Blogs & Articles

Helplessness and Prayer

By Venture Church Network / January 27, 2022

  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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Measuring Results

By Venture Church Network / January 13, 2022

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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Happy New Year from Venture Church Network!

By Venture Church Network / December 30, 2021
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  As we enter 2022, I think we can all agree that we have no idea what to expect. But here’s what we can rely on — our un-changing God. I encourage you to reflect on the steadfastness of God from the past year. Not only can we take comfort in the fact that He…

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Jesus, My Ever-Present Comfort

By Venture Church Network / December 16, 2021

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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Jesus, the Life

By Venture Church Network / December 9, 2021

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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Jesus, the Light of the World

By Venture Church Network / December 2, 2021

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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Jesus, the Longing of My Heart

By Venture Church Network / November 25, 2021
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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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Happy Thanksgiving from Venture Church Network!

By Venture Church Network / November 24, 2021

  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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Encourage One Another

By Venture Church Network / November 11, 2021

Hey Venture Church Network. I’m up at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin at a pastor’s gathering of our Midwest VCN region. It’s a beautiful spot, beautiful spot, wish you could be here. It’s beautiful to walk around the grounds of this conference center, but it’s also beautiful to watch the engagement and connecting that’s happening with pastors…

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Relationally Committed

By Venture Church Network / October 13, 2021

  One of our values at Venture Church Network is being relationally committed, something we believe is important to the body of Christ. I’d love to share my story of the time I got to experience what being relationally committed meant. I currently pastor at Desert Springs Community Church in Goodyear, Arizona. This church was…

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