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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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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One-Day Free Workshop Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm San Antonio Heights Community Church Upland, CA   Church Health is Important The church is the hope for the world. A healthy church is intentionally building God’s purposes for His church into our lives and ministries. Just like physical health, you have to…

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  Growing godly stewards is one of the most pressing issues facing the Church. To help churches and ministries, Chris McDaniel, Author of Ignite Your Generosity – A 21-Day Experience in Stewardship, has developed the Stewardship Bookmark to inspire Christians to faithfully steward their time, talents and treasures. The Stewardship Bookmark is designed to be…

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Dear Shepherds, It is my privilege to facilitate the covenant community family during our Annual Enrichment Conference, March 7-9, 2016, at Seaside, Oregon. Our yearly family celebration has become known as an event that is spiritually transforming, relationally engaging, and strategically purposeful. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Movement’.  Bruce Shelley, in his book…

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Meet two churches different in many ways: First Baptist Church of Tuba City, a little over a hundred in average attendance, mainly Native Americans ministering to Native Americans and Palm Valley Church (two campuses in Goodyear and Buckeye), about 4,000 in attendance, primarily younger and a somewhat racially diverse generation ministering to a primarily younger…

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Rev. Jan Michael Nace, Th.D. It happened to me on my way back from solitary confinement. I was ministering to a middle-aged prisoner whose son had been horribly assaulted by a predator. It nearly drove the prisoner insane. He had written me in the hope for someone to talk to. When I read his letter…

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Dr. Bill Hoyt Regional Consultant & Coach Growing Healthy Churches June 2015 George was a top salesman for Logical Solutions, a software programming and services company. His peers recognized his effectiveness and respected him as a salesman and co-worker. George’s Achilles heel was a bad memory. He had a well-earned reputation for being forgetful. His co-workers…

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At the meeting of the Regional Executive Directors in Denver on June 29th, 2015, Dr. David Whitaker led the board in a discussion of the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. The following was adapted from an earlier statement created by Dr. Whitaker and is the board’s official response to that decision: CBAmerica’s Statement…

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event that is telecast live from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to more than 300 satellite locations in North America. It exists to transform Christian leaders around the world with an injection of vision, skill development, and inspiration for the sake of the local church. The Summit is…

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