Hey Venture Church Network. In our last video, we talked about prayer and the importance of being desperate. Paul Miller in his book, the Praying Life, says prayer is helplessness. And I hope you know you cannot do ministry without a sense of helplessness, without being desperate for God. But there’s a facet of…

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  These continue to be challenging days in which to do ministry. What I’d like to know is – are you overwhelmed right now? I remember early on in my ministry when I was pastoring a church. It had a Christian school that we had to close, and many of the staff in the school…

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If there’s anything these last couple of years has forced us to do, it’s to evaluate. What is ministry all about? What results should we be looking at when we’re restricted in terms of gatherings and engagements? How do we do ministry? What’s important? Will Mancini in his book, Innovating Discipleship, talks about three types…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Advent 1 Advent 2 Advent 3 Candle #4: Jesus, My Ever-Present Comfort The Prophet Jeremiah wrote a beautiful chapter about the day when God would fulfill His promise to Israel — to bring them back from their captivity, to settle them into…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Advent 1 Advent 2 Candle #3: Jesus, the Life At this point of our Advent readings, we’ve reflected on our longing for a Deliverer, a Savior who will take us from darkness to light. Jesus is not only the one we long…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Advent 1 Candle #2: Jesus, the Light of the World Last week in our first Advent reading, our focus was longing – not only anticipating the first coming of our Lord which we celebrate at Christmas but looking forward with eager expectation…

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Are you a pastor in need of advent messages? Use ours for free! Candle #1: “Jesus, the Longing of my Heart?” This is the season of Advent. Advent means coming. In the church calendar, Advent is the four weeks before Christmas and focuses on the celebration of Jesus the Messiah in His first coming and…

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  2021 has not been an easy year for ministers to navigate. But I’m in awe of the way I’ve watched you do it. I can honestly say I have nothing but admiration for our pastors and leaders. Here at Venture Church Network, you are my heroes. I encourage you this year, amidst the madness and…

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