The ENGAGE forum is on break for the holidays and will resume in January 2022.
Venture Church Network Vlogs
Every few weeks, you'll be seeing a vlog (video blog) done by one of your Venture Church Network family members. They may be a pastor, director, or sometimes me, David. You'll recognize some and get to know ones you haven't met yet. I'm kicking off our first one and am excited to see the rest!
Network Vlog-Stepping Alongside Our Sister Churches
Pastor Steve Engram, Director of VCN Southwest
We're focusing on our last core value, but certainly not our least: relationally committed. Our southwest director, Steve Engram, was on staff at Palmcroft Church when their sister church in the VCN network, Desert Springs Community Church, reached out for help. Listen to Steve's story about how Palmcroft stepped in and how he eventually came to pastor Desert Springs.
Network Vlog-Do Believers Need the Gospel?
The danger of looking at the gospel as just the doorway to heaven and a message we only proclaim to nonbelievers is that it convinces us we don’t need the gospel on a daily basis.
Pastor Brad Little, Regional Executive Director VCNMidwest
Network Vlog-The Unchanging Word of God
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.
Pastor Jim Smith, Director of Pacific Church Network
Network Vlog-Making Disciples vs Attendees
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.”
Pastor Craig Hardinger, Director of Venture Church Network
of Northern California and Nevada
Venture Church Network Midwest
Winter Youth Retreat
The theme for this year’s Arctic Advance is Better Together. We are looking at how when we exist in Christian community, we can love God, love others, and make disciples better together. Registration is open to all Venture Churches and can be found at https://thestone.life/arcticadvance. You can also find more information by visiting the Arctic Advice VCN Facebook page or contacting me, Chuck Babbitt, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-230-0774.