Lenten Devotional #3 • Justin Whitener

Read Luke 11:29-32 Bill Engvall was a hilarious comedian I could relate to growing up in the mid 90’s.  Here is one of his jokes: “a trucker gets his truck stuck under an overpass, and the responding policeman asks “Hey, you get your truck stuck?” Without missing a beat, the trucker answers, “No sir, I was delivering that overpass and I …

Lenten Devotional #2 • Ana Schweikert

Read Matthew 6:7-15 and Habakkuk 3 When I first chose to write a devotional about the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:7-15), I didn’t know a revival was about to break out among university students in America. I didn’t know young people who were normally bored with chapel services would suddenly linger at the altar for hours, praying and weeping over their …

New Trustee Appointment

We’re blessed at Venture to have Trustees who have the spiritual maturity and special skills and experience to help plan, execute, and monitor our finances rigorously.  As a group, they work diligently throughout the year to help us ensure we’re being God-honoring and wise in our finances. The Pastors of Venture enthusiastically recommend Eric Plemmons to the church to serve …

Paid Ministry Opportunities at Venture

Venture is expanding its Children and Student Ministry staffing to meet the growing needs of our church. We are looking for qualified people to join our team and provide leadership in these two areas. Both of these opportunities are currently part-time but could develop into more in the future. Lincolnton Campus Director of Children and Preschool  Job Summary – The Lincolnton …

Ways to Help with Hurricane Ian

The devastation in Florida is going to be MASSIVE! I’ll never forget when we arrived to help people a few days after Katrina. It’s hard to describe with words. If you want to support a nonprofit that I can personally testify as totally trustworthy, highly efficient, and incredibly effective, then click the link below to support the NC Baptist Disaster …

New Associate Pastor Recommendation

The Pastors of Venture Church are recommending Jason Gilbert be elected as a Pastor of Venture Church and be hired as a Fulltime Global Associate Pastor of Students and Children.    Today, I sent a separate email explaining this position as well as our overall newly revised pastoral leadership structure with job summaries. It includes what Chris Mintz’s new role will be going forward. …

Dominion: Behind the Artwork

With the book of Daniel, we had the challenge of creating a broad enough theme to capture all the stories that are recounted about the writer as well as the apocalyptic latter chapters which introduce some scary looking beasts and oft-debated timelines and meanings. Not to mention the applications that Austin and others will draw from the text for our …