The all-men evangelical movement Promise Keepers will hold a worship service at the South Coast Fellowship on Friday to kick off a two-day conference.
Founded by former University of Colorado football Coach Bill McCartney, the group attracted 1.1 million men to rallies in sports stadiums across the country last year.
But in Ventura, the Promise Keepers will break with their tradition by meeting in a church rather than a stadium, and they will allow women and children to participate.
The group is known for addressing the challenges of being a husband and a father.
The bilingual service will begin at 7 p.m. at 4050 Market St. at the intersection of Market and Walter streets.
Call City Impact YFC at 983-3636, or Cecil Martinez at 986-2095 for a full schedule or more information.
--HILARY E. MacGREGOR