The Equipping ministry at Ventura Vineyard is designed to provide tools and skills to help those attending to;

  • Use the gifts, talents and skills given by God to enable His purpose in the church and community
  • Mature in their relationships
  • Become more fulfilled and at peace in our place and purpose in fulfilling God’s kingdom in our homes, community and church.


Women’s Book Study I Saturdays, 10:30AM I March 10 – May 5

We all know that prayer is important. But sometimes we forget that prayer is not only a conversation with God but it also communion with Him.

Come discover how prayer can be a way of living your life. Move beyond words to become someone who not only converses & communes with God, but to someone whose entire life is prayer.

We will open ourselves to God by using the four movements of Lectio Devina as our guide. Benner titles these as:  attending, pondering, responding and being. We will also be learning how to pray with our senses, with our imaginations, with music and creativity, in-contemplation, in-service and much more.








Journey Groups I Sundays, 9AM

Journey Groups provide opportunities to open up into a deeper understanding of the past, greater freedom in the present, and growing connection with the Author of our story.

We all carry a story—filled with loss and beauty, betrayal and connection, shame and confusion. Story impacts our present life and beliefs for the future.

Journey Groups provide a respectful place where stories can be spoken, honored and redeemed.

If you have previously participated in our EHS coursework, you already have some preliminary understanding of this. Journey Groups are a natural pairing to EHS. (Though, EHS is not required to participate in Journey Groups.)

This is a 10 week group. Each group consists of two leaders and up to six group members, and the commitment to consistent 10-week attendance is essential. Reading and journaling outside of group are also part of the commitment. Please consider these requirements when considering joining a group. Class size is limited.

Class materials are $35.






Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting Workshop I Sundays, 9AM

At the Ventura Vineyard, we believe that authentic spirituality is lived from the inside out, so in similar vein with our adult workshops on emotional health (e.g., Emotionally Healthy Spirituality or EHS) we are offering parents and caregivers a class to develop “emotion coaching” skills to build strong emotional health within families. Developed from Dr. John Gottman’s research on emotional intelligence, Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting presents a 5-step method that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long lasting effects for children. Emotion coaching is easy to learn and supports kids through life’s ups and downs in a way that builds confidence and helps them grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. There is a $20 charge for materials.







Art with Meredith Newcom I Sundays, 9AM

Jan 21-Feb 18.  Kids will be creating a two dimensional artwork on canvas with mixed media (paint and collage) over the course of the five weeks.

*Sign-ups are for the entire 5-week series and must be submitted 5 days prior to the start of the first class.






Tell Me A Story with Erica Connell I Sundays, 9AM

Feb 25 – March 25. In this 5-week class we will be covering the framework of storytelling. This class will record the story your child develops in a video monologue format.

*Sign-ups are for the entire 5-week series and must be submitted 5 days prior to the start of the first class.




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