Plugging into local Christian communities is vital to the health of individuals and families.
In the Great Commission, Christ commanded his disciples to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19
Throughout the New Testament, the authors of scripture echo Christ’s exhortation for the new church to come together in communion to support each other in their faith and to support its outreach, ministry and service to others.
Mehridith and Jon Venverloh believe deeply that communities of faith can provide a sense of belonging, support and purpose to children, adults and families, a belief reinforced by a 2019 study that revealed that attending church can improve the mental health of adolescents.
In keeping with their own personal experiences finding community in the church for themselves and their children, Mehridith and Jon Venverloh have supported the mission of churches around the world.
While living in Switzerland, the Venverloh family joined the International Protestant Church and supported their local and global ministries. In California, the Venverloh Family Foundation has partnered with Mid-Peninsula Vineyard Christian Church and the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church to help those organizations grow.
“The Venverloh Family knows that the blessings we have been given are from above. By sharing these blessings, we can serve others, glorify God and impact lives across the globe.” – Jon Venverloh