One Month to Live Begins Today @ The Journey

Today at our Manhattan location we kick-off a four week series based on the bestselling book “One Month to Live” and the author of the book, Kerry Shook, is our guest speaker.  Kerry is the pastor of Fellowship of the Woodlands in Woodlands, TX.  His church was one of our sponsoring churches when we started in 2002.  I can’t wait … Read More

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Lessons from “Yes” – Part 3

Today, I will conclude our Lessons from “Yes!” series with three final truths from the book: “Resistant children who easily find excuses not to do their homework or tidy their room are more likely to be persuaded if they’re first asked to take a small step in that direction.   As long as they feel they’ve said yes to the first … Read More

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Lessons from “Yes” – Part 2

On Tuesday, I shared with you what I’ve been learning from “Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive.” Here are some more lessons: Research shows that those who tend to come in on time should be praised for their behavior (as opposed to chiding those who are late). Make sure people know just how much punctuality is appreciated. People … Read More

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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 8 of 8

SYSTEM #8: THE STRATEGIC SYSTEM It’s hard to believe that we’ve worked our way to the last post in our weekly, Wednesday “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack” series! If you have been taking this opportunity to spend some quality time with your systems over the last eight weeks, I trust that you are already seeing the effects. If you haven’t … Read More

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Lessons from “Yes” – Part 1

Recently our strategic team at The Journey finished studying the book “Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive” by by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini.  Between now and Friday, I want to share with you some of my key lessons from the book. I believe that we must learn to better help people say ‘yes’ … Read More

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Monday Proflections – September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day to everyone here in the states.  Here’s what’s happening with CLI and me that may be of interest to you: Monday – Journey and CLI offices are closed.  We worked and prepared follow-up for The Journey on Sunday so we could enjoy today.  Hope you are taking some time to rest and enjoy family too. Tuesday – … Read More

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Activate Winds Down – Sunday @ The Journey

Today we wrap up our Activate series @ The Journey as Adam Bishop, our Pastor of Groups, teaches on “The Habit of Friendship.” This has been a great series as we’ve discussed the five classic spiritual habits: The Habit of Bible Study The Habit of Prayer The Habit of Generosity The Habit of Solitude and The Habit of Friendship (Fellowship) … Read More

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First Time Guests Want Information

First Time Guests want to get information about your church when they are ready to receive it – not when you want to give it to them. So the question to ask yourself is: Are you making information about your church readily available to your guests? Examples of this include: – Putting out easy to find brochures about key areas … Read More

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