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


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Zero Distractions: How to Work in Blocks of Time

Pastors wear so many hats–preacher, counselor, human resources manager, maybe even plumber–that it may seem impossible at first to group similar tasks into blocks of time. Many of us are so accustomed to jumping from one activity to another that it would be hard to break the cycle. But for renegade pastors, working in blocks of time is a great … Read More


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Living a Fully Engaged Life: The Ultimate Demonstration

Jesus is the ultimate demonstration of God’s engagement in our lives. He is the visible representation of God’s engagement. God sent Jesus to live a perfect life, to die on a cross for our offenses, and then to be raised from the dead–all so that we could be in relationship with him and have new life, both here and in … Read More


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Hudson Taylor on the Importance of Praying While Working

“I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.” — James Hudson Taylor (May 21, 1832 – June 3, 1905) was a pioneer in reaching the unreached for Christ. He was unlike any other missionary of the 19th century (or … Read More


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Hudson Taylor on the Great Commission

“The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” — James Hudson Taylor (May 21, 1832 – June 3, 1905) was a pioneer in reaching the unreached for Christ. He was unlike any other missionary of the 19th century (or arguably any other century) and led missions in China that are still … Read More


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Save Time, Energy and Stress by Learning to Borrow

Before I became a pastor, I was on an engineering track. The first rule of engineering is: “Don’t reinvent the wheel.” When I made the transition into ministry, I saw a lot of well-intentioned pastors driving themselves crazy doing just that. They were starting from scratch every single week, with everything from Sunday follow-up to sermon preparation and worship planning. As … Read More


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