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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New Small Groups Tele-Coaching Network

This is Kerrick Thomas – Executive/Teaching Pastor at The Journey Church.  I’m writing to you today because I want you to be aware of a special tele-coaching opportunity for your Small Groups Pastor or for the staff person you have leading small groups at your church. In just a few weeks (on Thursday, February 26) I’m kicking off our first … Read More


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Q&A: How Do I talk about Preview Services?

Question: How do you pitch preview services best. I’m clear on not using the terminology “preview service” or “practice service”. Do you go with like a “try it before you buy it” or “test drive” theme? Any advise on how you advertise this and personally invite? Kerrick Thomas my co-author on Launch:Starting A New Church from Scratch answers: First of … Read More


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