WHO WILL ATTEND CHURCH VENTURE?…CONSERVATIVES, LIBERALS, REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, DEVOTED CHRIST FOLLOWERS, FOLKS WHO ARE NOT SURE ABOUT JESUS…?
Yes. There are wise and intelligent people as well as people of strong Christian faith on both sides of many different social issues. With Church Venture you can be certain that you will be serving along side, worshiping next to, and living life nearby someone who thinks and believes differently than you.
In essential beliefs we have unity.
In non-essential beliefs we have liberty.
In all beliefs we show charity.
We are sure many will attend Church Venture who have serious doubts about who Jesus is. Everyone is welcomed, especially those who have doubts and questions. We don’t have all the answers wrapped up in a pretty bow…but we know Jesus is God and that our job is to love people.
ARE WOMEN ALLOWED IN LEADERSHIP AT CHURCH VENTURE?
Yes. In baptism the Holy Spirit works in the lives of men and women alike. In the Bible a male perspective has shaped much of what we find. God chose to connect with the readers of that day in that male dominated context. In today’s context we interpret the Bible as giving men and women the freedom to discern where God is leading them. Through reading the Bible, prayer, as well as within a community we believe both men and women can hear from God and follow where they are being led to serve. God leads both men and women to serve in the church in many different manners including teaching, preaching, faith, administration, and leadership.