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COMPASSION AT CHRISTMAS

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Over the past year we started an new partnership with Compassion International. We're building a church in Peru and sponsoring kids to help them out of generational poverty. Paul was sponsored to be able to take a trip to Peru to see the construction first hand (see video below). We should have more kids to sponsor over the next two weeks at church and if you want to give ...

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HOW DO YOU FIND PEACE WHEN LIFE FEELS UNCERTAIN?

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Isn't Christmas about peace & hope? ...

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DON'T WATCH THIS VIDEO AT WORK

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Below is another video about the impact that Compassion makes in the lives of people in need. Don't watch it at work or people might ask you why you're crying at your computer or they will just think your sad about how bad the Lions are playing this year or something. There's also the video we showed this past Sunday. We have an amazing amount of people respond to sponsor ...

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CHRISTMAS TICKETS

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Christmas at The Journey...

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COULD I REALLY HELP A KID IN PERU?

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How will you bring hope?...

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DECEMBER: JOURNEY KIDS

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Here's a preview for Journey Kids...

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COMPASSION SUNDAY

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This Sunday we will have a chance to sponsor kids through Compassion. Here's why...

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SNEAK PEAK FOR SUNDAY

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This Sunday is Compassion Sunday. Here's a sneak peak for Sunday & Paul's recent trip to Peru....

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GIVE TO BRING HOPE

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Give the gift of HOPE...

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GIVING TUESDAY

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Tomorrow is giving Tuesday. So let's bring hope!...

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THANKS FOR IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY

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A big thanks to everyone who helped impact our community. ...

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DREAM BIG. START SMALL. ACT NOW.

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WHAT WILL YOUR KIDS SAY?

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You know that moment when you sit around the table as a family and say what you're thankful for?...

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SPECIAL SONG FROM SUNDAY

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Pocketful of Faith...

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MORE THAN JUST BRINING THE TURKEY

Here's something important that might not be on your shopping list for Turkey Day...

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WE CAME. WE SERVED. WE AMBUSHED YARDS.

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Thanks to everyone who came out the the Network Yard Ambush this past weekend. ...

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WOULD YOU CHASE or PEE YOUR PANTS?

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In our staff meeting, we asked this questions this week. Why?...

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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS PAUL?

Paul isn't even in our hemisphere right now. He's on a Compassion tour....

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DON'T BE DIFFERENT ALONE

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Preview of Journey Teens...

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KIDS THESE DAYS...

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Do you find that thought bubble about your head saying things like "that would never happen when I was a kid!"?...

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ONLY 2 HOURS

What could you do in 2 hours?...

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HELP UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT OF ELISHA

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We kicked off the series extraORDINARY Fatih this past Sunday with the life of Elisha...

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GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE

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It's that time of year to begin our Hope Christmas Project...

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THE NEW SONG FOR THIS SERIES SOUNDS LIKE THIS...

Here's a look at our new song for November...

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NEW SERIES: extraORDINARY faith

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The new series that will help you experience your best life...

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THANKS TRUNK OR TREATERS

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We had a successful trunk or treat on Halloween...

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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW PAIN?

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This is one of the biggest questions we face...

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EVEN OUR KIDS ARE INTO CORE ESSENTIALS

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Our Journey Kids class are so fun but they are actually doing age appropriate learning to build a foundation for kids to experience their best life....

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RESOURCES PAGE

Need some tools and tips to help you take steps?...

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FIND PURPOSE BEYOND THE PAIN

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Can I find meaning in the mess?...

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TRUNK OR TREAT IDEAS

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Want to do something fun but need a few ideas?...

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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT GROUPS?

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Groups are all about doing life together. So how are people experiencing that?...

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GOD FOR THE REST OF US REALITY SHOW

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A reality show about Verve Church?...

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A GLIMPSEE AT A GROUP

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What does a Journey Group look like?...

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TRUNK OR TREAT

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TRUNK OR TREAT We have a great event planned this Halloween at Journey Church Northside. We want to provide a fun event for our community especially since some people are looking for a safer alternative than wandering the streets. This event is also a great way to connect with new people in the community and it provides an event for people to come through our doors beside...

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BEGINNINGS CLASS

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Have you found yourself wrestling with questions during this current series?...

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JOURNEY GROUP TRY IT

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What if you could have a few people to help you through life?...

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WHO GOD LOVES

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Here's Vince's ABC's of who God loves...

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REST OF US BOOK

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More books for Sunday...

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PRAYERS FOR VEGAS

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Join with us to pray...

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GOD FOR THE REST OF US - Teaser

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Here's a sneak peak into our new series...

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GOD FOR THE REST OF US

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A new series coming in October. Here's a little thought from Vince...

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GOD FOR THE REST OF US - Reality Show

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We're kicking off the new series this Sunday. This gives you an insight into the series, a glimpse into Verve Church and a look at Vince's...

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BAPTISM STORIES

These stories will inspire you...

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THANKS FOR IMPACTING KIDS

Every year we look to help local kids and look what happened this year...

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14 Days of Prayer

Over the next two weeks, we're praying for God to do big things...

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BRIDGE THE GAP

This past Sunday we talked about this picture as a way to help you and others understand what God did for us. You might want to memorize Romans 6:23 and be familiar with this drawing because it's a great way to explain Jesus to others. Find more details here....

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FALL KICKOFF: THIS SUNDAY

Tailgate Party this Sunday...

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PRAYERS FOR TEXAS

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Hurricane Harvey...

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CHURCH AT THE BEACH: THIS SUNDAY

July 2 at Perl Marquette Beach...

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THIS SUNDAY: CHURCH AT THE BEACH

This Sunday we will be meeting at the beach......

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DEATH TO SELFIE: JUNE SERIES

We have a new series starting this Sunday...

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WHERE'S MATT? VISIONING & ASSESSMENT

Where's Matt?...

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ALL IN UPDATES

Here's some updates from how we are expanding with our strategic partners...

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MY STORY: SERIES STARTING ON EASTER

New Series with all new stories starting on April 16!...

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GRACE TO GRACE

Here's our new feature song...

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ALL IN: REMIX

We are currently is a two week series where we are revisiting our ALL IN Vision. Make sure you check out all the ALL IN details on the other webpages here. ...

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ALL IN: REMIX

This Sunday we are starting a two week series. We will be revisiting our ALL IN vision and giving some important updates. This series will feature all teaching from the book of Nehemiah and some insights about the next phase of our church.    You can find the ALL IN details about the next phase of our church on our ALL IN pages....

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EASTER IS COMING

APRIL 16: Easter Sunday...

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THE TRINITY: Father, Son & Spirit

Here's some follow up from our current series...

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ALL IN UPDATES

Here's some ALL IN updates with our Strategic Partners...

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MY STORY: SHARE YOUR STORY

We are planning the return of one of our favorite series - MY STORY...

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NEW SERIES FOR MARCH

GHOST STORIES...

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NEW FEATURE SONG

Great are You Lord...

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ALL IN: UPDATE

Here's an update for our ALL IN expansion...

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NEW SERIES

Our new February series...

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CHILD DEDICATION

Sign up now for the next dedication....

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21 DAYS FOR FEBRUARY

a great way to follow up our last series...and there's prizes!...

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REHAB [IT] - Renew your Mind

In the beginning of our current series, Paul talked about how we're all addicted to something. We need to admit it and begin to renew our mind. (Romans 12:2) Paul talked about googlling some Bible verse to help you began to renew your mind. You can watch that message here. Here's some additional thoughts from Craig Groeschel. Watch the videos below and read this blog.&n...

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MARRIAGE CLASS

A new Journey Night Class starting next month...

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21 DAY FAST: RESOURCES

Here's some resources to help you make the most of this new habit...

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REHAB [IT]

Here's the past two weeks of messages from our REHAB [IT] series...

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JOURNEY NIGHT CLASS: FPU

Class #1: Financial Peace University...

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INSTAGRAM

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NEW FEATURE SONG

A new song for a new focus in the new year...

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BIBLE READING PLANS

Focus for the New Year...

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2017: A RENEWED FOCUS ON GOD

This past Sunday we shared some thoughts and resources for 2017...

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CHRISTMAS AT THE JOURNEY

We will host our Christmas services that will include family-friendly fun and some meaning moments...

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LOVE CAN WEEKEND

It's LOVE CAN WEEKEND...

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THE STORY: ISAIAH

More insight into Isaiah...

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LOVE CAN: KIDS

Looking to build a foundation in your kids?...

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ALL IN: INVITING

How can I be all in on inviting...

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LOVE CAN CHRISTMAS PROJECT

Make the holiday meaningful and make an impact this Christmas...

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ALL IN: THANKS

Thanks so much for your commitment to ALL IN...

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LOVE CAN CHRISTMAS

Every Christmas we have an opportunity to bringing hope, joy & love to people. Here's your chance to make an impact and have a meaningful Christmas...

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THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR THIS WEEKEND

You don't want to be that person how forgot about this...

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NEW FEATURE SONG: GO

Here's the new song we'll be featuring...

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ALL IN

The next phase of our church...

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VINCE TATTOO AT VERVE CHURCH

Yup Vince got a tattoo while at church...

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POLITICS?

Interview with Trump and Hillary...

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THIS SUNDAY

back to 9:30 & 11:00 am for fall kickoff this Sunday...

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LIFE HACKS FROM PROVERBS

All this month, we are looking at Proverbs...

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NEW SONG: THIS IS AMAZING GRACE

September Featured Song...

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NEW STAFF MEMBER: BRADEN

Meet our new campus pastor for our Northside site...

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ANNUAL NETWORK SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Let's help kids in our community...

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NETWORK KICKBALL BATTLE

Network Kickball Battle: August 14...

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DON'T DRIFT

This past Sunday, Paul talked about a BIG lesson in the little book of Malachi. He talked about how we can drift in our relationship with God. One area that is addressed in the book of Malachi was in our finances. There was a challenge concerning if we trust God even with our money....that's a hard one. Paul talked about one way we try to make it easier: the Tithing Challe...

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READING THE BIBLE

We just began a new series about the Bible...

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PRAYER WORKS?

PRAYER WORKSthoughts from Carey Nieuwhof Should we really stop saying that prayer works? Well, yes and no. Most people who say prayer works these days really mean God did what I wanted him to do. As if prayer was a button to be pushed to release exactly what they wanted from the vending machine. Prayer is not a button to be pushed; it’s a relationship to be pursu...

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PRAYER TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Here's some ideas to help you pray...

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PRAYER APPS

2 Prayer Apps...

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HEAR FROM GOD

    We watched the above video this past Sunday at church. Here's a few more as we explore God and how He speaks to us and connects with us:   ...

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HOW DO I PRAY? WHAT DO I SAY?

  This past Sunday we took another look at how to pray (view it here). We viewed part of the video above as we continued to explore what we should say when we pray. The whole idea was that prayer wasn't about being religious or even about saying the right words. It's about building a tight connection with God....a lifeline.  We looked at the Lord's Prayer in ...

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PRAYER FOR THIS WEEK

PRAYER FOR THIS WEEK "Thank you Lord that you want to hear from me, that you want to speak to me. Help me to be the good soil, that hears you, and retains what you say. Produce something good in and through me. Help me to be aware of you today. In Jesus name, amen"   More follow up from Sunday can be found in our event on Bible.com/Bible Apphttps://www.bible.com/ev...

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UNITY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Get your tickets this month...

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TAKE JESUS AT HIS WORD

This past Sunday we talked about how the royal official took Jesus at His word (reveiw message here). A few of the challenges we talked about was reading through the book of John to know Jesus' words, going from just a hearer of His words to taking them to heart, or exploring more of Jesus in the Bible.Reading the the Bible can help us know more about God and His ways an...

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PRAYING FOR MIRACLE

Paul talked about trusting in God this past Sunday. May this story inspire you to keep looking to our God of Miracles.      ...

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NEW FEATURE SONG FOR APRIL

This month we are continue a series started on Easter Sunday called I Need a Miracle. We will be featuring a new song to go along with the series. We'll sing it every week this month and I hope it's an encouragement to you as we trust in our God - the one who defeated death & is bigger than any of our desperate moments in life.   Heaven thunderedAnd the world ...

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GOOD FRIDAY

TONIGHT we have a time of communion, reflection and thanksgiving as we focus on the cross and the sacrifice of Jesus. Here's a few more thoughts to focus on Good Friday: ...

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EASTER WEEK

make the most of this week...

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EASTER WEEK BIBLE READING

Here's a bible reading plan for Holy week leading up to Easter Sunday this week...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS UPDATE

Here's a quick update from our Hope Christmas Project...

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THIS MONTH

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ALL CHURCH UPDATE LETTER

We sent out this all-church update letter last week...

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NORTH TO NORTHSIDE

Here's some thoughts about our building transition for the North site...

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NORTH on M120 SITE Q & A

We are currently exploring a building option for our North site...

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KEEPING A GOOD START GOING

I QUITThis past month we were in a series called I QUIT. It was about how the empty promises of resolutions don't work. Maybe we need to quit some things to accomplish the most important things in our lives.   QUIT TRYING TO DO IT ALONEA common theme in this series was about relationships. We can't do it alone. We need to spur each other on towards our best life. Le...

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STARTING OUT THE NEW YEAR

Resources to help you in the new year......

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GET IN SHAPE THIS NEW YEAR

A new focus for the new year...

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CHRISTMAS FOCUS & READINGS

Take some time this week to focus on Christ at Christmas...

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YEAR END MATCHING CHALLENGE

  Above is a letter about our year end matching challenge. If you would like to participate and give right now, please go to the Donate Page....

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STUCK? IN THE MEANWHILE...

Feeling stuck in life? Now what?...

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CHRISTMAS TICKETS

Christmas at The Journey: Details & Tickets...

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PURSUE HAPPINESS < FINDING LASTING JOY

Some inspirational thoughts to find joy this holiday season...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS PROJECT GIVE DAY UPDATE

Here's a update and some more details on the aspects of our Hope Christmas Project...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS PROJECT UNVEILED

Every year we look be bring hope at Christmas...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS PROJECT: HOUSE OF HOPE

Every year at Christmas we have a special Christmas project to bring hope and we also do something for the orphans at the House of Hope in Kenya. In the past, we have provided bunk beds, water tanks, classrooms, cows, chickens, and outdoor kitchen, water & fuel systems, vehicles and more. This year there are some needed improvements to the main building at the House of...

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A WORLD OF CHAOS

With all the chaos in the world, life can have a sense of uncertainty....

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GREAT WEEKEND AHEAD

We are a great weekend ahead...don't miss this opportunities!...

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NOVEMBER

We have a great month planned. Here's a few highlights of what's ahead...

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FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO GOD

More thoughts, stories and resources with our current series......

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PSALMS 73

Read this...look at the longings...

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BEN AND ESTHER UPDATE

An update from Ben and Esther in Kenya...

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BIG IMPACT IN SEPTEMBER

Thanks to everyone who let God work in & through them resulting in a big impact this September!...

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JOURNEY TEEN FALL KICKOFF

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NO "I" IN TEAM

Did you ever have the coach that ask you, "What does T.E.A.M. stand for?"...

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THIS SUNDAY: TAILGATE PARTY & KICKOFF

Don't miss this Sunday...

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BACK PACKS ARE PACKED

Thanks to everyone who donated school supplies...

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HEAVEN & EARTH OVERLAP

We have struggles and the world seems broken so how do we live with hope?...

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BEACH BONFIRE BAPTISMS - THIS SUNDAY

AUGUST 23: BEACH, BAPTISMS, BONFIRE 6:00 pm at Pere Marquette beach in Muskegon We will have a special event for baptisms at the end of summer. We trying to make the most of summer so plan to come out to this Beach, Baptisms, Bonfire event to celebrate what God is doing in peoples lives, hang out with some fellow journeyers and ending the night with marshmellows over the...

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GUARD YOUR HEART

Above all else...

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KICKBALL CHAMPS

1st Ever Network Kickball Champions...

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NETWORK KICKBALL BATTLE

Kickball on August 9...

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LIVING IN POTENTIAL OR POWER?

Here's a recap of some thoughts with our Love Can series...

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DID YOU SEE GOD AT THE MOVIES?

What a movie life? Maybe it's time to flip the script....

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LOVE still CAN Summer Projects

Let's move love from thought to action because LOVE CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING ...

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ACTION STEPS

This summer we have some specific steps for God to work in our lives & our church....

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LAST WEEK, THIS WEEK, NEXT MONTH

Summer has been fun so far at The Journey with all kinds of great things happening!...

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PEACE INSTEAD OF CHAOS

We’ve been working through the book of Colossians in the Rise Above the Chaos series. In Chapter 3 we looked at walking in new ways. God loves us for who we are and all of our mess...

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PICTURES AROUND THE JOURNEY THIS PAST WEEK

The band at the Pontaluna Site from this past Sunday Some of our team in Kenya with James who we helped get into the House of Hope 2 yrs. ago Construction began this week on Schamber Dr so be ready for road delays at the Pontaluna Exit site. Father's Day Drawing for Dad's Buckets are packed and ready to give away on Sunday Hope to see you this Sunday as we co...

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TOP 3 for the weekend of June 19-21

THESE ARE THE TOP 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!...

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HEART & HEAD: FIND YOUR FOCUS.

We asked the question in the series, RISE ABOVE THE CHAOS, revolving around what is influencing your life...

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PRAYER CIRCLES

What do you think would happen if our whole church prayed these prayers each day?...

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WHY PRAY THESE PRAYERS?

3 Prayers for our church & our lives...

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THIS SUNDAY

This Sunday is a big day at church...

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UNITY TICKET SALES

We will be selling tickets this month to unity festival...

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DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY.

Today is Star Wars Day...May the 4th be with you....

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SPRING FINANCIAL UPDATE

Here's our quarterly financial update...

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THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO DO GREAT THINGS FOR GOD

Do you want God to do big things in & through you?...

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SIMPLE PRAYER. CHANGE PERSPECTIVE.

Here's a simple prayer that can change your perspective....

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2 VIDEOS ABOUT FINDING THE MASTERPIECE IN YOU

You are not what you do. You are not the mess in your life. Find the masterpiece beyond the mud.   ...

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MUD & THE MASTERPIECE

In this new series, we're talking about finding the masterpiece in you and not letting the mud define you...

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DIRTY AND LEFT OUT

Aaron's story and song on moving from guilt and worry, feeling dirty and left out, to seeing past the mud....

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NEW SERIES | NEW SONG

This Sunday we are beginning a new series called Mess of Me. It's about finding the masterpiece behind the mud. Find all the details to the series here. If you invited someone to Easter and they couldn't make it, this is a great series that you can bring someone with you. It will be rotating between both sites. You can find the schedule on each site page (just click the si...

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GOOD FRIDAY

Some years we host a Good Friday service at church. Since this past Sunday was a reflection with communion like Good Friday, we are encouraging something different. Take some personal time to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross today. Here’s a few option:     GOOD FRIDAY IN THE BIBLE: Read about Jesus giving up his life for us on the cross here...

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ANNUAL REVIEW

Please read this if you missed our annual review...

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EASTER THIS SUNDAY

3 Way to help own the mission and live it out this Easter Week...

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THE SHADOW WRAP UP

Over the last month we've looked at the shadow of Jesus throughout the Bible. Here's some videos to review the series and some reading plans for this Holy Week/Passion Week leading to Easter....

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EASTER: INVITE

Easter Sunday: April 5...

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YEAR REVIEW VIDEOS

Here's a few videos from the JAAC's this past week...

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THE SHADOW...MORE SHADOWS

The Bible isn't a series of unrelated stories; it's one narrative....

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IN THE VALLEYS, FIND HOPE & JOY INSTEAD OF SORROW

When we face the challenges of life, how can we find joy instead of sorrow....

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J.A.A.C. - COMING ON MARCH 22

The Journey Annual Awards & Celebration is our annual party...

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MORE THAN A GREETING CARD

Whenever I pick out a greeting card, I notice it takes me a lot less time than most women I see in the store. I figure a greeting card is going to be in the ball park but what I write in the card is probably going to be more meaningful and accurate. What if your only expression of communication was greeting cards? Do you think that would make a good connection? Probably no...

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HELP YOUR KIDS SEE THE SHADOW

In our current series, we are talking about how the shadow of Jesus is all through the Bible leading up to the main event of history that we will celebrate on Easter Weekend. It's all one story of how we are created to know God, but we all mess it up and fall away from Him. God continues to pursue us with His great love and provides a way for us to be forgiven and redeemed...

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2 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN READING THE BIBLE

We're two weeks into our series called The Shadow and we've been talking about how the Bible isn't just a collection of 66 books, it's actually one narrative, one great story. We've been looking at The Shadow of Jesus in the Bible and how it extends all the way back to creation. But His shadow can also reach all the way into our lives. You are a part of a bigger story...

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THE SHADOW

Details for our new series...

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BIG DECISIONS LIKE SEX

This past week I was talking about how some of the big decisions of life revolve around family. We looked at low vs. high level decisions (some insight from Andy Stanley). Low level thinking says, "what's the big deal? " or "Well everyone else is doing it.". Low level thinking moves forward if things are not immoral, illegal or if they're socially acceptable. High level de...

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BIBLE + KIDS + TEENS

How do I help my kids learn about the Bible and build God's values in their lives?...

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FAMILY SERIES

Want more family insight?...

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4 WAYS TO IMPACTS YOUR KIDS HEARTS

How do we prepared our kids to succeed in the future?...

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4 LITTLE WORD/SMALL CHANGES FOR HUGE RESULTS IN YOUR FAMILY

Here's 4 little words with some small changes that could bring huge results for your family....

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Here's some helpful resources to help form a vision for the future for you and your family...

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HOME + FOUNDATION

If we're going to build our dream home, it has to begin with...

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HOW DO I CREATE A FAMILY VISION?

So if I need a blueprint to build my dream home, how do I...

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GO ALL BRAVEHEART ON YOUR FAMILY

In medieval times, knights would often have a coat of arms. Many generations ago, you might have something similiar like a family crest. They would have a motto, symbols and signs that would represent your family & their identity. A knight might be known by his name followed by a term like..."The Brave" or "The Strong" or "The not quite as brave or strong as those othe...

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DREAM HOME THEME SONG?

As we're thinking about this series, Building Your Dream Home, this song could be some inspiritation for you. This could be the theme song for you to keep building... ...

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HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY VERVE!

Here's a note from Vince about how our support of Verve Church has helped them reach their 5th birthday full of impact...

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MONEY-BACK CHALLENGE

What does it really take to fix our finances?...

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THE MARSHMALLOW TEST

Can you pass it?...

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

In the Flip or Flop series, we talked planting the small seeds that can grow into something big. It's about  making daily decisions in the right direction this year. If we are going to do that, we can't do it alone. We aren't made to do life alone. If we go it alone, it's easy to quit or just keep doing things the same way. We need to remember God is for us and we nee...

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7 BABY STEPS & ONE BIG THOUGHT TO FLIP OUR FINANCES

In the last weeks of this series, I shared some thoughts about flipping our finances (watch it here) and how it takes waiting and sacrifice. A small loss now can lead to big gains later. The challenge was not to just make a resolution like a wish upon a star, but to come up with an actual step you can take to start moving in the right direction. Like we said earlier in the...

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FLIP YOUR PLAYLIST

Here's a few songs to keep you motivated to take next steps...

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THE #1 PROBLEM WITH FINANCES

The biggest problem why we flop with our finances and some insight and tools to help...

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BOOKS TO HELP YOU NOT FLOP IN 2015

If you like to read, here's a few good books for a new you in the new year....

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5 SMALL STEPS TO FLIP YOUR FINANCES

Here's are few things to consider so your finances won't flop in the new year....

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NEW SONG: MADE NEW

Here's our new feature song for the new series and the new year...

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STEPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

HERE'S 3 IDEAS TO TAKE NEXT STEPS WITH GOD THIS YEAR...

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BEWARE OF THE COMPARE

When we make resolutions, it is often comparing ourselves to other standards or people. But we need to beware of the compare......

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LOVE CAN CHRISTMAS FINALE

Here's a recap of the Love Can Christmas Project...

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LOVE WEEK RECAP & REDO

Here's a recap of LOVE WEEK....

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LOVE WEEK: THIS WEEK

This week is Love Week. It's a great way to activate God's love in our lives as we look beyond ourselves...

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3 WAYS TO ACTIVATE LOVE THIS WEEK

This whole LOVE CAN series has been all about opening our lives to God's love and activating His love in our lives. It's moving it from thoughts to actions. Here's 3 ways to activate God's love in the next week that will help you experience your best life...

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CHRISTMAS AT THE JOURNEY

Get your free tickets to this special Christmas celebration....

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KENYA TRIP

Here's some initial information about your chance to go and make an impact in Kenya...

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2 Minute Mid-Week Message from Matt

Here's a couple quick thoughts and encouragement...

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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

Today is the first day of December. The countdown to Christmas has begun. He's someways to add some meaningful moments in this holiday season....

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VIDEO: LOVE CAN CHRISTMAS

Here's a video explaining the LOVE CAN CHRISTMAS PROJECT...

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LOVE CAN CHRISTMAS PROJECT

This past Sunday we revealed our annual Christmas Project with a twist. Here's the details:...

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NEW SERIES THIS SUNDAY

New Series from November 16 - December 21...

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PURPOSE IN WHATEVER WE DO...EVEN IF YOU'RE A COMEDIAN

Here's a few thoughts about finding our purpose from exploregod.com...

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EXPLORE MORE ABOUT PURPOSE

Here's some more resources to keep exploring our purpose...

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EXPLORE MORE FOR THE LAST WEEK OF THIS SERIES

This past Sunday and this week, we are wrapping up our Explore God series. Here's some resources to keep exploring...

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FALL FINANCIAL UPDATE

Here's the quarterly financial update...

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EXPLORE MORE ON PURPOSE & HEAVEN

This past Sunday we continued our Explore God series. Here's more resources to keep exploring...

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EXPLORE MORE: 1st WEEK OF NOVEMBER

In our Explore God series, we are searching for some answers to get to know who God is and how we can be connected to Him. We have a bunch of tools and resources for you to explore more...

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TIME CHANGE

Just a reminder to change your clocks...

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Happy Halloween from your Journey Staff Guys...

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COMING NEXT

We have two weeks left of the Explore God Series...

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EXPLORING MORE ON PAIN & SUFFERING

Here are some more resources on our questions about pain and suffering....

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EXPLORE MORE: How good is good enough?

Here's some more resources as we explore God and the questions from this series....

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EXPLORE GOD: How Good is Good Enough?

This past Sunday at the North on M120 site, we talked about some questions like How good is good enough? Where do I stand with God? What are the list of things to do to find God...

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COMING ON NOVEMBER 8: Yard Ambush

Last year our biggest Network event was the yard ambush. We're bringing it back this year...

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EXPLORE MORE: LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER

In our Explore God series, we are searching for some answers to get to know who God is and how we can be connected to Him. We have a bunch of tools and resources for you to explore more...

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EXPLORE MORE: THE BIBLE

Here's some more resource to explore more about the Bible...

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EXPLORE: JESUS IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER RELIGIONS

Here's some resources to explore more about how Jesus is different than other religions....

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EXPLORING GOD THIS WEEK

Here's a few videos from explore god.com to explore more this week....

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EXPLORING ON BIBLE.COM & BIBLE APP

In our Explore God series, we are searching for some answers to get to know who God is and how we can be connected to Him. We have a bunch of tools and resources for you to explore more. Make sure you check out exploregod.com as well. Every week we provide the Running Partner Questions to use in your group or for your own personal time with God. It has some thoughts to re...

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TURN AROUND & RUN

How do we explore God?...

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KEEP EXPLORING

Let's keep exploring God, here's some more resources....

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YOU CAN STILL INVITE

We are two weeks into our 6 week series, so keep inviting...

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HIGH SCHOOL EVENT: THIS SUNDAY

Cell-Phone Scavenger Hunt...

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EXPLORE MORE

We are in the middle of our Explore God series. You can explore more here....

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EXPLORE GOD FOR THIS WEEK

Here's a few more videos from exploregod.com ...

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EXPLORE MORE

Here's some resources to explore more from what was talked about on Sunday...

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JOURNEY TEENS

Here's what's coming up for middle school and high school students...

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IT'S FOR EVERYONE

Everyone has questions. We all wonder....

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THANKS FOR AUTO-GIVING

THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS...

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SHARING

This Sunday begins our new series, Explore God. I hope you take this opportunity to share the hope, peace, purpose and life with someone else. May God work in you and through you because it could make all the difference as we keep taking steps in relationships, not religion so everyone can experience their best life.   ...

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GOOD STUFF TO SHARE

Do you share excited stuff in your life? Food you eat, books you're reading, movies you watch?...

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FIND PURPOSE SHARE PURPOSE

If we want to experience Jesus...

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NEXT STEPS

It's time to get in the game. So how do I get on the field?...

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HOW TO INVEST & INVITE

We've been talking about letting God work in & through us...

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FINANCIAL UPDATE

We made a special announcement this past Sunday...

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NETWORK BACKPACK DRIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Here's how we helped over 300 local kids + assisting schools in our networks...

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COMING IN OCTOBER

Here's a glimpse at the new series coming in October...

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TAIL GATE PARTY HIGHLIGHTS

We had a great kickoff this Sunday at The Journey. Here's some highlights from the Tailgate Party...

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SEPTEMBER KICKOFF

There are a bunch of opportunities kicking off this month...

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GAME TIME

Fall Kickoff: This Sunday + a Tailgate Party...

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FALL LETTER

If you didn't get the Fall letter in the mail, check it out here....

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DEADLINE THIS SUNDAY FOR SCHOOL

Back Pack & School Supplies need to be dropped off by Sunday....

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DON'T FORGET: SUMMER

All through the month of August, we've been celebrating summer but also the maker of it all...

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BEACH BONFIRE BAPTISM HIGHLIGHTS

Here's a few pictures from the great time celebrating summer and what God is doing in the hearts of lives of people at The Journey...

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ANOTHER $10K

We are very thankful & excited for a great month with the $10,000 challenge in July. Here's our chance for another $10K....

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COMING IN SEPTEMBER

New Series...

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LIVE OR LATER

Summer is full of vacations, trips and fun. Bring The Journey with you......

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NETWORKS ARE KICKING OFF!

All four Networks had a Cookout/Picnic this past Sunday. Here's a few pictures of all the fun:...

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BAPTISMS AT THE BEACH: AUGUST 24

Baptism at the Beach is coming back on August 24 at 6:00 pm with a Beach, Baptisms & Bonfire event....

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FUNDS & FUTURE

Here's some insight into what the future holds at The Journey...

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WATER WARS & NETWORK COOKOUTS

This week: Network Cookouts. Thanks to all those who helped with Water Wars...

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BIBLE APP/BIBLE.COM

At The Journey, we talk about relationships, not religion. We want you to have a real relationship with Jesus. The Give Me More questions can help make it personal...

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FREE DAY AT UNITY FESTIVAL

This Wednesday begins Unity Festival at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon. There is a free day this Wednesday...

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COMING SOON: BACK PACK & SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Our annual school supply drive to help kids along the lakeshore...

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DON'T JUST WING IT. HAVE A PLAN

Our family recently went to Disney. It was 3 years of saving and planning....

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SUMMER CELEBRATION

August is going to be a big party at The Journey. We have a new series that will be a big celebration and some fun family events to go alone with it....

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DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

Wrap up thoughts for the Chase the Light series...

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SOUL DETOX BOOK & SERIES

Here's a promo for Soul Detox...

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KENYA BERRYS

Let's help Ben & Esther make a difference in Kenya....

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PARTNERSHIPS FOR A CAUSE

Not only are we trying to make an impact in West Michigan, be we also have some strategic partnerships to make a difference around our country & half way around the world...

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TURN $10,000 INTO $20,000

Here's an update we shared on Sunday...

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KEY RELATIONSHIP: INVEST IN OTHERS

God wants to do something big in you but also THROUGH YOU. What can we do to experience God in this way?...

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KEY RELATIONSHIP: YOU HELP OTHERS, OTHERS HELP YOU

Life is a team sport. We are designed to do life together. How can I have someone to help me through the challenges of life?...

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KEY RELATIONSHIP: JESUS

What can we do to take steps in our relationship with Jesus?...

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YOUR LIGHT

If you want to experience God's light, you have to shine the light...

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SONG, VIDEO & STUFF FROM SUNDAY

Here's a few videos, songs and stuff from this past Sunday:...

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FINANCIAL VISION AND UPDATE

This letter was sent out last week. Here's a copy if you didn't get it....

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WHO AM I?

Who am I? Am I what I do? Am I what I've achieved? Am I the things I've done right? Or am I defined by what I've done wrong?...

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DRAIN THE LIFE FROM ME or FIND LIFE THAT'S COMPLETE?

This last Sunday at the Pontaluna Exit site (and last month at North M120 site), we looked at 1 John 2 in the Chase the Light series. We looked at how walking in the light can make our life complete (vs. 5). It can change our perspective and influence our lives and how we grow. On the other hand chasing after our pride or status, material things or physical pleasure to co...

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BURNED

Have you ever felt burned by the church?...

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SUMMER IS FOR FUN

School is wrapping up. What's on your summer fun list?...

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A CONSISTENT CHASE

Too many people pray like they are playing the lottery...

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B90X: Get Fit

How is your spiritual "pumpatude"? B90x can pump (clap) you up...

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NEW SERIES FOR JUNE

It's flip flop season but what does that have to do with our church?...

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WHAT IS SPLAGNA?

Vince Antonucci stopped by The Journey to introduce Splagna? So what is it?...

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100, 700, 2000 = JOURNEY GOALS

We set some big goals for this year (fall 2013-summer 2014). Are you hitting those goals?...

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BAPTISM MEETING THIS SUNDAY

This Sunday there's a quick meeting for anyone interested in baptism...

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MOTHER'S DAY

This is a little reminder for this Sunday so all you guys don't forget about Mother's Day....

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Today is our national day of prayer...

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NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

Great job by all our Networks in the past month. Impact & Fun!...

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UNITY MUSIC FESTIVAL

For the next three weeks at church, you will be able to buy discounted tickets at the coffee bar for this great summer event...

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NEW SERIES KICKED OFF

This past Sunday we kicked off 2 new series at The Journey. It's important to...

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BIBLE APP

We're going to try something different in this new series, Chase the Light, since we're going to be working through the book of 1 John in the Bible...

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THE RESURRECTION & THE LIFE

Easter Sunday...

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CASE & INVESTIGATION

We talked about the death of Jesus & the resurrection on Easter, but we didn't have time to go into investigation...

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RISKY STEP OF FAITH: INVITE

One way to to take a risky step of faith is to take a chance and invite someone to join you at The Journey...

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DON'T SIT BACK. CHASE.

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death...

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DON'T SETTLE

4 Ways to keep taking steps and not settling...

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FAITH & RISK

Faith is risky and action oriented....

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OCEAN...You call me out

Here's the special songs from this past Sunday:...

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EASTER WEEK BIBLE READINGS

On this week leading up to Easter Sunday, take some time to reflect...

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CONTROL

Control is a strange cycle. We think if we can control the situation, we can have the freedom of our desired outcome. The problem is the more we try to control things...

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SUMMER CAMP

Summer will eventually come so get ready to have some fun & meaningful experiences...

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A BOOK FOR MY STORY

Read a story about living a good story...

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MY STORY: GO

Here's your theme music for this week. May it play in your head as you imagine yourself walking in slow motion...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS PROJECT UPDATE

This past Christmas you gave to bring hope to our kids, Kenya, Vegas and locally...

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JAAC

Hope you didn't miss the JAAC's but if you did...

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WAKE

At break of day, in hope we rise...

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JAAC

Every March we have a big party to celebrate this past year, thank God for all He's done & to appreciate all the volunteers who make The Journey...

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NEXT SERIES: MY STORY

What's your story? We all have a story. Maybe you let your story. Maybe not. In this new series, we'll be looking at how God can rewrite our stories so we can experience our best life....

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INVEST & INVITE FOR YOU

Invest & Inviting is a core essential that will help YOU experience your best life. It will change who you are becoming...

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THANKS FROM VINCE

Here's a personal thank you from Vince...

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BRINGING HOPE

This past Christmas, you gave to bring hope locally, regionally & globally, Here's a few ways that funds are making a difference...

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BAD NEWS: RIP

I am sorry to inform you of some bad news...

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PERSPECTIVE NOT PROCEDURE

Following God isn't about acting moral or a PROCEDURE of good behavior. It's a new PERSPECTIVE found through faith....

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WE NOT ME

There are some great resources to help you take steps in your marriage...

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SUPERBOWL STORIES

We showed a few clips from this video at the Pontaluna Exit Site yesterday. Here's a few of the Seattle Seahawks...

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BEST FOR YOUR KIDS

We want to build a foundation for your kids best life ahead...

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MOVE FORWARD, BREAK FREE

IF: keep it going...

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SHARE YOUR STORY

What steps did you take in 2013?...

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SEAHAWKS

Seattle beat the 49ers to move on to the Superbowl......

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IF...REMINDERS TO PROPEL YOU

Being propelled by the possibilities...

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MAILER TO BRING HOPE

We want to thank everyone who gave to the Hope Christmas Project this year. One of the 4 aspects of the project was about bring hope to our city....

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WHEN DID DEBT BECOME THE NORM?

Here's a post from Matt's blog about financial freedom...

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JANUARY SERIES

New January Series: IF...

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CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS

Here's a few "must see" Christmas moments...

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CHRISTMAS SNEAK PEAK

Here's a little sneak peak at our Christmas gatherings...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS UPDATE

Here's an update to the project and final details for how we are bring hope this holiday season...

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CHRISTMAS LETTER

This is a special time of year and we hope you are experiencing the hope, peace, joy and light of this holiday season. Christmas is right around the corner so we are sending out this special letter. We have a few opportunities that can add some more meaning to your holiday season...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS: VEGAS

Part of our Christmas Project this year is going to bring hope in Vegas...

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BIBLE APP FOR KIDS

Attention Parents: Have you seen the new Bible App for Kids?...

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BRING HOPE TO KENYA

Part of our Hope Christmas project this year it going to kenya in two different ways...

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Christmas Readings Day 2/3

For unto us a child is born...

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CHRISTMAS VERSES

Here's some short readings you can do each day leading up to Christmas...

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HOPE CHRISTMAS PROJECT DETAILS

There are 4 ways we are bringing hope this Christmas...

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BLACK FRIDAY

Here's something to think about before you bust the doors on black friday...

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LATE FALL NEWSLETTER

We recently mailed out a fall newsletter. If you didn't see it...

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BRING HOPE TO KENYA

Here's part 1 of our annual Christmas project and how we are bring hope to Kenya...

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DAVE RAMSEY: FINANCIAL PEACE

Sign up now and save $20...

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MORE FINANCIAL INSIGHT

Do you want more insight & financial wisdom? Check out...

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BLESSED LIFE....AND DUCKS

Blessed Life as seen on Duck Dynasty...

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BLE$$ED LIFE RESOURCES

Finances can be very frustrating so here's some resources...

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MEET BRENT

Brent will be working at the North on M-120 site...

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WALK IN HIS WAYS

If you walk in God's ways, you will always be in His will...

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NOVEMBER NIGHT CLASSES

There are three new Journey Night Classes coming in November...

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MORE TO LIFE

What on earth am I here for? Isn't there something more to life?...

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HALLOWEEN

Halloween at The Journey North M120 site...

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PURPOSE NOT ACCIDENT

Who are you and what are you living for?...

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COMING IN NOVEMBER

Want to live a BLE$$ED LIFE?...

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BEGIN TO FIND PURPOSE

Where do we look to find purpose?...

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10:10

We are praying every day at 10:10...

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10 STEPS

This past Sunday, we talked about 10 steps to take in the next 10 years towards your best life...

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10 THINGS

10 Things That Define The Journey, 10 Dreams for the Next 10 Years...

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the DREAM

Here's a post from Matt's blog from 10 years ago with the dream for The Journey...

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CROUSES

Dan & Cheryl shared their 10 year experience at The Journey this past Sunday. Here's a few other details of the journey......

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DARLA

You might have seen Darla's baptism and story last Sunday at church. If you want to see her whole story...

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JOURNEY NIGHT CLASSES

This past Sunday, we rolled out a year's worth of classes to help you take next steps...

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BAPTISMS

This past Sunday we baptized 13 people in Lake Michigan. Here's a few pictures...

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SCHOOL SUPPLY DEADLINE

This Sunday is the last day to bring in supplies for the back pack drive. Did you see what's going on at Community enCompass?...

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WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

In the Summer Blockbuster series, we've been looking at flipping the script to live our best life. What's the script of your life? Are you living a good story? Would you watch a movie about...

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BAPTISMS: NEW LOCATION

This Sunday is our end of summer baptisms in Lake Michigan...

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HELP KIDS IN NEED

Bring in your back packs and school supplies this week to help kids in need...

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Summer Blockbuster Invites

So we provide a fun, relevant, meaningful, safe environment for people no matter where they are with God. This series is a great one to invite someone......

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BACK PACK DRIVE

It's that time of year again...our annual back pack school supply drive!...

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Summer Newsletter

If you didn't get the summer newsletter......

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Baptism Meeting

There is a quick baptism meeting this Sunday at both sites...

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