ven·ue  ˈvenˌyo͞o/  noun
1. the place where something happens. 

"Where two or three are gathered, I am among them."  - Jesus  (Matthew 18:20)

You are a place where Love happens. You are a place where God happens.

God is not a Sunday morning thing, but an every moment thing, wherever you are. You are a church Venue wherever you are... home, work, a bar, a coffee shop. We are the Spirit of Christ wherever we go, trying to love people like Jesus did, because we believe that is how the world will change.

What to Expect...

  • It's about an hour long.

  • Wear whatever is comfortable.

  • There’s a band that plays a variety of music styles from hymns to current songs.

  • Kids Venue for birth through 5th grade with music, fun games, and talks about how to live like Jesus.

  • Junior Venues (6th-8th grades) meets every Sunday morning in the Mobile Classroom during the 9:30 am and 11 am services.

  • Venues High (9th-12th grades) meets every Sunday morning in the Mobile Classroom during the 11 am service. We will be dismissed from the service after the music.

Seeking Truth. 

That sounds heretical to some.  “We already know the truth! What do you mean you’re seeking truth?”  When Pilate asked Jesus the question, “What is truth” in John 18:38, we are supposed to remember that Jesus has already answered the question in John 14:6, “I am the truth.”  Yes, Jesus is the truth.  No doubt.  But our understanding of Jesus and what he wants is sometimes twisted.  Many different views of truth have caused the majority of church splits and/or the formation of different denominations.  Each denomination and each church within or without a denomination thinks it has “the” truth. 

Someone gave this advice: "Learn to love truth, not being right." The Apostle Paul wrote, "Now I know in part..."  Snoopy said it this way in the title of one of his unfinished books, "Has it Ever Occurred to You That You Might Be Wrong?"

Read Phillip's thoughts on life and spirituality at his Blog >

Following Jesus.

There is an ancient Jewish proverb that states, “Follow a rabbi, drink in his words, and be covered by the dust from his feet.”  Disciples (followers) in Jesus’ day followed so closely behind their rabbi that they were literally covered with the dust stirred up by the rabbi’s feet.  We want to follow Jesus that closely - to think, see, love and live like Jesus.  

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Asking Questions.

Did you know that not everyone likes questions? We love questions. We ask the same questions you’re asking. In fact, we ask questions that you have been afraid to ask!

The message some of us have received in the church world was that church isn’t the place for questions.  Really?  If we can’t ask the tough, keep-you-awake-at-night questions within our faith communities, then what good are said faith communities?  

We value questions.  We value the conversations that come with questions.  

We’ll listen to and wrestle with one another’s questions and learn from them.

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The Venues | PO Box 14097, Springfield, MO 65814 | 417.887.6922 | 417.616.3171 | info@thevenues.org