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About us

Venture Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance is a community of believers who gather in Austintown, Ohio to worship together and support each other in our spiritual journeys. Our church is a vibrant and welcoming place, where people from all walks of life can come together to experience God's love and grace. We believe in the power of Christian fellowship to transform lives and build strong friendships that transcend social barriers. At Venture Church, we strive to develop opportunities to get together, both formally and informally, so you can connect with other members of our community and strengthen your faith. Whether you're looking for a Sunday service, a small group, a youth program, or a chance to volunteer, we have something for everyone. Check back frequently to see the latest ways to stay connected and get plugged in.

our pastor:
Lead Pastor - Eric White, KaiLoni, Cohen, Caden, and Giavonna 

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'm Eric. Some people call me "pastor," others, "pastor Eric," but really, just "Eric" is fine. I'm something of an accidental pastor, although it probably only seemed like an accident. I'm guessing God knew what He was doing. I attended Venture in my teenage years when it was known by a different. The church went through some very challenging times when I was in college, and many people ended up leaving. After a few years of wandering, my wife and I returned to find a pastorless church, barely surviving, with 15 faithful people wondering what plans the Lord had for their ministry in Austintown. 

It soon became clear to both us and the members of the church that the Lord had plans for us to serve there, so we began providing pastoral ministry. Fast forward to today, and our church family is a faithful group of disciples who deeply love Jesus and want to see Him transform the brokenness and despair of our town with His love and light.

We'd love for you to stop by and grow closer to God. 

Vision

A transformed people, transforming the world within our reach. 

VALUES

Intimacy with God
God is the chief pursuit of man. Venture wants to help all people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or background pursue a real, authentic, thriving relationship with God. Philippians 3:10-11

Intentional Relationships
Venture is a family, although most of us aren't related. We're stitched together as an awesome tapestry woven by God. Because we're a family, we act like one! At Venture, you can expect to encounter real conversations with real people who are genuinely interested in your story. We eat together, worship God together, learn together, grow together and serve together. Romans 12:4-8

Deep Discipleship
Believing in Jesus is only the beginning of what God has in store for those who follow Him. God's Word lays out a clear path for being a disciple of Jesus, and Venture wants to help people walk that path. Whether you've been following Jesus for 80 years or 8 days, whether you grew up in the church or aren't even sure who Jesus is, Venture wants to help you learn, grow, and flourish. Romans 12:1-2
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