Compassion Team

Venturing out and giving the gift of love to the community

We serve people across the street and around the world, which means you can live out the Mission, Vision and Purpose of Venture Church together with us, no matter your zip code or travel experience. Want to be a community changer? Join our Compassion Team. Our rhythm of serving others is our response to the unconditional love of God. We serve in such a way that our community will be forever changed by the love of Jesus. We move toward the needs of our neighbors. We serve with friends, having a blast! No particular skills are needed, just a servant’s heart and passion to use your gifts and talents to make a difference in people’s lives.

Saturday, May 6th: Eagle Village Serve Day

Spend time loving, listening and encouraging the resilient children who live at the Eagle Village center, which works to heal and equip children and families for success. This is a family-friendly, one-day mission trip happening May 6th, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sign up online!

Serving Opportunities with Strategic Partners

Love INC

Love INC stands for Love In the Name of Christ. As a part of a nationwide movement (Loveinc.org), this organization is dedicated to seeing lives transformed out of poverty. Love Inc meets basic needs like food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and money management. When urgent needs come into Venture, we partner with Love INC to help provide immediate care and support through emergency housing, food, clothing, etc. To help this great organization continue its work in the community, Venture provides monetary support including fundraisers like Christmas Crack-Up.

Carriage Town Ministries

Flint has a myriad of needs, and Carriage Town is at the epicenter of ministry in Jesus name.  Our life groups have traveled north on 23 to Flint to serve with Carriage Town.  Carriage Town is for those who are hungry, they provide something to eat; for those who are thirsty, something to drink. For those who need a place to stay, they provide a home; for those who need clothing, a coat to keep them warm. And for those who are sick, a free walk-in clinic is provided each week. The gospel of Christ is taught daily through word, deed, devotionals and church services.  Check out their website for more (http://www.carriagetown.org/)

Livingston County Abolitionist Project (LCAP)

Think human trafficking is only a problem in third world countries? Think again. For more info on how you can impact the fight against modern slavery right here in Michigan, please fill out the contact form and we will connect you with our team leader (Sara Dee). LCAP meets the 1st Thursday of the month at Cornerstone Church (Hilton Road in Brighton). To learn more about LCAP and how this organization works to end and prevent slavery in our community, check out their website.

Aliyah's House

This is a 5 bedroom home for Human Trafficking Survivors in Livingston County. They are looking for a dedicated woman who would like to lead a weekly Bible study. If interested, please fill out our online form.

Second Chance Network

This is a Christian based, non-profit volunteer mentoring program for men and women who have been released from jail or prison. If interested in being involved, please fill out our online form. 

Salvation Army Summer Lunch Bunch

Summer Lunch Bunch is a Community Meals Program, providing free food and fun to Livingston County families with children during the summer months. Venture hosts Summer Lunch Bunch for 8 weeks in the summer. We not only serve lunch but have activities, crafts, games for the kids! Interested in helping? We typically need 12-15 volunteers who can commit to serving a minimum of 3-4 times. To learn more about being a part of Summer Lunch Bunch in 2017, please fill out our online form.

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