How to Strengthen Your Personal and Spiritual Foundation

When you’re feeling out of sorts, you may need to strengthen your personal and spiritual foundation. There are two main categories to consider when doing this: public activities and private disciplines. When you are feeling emotionally drained, anxious, or depressed, lean even harder on both. Make sure to be intentional about the following: Your connection with your church. Stay connected … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Seize the Day

“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? For your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” – James 4:14 (NLT)

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry, Preaching

Wesley on the Power of Living for God

“Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergyman or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon the earth.” – John Wesley, 18th century Anglican evangelist and joint founder of Methodism

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

8 Biblical Principles for Recruiting New Volunteers

When I was just starting in ministry, one of my most respected mentors said something to me that I’ve never forgotten. As I was venting to him about feeling like a one-man show in my young church, he put his arm around me and said, “Nelson, remember, every member in your church is a minister. You are not in this alone … Read More

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Wiersbe on Trusting in God

“Trusting God means thinking and acting according to God’s word in spite of circumstances, feelings, or consequences.” – Warren W. Wiersbe, American pastor, Bible teacher, author and conference speaker

Nelson SearcyLeadership, Ministry

Free Live Webcast – 6 Differences Between Small Groups That Work and Those That Don’t

Over the past year, both online and in-person Small Groups have been very important in keeping people connected to the church, to their faith and to each other. At The Journey, we consistently have over 100% of our average Sunday attendance in Small Groups each semester. And in all Journey locations, we’re holding Small Groups online and in person — … Read More

Sandra OlivieriChurch Systems, Church Systems - General, Leadership, Ministry, Small Groups

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