The Anthem Weekly

Feb 17–23

Welcome to Anthem, a church community following Jesus in the beautiful city of Ventura, helping people find their way back to God.

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We hope you had an awesome Anthem Anywhere! We’re back this week in Downtown Ventura: 10am, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA - join us at 9am for prayer!

What’s coming up


Anthem Ventura is hosting Alpha, an open and informal dialogue about faith, the person of Jesus, and what it all means. We want to hear your thoughts and questions as we explore these themes together without the pressured atmosphere that usually comes with these conversations.

Location: Anthem Ventura HQ, 228 E. Thompson Blvd. Suite B, Ventura
Dates: Feb 21-Apr 11
Time: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm

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If you haven’t been through Alpha yet, join us for the next session! Pray for and invite a few friends to join our next season of Alpha!

Who will you invite?

Help W/ Alpha

We need help hosting Alpha, an open and informal dialogue about faith for people of all different spiritual backgrounds. Alpha wants to be a place of hospitality, so we need people to help set-up, serve food, small groups hosts and helpers, and clean-up. Consider how you can help. Click the button below to learn more and let us know! 

Location: Anthem Ventura HQ, 228 E. Thompson Blvd. Suite B, Ventura
Dates: Feb 21-Apr 11
Time: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm

Community Group Leader Meeting

Whether you’ve been leading a Community Group for years or your Community Group just launched, we ask that all Community Group Leaders attend these valuable meetings to be equipped and encouraged. 

This time is intended to help Community Group Leaders connect with each other, stay informed about necessary Community Group developments, and acquire practical skills for leading their Community Groups. All apprentices are invited to join as well! 

Location: Anthem Ventura HQ
Date: Feb 20
TIme: 7pm

Volunteers Needed

At Anthem we believe that all members of the body are called to serve and give of the capacities and gifting God has given them. As we continue to grow, we have a need for more volunteers. Please consider joining one of our serve teams. Here are the specific needs:

Kids: 8 people
First Impressions: 8 people
Worship/Tech: 3 people

A night with With Preston Sprinkle

Questions related to faith, sexuality & gender are among the most pressing social/ethical questions facing the church today. We have invited Preston Sprinkle to help us navigate this conversation with thoughtfulness and grace.

Preston Sprinkle is a professor, speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland, and he's been a professor of theology at Cedarville University (OH), Nottingham University (England), and Eternity Bible College (CA and ID), and was a part our first Elder team at Anthem Church. He writes and speaks extensively on topics related to faith, sexuality and gender, and runs the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender.

The evening talk will focus on the theology of marriage, same-sex relationships, and Christian sexual ethics, and will also help Christians navigate their relationships with the LGBTQ community. We’ll also have some time for Q & A, so feel free to ask your questions in a safe place.

Location: Anthem Thousand Oaks
Date: Mar 17
Time: 4-7pm
Cost: $5 per person & $5 for childcare (limited space)

Anthem Denver Prayer Tour

The Anthem Denver team is inviting the entire family of churches to join them in visiting and praying for the city. As we walk Denver and its neighborhoods, we’ll seek to understand God’s heart for the people there, to discern spiritual strongholds, and to call upon the Lord to bring spiritual, relational, and cultural renewal to Denver through the gospel of Jesus Christ. The tour will include earnest prayer, exploration of the city, teachings from different leaders, times of worship together, and a ton more.

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Giving at Anthem

Partner with God in what he's doing through Anthem Ventura. Your prayers, tithes, and offerings help fulfill our mission of helping people find their way back to God! Ten percent of every dollar goes to local and global generosity. 

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Join Anthem on Slack

Anthem Church uses Slack for all internal communication. It’s a great place to connect with each other, share prayer requests, and it’s where all our Community Groups and Serve Team communicate. If you are a part of Anthem Church, join the conversation!

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