Sunday Scripture: Throughout the Whole World

“And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then, finally, the end will come.” – Matthew 24:14 (NLT)


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8 Biblical Principles for Recruiting New Volunteers – Part 4 of 4

Over the last few weeks I’ve shared the first six biblical principles that guide us at The Journey for recruiting new volunteers. Below are the final two. As you read them, know that my prayer for you is that these principles will help you in developing a system which will equip your people to do God’s work, and to build up … Read More


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8 Biblical Principles for Recruiting New Volunteers – Part 3 of 4

In this four-part blog series, I’m sharing the eight theological foundations that we’ve built our theology of ministry on at The Journey. As you read thru these principles, I want to challenge you to work with God in leading your people into a deeper walk with Him by connecting them through biblical servanthood. Principle #5: Serving opens people’s hearts to God and … Read More


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Spurgeon on the Legacy that Matters

“A good character is the best tombstone. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  influential 19th Century Pastor and author, known as the “Prince of Preachers”


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8 Biblical Principles for Recruiting New Volunteers – Part 2 of 4

Last week in the first part of this series, I shared the first two of the eight biblical principles to help you think critically about how and why people serve in your church. As you work through each one, let it spur you toward clarifying your own theology of ministry, so you can move forward with building your ministry system … Read More


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10 Things You Should Know about Charles Spurgeon

Today’s guest post comes to us from Dr. Michael Reeves for Crossway.org. Charles Spurgeon was known as the ‘Prince of Preachers.’ Read on to learn more about the life and ministry of this influential theologian and preacher. 1. His ministry began in the year of his conversion as a young man. Spurgeon was raised in a Christian home, but was … Read More


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Sunday Scripture: Our Call to Persevere

“But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.” – 2 Timothy 4:5 (NLT)


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Spurgeon on Suffering

“I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  influential 19th Century Pastor and author, known as the “Prince of Preachers”


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8 Biblical Principles for Recruiting New Volunteers – Part 1 of 4

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


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