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Memorizing Scripture

Memorizing Scripture

For generations, followers of Jesus have found great benefit to memorizing Scripture – whether whole books or single verses. It’s a beneficial practice for us today as well. There is no “right” set of verses to memorize or no...
Telling Your Story

Telling Your Story

Your life is a story! If you’re a follower of Jesus, your life is the story of redemption and transformation through the power of God and a relationship with Jesus. But have you ever realized that telling your story is a great way to tell people about Jesus?...
What is Confirmation?

What is Confirmation?

This coming Sunday, Journey will celebrate with our 8th graders as they are confirmed in their faith through the rite of confirmation. But what is confirmation, you ask? Confirmation has been celebrated in the church for a long, long time. When a child is baptized,...
Holy Week: The Gospel in Real Time

Holy Week: The Gospel in Real Time

“Holy Week: The Gospel in Real Time” first appeared on Pastor Matthew’s blog, MatthewStarner.com. Holy Week, the week beginning with Palm Sunday (also known as Passion Sunday) and Easter Sunday, is a unique time in the church. The rest of the year,...
Preparing Through Lent

Preparing Through Lent

It’s Ash Wednesday today – the day that begins the season of the church year known as Lent. Lent is a time of reflection, preparation, and repentance as we move closer and closer to remembering Jesus’ death for us on the cross on Good Friday and to...
Pastor Matthew’s Ordination

Pastor Matthew’s Ordination

This past Sunday, we celebrated the ordination and installation of Pastor Matthew Starner at a service and dinner held at Holy Cross Lutheran. It was an extraordinary moment in Journey’s life as we began a new chapter in our life together!  Enjoy these moments...
Make a Home Advent Wreath

Make a Home Advent Wreath

The season of Advent is here and we’ve got a simple way that you can celebrate the season at home – put together an Advent Wreath! Advent is a season of preparation for Jesus’ coming – both His coming at Christmas AND His coming again at the...
A New Chapter at Journey

A New Chapter at Journey

Last Sunday as we celebrated Journey’s 9th birthday at our annual Fall Kick-off, we shared what God is doing at Journey and are ready to turn a page to a new chapter at Journey of Faith! Journey’s Property Over the past 20+ years, the Michigan District...