El Rey

A sermon and small group series about Jesus the King

We often say that we want freedom, but in reality, we serve many kings. Jesus, however, is the better King. El Rey (Spanish for The King) is a six-week series that will take us through Easter and will trace how the gospel of Mark depicts Jesus as the King of kings, and the only One it makes sense to follow.


We encourage you to utilize these resources for our series. The content is designed to help you grow in community and individually, and also to share with others who might benefit from them.


Discussion Guides for small groups are updated by the end of day on Friday each week and coincide with the sermon for that week.


Our daily word of encouragement videos also reinforce what is taught on Sunday mornings. You can access our videos on social media, the home page of our website, in our enewsletter, and on our YouTube channel.


Listen to some of the worship songs that we sing on Sundays from our Spotify playlist. It's a great way to engage in worship while you drive, do chores, or exercise, and it's also a way to fill your home with truth and peace and joy.
If you don't have a Spotify account, sign up for Spotify HERE.


RightNow Media is a digital video library you have free access to through Ventura Missionary. We encourage you to use this library for your own discipleship, and to share content with anyone in your life who is looking for hope, truth, and help in topics such as marriage, parenting, and other common life experiences. Do a search on our weekly topics and find some great supplemental material. There is also great content for kids! 


An overview of the Gospel of Mark from our friends at the Bible Project

VIDEOS  from RightNow Media*

*Free Access on the RightNow Media link on this page

The Gospel of Mark  by Francis Chan

Jesus, Messiah, Teacher and King 16 five-minute video devotionals
*PLEASE NOTE: Ventura Missionary Church, and our leadership (including Pastor Doug) does not endorse every idea or theological perspective in these resources; however, we have found them to be helpful resources in developing a well-rounded understanding  about our teaching series.