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
Just wanted to let y’all know what was going on the Journey Blog over the next week or so. We wanted to take the opportunity to take a break over Christmas and get ready for everything that 2015 has for us.
We hope that you might be able to join us this Wednesday evening, on Christmas Eve, for our Journey Family Christmas services at 5 or 6:30pm. We’ll have childcare available for babies under 2, and we invite you to bring the rest of the family into the service with you! There’s going to be lots of laughs, lots of Christmas songs, and simply a time for us to remember why we celebrate Christmas.
This is the PERFECT opportunity for you to invite your friends and family to join you at Journey. Christmas Eve is a time when more people would love to come to church if only one of their friends or family would invite them. Take the step to humbly point everyone to absolute hope this Christmas season.
We will also have an online service this Sunday, December 28th, called “Be Still & Know That I Am God.” This brief, online experience is a great opportunity for us to take a break from meeting every Sunday, and will allow us to take a breath before the new year starts. Trust us, this is an easy way to gather with your family in your own home but still connect with your Journey family.
We hope you will join us for both of these events, have an incredible Christmas with your friends and family, and we’ll see you back on the Journey Blog for a Weekend Preview of UNITED on Jan 2nd!
By Zack DeBerry
My family is kind of into Christmas.
People think we are nutty sometimes when we tell them we put up eight Christmas trees. Yes, that was EIGHT, as in ocho or one less than a baseball starting lineup.
I love the Christmas season and all that comes with it. I love the music, the lights, the tacky sweaters, the red cup at Starbucks, the crazy shopping malls, but most of all I love that it feels different. It is different than other time of the year and that’s because of the excitement & anticipation that comes with it.