Following Jesus – Making Disciples – Changing the World

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

On Wednesday, April 1, more than 1,000 people died of Covid-19. Millions are suddenly out of work. Marriages are struggling due to an excess of togetherness. Everyone is worried about the economy. Jesus is Lord. Of all the statements above, “Jesus is Lord” is the one I am trying to keep my focus on. Of course, “Jesus is Lord” doesn’t mean that…

Lord Plant Your Seeds

Head to YouTube to sing along with my son and I performing this song (before the shelter in place order) . Play along using the lead sheet! Lord Plant Your Seeds was written a few years ago when our head pastor at the time was going through a series on Galatians. I was reading ahead, planning the worship sets when I hit…

Change Our Hearts Today

I would love nothing more than to see revival in Tacoma, and “Change Our Hearts Today” is my flat-out reach for revival song. Here’s a link to a version of the song my son and I recently recorded at church. If you’d like to play along you can download the lead sheet! I regularly read about revivals. Two of the most well-known…

Adulting—Money Talk

On January 22nd, Katie and Andrew Amrine walked us through their financial journey and offered some tips and wisdom they’ve learned along the way. Here’s a brief overview of the conversation and some resources to explore. Budgeting Basics For budgeting to stick, you have to make it work for you. There are lots of online options (Mint, NerdWallet, etc.). The Amrines have…

Don’t Just Settle for “Company.” Try a Friend

As we ramp up for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s) every year, I’m struck by a topic that pops up consistently: Loneliness. Loneliness plagues many people in our hyper-individualistic, breakneck-speed society. I get it. I mean, what do we see when we walk down a busy street, hang out in a coffee shop, or take public transit? Folks glued to…

Say Hello to the New Guy

Greetings, Journey Community Church family! My name is Myron Crockett, and I’m the new guy. New pastor. New resident of Tacoma. Soon-to-be-new parent (kinda: I’ll be a new dad to our fourth child in January). My family and I are deeply humbled to be called to Journey by the Lord. Also, we are excited about what the Lord has in store for…

Youth Group

Middle and high school students join together on Tuesday nights for an evening of fun, food, and discipleship. Right now, we are on week 2 of the ALPHA series for youth. This is an engaging, discussion-based time designed to explore some of life’s biggest questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What is life all about? At 6:00pm we share a meal…