David Hogan was exposed to church on and off as he grew up. Various people spoke into his life about God. His grandmother read him stories about the David in the Bible, because his name is David. His sister invited him to youth group, enticing him by saying that there were cute girls there. He did believe in God, but he was not following God. He was never quite sure how to use or live his faith. David says that his sin and the way he felt about church kept him from experienci
A cocoon is a temporary dwelling that provides an environment where God miraculously transforms a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. The City Center transitional living community offers a similar abode for people whose lives are in need of a metamorphosis. Within the walls of this temporary housing ministry, God is at work. Ventura Missionary has partnered with The City Center since its inception. Our Rooted Discipleship groups participate in serve experiences there, we
From ages 10 to 87, nine volunteers took the challenge during our recent "Beat the Odds" series. Each participant was given $100 and asked to: 1) Recognize the money belongs to God, 2) Use it to build God's kingdom, 3) Involve other people and 4) Report back on what happened. Last Sunday, we heard from these volunteers.
87 year-old Clyde Smith said he had never volunteered for anything in his life. When considering what to do with the $100 he had been entrusted with, he dec