community awareness fundraising event that benefits RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics. All proceeds go towards providing free services to women, men, students and families through our four pregnancy medical clinics. Come volunteer with us and celebrate the gift of life with us and honor your Mother!

Questions? Contact Donna »

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"Save My Seoul" Film Screening
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

"Save My Seoul" Film Screening

Join us for the screening of Save My Seoul. This documentary sheds light on the darkness of sex trafficking in South Korea.

Following the screening, Eddie Byun, our On Mission Pastor (and the film’s executive director) will speak on the current realities of human trafficking, as well as the vision and launch of our Justice Ministry. 

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Questions? Contact Eddie »

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Beautiful Day
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Beautiful Day

  • Multiple locations across San Jose (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

On April 21-22, Venture, Venture en Español, Los Gatos Christian School, and our local partner ministries are serving together to makeover and beautify two San Jose schools, Yerba Buena High School and Legacy Academy. Last year over 900 volunteers served, and this year we're needing even more. You can bring friends, your family, or your life group, and serve together.

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: Mulching, Planting, Gardening

  • Decorating

  • Set Up and Clean Up

We're also looking for:

  • Team Leaders (Carpenters, landscapers, painters, etc. - see below)

  • Security & Medical

  • Food Prep

  • Registration

  • Runners

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 age 6 to 17 are welcome to volunteer, but ages 13-17 must have a parent present at check-in to sign a release, and ages 6-12 must have a parent or guardian present throughout the day, in order to participate. Venture students needing community service hours are welcome to apply.

 

Needed! Skilled Volunteer Team Leaders

We’re also looking for professional carpenters, landscapers, plumbers, painters, and medical professionals (nurses, doctors, EMTs, etc.) to help lead our volunteer teams. If you fit one of these key roles, please contact the On Mission Ministry.

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Beautiful Day 2018
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Beautiful Day 2018

  • Multiple locations across San Jose (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

On April 21-22, Venture, Venture en Español, Los Gatos Christian School, and our local partner ministries are serving together to makeover and beautify two San Jose schools, Yerba Buena High School and Legacy Academy. Last year over 900 volunteers served, and this year we're needing even more. You can bring friends, your family, or your life group, and serve together.

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: Mulching, Planting, Gardening

  • Decorating

  • Set Up and Clean Up

We're also looking for:

  • Team Leaders (Carpenters, landscapers, painters, etc. - see below)

  • Security & Medical

  • Food Prep

  • Registration

  • Runners

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 age 6 to 17 are welcome to volunteer, but ages 13-17 must have a parent present at check-in to sign a release, and ages 6-12 must have a parent or guardian present throughout the day, in order to participate. Venture students needing community service hours are welcome to apply.

 

Needed! Skilled Volunteer Team Leaders

We’re also looking for professional carpenters, landscapers, plumbers, painters, and medical professionals (nurses, doctors, EMTs, etc.) to help lead our volunteer teams. If you fit one of these key roles, please contact the On Mission Ministry.

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Women's Missions Brunch
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Missions Brunch

But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
— Jeremiah 18:4
 

Take Me, Mold Me, Use Me

Ladies, come join us for a lovely morning of great food, fellowship, and hearing from our missionaries what God is doing throughout the world. They will share their rich stories of how God is molding and using them and the people they work with for His glory just as He molds and shapes us for the work He has planned for us right here. You don't want to miss it! Tickets available after each weekend service.

Sorry, this event is sold out

Questions? Contact Karina »

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Northern India (Medical)
Oct
2
to Oct 9

Short-Term Mission Trip: Northern India (Medical)

Venture is sending another medical team to Northern India this year to offer free medical care to many remote villages that do not have access to medical health care. We are partnering with national physicians who are donating their time and supplies. Over 425 patients will be seen every day and shown the love of Christ through meeting their humanitarian needs. We are looking for medical professionals to join us, and particularly physical therapists. If you feel God moving your heart toward serving on this team, please contact us! 

About the Trip

Who should serve:
Adults (18+)

When:
October 2-9, 2017

Where:
Northern India

Cost: The costs listed are tentative.
$3,000 per person

Informational Meeting

TBD

Partners

TBD

Trip Contact

Tammi Senner

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “<Person’s Name> India 2017 Medical STM Trip”.

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Ensenada, Mexico
Sep
13
to Sep 17

Short-Term Mission Trip: Ensenada, Mexico

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
— Matthew 25:40
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
— James 1:27

We will be going to Gabriel House, a special needs orphanage where we will be interacting and caring for the orphans, learning about their needs and bring some light and hope to them along with encouragement to their caregivers. Also, we will do a mix of construction and repairs along with delivering needed supplies. In addition, another small team will be going to town to conduct Disciple Making Movement (DMM) training to a group of local pastors in the area.

About the Trip

Who should serve:
High School Students, Adults

When:
September 13-17, 2017 (Wed-Sun)

Where:
Ensenada, MX

Cost:
• Accommodations and food at lodge location is $300 (meals eaten outside of the lodge is your responsibility)
• Flights via Southwest Airlines booked 30 days in advance are about $300 round trip.
 

Informational Meeting

TBD

Partners

Gabriel House

Trip Contact

Larry Ells
408.640.8488

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “<Name of the person you are donating to> Ensenada MX 2017 STM Trip”.

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Short-Term Mission Trip - Hyderabad, India
Sep
1
to Sep 11

Short-Term Mission Trip - Hyderabad, India

Please join us for a trip to Hyderabad, India! We'll visit missionaries and their missions who have taken in over 100 orphans and saved hundreds of previously trafficked women from the streets and temples of Hyderabad. Team members will interact with the children and teach them about Christ through VBS. Additionally, there will be wonderful ministry opportunities and interactions with the young women being restored and with surrounding communities. We welcome all Venture members who feel led to join us on this important mission to show Christ's love to people in need in India.

About the Trip

Who should serve:
Adults (18+)

When:
September 1-10, 2017

Where:
Hyderabad, India

Cost: The costs listed are tentative.
$3,000 per person

Informational Meeting

June 11 @ 11am in the Ranch House

Partners

Asha Jyothi

Trip Contact

Tammi Senner
Deb Omori

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “Hyderabad, India 2017 STM Trip”.

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Short-Term Mission Trip - Joni & Friends Camp
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Short-Term Mission Trip - Joni & Friends Camp

  • MISSION SPRINGS CAMPS & CONFERENCE CENTER (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For many years, Venture has sent short-term mission trips to Joni & Friends Camp, and those who have gone have come back from the camps have been touched deeply by the people with a disability and their families. In addition to sharing and caring for them, you will also have a great time participating in great activities like square dancing, swimming, playing water games, and many other activities.

Short-term missionaries eat meals with their assigned family and join with them in most program activities. After some short-term missionary free time in the afternoon (1-1/2 -2 hrs), you will rejoin your family for the evening meal and activities. No previous experience with disability? No problem. We fully train every short-term missionary for 1-1/2 days before the Family Retreat begins, and there is constant support throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to serve others and grow in your own faith; it's a life changing experience!

About the Trip

Who should serve:
Must be 16 years old or older (Can be younger if supervised by a parent)

When:
Tentative Date: July 10-14, 2017

Where:
Mission Springs in Scotts Valley, CA

Cost:
TBD, but last year was about $450, including room and meals.  

Media

Visit our On Mission Global Facebook Page for pictures, videos and comments from prior trips.

Click here to watch a video from Joni & Friends of what the experience is like.

Application

Registration opens in mid-January, 2017. Sign up through the Joni & Friends website

Donate

To donate to this trip, please specify in comment section “Joni & Friends, July 2017 STM Trip”.

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