Women @ Venture
Helping Women Become Closer to Christ and to Each Other.
The Venture Women’s Ministry – or Women @ Venture – provides various opportunities for women of all ages to build relationships and grow in Christ as daughters, moms, wives, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and friends. We provide the time and place for women to connect, whether for a quarterly one-day event, a weekly small group, or a weekend retreat. Whatever the Women @ Venture group is up to, we are always focused on growing in Christ.
Gather at Venture to enjoy some fun activities, eat together, hear some teaching and discuss what we’ve learned in safe, comfortable small groups. Our events are typically an hour and a half beginning with large group teaching and breaking into discussion groups.
Retreats & Events
We know how hard it can be to get away but just how important it is to find rest and have fun! We will gather groups of women to attend weekend-long retreats with dynamic speakers and impactful activities.
We believe spiritual growth flows out of a commitment to God and the Bible and to significant Christian relationships. Life Groups help develop these relationships as women have real conversation about real issues.
Get in the Loop
Part of maintaining a women’s ministry is making sure we stay connected. When you join the Women’s Loop you will be contacted via email for all Venture Women events, meetings and other news pertaining to this ministry.
Current Groups / Events
Friday, Nov. 17th, 7-8:30 p.m.: Women@Venture Clothing Swap
Clear the clutter, upgrade your closet and support a good cause with the Women@Venture Clothing Swap! The cost to attend (whether you drop off clothes or not) is $10. The proceeds and other items not swapped will be donated to La Casa, supporting survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Drop off at Venture Church between now and November 12th.
We’ve compiled a list of books and resources that speak directly to women. These are books you’ll want to take with you wherever you go and stay up late to read, they may even impact the way you act as a mother, wife, daughter, employee or child of God.
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances — Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions — Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others — Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God’s will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator — Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations.
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.
Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma
With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of equipping her kids for such tasks as making beds, refinishing a deck chair, and working together. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the center of their universe.
Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God In Everything by Steve DeWitt
In this book, pastor and author Steve DeWitt guides you on your personal journey toward enjoying God in everything. If you love the outdoors, art, food. sports, sunsets, coffee, mountains, or anything else. Eyes Wide Openenriches these experiences by turning them toward their created purpose. This is a book about our beautiful God who designed our craving for beauty to lead us back to Him.
He Loves Me! Learning to Live in the Father's Affection by Wayne Jacobsen
If you find yourself least certain of God’s love in those critical moments when you most need to trust him, there is hope for you. Where? At the one event in human history that forever secured your place in the Father’s hear–the cross where Jesus allowed sin and shame to be consumed in his own body so that you could freely embrace a relationship with his Father.
If your spiritual life feels more like performance than freedom, like an empty ritual rather than a joyful journey, let Wayne help you discover a Father who loves you more than anyone on this planet ever has or ever will and how you can rest in the confidence of his affection for you through whatever circumstances you face.
Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
A Simple Message
A wife has one driving need—to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need—to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.
A Message That Works
Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love and Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect.
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst
The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the ‘I’ll start again Monday’ cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today.
Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal — and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose.
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
Let Ann’s beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!
Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll
Stunningly honest and vulnerable, Real Marriage is like a personal counseling session with a couple you cannot surprise, you cannot shock into silence, who will respond to every question with wisdom, humility, and realism.
If you want to have a long-lasting, fulfilling marriage you should read this book. Wrestle with this book. Pray over this book. Share this book. And discover how God can use it to change your life.
7 Things He'll Never Tell You: ... But You Need to Know by Dr. Kevin Leman
At the core of men, you’ll find a sensitive, emotional being that needs to feel loved, respected and needed. Men are very protective of their core. It’s this protective behavior that keeps men from openly sharing their feelings with women. But, Kevin Leman knows that the more you understand and are sensitive to the fears, anxieties, and insecurities that make the men in your life behave the way they do, the stronger your relationships will be.
The Seven Levels of Intimacy by Matthew Kelly
We all crave the heartwarming, incomparable connection of intimacy. But oftentimes, this complete, unrestrained sharing of ourselves is too daunting a task. Now, in The Seven Levels of Intimacy, Matthew Kelly explains step by step how to move beyond our fears and experience the power of true intimacy. By achieving each of Kelly’s seven levels, we can understand and gain confidence in our partners and ourselves until we are fully able to experience love, commitment, trust, and happiness.
With profound insight and the use of powerful and relatable examples, The Seven Levels of Intimacy redefines the most important relationships in our lives and how we view our interactions with one another. By finally comprehending and experiencing the great depths of intimacy, we can create the strong connections, deep joy, and lasting bonds that we all long for in our lives.
Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman
This frank and practical book is a perfect resource for married and engaged couples. Dr. Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions, this book has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how.
Filled with gut-honest personal examples and biblical teaching, Unglued will equip you to: Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended. Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your communication. Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode, or react somewhere in between.
Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control.