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.





We see a church…

  • …who is recognized by its love for God and people.

  • …full of people, who are eager to bring (“Have Yets”) the lost to our weekend gatherings because they are inspiring, authentic, fun (joyful) and add value to life. 

  • …who equips people to effectively enter into the journeys of those who have yet to discover God’s love grace and forgiveness.

  • …full of children. One that partners with parents to disciple their children. A church who is committed to give parents the tools necessary to develop fully equipped disciples of Jesus.

  • …who provides the best environment possible for kids and students to learn about Jesus – An environment where kids and students beg their friends and family to come because it is irresistible. 

  • …who provides an irresistible and inspiring environment for all people to authentically meet with God through worship, God’s Word and community. An environment that would welcome believers and non-believers alike with warmth and authenticity. 

  • …full of people who create opportunities for anyone to mingle with each other in small groups. Groups that foster curiosity about Jesus as well as growth in our walks of faith.

  • …who has effective and efficient systems to make sure all people are well cared for and connected within the church. A church that helps people clearly understand the next steps of faith and integration into JCV life.

  • …who encourages all people to serve within their giftings and talents, where no one sits on the sidelines or drives from the backseat. A church that is overflowing with well trained volunteers who are passionate about serving God in the church and community

  • .…who tithes with faith and gives generously without fear. A church who overflows in blessing because of its generosity in giving and sacrifice. A church who is able to care for its own, while generously serving the needs of our community and world.

  • …who relentlessly finds and fills the needs of Ventura County, unafraid to merge into the lives of those who think and live differently. A church who is full of grace and truth – one that is unwilling to soften the gospel truth, but maintains a tender heart for all people in all circumstances.

  • …who is preparing the next generation to carry on the mission of God by living the bold example of mission centered leadership and practice. A church that provides a practical path of education and experience for the next generation of world changers through university level education and practicums. 

  • …who engages the unreached corners of the world through church building.