On the Journey

  • June 19, 2018

    Carey Nieuwhof says that the most effective churches change constantly.  He goes on to say there are certain signs of churches that are resistant to change.  Here they are:


    1. They keep having the same conversation over and over (and over) again.  Talking about an issue—even talking passionately about an issue—and doing nothing about it is a complete waste of time.  Awareness doesn’t solve problems.  Discussion doesn’t solve problems.  Insight doesn’t solve problems.  Action does...

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  • June 4, 2018

    Veronica Podbury has written about five keys from the Bible for sound decision-making.  She says that the dangers and long-term consequences of making the wrong choice can be huge.  Fear of being wrong can force us into not making a decision at all, while desperation can lead us into decisions we’ll live to regret...

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  • May 29, 2018

    A crucial component of our church’s recently adopted strategic plan is the unleashing of servant leaders.  At Journey we believe that all people have leadership abilities.  We want to enable people to become the leaders God created them to be in passionately serving our community and world, trusting it’s never too late to become who we were meant to be...

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  • May 22, 2018

    Proverbs 29:18 says:  “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; but when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.”  It’s exciting to me to see what God is doing in the life of Journey!  After over a year of prayer and research and conversations, there has been a clear sense of discernment of the direction God has revealed for our church!   And if our church attends to it faithfully, I’m certain we will most certainly be blessed! ...

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  • May 14, 2018

    We’ve all made our fair share of relational mistakes.  Here are 10 principles for better relationships from the teaching of John Maxwell.


    1.  Recognize that you see people through who you are.

    Self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-perception establish the foundation of all relationships.  The way you view yourself and the way you see life shapes how you see and relate to others...

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  • May 7, 2018

    Having a relationship with Jesus makes life richer and more joyful and more peaceful than anything else available to us.  There’s a tenacity and fierceness to God’s love through Jesus that strengthens people in the face of life’s struggles more than anyone can imagine.  I believe it’s important for everyone to know this.  Everyone.


    Carey Nieuwhof has written of 5 Keys to Having Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations with Non-Christians.  Here they are...

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  • April 30, 2018

    Journey’s mission is to turn people into fully devoted followers of Christ.  It’s based on the Great Commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28:18–20.  Recently, the Barna Group released the results of a survey indicating that over half of churchgoers are not familiar with the Great Commission.  So, here are five things every church-goer should know about it:

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  • April 24, 2018

    Carey Nieuwhof has written about insights he’s gained after making it to 25 years in marriage.  What do you think?

    1.  Love is a decision, not an emotion.

    2.  Don’t make tomorrow’s decisions based on today’s emotions.

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  • April 17, 2018

    How might you learn to read the Bible in a way that would be more meaningful and help you understand on a deeper level?  Here are ten steps...

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  • April 1, 2018

    Yale University’s most popular class in its 316-year history is PSYC 157:  Psychology and the Good Life.  Nearly one-fourth of Yale undergraduates registered for it.  The course “tries to teach students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life.”  Interestingly, a 2013 report by the Yale College Council found that “more than half of undergraduates sought mental health care from the university” while enrolled because they are “anxious, stressed, unhappy, numb.”  The professor teaches that the things undergraduates most associate with achieving happiness—a high grade, a prestigious internship, a good-paying job—do not increase happiness at all...

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