Reaching, Growing, Equipping and Empowering Survey

Buckle Up! This is a first for the Sunday Drive – I am asking those who can to take a few moments to respond to five questions that will help me further shape the JourneyOn Discipleship Strategy. We will collate responses with those of the Discipleship Staff to help us gain insight into our understanding of discipleship and spiritual formation. Even if you don’t have the time to answer every question, please respond to those you can as any and...

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As We Go

Buckle Up! This week I was in a meeting concerning weather closings. At the meeting one of the participants asked “If this was the first incident of the year would we do anything different”? The question on my mind was “what have we learned through this process that is making us better at making these decisions”? Later that afternoon the Spirit reminded me that the question should be asked about our spiritual life also. “What have we learned through this...

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Right Now Media

Buckle Up! With the inclement weather last week it stands to reason that some of you may have missed the email or announcement concerning RIGHT NOW MEDIA. This drive is dedicated to helping you understand our goal in sharing this resource with you and our church family. As you know the JourneyOn Discipleship strategy embraces five ways to move toward Christlikeness. These include (1) LIFE Groups (2) Focus Studies (3) Self-Guided Resources (4) e-learning and (5) Mentor Relationships. Several months...

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Real Faith Lives in a Real World

Buckle Up! I was reading today on social media where one of our church leaders was sitting by the fire at home with no heat. After a call to check on them my mind raced back to the Alabama blizzard of 1993. We were living in Alexander City, Alabama. Kristen was in elementary and the boys were yet to start preschool. In the midst of the blizzard our family was at home with no power, no heat, no water and...

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Taking Care of Your Soul

  Buckle Up! Several of you have asked where I have been driving on my Sunday Drive recently. Well, my physical Sunday Drive is much closer now as Melinda and I moved nearer to the Brentwood Campus about a month ago.  With the holidays and move I parked the truck for a while on writing the Sunday Drive Communication article. This week the engine turned over and I am back in the driver’s seat again with my weekly Sunday Drive...

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