A Center for World Mission
The Venture Center is a space dedicated to fostering community and collaboration among Kingdom-minded groups and individuals seeking to catalyze breakthrough among the unreached peoples of the world. It is one of the key ways that Frontier Ventures is seeking to catalyze Kingdom breakthroughs.
The goal is to create a collaborative environment that encourages creativity in several key areas of frontier mission focused activity—in prayer, research and strategy, innovation, media, mobilization, training and education.
The Spiritual heart of Venture Center, John R. Mott Auditorium, is home to a night and day house of prayer, a local missional church, revival conferences, and yearly student mission mobilization events.
The campus was once a part of a sprawling ranch before it was sold to the Nazarene denomination in 1910. They held it until 1976 when it was purchased through the initiative of Ralph and Roberta Winter.
After leaving a teaching role at Fuller Seminary's School of World Mission, it became the Winters' goal to "awaken 1 million Evangelicals to the cause of the unreached" and to create a place that would be a "center for world mission."
All of our buildings at the Venture Center are named after famous missions mobilizers and pioneers including:
- J. Hudson Taylor
- John R. Mott
- Amy Carmichael
- Cameron Townsend
- William Carey
- Frederik Franson
- Samuel Zwemer
- Robert Speer
- Bob Pierce
- Gladys Aylward
- Kenneth Latourette
- Donald McGavran
Many frontier focused ministries have been initiated here including the mission agency Frontiers, the media ministry Create International, and the research ministry Global Mapping International, just to name a few.
The Venture Center is a 17-acre campus, located in sunny Pasadena, CA, overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains. The campus is 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and within an hour of hundreds of unreached people groups dispersed throughout the greater LA metro area. Its location makes it an ideal place for addressing issues related to the unreached peoples of the world and the diaspora populations.
The Venture Center houses many of the ministries of Frontier Ventures as well as an extensive missions library and the U.S. Center for World Mission archives; cafeteria; dorms; office space; tennis, volleyball, basketball courts and other recreational areas; a media studio, and a night and day house of prayer which is based at the historic John R. Mott Auditorium.
Collaborative campus partners include the
- Pasadena International House of Prayer
- The Call
- YWAM Circuit Riders
- One Voice Student Missions
- The Go Fund
- The Center for Health in Mission
among many others.
We offer a home for mission-focused organizations wanting to partner within our collaborative community, with an emphasis on those focusing directly on mobilization and service towards unreached people groups.
Venture Center Services
The Venture Center Property Services serves the overall vision and mission of Frontier Ventures.