Spurgeon on an Epitome of Christianity

“If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word: prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  influential 19th Century Pastor and author, known as the “Prince of Preachers”

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Assimilation Opens Unchurched Hearts

“At The Journey, the crux of assimilation is also the heart of our overall mission: to give people the best possible opportunity to become fully developing followers of Jesus Christ. We know, as I’m sure you do, that the majority of people who visit a church do not come to Christ on their first visit – or their second or … Read More

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The Healthy Pastor: Making Good Choices

“When you choose to do the right next thing – regardless of how you feel in the moment – you will always be glad you did. You will never hear someone on the path to health say, ‘I wish I hadn’t gotten that workout in,’ or ‘I really wish I had blown it with my food choices today.’ Whenever I don’t … Read More

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8 Biblical Principles for Recruiting New Volunteers – Part 3 of 4

In this four-part blog series, I’m sharing the eight theological foundations that we’ve built our theology of ministry on at The Journey. As you read thru these principles, I want to challenge you to work with God in leading your people into a deeper walk with Him by connecting them through biblical servanthood. Principle #5: Serving opens people’s hearts to God and … Read More

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7 Reasons Why I Believe in Attractional Evangelism

Today’s guest post comes to us from Chuck Lawless. Chuck is the Dean and Vice-President of Graduate Studies and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC where he also serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions. In addition, he is Global Theological Education Consultant for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. The topic of attractional evangelism, … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Honoring Marriage

“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.” – Hebrews 13:4 (NLT)

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Spurgeon on the Legacy that Matters

“A good character is the best tombstone. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  influential 19th Century Pastor and author, known as the “Prince of Preachers”

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The Importance of the Guest Table

“Some of your guests may not be in much of a hurry to duck out after Sunday service. They may want to ask some questions, get more information on specific ministries, and meet you or some of your staff. The most effective way to give them that opportunity is to designate a clearly marked guest table. During your closing remarks, … Read More

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The Healthy Pastor: You’re Worth It

“Refuse to believe the lie that everything must always be comfortable and convenient. Stop giving into the path of least resistance and decide to do whatever it takes to live in the body God intends for you to have. You can do this. Yes, it will be hard, especially at first. But with time and sustained effort, it will get … Read More

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