Blogs & Articles

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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C19 Prison Ministry Impact: Change of Pace and Venue

By Venture Church Network / August 21, 2020

By Joel Van Sant, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fort Dix, NJ Over the past 6 months, I have experienced a lot of change at Fort Dix. At the beginning of the year, I was able to start and lead a program that helped inmates work through the spiritual struggle of pornography addiction. After advertising the…

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RESPONSE TO RACIAL INJUSTICE

By Venture Church Network / June 16, 2020

I have grieved over the murder of George Floyd and grieved for his family as he was laid to rest this past week. Outrage over the incident has spread across the country. People are angry, disturbed, heartbroken. That includes us as leaders of CBAmerica. We are frustrated that these incidences continue to happen with no…

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COVID19 Ministry: Reaching Airmen through Innovative Means

By Venture Church Network / June 1, 2020

Chaplain Torrey Garrison, USAFR, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS Chaplain Torrey Garrison is a United States Air Force Reserve Chaplain Major assigned to RAF Mildenhall north of London.  He is married to Carrie and has three children and two grandchildren.  During the COVID-19 pandemic the military grounded all reserve members from traveling overseas.  He fell back…

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CBAmerica Board Appoints New President

By Venture Church Network / February 5, 2019

At the Winter Meeting of the CBAmerica Board, January 29th and 30th held in Laguna Beach, CA, Dave Whitaker was appointed President of CBAmerica. He is taking on the newly defined position: “In recognition of the covenantal commitment of CBA, the President shall serve the member networks, facilitating national vision, coordinating and managing the network of…

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