Sundays at Reality

    Our Sunday Gathering is central to all that we do. It is our opportunity to connect with others and ultimately connect with God through worship, teaching, and prayer. Whether you are a long-time follower of Jesus or just curious about the Christian faith, all are welcome. Together, we expect to be surprised, healed, challenged, and changed as we learn about the person of Jesus.

    GATHERING TIMES

    8:30am (with Kids Ministry for Infant through 5th grade) 

    10:45am (with Kids Ministry for Infant through 5th grade and J High*)

    *10:45 Gathering will be streamed on YouTube Live

    LOCATION

    1954 Goodyear Ave. Ventura, CA 93003

    PRE-SERVICE PRAYER

    Sundays at 8am (in the sanctuary)

    WHAT TO EXPECT

     

    WE WORSHIP
    Worship is about celebrating and centering our lives on what we love most. We believe that God alone is worthy of all our utmost affection and attention, so we begin and end our time by singing and celebrating him together.

     

    WE WELCOME
    The church is not a club or a clique built on what we have (or haven’t) accomplished. Instead, the church is built upon what Jesus has accomplished. Since we have been accepted in this community by grace, we make time to extend a greeting to others, welcoming them as Jesus has welcomed us.

     

    WE GIVE
    Our money flows freely towards the things that we love. As a church, we give because of the grace and generosity God has given us. We are not under compulsion to give; instead, we should offer cheerfully what God has placed on our hearts. If you would like to give to the church’s work, you can do so by using one of the Give Boxes located outside the sanctuary, send a check in the mail, or use the PushPay app.

     

    WE LEARN
    We believe that the Bible is God’s word, authority for all life and practice, a library of writings that together tell a unified story, which leads us to Jesus. In reading and exploring the Bible, we expect to be surprised, healed, challenged, and changed. If you don’t have a Bible, you can follow along with the scriptures on our screens or even download a Bible app from your phone. 

     

    WE RESPOND
    Every encounter with God invites a response. As we hear about and experience who God is and what he has done for us in Jesus, we are invited to believe, receive and act. In response, we sing to God and pray by simply talking to him about what he has spoken to us. The Prayer Team is also available to pray for you during the latter part of our service, bringing your requests to God on your behalf.

     

    WE RECEIVE
    Jesus is always calling us and inviting us to walk with him and follow him. One way we respond to Jesus on Sundays is through taking the Lord’s supper by partaking of the bread, signifying Christ’s broken body, and the cup, representing his blood shed for our forgiveness. If you have put your faith and trust in Jesus, we have an opportunity to receive communion every Sunday.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

    Where and When are the services taking place?
    • We are currently hosting two indoor church gatherings with optional outdoor seating at 8:30 am, and 10:45 am.
    Will masks be required?
    • Masks are no longer mandated in California, which means they are now optional at all of our church gatherings.
    • For those who don’t feel entirely comfortable in a mask-optional setting, you can utilize our outdoor seating option at our Sunday services or join us online for our live stream service. 
    Will the seats at church be distanced?
    • We are providing open seating with a more-than-usual distance between the rows in our well-ventilated sanctuary.
    • For those who would feel more comfortable, you can utilize our outdoor seating option or join us online for our live stream service.
    Do you have children’s ministry on Sundays?
    • We have RVTA Kids (Infants – 5th grade) available during our 8:30 am &  10:45 am services. 
    • While we do offer programming for kids, please know that your children are always welcome to attend with you in the main service.
    • We also have a Junior High Ministry, which takes place during our 10:45 am service in the warehouse.
    • All of our volunteers are required to be trained and screened (Live Scan Background Check) and free from fever or symptoms of contagious illness for 24 hours before they serve.
    • Children attending RVTA Kids must also be free from fever or symptoms of contagious illness for 24 hours. If your child is unwell, they should not attend RVTA Kids.
    Will I have to register or reserve a spot to attend church services?
    • No, registrations and reservations will not be required! Just show up! However, if you have children in 5th grade or under and would like to check them into RVTA Kids, please fill out this household form to streamline your check-in process when you arrive.
    Will any of the services be live-streamed?