Welcome to Anthem, a church community following Jesus in the beautiful city of Ventura, helping people find their way back to God.
We believe each person was made in the image of God and we want our friends, family, neighbors, and community to experience the transforming love of Jesus.
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. At Anthem you’ll find a group of real people learning to follow Jesus together.
We believe everyone is welcome as they are to explore the good life Jesus so frequently teaches about. From the parking lot, to kids check-in, to grabbing a cup of coffee, you’ll find a community of people who are genuinely glad you’re here!
Location: 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Have a few questions? Here are a few FAQs to get you started.
WHAT ARE SUNDAYS LIKE?
Sunday gatherings at Anthem are about 80-90 minutes in length. Our Sunday gatherings typically look like this:
We start with worshiping Jesus by singing. Lyrics are projects on screen.
Someone will get up and share a quick welcome, and share a few next steps for those who are new to our church, and any important things coming up.
We’ll have a brief moment to say hi to someone, grab a coffee, or just hang in your seat and get settled.
We end our gathering with responding to the word of God and the message of the gospel by: singing, receiving communion, giving, and praying for one another.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Our kids ministry is available during our gatherings for infants—kindergarten. Upon arriving, head to the main entrance, and we'll happily show you how to check in your child. If this is your first time checking in your child, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get all set up.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING?
We have dedicated parking right next to the venue, with an entrance on Santa Clara St. If you're coming from east of California street, the parking entrance will be on your left, if you're coming from west California street, the entrance will be on your right. Just look out for our parking signs! The closest public parking lots are the free structure on California & Santa Clara and the free lots on Santa Clara street, plus there is no time limit for street parking on Sundays.
What’s Anthem all about?
We’ve put together a few resources to help you get to know us. Check out our about page to learn more →
What are some next steps to learn more and get connected?
After visiting, the next best step is to attend Intro to Anthem, Intro to Anthem is a great chance for everyone who is new (or newish) to connect with some of the leaders, hear our story and learn how to get plugged in and connected to Anthem. We discuss a bit of who we are and leave time for any questions you may have about the church.
Would you like to give us a heads up you're coming? Ready to check out Anthem in person? We can't wait to meet you in person. If you'd like to give us a heads up you're coming, simply fill out the form below by clicking the button.