The River Community Church

Your partners in life! Ventura, CA
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church
The River Community Church

Who We Are

Why do we call ourselves The River Community?
We believe that churches ought to flow like a river and not sit motionless like a lake. People that step into a lake generally exit from the same place they entered. But when a person enters a river they will always exit from a different place; which means that they have experienced movement by the current. Our goal is to move people further along their spiritual journey than when they first entered The River.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Multigenerational, Lively, Lots of kids

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Missions, Nursery, Food Pantry

Music
Passionate Reverent, Contemporary, Traditional Hymns, Hillsong-style

Denomination
Foursquare

Size
Medium

Language
English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Founded
2005

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
889 E. Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone
(805) 648-7955

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
I must warn you by saying that The River Community is against religion and we are against conformity. We believe in relationships and in sharing life. The River Community is not “seeker sensitive”. You will not get a sugar coated view of the gospel; you will receive the unvarnished truth. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32(NIV)

What is the community like?
mission statement The purpose of The River is to serve all walks of life, a place where all can feel welcomed. This is an environment where anyone can come and not feel threatened whether you read the Bible on a daily basis or have never even opened one. The River is a place where one can serve as well as be served. A location where one can learn about Jesus Christ and then share Him. Our vision is “Partnering with others to help them enhance their quality of life.” We believe God has created and gifted ALL people and our purpose is to equip them in order to live out God’s purpose for their life. The goal is to move people further along their journey with Jesus Christ than when they first entered The River.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Core Values Loyalty – We will never give up on you. As long as you are willing, we will be your partners in life. Salvation – We believe that everyone has the choice to choose salvation. We are committed to bridging the gap between people and God. Relationships– We know that our families are a gift from God and our goal is to partner with them in having a strong and healthy household. Compassion – We believe that everyone needs a place to grow spiritually without fear of being judged. Our doors are open for all who choose to walk through them. Personal Development– We are a community of servers that are committed to help others in developing their God-given vision.

Leadership View all

Jim Duran

Jim Duran

Jim has been married for almost 23 years and is very involved with his family. Jim and Pam have six children and many incredible stories about doing life as a family of eight. He coaches his children in sports and partners with them in many church activities. Jim pastor’s many people in the city of Ventura and has been called a “pastor’s pastor”. Jim Duran is known as a man with a deep love for people and compassion for those that are suffering.

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