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Service-Through-Play? Meeting Real Needs in God’s Kingdom

Roughly every other month, our high school and middle school students stuff the back of my Toyota Camry with soccer balls, snacks, and sidewalk chalk, and together we head to a small apartment complex in Southeastern Tacoma. Our friends Ben and Stephanie Thornberg are property managers for a group called Network Tacoma, which provides low-income housing for families transitioning out of homelessness.…

Faith

Have you noticed how often Jesus spoke of faith and how often he responded to those who came to him in faith?  Read the story of the woman of Sidon in Matthew 15 or the Roman centurion in Matthew 8. The key to their requests being answered was faith. This week we will be looking at the prayer of faith in James…

Why do We Sing in Church?

Why do we sing songs at church? Ask people and the answers will vary wildly: to worship God; to praise God; because we love Jesus; because the church makes us sing… Interestingly enough, I can’t ever remember hearing what I feel is the best answer. We sing in church because the Bible tells us to sing. The Bible tells us over and…

Exciting Times

Exciting Times  Yesterday I browsed through the “connect cards” from the last several months.  An exciting pattern emerged: we are seeing an unusual number of visitors who are interested in making Journey their church family and in joining with us in the mission God has given us. Later as I visited with Todd and with several of the leaders, that sense of…

You Are the Worship Team

You are the worship team. The corporate you. It’s not the band, the leader or any of the people holding microphones. Don’t get me wrong, they are part of the team, but ultimately, we want every person who walks into the building to feel they are part of the worship. We’ve tried over the years to break the mindset of worship team…

Leadership Board Update June 2018

Journey Community Church Leadership Update, June 2018 Our Leadership is so thankful for the faithfulness of God as he leads our church. At times during this “interim” period we feel like the Israelites must have felt – led by God, but somehow “not yet” at home.  We look forward to having a Pastor chosen and in place, but we praise God for…

Director of Pastoral Care

The Elders and Leadership Team of Journey Church have been thinking and praying quite a bit for our church during this time of transition, as you might expect.    We have been feeling very comfortable regarding the Sunday worship, the high level of participation of volunteers in support and leadership roles and the general spirit of the congregation overall.   However, one of our…

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