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Growing Deeper Means Growing Together

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I just left the first session of a Freshman Orientation meeting with my son who is starting college next week and I want to share with you something I heard that really pumped me up. They talked about the history of the school, academics, and campus security. But then one of the first year...

Breaking Free from Our Unhealthy Patterns

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Our memories of past experiences form patterns of expectation that can help or hurt our ability to deal with change.  One of the most significant changes in my life was the death of my father when I was 11 years old. It was devastating. The saving grace during this loss was my mother...

The Role of Elder at Journey of Faith

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In a recent ENEWS, Pastor Jason talked about how we work as teams at Journey of Faith. We got great responses from that article along with a lot of really good questions about how leadership happens at Journey of Faith. So, we sat down with Chip Adams, our new lead Elder and asked him to say...

When Things Change

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Since taking on the role of Lead Pastor over three years ago, I have had the joy of leading this church through some times of significant change. We’ve had changes to our ministry offerings, staffing, and how we communicate in our messages. Change isn’t easy, but I believe the...

We Believe in Teams

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I often get asked the question: How does leadership work at Journey of Faith? We really believe in teams at Journey of Faith. Today I want to take a moment to introduce our Executive Team and specifically welcome our new team member Blair Farley, our Executive Director of Experience. Most...

Being a Pastor of a “Baptist” Church, Part 2

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The following is a continuation of Pastor Jason's article "Being a Pastor of a 'Baptist' Church." Click here to read Part 1. 4. Every Follower of Jesus is a MinisterThe distinction between clergy and congregation is (or should be) small in Baptist churches because Baptists have...

When You've Lost Someone Through Suicide

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With all the news we’ve been hearing about suicide, I am often asked: “What do you say to those who have lost a loved one through suicide?” It depends on who you are talking to, how you know them, and what the situation is, but as one of many ways to respond, I’d like to...

Being a Pastor of a "Baptist" Church, Part 1

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I didn't grow up as a Christian or even going to church, so names of churches never made much sense to me. I knew Lutheran was named after Martin Luther. The words Episcopalian and Presbyterian were Greek to me (I later found out they are actually Greek words), and I assumed Pentecostal had...

How to Find a Mentor

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Scott, Bill, Juanita, Dennis, Sean, Beth, Jim… this is a short list of people in my life whom I have referred to as “mentors.” I believe the Bible encourages mentoring, shepherding and what I would call “ride-along relationships” (Titus 2:2-3, Proverbs 27:17, 2...

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