Nina's Rooted Story
March 7th, 2021
Watch Nina's story on YouTube.Nina Nozzi grew up in the church and has participated in quite a number of Bible studies and small groups during her spiritual journey, but for some reason Rooted sounded...
Caring for the Caring
February 22nd, 2021
Jay Licata facilitates a small group at Ventura Missionary Church. One of the members of this group works at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard and has often shared with the group about the tremendous pres...
God's Perfect Timing
February 12th, 2021
Kevin Baysinger and Phil Sylvester lead a group of high school guys at Ventura Missionary. We recently shared about how they blessed a coffee shop and the Ventura Police Department. Kevin told us abo...
Blessing It Forward
February 5th, 2021
Alexia was a single parent and homeless. After struggling for some time, she entered a program at Lighthouse. The ministry and its efforts to provide Christian discipleship, education, life skills dev...
The Power to Bless Others
January 28th, 2021
Power is a commodity that we all have. Our abilities give us power, our intelligence gives us power. Our time, our position, our resources all give us power. We can either choose to use our power to ...
Small Group Shaking Salt All Over
January 24th, 2021
Have you ever taken a bite into something that hadn't yet been salted? There's something about salt that brings out the flavor of what we eat. Even sweet foods like cookies and homemade ice cream need...
Good Gifts from a Good God
January 18th, 2021
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17Sometimes circumstances cause a shortage of resour...
Tangible Love for Local Small Business
January 10th, 2021
The ramifications of the worldwide pandemic are far-reaching. Economic impact has been one of the most significant ways it has challenged our lives. Small businesses have found it difficult to stay af...
Loving Neighbors - George's Story
December 18th, 2020
George Casarez is one of the Deacons at Ventura Missionary Church. If you have spent any time with George, you know about his beaming smile and servant's heart. Recently, George was instrumental in sh...
Top Gun Rooted Training - John's Story
September 4th, 2020
Watch John's story on YouTube.John Worthy says that Rooted has yielded a "gigantic transformation" in his journey with Jesus. He has participated in Rooted since we piloted the experience at Ventura M...
Rooted was the Beginning - Elizabeth's Story
August 27th, 2020
Watch Elizabeth tell her story on YouTube.Elizabeth Sylvester, and her husband Phil, were one of those couples that faithfully came to church for years, but they didn't do anything beyond that. Phil b...
Vessel of Light - Montana's Story
August 21st, 2020
Montana Wiggins is a 15 year-old student at Ventura High School. She is on the water polo and swim teams there. She is also already looking ahead toward making a difference in the world. She can’t rem...