Save the Date: Women’s Fall Bible Study – Arise

RVTA Women! Join us for our fall Bible study through the book of Nehemiah starting September 19th!

Night for the Nations – Erich & Karissa / North Africa

Please join us for the upcoming Night for the Nations for Erich & Karissa Wagner as they share about their upcoming global ministry taking place in Northern Africa. It will take place on Sunday, July 28 from 6-8pm at Reality Ventura and childcare nursery through 5th grade will be provided. We will also enjoy some yummy North Africa snacks starting at 6pm.

Men’s Retreat

We invite you to join the Reality Ventura men as we get away to the San Bernardino mountains for a three day retreat. Our prayer is that every body, mind, and soul will be refreshed and rejuvenated as we spend time in the presence of God, creation, and one another. 

Location: Green Valley Lake Christian Camp
Dates: October 11th – 13th, 2019
Cost: $165

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Nights of Worship

Nights of Worship is multi-church a gathering of worshippers and musicians seeking the presence of God for the glory of God in Ventura County. On Friday, July 26th, NOW will be gathering at Crosspointe Church (On the corner of Ralston & Saratoga). We invite you to join!

RVTA Stickers

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! 

Women’s Rafting Trip

What better way to cool off this summer than with an exciting white water rafting trip! Join Women’s Ministry on Saturday, July 27th for a day of rafting on the Kern River, out of Kernville, where we’ll run a fun section of river filled with Class II and III rapids. The carpool will depart Reality Church at 9:00am and will return around 7:00pm. Please bring a sack lunch. Cost per person: $70

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Women’s Wednesday Beach Days

RVTA Women’s Ministry is gathering on Wednesday mornings at the Ventura Harbor beach near the jetty. All women invited whether single, married, with or with out kids please join us at 10:00 a.m. for the whole month of July starting Wednesday, July 3rd!! 
For more info please email Kelly Amico or Leighanne Tsuji found under the women’s ministry tab. 

Kingdom Family Summer Gatherings

This summer, we will be having six consecutive weeks of what we are calling “Kingdom Family Summer Gatherings” where we will be combining our 8:30am and 10:45am Sunday gatherings into one (packed) 9:30am gathering. Kids ministry will resume as always, but will also be meeting ONLY at 9:30am. Following the one 9:30am gathering, we will be congregating at picnic tables outside for a “Kingdom Family Meal”. A main course of BBQ will be provided free of charge, and the youth will be selling drinks to raise funds for Summer Camp, but we are asking that each of you bring a side dish to share. There will also be a fun zone for the kids! The Kingdom Family Summer Gatherings will begin Sunday, June 16, until Sunday, July 21. So make note of the time change, and show up early on those Sunday (if you want your choice of a seat!). This will be an incredible time for our church body to all be TOGETHER, as we gather around the cross in worship, and the table in fellowship. 

Fireside Chats: Discussions on Christ-centered Mothering

Flourish is excited to gather around the fire together over the next few months! This series is designed to create an intimate environment for you to pull up a chair alongside women who are also endeavoring to raise children with an eternal perspective in mind. We will gather to listen, learn, pray, and be encouraged in raising our kids. Each gathering features a different, experienced mom from our church body as she shares on different elements of Christ-centered mothering. Warm drinks and treats will be served.  

Friday, May 31 Tools for Discipling Our Kids, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Friday, June 28 Raising Kids With a Missional Mindset, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Friday, July 26 Praying For Our Kids, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Friday, August 23 Understanding the Uniqueness of Each Child, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Book Spotlight

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.

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Prayer For the Nations

Prayer for the Nations will be praying the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and will be focusing on our Reality Ventura Global Partners, Friends, and Connections.

Christian Surfers Ventura

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.

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