Welcome to CPC Ventura
We're Glad You're Here
CPC is blessed with wonderful people of all ages. We are growing in faith, love, and as disciples. We are actively striving to make our community a better place, but those are not our greatest assets. A person, group, or movement becomes great only when it lifts its gaze from self to something greater.
If you have any questions or need further assistance finding anything, please contact our office at 805-648-2737, we are happy to help.
Interested in becoming a CPC Member? Looking for more information about joining the church? We have New Membership Classes November 10, 2018 and March 30, 2019.
1555 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93001-3246
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Our Pastors & Staff
Rev. Dr. Mark Patterson
Rev. Bruce Greenough
Rev. Wayne Kempton
Associate Pastor /
Dr. Gustavo Jauregui
Español Lead Pastor
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CPC is located at:
1555 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93001-3246
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If you have any questions feel free to contact the office at: 805.648.2737
What We're All About
Community Presbyterian Church is a community of growing disciples, growing disciples. Three interwoven tasks are expressed in this statement. First, we are a community. We are a united family of believers, part of the body of Christ, joined together by Jesus and our love for him. Together we strive to be faithful, encouraging one another on the journey, teaching, coaching, loving, and guiding one another in this journey of faith into ever deeper faith and committed discipleship. Second, each person is called to be a growing disciple. We encourage each person to vigorously pursue Christ Jesus and grow continually in their understanding of the faith, Scripture, and in the practice of spiritual disciplines and the Christian life. Third, we exist to help others grow in discipleship. This means evangelism and mission work through which we bring others to faith, instruction and help in Christian growth, and training for ministry. We desire each person to feel part of a warm, loving Christian community, to intentionally pursue growth in faith and spiritual maturity, and grow in the passion and skills that makes them effective ambassadors of Jesus and his kingdom.
This mission statement guides our work and ministry from week to week and through each day. It is being taught in and by each session TEAM and forms the basis for the work of the staff and each department.
Our vision at Community Presbyterian Church is to become a multi-generational, culturally represented community centered on Christ and empowered by the Spirit to actively demonstrate the kingdom of God with all its love, joy, justice, and peace, and to intentionally expand its influence to our community, denomination, and world.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
An Overview- In the Presbyterian Church we shy away from simple statements of faith, believing that the work and love of God is too rich and wonderful to describe in simple ways. For that reason we do not have one single creed or confession. Instead, our beliefs are expressed in part one of the church’s constitution called the Book of Confessions. This book contains an assortment of important creeds and statements from across the whole two-thousand years of the church’s history. Some of these (the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed) are shared by nearly all of Christendom. Others are more unique to the Reformed tradition and emerge from its birth during the Reformation. These include The Scots Confession (1560), The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) and The Second Helvetic Confession (1566). Others were written in times of extreme difficulty or change to address the need of the day, such as The Barmen Confession.
FAITH, MEMBERSHIP & DISCIPLESHIP
Just as Christ Jesus welcomes all, so we at Community Presbyterian Church welcome and invite all to participate in worship, study, fellowship, and prayer and to receive pastoral care. Whether seeker or devout, broken or healed, grieving or rejoicing, all are free to join us in our quest to seek, learn, and enjoy our God and to know the love and support of the church. While participation in any or all of these areas is open to all, without restriction, definition, or limitation, Active Membership is more carefully and precisely defined in the Presbyterian Church.
Nursery Care: Available during Worship Services and the Education hour. pagers are available to those using the Nursery. Please feel free to take advantage of this service when attending CPC.
Baby changing table: Located in the Women’s rest room in the Fellowship Hall.
Baby Crying / Breast Feeding Room: Located behind the Sanctuary in the Shalom Prayer Room is a comfortable area for mom and baby complete with a video and audio feed from the sanctuary so you won't miss the service.
Hearing Aid users are invited to use our new hearing loop system. A Hearing Loop is an assistive listening system that sends clear, pure sound directly to hearing aids that are equipped with an enabled t-coil. If you don’t have a hearing aid, you can use one of our portable receiver headsets. Please ask an usher for assistance. In order to use the Hearing Loop with your hearing aid, parishioners must visit their Hearing Professional (the person you purchased your hearing aid from) for a free of charge, t-coil activation.
WELCOME TO CPC VENTURA