Blogs & Articles

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

By Claudia / July 23, 2021

  For the next few months, we’re focusing on the values of our network. This month, we’re looking at what it means to be gospel-driven.  The gospel is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16). It’s the door that allows us to enter the family of God. It’s how we went from sinners to…

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The Hope of the Gospel

By Venture Church Network / July 13, 2021

  Here at Venture Church Network, we want to take the next few months to evaluate our values and ask ourselves if we’re clinging to them. It makes sense that we start with our first value: gospel driven. After all, defending the true gospel was the reason this network started decades ago.  Does the Gospel…

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Thank You

By Venture Church Network / June 28, 2021

  As the president of Venture Church Network, I would like to say thank you. It feels like pastors have been through more in the past 16 months than decades combined. I know everyone’s saying this, but take a step back and really think of all that’s happened recently.  Coronavirus deaths. Lockdown. Job loss.  Politics.…

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Why We Changed Our Name

By Venture Church Network / June 16, 2021

On February 16th, we changed our name from Conservative Baptist Association of America to Venture Church Network. This name change was not without careful consideration and a lot of prayer. Our History The Christian church went through tremendous attack on its core doctrines in the early 19th century. More and more people were drawn to…

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Be Strong and of Courage

By Venture Church Network / May 20, 2021

2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” For so many pastors and ministry leaders, this verse feels more relevant now than ever. No seminary could have prepared pastors for the COVID pandemic, street riots, political tension, and all…

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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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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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Infantry Chaplain Still on Point: Trail Chaplain seeks the Lost on America’s Great TrailsBy

By Venture Church Network / November 16, 2020

Dennis Newton, Chaplain, Colonel, US Army, Retired, current Trail Chaplain Chaplain Dennis Newton is known around the Appalachian Trail as “Trail Pilgrim.” After his retirement in 2015 from 35 years of service in the Army, he decided to combine his chaplain skills with his passion for the out of doors. CBAmerica changed his chaplain endorsement…

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Keeping Short Accounts: Chaplain on a Mission to Make Things Right

By Venture Church Network / September 28, 2020

Chaplain Jason Dong, Oregon Army National Guard, Kosovo Dear Friends,  “At least it wasn’t a person”.  Those were the kind words of a Kosovo Serbian living in Southern Kosovo after a U.S. patrol accidentally ran over and killed one of her chickens that wandered into the road.  I had the privilege of joining the mission to…

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