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20 “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.  21 Rather, as it is written: “Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.”  22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.”

Romans 15:20–22 (NIV)

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Journey Church Ventura exists to enter into the journeys of those who have yet to
discover God’s love, grace and forgiveness, while growing together in a
relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Our current burden:

Winning souls and church growth – what do we need to do to win souls?

We see a church…

  • Excited about Jesus

  • Excited about church

  • Excited about kids


...who cares for its community by providing for its practical needs.

  • Serve the City Sunday (last Sunday of August)

    • We will create lunch and hygiene packs for kids and the homeless each Fall.

    • Current Goal: 500 Hygiene Packs and 500 Lunch Packs


... who develops leaders who will carry ministry weight and responsibility.

  • We will develop at least three leaders per area of ministry through a leadership training group starting on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 6:30pm


... who weekly provides an environment where people walk away saying, “I met with God today.”

  • Worship: By the end of November 2022 we will have developed a fresh excitement about our worship experience.

  • Preaching: By the end of November, we will have in place a “Deep Dive” team who will assist Pastor Ricardo in the creation of connection and application of life through scripture (Discovering the needs of the people). 

  • Kids/Youth: Each environment will develop mission critical initiatives that provide practical ways to build excitement about Jesus, the church and their groups.


... who is known by its community through branding, social media, and intentional connection with guests.

  • Social Media: Using all SM platforms, we will expand our presence and value in SM by more frequent posts, value add posts by all team members, boosting when possible and affordable.

  • Signage: Will create a sign plan and budget for all signs that will allow JCV to be fully visible to the community by the end of October and implemented by 12/31/22.

  • Vehicle window stickers (September 25 distribution)

  • “Plan My Visit” Initiative: First time guests can plan their first visit online and our FTG team will be ready to host. (October 30 launch)


We see a church who is effectively connecting with people.


People Focus – Relationships

  • Create systems for people to connect with people

    • Ways to engage (give, serve, be in a group)

  • We will recruit and develop a team of people who are specifically assigned to helping people engage with JCV.

  • Guest videos – each Monday.


We see a church who is reaching youth with innovation and creativity.

  • Develop a team of volunteers who regularly connect with students

  • Recruit 5 new volunteer leaders by 12/31/22

  • Improve communication with volunteer teams.

  • Plan 1 event per month


We see a church who is reaching kids and parents with innovation and creativity.

  • “Harbor Buddies” program – Classics praying for and engaging kids for discipleship. Will launch at October Classics event.

  • Develop an invite program with incentives

  • Develop awareness of kid’s community involvement with general congregation through TV presence in our lobby.

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