It’s tax season again, which I know is not great news for most people. The good news is that any “tithe and offering” payments that you made to Reality Ventura are tax deductible.
As most of you know, we send giving statements electronically. Sending statements out electronically saves the church a lot of time and money by not having to print reports, stuff envelopes, and pay postage.
If you would like a giving report for tax purposes then we will need to have your email address on file. If you provided your information last year, then we still have it, but if you haven’t or you’re not sure, please go to HERE, and take 30 seconds to enter your information. It’s very simple. You will enter your name, mailing address, and email address and we will take it from there.
We need this information by Tuesday, January 28th and you should receive your Giving Report no later than Friday, January 31st.LEARN MORE
The disciples saw Jesus do a lot of incredible things, but they only asked Him to teach them how to do ONE. Pray. They asked Jesus to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1). They saw in prayer something of great value, and so should we.
Prayer is an invitation from God for us to participate in Him bringing His Kingdom, and accomplishing His will on Earth as it is in Heaven. Each week we meet together to pray for this to happen. Our corporate prayer meetings are informal in nature and open to anyone who has a desire to seek God in unity with other Christians. We hope to see you there!
Please Note: There will be no Corporate Prayer on December 24th & December 31st
Meetings begin in the New Year on Tuesday, January 7th
Prayer and worship, Tuesdays: 7pm to around 8pm (ish) in the church sanctuary.
We as a church family are wanting to come alongside the Carey family to love and support them during this very difficult and challenging time. It was on April 29, 2019 the Todd and Cheri Carey’s 11 year old son Malakai was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer. Malakai’s cancer journey has been anything but simple. He underwent months of intense chemotherapy down at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Just over a week ago Malakai underwent a full liver transplant. He is still in recovery at Children’s Hospital and thankfully his body seems to be accepting his new liver well.
However, the journey for the family has been long and it isn’t over. The Carey’s have four children. Two of whom are preschool age. Todd continues to work a full-time job and Cheri often needs to accompany Malakai to Los Angeles for treatment 3-4 times a week and for many multi-day overnight trips. This has resulted in numerous unexpected financial needs.
They are family to us here at Reality and we are wanting to give our support to them financially through this year’s Women’s Christmas Boutique and also we are asking you to please prayerfully consider how you can give through The Young & Brave Foundation – Go to: theyoungandbrave.com
RVTA Women, we are kicking off 2020 with a study through the book of James! Registration is now open, so make sure to grab your spot!Sign Up
We’re so excited to announce that we launched our new curriculum: The Gospel Project for Kids! The Gospel Project takes kids on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Kids will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.LEARN MORE
We relaunched Community Groups!
Go to the community groups page to learn more about the vision and also to view a list of community groups meeting throughout Ventura County – you’ll be able to contact a community group leader, request more information about their group… and sign up!Learn More
We just printed three different RVTA sticker designs, so grab one and stick on your car, water bottle or whatever else you want! These stickers was designed to identify fellow Reality Ventura Kingdom Family members specifically for the purpose of connection and prayer. When you see this sticker, pause for a moment and pray for that person! See a sticker, pray a prayer!
In light of our current Kingdom Family series in the book of Ephesians, our featured Book Spotlight is When the Church Was a Family by Joseph Hellerman that we want to encourage everyone to purchase and read.
Spiritual formation occurs primarily in the context of community. But as the modern cultural norm of what social scientists call “radical American individualism” extends itself, many Christians grow lax in their relational accountability to the church. Faith threatens to become an “I” not “us,” a “my God” not “our God” concern.
When the Church Was a Family calls believers back to the wisdom of the first century, examining the early Christian church from a sociohistorical perspective and applying the findings to the evangelical church in America today. With confidence, author Joseph Hellerman writes intentionally to traditional church leaders and emerging church visionaries alike, believing what is detailed here about Jesus’ original vision for authentic Christian community will deeply satisfy the relational longings of both audiences.Order Now
The MISSION of Christian Surfers is to be a ministry TO surfers and a mission FOR surfers to impact the beach and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Surfing, Fellowship, Community Outreach & Partnerships.Learn More