News+Updates: July 2015

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Hello all! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to browse this email and hear about what Jesus is doing in Ventura. We could not be more grateful for this journey he has put us on, and we already see the fruitfulness of this adventure. We will be having some big news coming up very soon, so I want to keep this update very short. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday Meeting Space Update

We will have official news on this very, very soon. But it is looking like we will be meeting for our Sunday gatherings in Downtown Ventura. Stay tuned for more!

Community Groups Are Flourishing! 

Our community groups have continued to be a place to known and loved and throughout the summertime we've been able to dive into each other's lives like never before! I love these communities that are forming. 

Before we launch in October, we are praying and preparing to launch 3 more community groups! Please pray for our leaders in training! 

WHAT'S COMING UP

Launch Team Meetings

This is a great space for our forming team to gather, pray, worship and strategize around this new church. This is also a great space for those interested in our journey and wanting to learn more. As we continue to gather, we are putting together our serve teams and planning and prepping for our launch in October! 

Our upcoming launch team meetings:

Pre-Launch Gatherings Services

As we lead up to our launch on October 11, we are gathering those interested in joining us weekly start August 16. Throughout August we will be gathering to pray worship Jesus and enjoy each other as we build this rhythm into our lives.

Then, in September, we'll be moving into our facility to prepare to welcome all of our new friends to our Sunday services in October.

If you'd like to keep up with our pre-launch gatherings, head over to our Facebook Page to stay in the loop! facebook.com/AnthemVentura

HOW YOU CAN PARTNER WITH US

This may seems strange because some of you do not even live in Ventura County, but there are a variety of ways you can support both us and Anthem in this new gospel adventure. 

1. Pray for us

We have seen Jesus work in crazy ways over the last month - in part because of your prayers! Please continue to pray for us, our new forming team and the mission Jesus has us on. Also be praying for other churches and believers in the city.

2. Join Our Launch Team

We are currently building a launch team to help us launch Anthem Ventura, if you live in Ventura county and would like to learn a little more, emailbert@anthemchurch.org

3. Give

We have a goal to raise $25,000 by the end of this summer and we're making great progress! If you would like to contribute toward the starting of this new church, click here to give online. If you’d rather give via check, you can make the check payable to ‘Anthem Church’ and in the memo line be sure to put ‘Ventura.' Mailing address: 390 Arcturus St. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Please contact bert@anthemchurch.org if you have any questions about donating to Anthem Ventura. 

4. Share our journey

As you see things pop up online, or stories you hear that are compelling, we ask that you help us spread the word. We've already gotten to meet some people via pure word of mouth, and it's such a treat to see how God uses people to orchestrate those meetings. Even if you aren't able to join us, if you know people in Ventura, please pass along some information and make an introduction for us! 

Thank you so much for praying for us, supporting us and sharing our story with others! This means more to us than you know! 

In Christ,
Bert, Sherry & Calvin