We pray together when we gather as a church body each and every week. But what if you are sick at home or in the hospital and are unable to receive prayer at church? Prayer is something we take seriously. We know it makes all the difference when we invite God to move in our lives. Our visitation team is available to regular attendees of the Ventura Vineyard Christian Fellowship to come pray with you. Please fill out the form below and we will contact you. For more information on visitations, please contact Kathy White, Pastor of CARE MINISTRY at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Care Support
Emergency Care Support is an encouragement and comfort ministry. It’s perfect those who cannot commit a lot of time, but desire to be supportive in our church context. If you have a heart for people who are experiencing the stress of life’s challenges such as a recent hospitalization, a family illness, a new baby, etc., this ministry might be the one for you. SIGN UP TODAY! Just check off your particular areas of interest below.
One-2-One Care with Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry Is…
A program of Ventura Vineyard that equips lay people to provide one-to-one care and support to those who are experiencing times of personal crisis or life challenges, in our community.
Everyone experiences life challenges – the loss of a job, death of a loved one, illness or divorce. Many people struggle alone, but they don’t have to. Our trained volunteers provide a listening ear, a tender heart, and a gentle touch to help people along the way through the confusion and the pain. Stephen Ministry is a ministry of care and presence.
What Do Stephen Ministers Do?
- Really listen
- Take time to care
- Provide encouragement instead of advice
- Keep confidences
- Faithfully pray for you
- See you through a tough time
Stephen Ministers Are Committed Volunteers Who…
- Offer support and care
- Visit regularly
- Express God’s care through their lives to others
- Are committed to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship
- Receive 50 hours of initial training in caring and relating skills
- Are commissioned as Stephen Ministers after completing their training
- Participate in regular supervision and continuing education
Stephen Ministers Are NOT…
- Problem solvers
- Casual visitors
Who May Benefit from Stephen Ministry?
People who are dealing with:
- Chronic illness
- An ill family member
- Moving transitions
- Death or serious loss
- A disability
- A disabled family member
- Terminal illness
- Job loss
- Aging and elderly
When you or someone you know is in need of care, Stephen Ministry can help. If you are in need of a Stephen Minister or would like to learn more, please contact Kathy@venturavineyard.org.
Or mail it to the church directly:
Ventura Vineyard Church
1956 Palma Drive, Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003
Attn: CARE Ministry
Journey groups provide opportunities to open up into a deeper understanding of the past, greater freedom in the present, and a growing connection with the Author of our story. Journey Groups provides a respectful place where stories can be spoken, honored and redeemed. If you’ve already taken EHS you have a preliminary understanding of this. Reading and journaling outside the group are also part of the commitment. This is a 10-week group and class size is limited. Class materials are $35. Register here or in the app.