Church Partners

No organization can be truly built in a vacuum. It takes partnership and a community to build any organization. It is even truer in a church. It really does take a village to build a thriving church. The River Community Church is no exception. Below you will find a list of the talented and generous organizations and individuals that partner with the River Community Church on a regular basis to serve the community and the individuals in it.

Corporate Partners

Advanced Training & Tactical

 

 

At Advanced Tactical Training Institute, we dedicate ourselves to a lifetime commitment of bringing the most relevant training to the Law Enforcement and Medical communities. This is accomplished in our classes through dynamic instructors and immersing our students in practical, hands-on applications of the newest and most effective procedures available.

In our 33 years of service to the Law Enforcement and Medical Communities, our staff has trained over 50,000 individuals. We are delighted that many of our students return and continue to engage in the best training available.

“Dedicated to the protection and saving of lives” is the standard that our instructors model and teach.

If this resonates in you, come and join us.

Aloha Locksmith

Aloha Locksmith has served all of Ventura County since 2002 – Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Ojai, Carpinteria, Moorpark, Santa Paula and Fillmore.

We specialize in Rekeying, Repairing, Replacing, or Installing Manual Locks.

“What I do, any locksmith can do. What makes me unique is my business philosophy…THE ALOHA SPIRIT.”

Berry Man

We are a wholesale produce distributor supplying restaurants, resorts, institutions, caterers and markets from Big Sur to Malibu…The Berry Man sells over 2600 items to more than 1200 foodservice establishments throughout California.

Food Forward

Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same.

We collect fresh fruits and vegetables that would normally go to waste from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of the produce we recover is donated to hunger relief agencies across eight counties in Southern California.

According to the NRDC, up to 40% of food in the United States is wasted. At the same time, one in nine Californians lacks adequate access to food. Food Forward presents a simple solution to this disparity by connecting surplus fresh fruits and vegetables with people experiencing food insecurity in our communities.

Food Share

Since 1978, Food Share has been feeding the hungry in Ventura County. It all began when eight friends banded together to provide food to those in need under a bridge in Ventura, CA. The early philanthropic movement that started in a family garage, quickly outgrew a donated fire station in Saticoy and now operates in Oxnard, CA with two warehouses with a combined 36,000 square feet.

Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 13 million pounds of food, or nearly 12 million meals annually through its 190 pantry and program partners. As Ventura County’s regional food bank, Food Share provides food for over 75,000 hungry friends and neighbors monthly. Food Share is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief network of food banks, as well as the California Association of Food Banks.  Food Share is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Downtown Ventura Partners

The mission of Downtown Ventura Organization (DVO) is to foster a vibrant commercial and cultural district with strategic capital improvements, enhanced maintenance and security, effective marketing and promotions, historic preservation education and effective administration. This includes: A clean, safe, well-lit and inviting appearance, both day and night; Appealing storefronts occupied with an eclectic variety of inviting and interesting retail and service businesses; Activities that will attract and benefit area residents, businesses and visitors; Historic architecture preservation and adaptive reuse that offers visual unity and quality experiences; A healthy mix of retail, restaurant, entertainment and service businesses and to be known as having a reputation for welcoming and supporting new businesses and Creative and lively places where people will shop, enjoy, remember and return.

Galpin Ford

Galpin Motors, based in the San Fernando Valley since 1946, is a world-renowned, award-winning automotive enterprise. Owned and operated by Bert and Jane Boeckmann and their family, Galpin Motors is truly unique in its long history of community service, including the support of tens of thousands of educational, spiritual, cultural, charitable and political institutions and organizations throughout the world. For his leadership and philanthropic endeavors, Galpin Motors owner/chairman H. F. (Bert) Boeckmann II has been honored as a Hero for the Planet by Ford Motor Company. His son Beau is president/COO of Galpin Motors and President of Galpin Auto Sports.

With Bert Boeckmann’s visionary leadership of Galpin Motors, the emphasis on giving customers more than they expect involves every single facet of Galpin operations. From the moment you enter any area of “The World of Galpin Motors,” we want you to feel welcome, comfortable and at home. We want your Galpin experience to be something you can recommend to your family and friends.

Main Street Meats

Come experience Ventura’s premier butcher shop located at 3049 E. Main Street in Ventura’s midtown area, just one block west of the Pacific View Mall. With a focus on personal service and sustainable locally-sourced foods, Main Street Meats & Real Foods Market is a full-service butcher shop specializing in the highest quality grass-fed beef that’s dry-aged for outstanding flavor and cut to order.

We grind, cut and produce many products in small batches right here on the premises, which means our ground chuck is actually 100% chuck steak and our sausages and specialty burgers are always fresh and void of any dyes or artificial preservatives. From pasture raised (free range) chicken, to organic pork and fresh American lamb, our meat case is filled with the highest quality offerings for your family meals.

Our full service Deli features delectable sandwiches and ready-to-serve slow-smoked meats like Tri-Tip, Ribs and Chicken! Try a delicious “BBQ Bowl” served with rice, beans, meats and BBQ sauce, or our popular Family Meals. The market also features seasonal produce, fresh baked local breads, local fruit, and many locally made products such as sauces, honey, jams, coffee and more. Come see why we are Ventura’s authentic butcher shop – and so much more!

Panera Bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panera believes that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us ~ food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here.

Pro Installs

Pro Installs is a full cabling company.

  • We provide all cabling in telecom systems, based, key systems, PBX and intercom.
  • We can install all structured wires, RG59, RG6, etc.
  • Cat5e, Cat6, structured wires, etc. all low voltage wires and cables.
  • We provide all or full Audio Video systems installations from basic on wall to customized system, universal remotes to full in-wall wiring.
  • Full internet and access point installation, using the latest industry technologies.
  • Our rates are competitive, and we service all of the greater Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Salvation Army - Ventura

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Steve Dillon Consulting

I founded S. Dillon Consulting LLC in 2011 in order to fulfill my passion of helping families affected by addiction. I have performed hundreds of successful interventions across the U.S. and my experience, strategies and intervention model has allowed me to successfully help those affected from this all-too-present problem. This includes family members and other loved ones who begin their own path of recovery immediately.

I am a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional, Certified Level 4 Addiction Treatment Counselor, Certified in Alcohol/Drug Addiction and Trauma and have BA and MA degrees.

Being in long-term recovery myself, combined with my clinical and intervention education and training, I am in a position to relate, empathize and guide those suffering and their loves ones on a path of long-term recovery. I believe compassion, experience, understanding and education are key to helping others.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s understands that maintaining our everyday focus on Value is vital, which is why we don’t have sales, loyalty programs, membership fees, or any other gimmicks. Instead, here is what we do:

Ventura Chamber of Commerce

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce works year round to support a strong local economy through its stewardship of city policy and business development. From conception of development projects, through the approval process and into the future; safeguarding the vitality of existing business, business expansion and recruitment; it is indeed true that we are “Making Business Happen“.

Ventura YMCA

As a leading nonprofit, the Y is committed to strengthening communities throughout the nation. Your local Y seeks to fill gaps in community services and develop activities, strengthening communities across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Believing that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, the Y nurtures potential and brings people of diverse backgrounds together. The Y has a local presence and national reach, mobilizing local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

The Ventura YMCA is a charitable organization providing programs based upon Christian principles to people of all ages, races, religious beliefs and economic status to promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Vons

Downtown Los Angeles was a much smaller town when Charles Von der Ahe opened his 20-foot wide Groceteria on 7th and Figueroa in 1906 with $1,200 in savings. It was a neighborhood store that catered to the needs of local families. Von der Ahe pioneered “cash and carry” as an alternative to “charge and delivery.” His formula proved so successful that by 1928, Vons had expanded to 87 stores.

Charles Von der Ahe sold his chain the following year. Four years later, despite the Depression, his sons Ted and Will re-started Vons. Its growth and innovation over the next 70 years was non-stop. In 1948, the brothers opened their most ambitious store at the corner of Santa Barbara and Crenshaw. Thanks to the introduction of pre-packaged perishables, they were able to offer some of the first self-service produce, meat and deli departments. This milestone marked the advent of the first true supermarkets as we know them today. The most explosive growth occurred during the 1970’s when Vons branched out to 159 stores with 16,000 employees, making it firmly the #1 grocery retailer in Southern California.

Today, Vons operates as a banner of Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. With both a strong local presence and national scale, the company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2017 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

Ministry Partners

Bibles For the World

The mission of Bibles For The World is to be a catalyst for individual and cultural change through Christ and the power of His Word! This means sharing the Good News of God’s love in Christ Jesus by ministering to unreached peoples, to the Church and to Christian leaders in developing nations, with a strong emphasis on India.

C Street Family Plan

“C” Street Family Plan – “C” Street Family Plan is a Christian men’s home located in Oxnard, California run by executive director Pastor Carlos Monroy. “C” Street believes that Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews13:8). For more information about “C” Street and to see how you might be able to help out, please visit https://cstreetfamilyplan.com/

NOVO

Novo is a Latin word that means to make new.

Our name is a powerful statement about the aim of our partnership with God’s work in the world—the redemption of people everywhere. We long to see men, women and children made new in the image of Jesus.

Our name also describes how we go about this redemptive mission. We are innovators, artists, risk-takers and catalysts. We believe creativity is critical to sparking and sustaining the gospel movements we long to see.

For more information please visit https://www.novo.org/

Rescue Mission

The River Community Church and Rescue Mission Alliance have partnered together to help those in need of spiritual and physical nourishment.  On the 4th Friday of every month, a Bible Study is held at 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. to feed those in need of spiritual encouragement and prayer.

On the 4th Saturday of every month, we join together to feed those who are need of a warm meal served with a warm heart and a smile. All are welcome to help out. If you would like more information on how you can participate in this ministry, please contact The River Community Church office at 805-648-7955.  This is a beautiful ministry that is touching lives and making a difference in the lives of many individuals and families in our community.

Teen Challenge

 

Teen Challenge is a 12-month residential discipleship ministry for women eighteen years of age and over. Upon completion of the three-month induction phase located in Los Angeles or Kern County facilities, the women transfer to our Ventura women’s Christian Life Training Center for the remaining nine months. Chapel services, Bible studies, and general work programs are held daily. It is also possible for them to receive their high school diploma or GED certificate through the local school district. The first step for entering our Teen Challenge program and discipleship training for women is to call our office for an appointment, fill out an application, and meet with one of our induction advisors. Please visit https://www.teenchallenge.org/centers/ventura-tri-county/ for more information

Nights of Worship

Nights of Worship is a group of worshipers and musicians from different churches seeking His presence for the glory of God in Ventura County. Through a few chance meetings and God connections, we began to see that this was something He was doing corporately across Ventura County. God has beautifully crafted a team of leaders that carry a heart to see the kingdom come in Ventura County as it is in heaven, and  we couldn’t be more excited to come together for these nights (NOW). It’s a special thing God’s doing here in Ventura County, and we’re honored to be a part of it.