Live Debt Free – Pastor’s Financial Life: Part 2 of 5

Yesterday, I talked about four financial commitments I’ve made and that I’m challenging you to make. Today, let’s examine Commitment #1: 1. The commitment to be DEBT FREE for the rest of my life. In 2002, just after Kelley and I had started The Journey Church, we were surprised to discover that we had over $16,000 in credit card and … Read More

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Pastor’s Financial Life: Part 1 of 5

For the last two months I’ve been preparing for Financial Peace, a new series we started on Sunday at The Journey. This preparation made me think about my own financial journey. If you know some of my story (and I won’t repeat it here) then you know that in my teenage/pre-Christian years I made a lot of money writing computer … Read More

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Monday Proflections – October 6, 2008

A busy but fun week coming up – here’s what’s happening that may be of interest to you: Monday – I don’t normally sleep in on Monday’s but today is the exception.  Kelley and Alexander are away visiting the grandparents and my first meeting isn’t until 10:30am.  I’ll be the guy with bed head around the office! Tuesday – Watch … Read More

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Finacial Peace @ The Journey Today

Today we are kicking off an 8-week “Financial Peace” series.  We planned this series in November 2007! We had no idea when we did the preaching calendar that we would launch this series in the middle of one of the greatest financial downturns ever.  Only God! Today I’m teaching live in Manhattan for all four services and our location pastors … Read More

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3rd Quarter Giving Statements

It’s October 2 so its time to start thinking about your 3rd Quarter Giving Statements. I haven’t written our third quarter letter yet but I will post it here as soon as I do (for a sample of my 2nd Quarter Giving Letter click here).  The obvious issue to address in the letter is the ecomony. My letter will be … Read More

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Catalyst Dessert Anyone?

Are you going to Catalyst next week in Atlanta? I’ll be there with Kerrick, the Journey Teaching Team and the CLI staff. On Thursday, October 9, I’d like to invite you to a special Church Leader Insights Dessert at 7:00pm at 12 Stone Church!  The church is just a few turns and couple of miles from Catalyst. Can you join … Read More

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Top Posts for September 2008

Blog readership for September increased by over 25% – mainly thanks to your links and some positive press in the Rick Warren Ministry ToolBox.  Here’s the most popular posts for the month (in case you missed them): The “One Month” Perspective Successful Church Planters Must Be Able to Recruit a Worship Leader Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 8 … Read More

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Monday Proflections – September 29, 2008

Here’s what’s happening with Church Leader Insights and me this week that may be of interest to you: Monday – I’ll be in the Journey office all morning and then I’m flying to Atlanta.  I’ll be doing a recording the Catalyst folks tonight.  Are you going to Catalyst next week? If so, I’d like to buy you dessert on Thursday … Read More

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