Dr. Venna Bishop
“Reach For The Stars”
With an infectious angelic spirit, Venna Bishop delivers an engaging message that has participants acknowledging their brilliance. Attendees in religious settings receive an enriched understanding of the role of angels in their lives as a result of Venna’s Biblical expertise on the subject, while those in the educational and retirement communities are intrigued with her ‘Angel journey’ and witty delivery.
Venna’s angel journey began in 1986 as a pulpit guest of Dr. Robert H. Schuller at the world famous Crystal Cathedral. She was one of the ‘flying angels’ in the Glory of Christmas pageant and commuted 800 miles round trip for rehearsals and performances, as a volunteer. Venna’s ‘surprise landing,’ during her first interview with Dr. Schuller launched her speaking career on the topic “It’s Not How You Fly, It’s How You LAND!”
Venna’s “surprise landing” that began her speaking career. Watch video
Venna is a popular repeat interview guest at the Crystal Cathedral. The theme for her December interview “Remembering the Glory Days” focused on almost 30 years of “Glory of Christmas” and “Glory of Easter” pageants. Venna’s recent book, “Behind the Scenes Stories + Photos = Glory Pageants” is the only historical pictorial account of the pageants. The book was a part of her dissertation that led to her Doctorate of Ministry degree focusing on communication from the California Graduate School of Theology. Read more
FAITH BASED PROGRAMS
“It’s Not How You Fly, It’s How You LAND!”
What can you do with the precious days that remain? Discover God’s plan for moving you from success to significance while leaving a legacy. Explore practical ways to navigate the questions and opportunities life offers. Determine how you can use the challenges and experiences in your life to find meaning and purpose for your legacy. “One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God” Philippians 3;13,14.
“God’s Angels Through The Eyes Of Artists”
In God’s heavenly kingdom there are basically three triads or spheres of angels. They operate in way that reflects perfect order. Artists have painted these angelic messengers, and their paintings are found in various museums around the world. Venna connects these artistic interpretations, using power point and audience involvement, with verses from the Old Testament and/or New Testament that describe each of the orders in God’s angelic hierarchy.
“Absolutely superb! The message on the celestial hierarchy was fascinating and so informative . . . presents a wealth of information and keeps it interesting with visuals. Witty too!”
– The Episcopal Church Women of the San Joaquin Diocese, Fresno, CA
“How Do You Wear Your Halo?”
Have you ever compared your life to a bowl of Jello? Sometimes you are perky and vibrant. Then there are days your life looks like Jello at family picnic on a warm summer day – a bit shaky, sometimes weepy, and without substance. If so, you are in for an ‘angelic lift’ during this workshop.
“Your spirit is energetic and affirming. We would love to have you return sometime. Everyone in our singles group was interested in your angelic journey.”
– Presbyterian Church of Sunnyvale
Life is a series of take-offs and landings! Discover the role character, commitment, and cooperation provide toward completing tasks and reaching goals in order to fulfill your earthly mission in life. This program gives the audience an opportunity to relate and recall their own personal experiences as Venna shares stores and engages the attendees in the process. Her analogies provide meaning and give a real world understanding to the Biblical concepts and calling God ordains for our lives.
“Understandably the most inspirational program we’ve had all year. You gave us a fresh perspective of how to actualize our personal goals and our mission in life. We are all flying higher having met you.”
– Mission City United Methodist Church–Santa Clara, CA
“An Angel Is Someone Like You”
How do you communicate with individuals whose character styles are different from yours? In this team building program you will identify four basic angelic character types. You will discover the parallels and similarities these traits have to God’s archangels. Imagine identifying your angelic character style and being able to communicate in a style that gives others what they want so you get what you want.
“You did it again! For the third year in a row, your presentations uplifted and inspired the Women’s Auxillary. Each year you have broadened our knowledge of angels and understanding of others.”
– Palo Alto Community Church
“Behind the Scenes . . .”
Behind the Scenes . . . at the 2010 Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany
Discover the parallels between Old Testament prophecy and events in the New Testament leading to the Crucifixion and Resurrection in the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany. Reflect on the history that goes into 41 decades of production. Imagine stepping back to a place in Biblical times, where you are experiencing events cast members encountered being involved in the Glory of Christmas and Glory of Easter pageants, on the largest indoor set in the world.
“Turn Volunteering Into A Paid Position”
Volunteering provides an opportunity to explore different career options. Volunteering builds self-confidence! It also creates structure for people who lack the direction a schedule provides. By volunteering an individual gains exposure within an organization and experiences the duties required in the job.
“Reach For The Stars”
Whether your sense of accomplishment comes from raising a family, volunteering in your community, or managing a career, no one does ministry alone. So it is vital to learn how to effectively work with others, especially volunteers. The needs are the same when it comes to identifying and recognizing staff, employees, or volunteers working in a religious or organizational setting. In this eye-opening program everyone will gain a better understanding of the 10 top needs of what it takes to work with and motivate individuals, whether they are volunteers or employees.