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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  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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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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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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In the space between full calendars and numerous responsibilities, eight CBA Regional Executive Directors, along with the Director of Chaplaincy and the five executive leaders of WorldVenture gathered together on June 22-23, 2016, to seek deeper relational connections among us. Through times in the Word and prayer, sharing, laughter, and meals together, we enjoyed a…

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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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September 9-11, 2016 at Camp Tadmor Men’s Roundup is a Christian men’s conference and camping retreat held in a forested mountaintop setting at Camp Tadmor where men are challenged to believe, obey, connect and lead. Roundup features an inspiring and challenging primary speaker, well-known guest artists and musicians, biblical teachers leading life challenging action workshop…

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This year’s mid-summer retreat will be from July 27 – 29, at the beautiful Scottsdale Plaza Resort. With private rooms, refreshing pools, fine dining, and encouragement from God’s Word, the retreat promises to be a time of refreshment and encouragement for our pastors and wives, the entire church staff, elders and their spouses.  We will…

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The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 11-12, 2016. You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. Throughout…

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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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