Blogs & Articles

Discipling the Next Generation of Leaders

By Venture Church Network / September 29, 2021

  One of our passions at Venture Church Network is to equip and empower the next generation of young people to not only love Jesus but spread that gospel presence all around their entire community. Northwest Hills Community Church is making this happen through its incredible internship program. Check out what the staff and interns…

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Making Disciples VS Attendees

By Venture Church Network / September 16, 2021

  In Kyle Idleman’s book, “Not a Fan,” there’s a part where Kyle speaks to a father whose daughter had left the faith. The father says to him, “My wife and I were diligent in raising her in church. But we were not in raising her in Jesus.”  It forced me to ask myself, “Have…

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Emergency Update on Haiti and Afghanistan

By Venture Church Network / September 13, 2021

August seems to be a month filled with tragic global news. We’ve seen homes destroyed in Haiti, rocked by an earthquake and rising death count. We’ve been viewing the catastrophe unfold in Afghanistan as many Afghan and American allies attempt to flee from the Taliban. It feels like we can do nothing but sit back…

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Applying the Bible to Every Situation

By Venture Church Network / August 9, 2021
Applying the Bible to Every Situation

One of the values that shapes our network is biblical focus. Being biblically focused means we believe the scriptures, God’s word, is our authority for life, godliness, and ministry. Strongly held beliefs and values are no longer abnormal in our world. Many have their own philosophies and explanations on how they view the world, and…

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The Unchanging Word of God

By Venture Church Network / August 3, 2021

  Being a part of the Venture Church Network means your church is committed to being biblically focused. Our churches preach the Bible, live our lives according to the Bible, and hang on to the Bible that gives us hope and assurance for the future. All of the Bible is absolute truth, and it doesn’t…

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Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

By Venture Church Network / 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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