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lessons on ministry longevity

By Venture Church Network / May 6, 2021

Finishing Well: Associate Director shares lessons on ministry longevity By Andy Meverden, Associate Endorser Proverbs 20:29 “The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.” Old age has its moments. In addition to its aches and pains, God grants opportunities for continued service to upcoming generations of chaplains. On…

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New Law Extends COVID Tax Credit

By Venture Church Network / April 21, 2021

by Stephen Boersma, Ph.D. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is urging employers (including qualifying nonprofit organizations, to take advantage of the newly extended employer retention credit (ERC) designed to help businesses manage the challenges posed by COVID-19. The credit is specifically targeted toward employers who choose to keep their employees on the payroll. The Taxpayer…

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Easter 2021

By Venture Church Network / March 30, 2021

In my 35 plus years of being a pastor, by far my favorite time of the church year is Easter. It’s when we get to gather as a body and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Living Lord. Last year, however, we were challenged. Churches and businesses were shutting down. I remember wondering to…

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Chaplain’s New Book, The Jezebel Syndrome

By Venture Church Network / February 17, 2021

Chaplain’s New Book, The Jezebel Syndrome, Strikes Nerve at Navy Consolidated Brig, Miramar. By Chaplain Daniel Klender A primary objective of mine since arriving at Navy Consolidated Brig (NAVCONBRIG) Miramar twenty-six months ago, was to provide the prisoners and staff with quality ministry, while simultaneously supplying ministry resources that will be available to prisoners long…

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Promoting Daddy: Chaplain’s Family organizes God-honoring celebration.

By Venture Church Network / February 17, 2021

Promoting Daddy: Chaplain’s Family organizes God-honoring celebration. By Andy Meverden, Associate Endorser In Romans 12:15, Paul wrote:“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” 2020 was a uniquely challenging year, for all of us, including our VCN chaplains, so when good things happen, we need to rejoice. February 10, 2021 was such a…

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Special Announcement from our President

By Venture Church Network / February 16, 2021

Throughout Scripture and history we see that when there was a time of uncertainty and fear, God often moved in amazing ways, demonstrating his power, transforming people and nations, taking the ordinary to accomplish the extraordinary. And in those moments, people celebrated what God did…and then they forgot…especially when the next crisis came. I’ve seen…

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Spiritual Reality: Chaplain Leads Soldier to Christ Virtually

By Venture Church Network / February 10, 2021

2020 was a difficult year for the students at The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) at the Presidio of Monterey (POM). Starting mid-March 2020, all the classes were conducted virtually. I am also teaching my world religion classes virtually through Microsoft Teams (MS Teams). Our chapel services have also gone virtual.  It has…

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Ministry in Austerity: Making the Most out of a Difficult Situation

By Venture Church Network / November 25, 2020

By Chaplain Sean Callahan, US Army, Middle East The greatest blessing this quarter has been to minister to our Paratroopers in a very austere environment in the Middle East. There are no other Chaplains in my area of operation, and only occasionally do we have one pass through to provide support to some of our…

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Veterans Day Ministry: Retired/Redeployed Chaplains Wear the Uniform with Pride

By Venture Church Network / November 25, 2020

By Andy Meverden with updates from Chaplains, Colonel (Retired) Bob Hicks & Wylie Johnson One of my continuing duties as Associate Director of Chaplaincy is to scan chaplain reports and correspondence for stories to post on our webpage. Serving a network of humble and busy chaplains, it’s often a challenge to get them to tell…

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Motorcycle Chaplain Vies for Dream Chopper: How cool is this?

By Venture Church Network / November 16, 2020

By Shawn Taylor, Motorcycle Club Chaplain, Phoenix, AZ Brothers and Sisters in Christ I need your vote! I recently entered and was accepted for the chance to win a custom chopper built by Paul Teutul Sr. and Orange County Choppers. The competition is called Dream Chopper. Those who know me I have a passion for…

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