By Zack DeBerry
We are a couple of weeks away from Easter and it is a great time to begin thinking about who you want to invite to come with you to Journey. This is a great way to share your faith with friends & family.
In that same vein, as more and more people use Social Media, sharing your faith online has never been easier. There are loads of great ways for you to share your faith on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. However, there are always a lot of ways NOT to do it.
I thought I would have a little fun today and give you 3 ways NOT to share your faith through social media. Check it out. . .
By Matt Dawson
In the past several months, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have no doubt been reading headlines concerning ISIS, radical Islamists, and the brutality happening in the Middle East. It has been the source of conversations, social media arguments, SNL satire, and personal pain for the families connected to victims and soldiers currently serving in this part of the world.
As Christians, sometimes we “jump on the bandwagon” of whatever position and opinion we somewhat align with, with little regard to how this represents or reflects our life of faith.
What are we supposed to do? What are we supposed to say?
By Chris Denning
If you’ve been around Journey, you’ve probably heard us talk about what we’re about:
We humbly point everyone to absolute Hope.
I love how this mission doesn’t really have an end point, nor does it wholly depend on what we’re able to do, but rather it’s centered around who Christ is and how we should respond to Him with our lives.
However, after hearing this for a while, you might be asking yourself what this practically looks like.
“How can I humbly point everyone to absolute Hope in my everyday life?”
I want to help by offering four simple actions that you can start doing today to help you live out our mission in your everyday life. I believe that these four simple things will help you grow in your faith and become more like Christ as you humbly point everyone to absolute Hope.
By Matt Dawson
Happy New Year Journey family – I’m so excited about 2015! I’m honored to be your pastor and wanted to quickly share a few things I’m celebrating this year and a few things I’m looking forward to in our future.
5 Things to Celebrate from 2014
1. Staff Transitions
If you didn’t know, we lost 4 staff members towards the end of 2013 and this entire year was a rebuilding year for our staff and leadership. It was hard, but not as hard as it could have been. We knew at the end of 2013 we were experiencing some GOD-LED changes that were out of our control, so we knew He would be faithful to walk us through that transition.
After experiencing this past year, I remain convinced that God brought us the right people and some incredible leaders to help us during the interim and are now in place to help us have an incredible 2015! One lesson I’ve learned: when God is leading CHANGE in your life – trust Him, He is faithful! Continue reading
By Matt Dawson
If you’ve watched the news or any kind of TV in recent weeks, you’ve undoubtably heard and seen the racial tension that’s currently rising throughout America.
I wanted to share some thoughts that border on the topic of this tension in Ferguson, New York and other places in our country specifically over the past several weeks.
My aim is not to provide my opinion or tell you what you need to think.
The last thing we need is another opinion on racism, court verdicts, and unjust police actions. There are so many truths floating in a sea of opinions over this, that I think sharing my own will only muddy the waters more. I do, however, want to share what the events over the past several weeks have pointed me to in my personal time with God.