Self-Improving

“If you want to improve the team, improve yourself.” – John Maxwell In his book The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, John Maxwell says that too often we suffer from “destination disease.” We do just enough to arrive and then we stop. We get too busy looking for…

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Worship Team Guidelines

It’s always surprising to me what search words bring people to Journey’s site. There’s always something new and seemingly bizarre each month that brought someone to us, but there are a few that are always there. Of the whole list, there are three that keep showing up: “Journey of Faith”…

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How Toyota Would Run a Church

The following is an article from www.churchrelevance.com. I stumbled across this and thought it was worth sharing. ————- How would Toyota, one of the top car manufacturers, run a church? While we will probably never have a definite answer, we can look at five principles that have shaped their success…

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Being Intentional

John C. Maxwell is one of my favorite authors. His insights on church leadership and ministry are great. I’ve been re-reading his “17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player” again. I pick it up from time to time just to make sure I’m on the right track or not forgetting…

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Funerals Are SO Important

I spent yesterday back with my family at a funeral for my great uncle. Funerals are one of those times when you get to see those in your family who you rarely get to see. The funeral was in Dowagiac, Michigan at a funeral home there. We got there just…

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Plink Plink Plink

I’m sitting here in my office hearing the plinkity plink of my baby grand being tuned in the other room. It’s been going out of tune for the last few weeks, so I finally decided to have it tuned. I also decided this time to have it revoiced. I hadn’t…

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