Blogs & Articles

2015 Leadership Learning Communities

By Venture Church Network / January 19, 2015

  Leadership Learning Communities (Formerly called Pastoral Learning Communities) The Board of CB Mission Northeast met the first week of January.  At that meeting two significant points, among other things, was agreed upon. The Board affirmed the values, mission and vision of the region. We VALUE and celebrate: Courageous leaders who passionately seek to equip…

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Retirement Income Account Plan

By Venture Church Network / January 19, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]CBAmerica, in partnership with CB Northwest, sponsors a Retirement Income Account Plan that is open to pastors and employees of member churches and affiliated organizations. The Plan is a “403(b) Plan” that has been specifically designed to meet the retirement needs of our members. Contributions are flexible. You decide how much you would like…

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Disciple Making

By Venture Church Network / January 19, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] Dr. Paul Borden Rocky Mountain Church Network Catalyst/Coach Taken from Growing Healthy Churches January 2015 E-Newsletter     The Great Commission has only one command in it, which is “make disciples”. The Church of Jesus Christ is to be committed to making disciples. In fact most congregations, pastors, board members and congregants agree that…

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Online Training for Short-Term Missions

By Venture Church Network / January 10, 2015

Recent studies have encouraged churches and ministries to scale back on their short-term mission endeavors.  Some root causes for this concern are a lack of training and spiritual formation in those who serve as well as the long-term effectiveness of the field.  Previous studies reveal that less than 20 percent of short-termers are effectively trained…

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Welcome Relief: Clergy Housing Allowance Upheld

By Venture Church Network / January 10, 2015

The clergy housing allowance is safe for now. Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Wisconsin federal district court, which struck down the venerable clergy housing allowance. As a result of the Seventh Circuit’s decision, clergypersons who serve churches, synagogues, mosques, and other worshipping groups, may continue to exempt certain parts of…

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CHURCH PLANTING GOING STRONG

By Venture Church Network / January 10, 2015

Brian Howard, Church Multiplication 2014 was a great year for Church Planting in Pacific Church Network! We have now planted seven new churches since the beginning of 2013.         Mission 316, San Marcos Seed, Ventura Redemption Hill Uptown, Whittier Soma, Santa Clarita Citylights, Fountain Valley Tradewind Communities, Kailua, Hawaii Redemption Hill La Habra,…

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Miki West Memorial Service

By Venture Church Network / January 10, 2015

Miki West, a long time friend of Southwest Church and fellow worker in the Lord, has gone home to glory. Miki was a former CB pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Silver City, NM and Bible Baptist Church in Phoenix.  He also served as Chaplain for the VA hospital here in Phoenix. Services are scheduled…

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Honoring Dr. Earl D. Radmacher

By Venture Church Network / January 10, 2015

 Dr. Earl Radmacher’s involvement with Western Seminary began in 1962 and encompassed a variety of key roles, most notably his service as President from 1965-1990. The combined strength of his convictions and personality shaped Western Seminary in a number of ways that continue to the present day. His unyielding commitment to the inerrancy of Scripture,…

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Pacific Church Network Annual Meeting

By Venture Church Network / January 2, 2015

REGISTER Redemption Hill Church 16153 E Russell Street Whittier, CA 90603.  Directions Sunday, January 25, 20153:45-4:45 Breakout Sessions 4:45 – 5:45 Dinner (free, but rsvp needed when you click and register online) 6:00 General Session Main Session Speaker: Dr. Jim Smith Break Out Sessions: How to Dramatically Increase Giving in Your Church: Brian Howard Effective Church…

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Why Are You Here?

By Venture Church Network / December 23, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] Dr. Paul Borden Rocky Mountain Church Network Catalyst/Coach Taken from Growing Healthy Churches December 2014 E-Newsletter       One of the most frustrating experiences for me is to walk into a store knowing what I want to purchase, finding it and being ready to pay for it, only to find the sales staff…

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