We think this statement from the bible captures the essence of following Jesus:
“Those who claim to live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:6
We at VENTURE aspire to live like Jesus through these six distinctives:
Jesus is revealed as we worship through song, spoken word, discussion, prayer, drama, visual art, and dance. We emphasize listening to God and applying what Holy Spirit has revealed to us.
House of Prayer
Jesus said his followers would be joy-filled, praying people. We pray for things like God’s blessing, peace and protection for our city and its leaders. And we pray that God would intervene against injustice, persecution, oppression and war.
We see Jesus’ nature, character, wisdom and authority revealed in the bible. We aim to teach like Jesus – with love, understanding and grace. Our goal is applying what we’re learning with the help of the Holy Spirit so we become more like him.
Jesus gathered a group of people to be his disciples – as in “apprentices”. He took ordinary people like us and taught them to forgive, to love, to speak truth, to show compassion and to give generously of themselves. We believe he wants us to embody those same things today.
Jesus spent his life focused on loving other people. Like Jesus, we want to see all humankind enjoying the goodness, mercy and love of God. We partner with other like-minded churches and organizations for effectiveness in sharing the Good News of salvation and bringing about Gods preferred future for humankind.
Jesus showed compassion for people by healing the sick and setting oppressed people free. We pray for healing in a non-hyped, but spiritually powerful, way. We welcome and encourage all of the Holy Spirit’s gifts.