Read 1,000 Books a Year (yes, you can!)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Charles Chu for Quartz Media. Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you … Read More

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Keys to Worship Planning: Living Out the Transformation

  “Teaching pastors must remember that intellectual knowledge is just the beginning of transformation. There must also be a clear call to repentance and, most importantly, the congealing inspiration of God. I don’t ever want people to walk out of church and simply think, ‘Huh. I learned something today.’ Instead, I want them to think ‘I want to live out … Read More

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Be a Good Steward of Your Health (Thursdays are for Health)

“Your body is not your own. The one who created it has simply entrusted it to you for a period of time. You are called to steward  your health in the same way you steward your money, your time, and your relationships – and that stewardship is not optional.” – Nelson Searcy, Steve Reynolds & Jennifer Dykes Henson The above quote … Read More

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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>  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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