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epiCenter @ VBC

Are you a student in 6th - 12th grade? Then you've come to the right place! The epiCenter offers you a place to connect with others, grow and deepen your relationship with Christ and have FUN. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Youth Pastor Joel Pyron at joel@venturabaptist.org or call him at the church at 805-644-7191.

It is our mission at epiCenter to help youth navigate their lives for the glory of God! At VBC and in epiCenter we accomplish this by following our compass and the four navigational points: connect, converse, construct and contact. Below you will find more on these differnt navigational points.

Oportunities to converse:

refuel @ epiCenter

Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8 PM (With Pastor Joel Pyron and our adult volunteer team.)

Our HS and MS students are challenged, to be spiritually REFUELED each Wednesday. Our goal is to create in them a wonder for God that leads our youth to discover and experience him through their refuel small groups.

Before refuel begins the students and their families can relax and hang at THE epiCenter. Within epiCenter we have our converse cafe, which has a coffee shop feel. We also offer a family style meal each week (Street Tacos, Sliders, Pizza, etc.). epiCenter also offers an open game room area complete with pool table, x-box, ps2, air hockey and table tennis.

During refuel we have our youth led worship band - Shockwave, followed by a short Bible study by Pastor Joel and concluded with the refuel small groups.

Students end the evening hanging out in the epiCenter or heading to the multi-purpose center (that’s code for “gym”!) socializing and playing various large group games.

epiCenter is open from 4:00-9:00 PM every Wednesday for Students to Hang, do their homework and enjoy our refuel expression. (Click for more about refuel)

encounter @ epiCenter

Sundays 10AM – 11:00 AM (With Pastor Joel Pyron)

encounter is a multifaceted expression offering a ramped up complimentary continental style breakfast for the entire family provided by the converse café from 10-10:30am and prayer opportunity from 10:30-11am. The prayer time is for Middle School students to start learning the importance of prayer and learning how to pray publicly and corporately. The time is also for High School students to continue to deepen their commitment to prayer and grow in their understanding the power of prayer. The time will be open to any student in High School and Middle School. (Check out the adult encounter here)

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