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Rethinking Reopening

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Rethinking Reopening As we all listen to, watch, and monitor the latest news about the current coronavirus pandemic—which seems to be everybody’s main job these days—we can detect a distinct shift in the conversations. For many, it is a...

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Weirdest Easter Ever

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Weirdest Easter Ever Not gonna lie: this Easter was just plain weird. I’m wired to look for the positives in nearly every situation—and there were many to be sure from even this most unusual of Easters—but something was obviously off...

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Best Online Easter Worship Practices

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Best Online Easter Worship Practices This weekend we will have the best online Easter worship experience in Journey’s history! That’s not a statement of presumption as much as it is of practicality, as gathering online is our only...

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Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways…So Far-Part 2

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways…So Far-Part 2 Last week I shared five of my top 10 takeaways from how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted us at Journey…so far. If you didn’t catch the first five, you can do so by clicking here. This week I...

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Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways…So Far

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways…So Far It was just a little over two weeks ago that I was at a wonderful lunch gathering of staff and Elders who came to celebrate my 10-year anniversary as Journey’s Lead Pastor. My wife and my mom were also...

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Leadershift

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Leadershift Is your head spinning too? The dizzying pace at which troubling, unsettling and unprecedented news is coming at us every day—heck, every hour!—makes it hard to find our footing. At this point, whether you believe the social...

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Disrupted Part 2

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Disrupted Part 2 I shared with you yesterday in this column that if things got worse with the Coronavirus pandemic, I would update you concerning plans regarding our weekend worship gatherings. I’ve never seen such dramatic disruptive...

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Disrupted

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Disrupted I had planned on sharing an important announcement in this week’s column about a significant change in our Sunday morning worship gatherings at our Apopka campus. I was going to tell you that we are preparing to ADD A THIRD...

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Musical Chairs

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Musical Chairs Most of us are familiar with the children’s game “Musical Chairs.” There is one less seat than the total number of players. While the music is played, the participants keep moving, but once the music stops everybody must...

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Sages For The Ages

John Hampton Lead Pastor   Sages For The Ages From Dictionary.com we get the following definition of the word SAGE: noun, sage a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom. Someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience....

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