The Journey Church’s newest location in Boca Raton, FL just celebrated it’s First Birthday. While we have seen tremendous numbers in our first year of New Believers and First Time Guests, one of the most excited elements is how many people have gone through the Membership Class AND are now fully engaged in the church in such a short period … Read More
What are the “Secret Duties” of a Member at Your Church?
Have you ever sat down and thought through what you expect of your church members? For the sake of today’s post, I don’t necessarily mean the “biggies” (like attending, serving, giving, etc.), although those are vital. Hopefully you are presenting those expectations clearly during Membership Class and reminding members of their responsibilities regularly. Today, I mean the “little things” that … Read More
Holding Members Accountable
I get a lot of questions about how we handle church membership at The Journey. We place a high value on being a member of the church and recognize that there is a responsibility on those of us in leadership to hold members accountable to what they agree to when they sign their membership covenant. When we fail to lead … Read More
Church Planting Q & A – First Membership Class
With the beginning of spring just around the corner and the new growth that comes with it, I’d like to do a series of “Church Planting Q & A’s” here at the blog. It also just so happens that my only scheduled Launch Conference for 2009 is coming up in just about a week – next Tuesday, March 17 – … Read More
Are Your Big Givers Members?
Just before our last membership class at The Journey, a question came to me: How many of our Top 100 givers are members? I felt like God had prompted this question, so I asked our financial team to give me a list of everyone who is a Top 100 giver but not yet a member. When I got the list, … Read More