I’m Looking for a Great Ministry/Assimilation and Teaching Pastor @ The Journey Church NYC

The Journey is looking for a new Pastor of Ministry/Assimilation & Teaching Pastor at our New York City campus.  If you are interested or know someone who fits this description or is wrestling with a call to NYC – then read the description below and send your resume, cover letter and answers to the questions to kt1<at>journeynyc.com.  Pastor of Ministry/Assimilation … Read More

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Keys to Worship Planning: Honoring God with Your Best

  “Instead of continually praying for more, prove your faithfulness by doing the very best you can with what you’ve already been given. If your worship team is just you and a guitar, be excellent in that position. You and I honor God when we commit to doing the very best we can with what we have. To offer God … Read More

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A Higher Calling to Glorify God (Thursdays are for Health)

“The Bible is clear that our bodies were created to glorify the Creator. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other lifestyle-induced health conditions don’t do much to glorify God. They don’t shine his excellence and the abundant life he offers to on-looking world – far from it. We are called to do so much better.” – Nelson Searcy, … Read More

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The Time to Start Your Easter Planning is NOW

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking there’s a lot of time between today and Easter, now that it’s in April this year. But I’m raising the flag to tell you that NOW is time to start planning! Here are some tips to help you start preparing to double on Easter: Start praying for your Easter service now. Don’t wait … Read More

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Study Finds Only 1 in 7 Pastors is Under 40

Today’s post comes to us from Kate Shellnutt for Christianity Today. American pastors aren’t as young as they used to be. As clergy live longer and stay in ministry longer, the average age of Protestant senior pastors has risen to 54—a decade older than 25 years before, when the average age was 44. Now, just 1 in 7 pastors leading … Read More

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William Carey on Being a Minister

“A Christian minister is a person who in a peculiar sense is not his own; he is the servant of God, and therefore ought to be wholly devoted to Him.” – William Carey

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Keys to Worship Planning: The Thursday Midnight Rule

  “Since Sundays are so important, at The Journey we have decided never to leave anything associated with the Sunday service to chance. In fact, we have a rule called the Thursday midnight rule. By midnight on Thursday, we are totally prepared for Sunday – down to every last detail. Leave nothing to chance. God honors preparedness.”        … Read More

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Surrender the Ice Cream Spoon! (Thursdays are for Health)

“If our bodies are made for the Lord and he cares about them, shouldn’t we care about them too? I have spent years preaching about the importance of surrendering your entire being to God, but all the while, I had a major blind spot. In my mind, surrendering myself didn’t mean surrendering my ice cream spoon. It didn’t mean surrendering … Read More

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John Wesley’s 7 Rules for Congregational Singing

Today’s guest post comes to us from TheWorshipCommunity.com. In 1761, John Wesley penned these iconic guidelines for corporate singing for church congregations who would be singing out of the Select Hymns with Tunes Annext hymn book. Believe it or not, in the 18th century it was fairly cutting edge to sing the hymns that we know and love today. So, … Read More

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