Q & A: Moving to Semester-Based Groups

This is Kerrick Thomas – Executive Pastor at The Journey and co-author of the Activate book with Nelson.  Nelson asked me to answer the following question about moving an existing small group system to the semester-based groups that we recommend: The question I have for you deals with our groups that have done really well.  Five or six of our … Read More

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Are you near West Palm Beach on Feb 25?

If you are within driving or flying distance of West Palm Beach, FL on February 25 then I highly recommend you attend the Fusion Seminar that my friend and CLI Trainner Bob Franquiz is hosting at Calvary Church in Jupiter, FL (one city north of West Palm Beach) from 9:00am – Noon.  This is the only Fusion seminar being offered … Read More

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Is this true about your sermons?

I heard this quote last week: “Samson killed a thousand men with the jaw bone of an ass. That many sales are killed every day with the same weapon.” — Anonymous I wonder, could you replace the word ‘sales’ with the word ‘sermons’? Nelson

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Stewardship Intensive

t may come as a surprise to some, but one of my favorite topics to talk about with church leaders is stewardship.  I enjoy talking about money and the church because stewardship is discipleship.  Jesus himself said where your money is, there your heart will be also. I got to spend a couple of days last week in our Manhattan … Read More

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ChurchPlanters.com Conference 2009

It’s hard to believe that it is almost halfway through February!  It may have snuck up on you, but it’s not too late to get your team tix to ChurchPlanters.com 2009!  It’s only $99 per person, and with Valentine’s Day already upon us, don’t forget that spouses come for FREE! Go to churchplanters.com to check out the incredible lineup which … Read More

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Connecting with New People

I have shared before (click here for “How to host a Newcomer’s Reception”) that we love hosting regular Newcomer’s Receptions at The Journey.  Not to overstate the obvious, but connecting new people are vital to any growing church.  These receptions are a great time to meet new people and give them an extra opportunity to connect with the church. Yesterday’s … Read More

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One in a Million

Looking for a mission trip for your church this summer? I want to invite you to bring a team to New York City this summer for a Servant Evangelism Mission Trip! The Journey has launched our ONE IN A MILLION project to touch the lives of ONE MILLION New Yorkers through Servant Evangelism in 2009 and I want you to … Read More

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