Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The New Venture Church Family has been blessed to have a beautiful, modern campus for so many years. Anyone who has stepped foot on 4000 Mystra Way knows of the beauty I am referring to.... but what good is it to have this beautiful campus if we are not fully utilizing every possible opportunity that comes along with having this property? Our location and campus have so many things to offer people other than just Celebration Services. We have concerts, comedy shows, benefit events, exciting speakers, weddings, parties, etc.  It is our responsibility to utilize the campus to bring as many souls into Heaven as possible. And let me share with you about the recent and upcoming events at New Venture Christian Fellowship.

A few weeks back, we had champion boxer Ebo Elder speak during our Celebration Services. What a guy! It was amazing to hear his boxing stories from a Christian, Godly perspective- and we had quite the crowd! The good news is that he is coming back to New Venture on March 24, 2019 for both 8:30 and 10:30 am services. 

Chonda Pierce is a well known Christian comedian who boasts about her Southern upbringing and Southern mentality. She is hysterical!  She will be performing her comedy act here at New Venture on Saturday March 16. Don't miss out!

One of our biggest events of the year is the Miel San Marcos concert which is coming up on March 23. This Spanish Pentecostal worship band attracts thousands in their shows as they speak to audiences from their passionate performances. They even performed at Madison Square Garden in 2017 and were nominated for a Grammy in 2018! This is absolutely one show that you do not want to skip!

Keep an eye out for all of the amazing, exciting things that New Venture has in store for the months ahead!

In Him,
Pastor Shawn

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

2019 Biblical Leadership & Development class has taken off with a BANG

Our 2019 Biblical Leadership & Development class has kicked off and the turnout so far has been UNREAL! We are currently in week 3 of this 8-week course, and the feedback I have received from this has been so incredibly inspiring. The sign-ups and attendance are at over 100 students as of last night's class. The numbers keep growing and we are loving every minute of that!

This was our first class picture on evening 1:

And THIS was our Tuesday class from this week!

But what is it that attracts so many people to this course?  We require an attendance &
commitment pledge from all students and ask that the homework be completed, books to be read, etc. The class is held Tuesday evenings after work hours and I could easily understand why the motivation to go be a student again after a long day at work may not be there.... but our students are COMMITTED and I am so blessed to be able to be a part of such dedication in this Church Family.

The class takes an in depth look at how to become a leader that leads from a Biblical perspective. In today's day and age, I think we can all agree that there is definitely a lack of Biblical leadership in this world. We see it everyday in the news with top leaders, in our jobs with leaders that are lacking, and even in family households where they are not ran by Biblical practices. I believe that since this is such a DESIRED trait to have in all leaders that lead us, we are so eager to learn more about it and adopt the principles in our own lives. We have special guest teachers who are the leaders in the world of sports, business, ministry, and family. The students so far have been craving for more, so the subject matter is definitely one that is sought after as far as gaining an understanding of this leadership style.

We are no longer accepting new sign-ups for this class... but no worries. We will start a new class toward second half of the year! And I expect the next new class to have even MORE interested students that sign up than this class. Don't miss out!  Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for announcements regarding sign-ups for the next Biblical Leadership & Development.

God Bless you in your week and all that you do.

All 4 Him,
Pastor Shawn