At Venture Church, House Parties are the way students Invest in Community as they discover what it means to truly know, love and follow Jesus Christ. By providing a small group environment, House Parties set the stage for students to build meaningful relationships with each other while growing deeper in their faith. House Parties are led by student ministry leaders in area host homes and happen three Wednesdays a month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

House Parties have finished for the spring semester. House Parties will return in the fall.


House Party Locations

+ Lake Serene House Party

  • Hosts: Tommy & Tracy Woolbright
    Target Group: High School (grades 9-12)
    Address: 61 Shady Lane Hattiesburg, MS 39402

+ The Trace House Party

  • Hosts: Matt & Brittney Borbash
    Target Group: High School (grades 9-12)
    Address: 29 Morrell Circle Hattiesburg, MS 39402

+ Innswood House Party

  • Hosts: Bo & Kathryn Pennebaker
    Target Group: Middle School (grades 7 & 8)
    Address 1200 Sandlewood Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39402

+ Bent Creek House Party

  • Hosts: Tracy & Stacey Stiglets
    Target Group: Middle School (grades 7 & 8)
    Address: 38 Steep Hollow Hattiesburg, MS 39402

+ Petal Barnyard House Party

  • Hosts: Mike & Shannon Newsome
    Target Group All Grades (grades 7-12)
    Address: 24 South Beech Lane Petal, MS 39465

+ Sumrall/North Forrest House Party

  • Hosts: Jeff & Emma May
    Target Group: All Grades (grades 7-12)
    Address: 515 Lott Town Road Sumrall, MS 39482

+ Feel The Burn House Party

  • Hosts: Bobby & D’Shea Burn
    Target Group: All Grades (grades 7-12)
    Address: 3087 Highway 26 Wiggins, MS 39577

+ The White House, House Party

  • Hosts: Gary & Janelle White
    Target Group: All Grades (grades 7-12)
    Address: 1094 Big Four Road Wiggins, MS 39577

House Party FAQs

+ Will students be able to sign up for House Parties?

  • Students are encouraged to sign up for a House Party so that the number of students at each house can be tracked. Even though sign ups are highly encouraged, students are invited and welcomed to any House Party at any time - even without signing up.

+ How will students get to House Parties?

  • Because many of our locations are private residences, students (who can drive) and their parents are encouraged to come together and carpool to House Parties to help with the number of cars parked at any one location at one time.

+ How do House Parties work?

  • Locations for House Parties have been selected based on their geographic location and proximity to a region's student populus. Following a short video teaching, students will be divided into smaller gender-specific groups for a time of in-depth discusssion. Some homes are designated for middle school students only, some homes for high school students only, and some homes will be open to all grades.

+ What will happen at House Parties?

  • A pre-recorded video message from one of our student pastors will be shown at the beginning of House Parties each week. Following video teaching, students will break into smaller gender-specific groups to dive further into scripture, as leaders help students apply biblical truth to their lives.

+ Will there be any food at House Parties? Will they cost anything?

  • All House Parties will have light snacks available for free.

+ When will House Parties take place?

  • House Parties will be on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Before leaving a House Party location, leaders will ensure all students have left first.

+ What safety measures will be taken for House Parties?

  • House Parties will have multiple adult and college leaders present to ensure the safety of all students. Per Venture's security policies and procedures, a comprehensive background check must be completed for each leader, as well as House Party site host prior to serving.

+ Can my student bring a friend to a House Party? Does the friend need to sign up?

  • Yes! We want your students to bring their friends to House Parties! Sign up is encouraged but NOT required. The ultimate goal is for students be there!

Further questions? Contact us.