Eating With Enemies

In a world that seems to be increasingly divided, Christians are called to be a unifying presence. But, as we live in this tense culture filled with so many passionate opinions, how do we keep from adding to the division and noise?

Eating with Enemies is a sermon and small group series designed to equip you with skills to pursue unity in a divided world. 


We encourage you to utilize these resources for our series. The content is designed to help you grow in community and individually, and also to share with others who might benefit from them.


Discussion Guides for small groups are updated by the end of day on Friday each week and coincide with the sermon for that week.


Our daily word of encouragement videos also reinforce what is taught on Sunday mornings. You can access our videos on social media, the home page of our website, in our enewsletter, and on our YouTube channel.


Listen to some of the worship songs that we sing on Sundays from our Spotify playlist. It's a great way to engage in worship while you drive, do chores, or exercise, and it's also a way to fill your home with truth and peace and joy.
If you don't have a Spotify account, sign up for Spotify HERE.


RightNow Media is a digital video library you have free access to through Ventura Missionary. We encourage you to use this library for your own discipleship, and to share content with anyone in your life who is looking for hope, truth, and help in topics such as marriage, parenting, and other common life experiences. Do a search on our weekly topics and find some great supplemental material. There is also great content for kids! 



What Do You Mean by Unity from the Gospel Coalition by Quina Aragon

Four Ways Not to Be a Jerk Online from the Gospel Coalition by Matt Smethurst

What is Unity? by John Piper

A Radical Goal for Social Media by Ruthanne Jenkins
If We Don't Love We Won't Last from Desiring God by Jon Bloom

Where Do We Disagree? from Desiring God by Joe Rigney

Four Ways to Disagree Graciously from the Gospel Coalition by Gavin Ortlund

*PLEASE NOTE: Ventura Missionary Church, and our leadership (including Pastor Doug) does not endorse every idea or theological perspective in these resources; however, we have found them to be helpful resources in developing a well-rounded understanding  about our teaching series.