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  • July 14, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    The story of Joseph in the Bible is so dramatic, it became the basis for a Broadway musical! It’s full of incredible highs, but even more intense lows. Through it all, we’re able to see how God’s promises are consistent, even in times of hardship and testing. This week we’ll learn to trust God’s promises more, find him active even in our seasons of difficulty, and share his love with people in need around us.

  • June 30, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    During this three-week message series, we’re exploring how some of the founders of our faith connected with God, put their trust in his unique promises, and changed the world. In this first week, we’ll meet Abraham and see how he responds to God’s call to radically transform his life. Abraham’s story will inspire us to consider our own trust in God and what it feels like to bravely walk into his plans.

  • June 23, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    Where do you find your identity? What is your mission in life? We tend to find our identity in what we can build and our mission in our own causes. In the last of our four-week series, IN THE BEGINNING, we’ll arrive at the ancient “Tower of Babel.” We’ll discover that we tend to build moments to ourselves and huddle close together to play it safe, but God has a much bigger plan for our lives!

  • June 9, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    The world seems to be falling apart all around us… and our personal struggles seem worse than ever. This doesn’t seem to be what God intended life to be like. In this second of our four-week series, IN THE BEGINNING, we’ll journey to the ancient Garden of Eden and discover how we are like Adam and Eve – crossing boundaries that lead to destruction, but thankfully, never outside God’s forgiving love.

  • June 2, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    What wakes you up in the morning? What shapes your view of the day? Perhaps our days should begin where God’s story begins – with goodness and gratitude. In this first of our four-week series, IN THE BEGINNING, we see how the Creation Story in the book of Genesis reminds us that when the world seems out of order, we can trust in a God who makes all things good.

  • May 19, 2024

    Series: Our Whole Story

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    Starting in June, we’ll begin a full 18 months of walking through the whole story of the Bible. During this project, each of us will gain a better understanding of how God wants to speak to us through the Bible, how he has related to people throughout history, and how he wants us to relate to him today. We’ll spend this week prepping for the journey, wrapping our minds around all of the benefits of understanding the message of the Bible better.

  • May 5, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    What makes the singing time at church special and important? How can I participate in worship if I’m not a good singer or musician? What’s the correct way to bring my emotions into worshiping God? This week we’ll explore the connection between worship and music and practice whole-heartedly engaging in worship together.

  • April 21, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    You must love yourself. Practice self-love. I can love myself better… Loving oneself is a strong message today, but with so much self-love, why are we will not happy and why is the world so broken? In this third and final week of message series, Relationship Goals, we’ll look at what Jesus and early Christians thought about God’s love and how this can help us find a healthy sense of self-love and identity. We ‘ll also discover how self-love is only truly life-giving if coupled with self-accountability!

  • April 14, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    One of the most frequently quotes sayings from the Bible is “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” Other religions and even non-religious people believe and practice this powerful principle. Unfortunately, it is easier quoted than done. In this second week of our series, Relationship Goals, we’ll see how we can overcome the common barriers to loving our family, friends, neighbor and coworkers and how Jesus taught that loving people who are different than us was like loving him directly.

  • April 7, 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    We all want to have great relationships in life, but where do we start? Jesus suggests we start at the beginning with our relationship with God. We all have some kind of relationship with God (or the idea of a higher power). In the first week of our series, Relationship Goals, we’ll explore what it takes to have a flourishing relationship with our Creator by looking at one of Jesus famous parables – the Sower and the Soils. Whether you are new to faith, recovering from a challenging religious upbringing, or a deeply committed believer, we’ll discover the joy that comes from being open to God and seeing meaningful change in our lives.

  • March 31, 2024

    Series: Easter 2024

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    This Easter message focuses on discovering peace through Jesus. Through stories like Mary finding the empty tomb and the fearful disciples, we see how Jesus offers comfort in times of uncertainty. It’s about trusting in Jesus to overcome our fears and find hope. Easter invites us to experience God’s love and forgiveness, especially during tough times. Ultimately, it’s a reminder that Easter isn’t just about the past—it’s about finding peace and courage in our lives today, regardless of our challenges.

  • March 10, 2024

    Series: Be Well

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    Does your relationship to money come to mind when you think about the topic of wellness? It should! Jesus talked about money more than any other topic! How we earn, save, and generously give money to others is a key component of God’s intended life of wellness. This week in our BE WELL series, we’ll explore ‘Financial Wellness’ by looking through the eyes of a woman who gave all she had to Jesus.

  • February 25, 2024

    Series: Be Well

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    We all gotta eat! But what’s the best way to navigate our relationship with food? There are endless approaches to feasting and fasting, but if we are not careful, we can miss the beautiful simplicity of God’s gift of food. In this second message in our BE WELL series, we’ll explore the connection between food and faith and see how Jesus not only invites himself to our meals but wants to be the source of our ultimate nourishment!

  • February 18, 2024

    Series: Be Well

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    We all want ‘wellness’ in our lives, but it is easy for us to find ourselves at two extremes. We either idolize wellness by making our personal self-betterment the most important part of life or we villainize wellness, seeing it as something counter to putting Jesus first. In this first message in our BE WELL series, we explore the topic of biblical wellness by going behind a question Jesus asked a man who looking for healing: “Would you like to get well?”

  • February 11, 2024

    Discover the results of our recent church survey and learn how to grow in your faith and connect with our community. Explore the demographics of our church, the importance of relationships, and our goal of spiritual flourishing. Together, we will learn how to commit to relationship building, turn spiritual problems into clear questions, and explore the Bible to answer those questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in your faith and connect with our community.

  • January 28, 2024

    Series: Right Side Up

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    We like to imagine that our income is what brings us security – but what if the truth is just the opposite? What if our reliance on our resources is exactly what brings us the most stress, panic, and worry? This week, we’ll explore God’s economy and how trusting him fully can bring us the hope, peace, and engagement we’ve always wanted.

  • January 14, 2024

    Series: Right Side Up

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    This year will be full of opportunities to respond to other people’s poor decisions, unkind words, and unwise actions. But what if we didn’t wait for the moment of those events to see what our response would be? What if we prepared for our inevitable stresses by practicing Jesus’ upside-down way of living? This week, we’ll explore what it means to really put Christlike characters into action and prepare to share God’s love at every opportunity.

  • January 7, 2024

    Series: Right Side Up

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    Many of us enter 2024 with a healthy bit of trepidation: What will our lives be like? How will the 2024 election season shape our culture? What big decisions and challenges will we face this year? Thankfully, Jesus has a message of hope and peace in times of challenge – but that message comes from thinking and acting in ways that are far out of the ordinary. Instead of opinionated and strong, Jesus tells us to be tender and meek. Instead of fighting to be right, Jesus tells us to be pure and peacemakers. We’ll begin this year by taking an important look at Jesus’ upside down teachings and how they can help us transform our 2024 for the better.

  • December 31, 2023

    Series: Follow the Call

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    This year, our church has focused on understanding ‘The Mission of God’, a concept that goes beyond personal salvation. It’s about following Jesus and working together as a community to help people live better lives through His teachings. We’re encouraged to think about how, as a church, we can join in this mission, aiming to create a world that flourishes under God’s love and guidance.

  • December 24, 2023

    Series: Kingdom Come

    Speaker: Jason Cusick

    Christmas Eve services at church can feel like just another thing to get done during this hectic holiday season.  And with the possibility of an even more hectic year looming, is there any hope of a little rest?  This Christmas Eve at Journey, we’ll explore how Jesus’ arrival made way for his new Kingdom where he will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father” and, most importantly for us this year, “Prince of Peace.”  Let’s discover together how to experience the peace that only a true connection with God’s love can bring.