6 Sundays Ago…

It’s been 6 Sunday’s since I’ve preached at The Journey (or anywhere for that matter)….this is the longest I’ve gone without teaching on a Sunday since…well, maybe since I went in ministry in 1990.  It’s been healthy, restful and positive (and some people might say the last 6 weeks at The Journey have been the best ever.  Ha!). Today I’ll … Read More

Nelson SearcyWorship Planning

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10 Reasons to Invite People to Follow Jesus Every Week

Friday is for friends and today’s friend is Craig Groeschel from LifeChurch.tv He had two great posts this week that tackle the same subject from two different angles.  Here’s the posts: 10 Reasons to Invite People to Follow Christ Every Week At Church from LifeChurch.tv : swerve by Craig Groeschel 1. Someone may be at church only once. 2. The … Read More

Nelson SearcyEvangelism

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Immediate Action

Today I’m teaching at all four Journey-Manhattan services and I’m challenging everyone to do a Servant Evangelism project right after the service.  I’m giving them a bag of SE material and sending them out to ‘Do It Now!’  I did this a couple of years ago and about 20% of those in attendance did it – I’m praying for 50% … Read More

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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – 1 of 8

SYSTEM #1: THE WEEKEND SERVICE SYSTEM Let’s start this Wednesday series “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack” by looking from the outside in – meaning we’ll work from the systems that are most obvious/ directly influence your people to the ones that are meant more to keep you and your team on track. We’ll jump in with the Weekend Service System… … Read More

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So Much to Say, So Little Time – Making the Message Stick

Most of you are probably familiar with the book Made To Stick, by Heath brothers Chip and Dan. I recently took a fresh look at one of the concepts that the brothers dive into in their “Simple” section… How many of us struggle with having to fit all the things we want to say into the little bit of time … Read More

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