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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  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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  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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  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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