You’ve thought it too!

April 30th, 2017 by WebPastor

If you’re anything like me, there may be a few things you read in the Bible that, at least at first glance, are… difficult. Especially the “words in red.”

That’s what we’re looking at in this current series. We’d love to have you join us as we dive into some of the “Things I Wish Jesus Never Said.” You can join us at 9 or 10:30 this Sunday… arrive a few minutes early to grab some coffee and a treat! There are programs for kids birth through 7th grade at each service. Can’t wait to see you here!

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God is good…

April 18th, 2017 by WebPastor

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So having thought about our recent Easter services, I had a few things I wanted to share with you. This was our tenth Easter as a church family and since people have been asking, I thought I’d answer the questions and share that yes, we had a record attendance over the 3 services… 658 people! That number is important, for the same reason our attendance numbers are always important: each number represents a person who God made and loves and who Jesus died for! The most amazing number of the day was that over the 3 services, 27 people made a profession of faith in Jesus! 27!! I could hear Heaven rejoicing! I can’t tell you how happy and excited that makes me! Praise the Lord!!

That brings me to what I said leading up to Easter: lives are changed when you give, serve, and invite. Our people really stepped up to the plate and took that challenge of “all hands on deck” seriously! So many people worshiped in one service and served in another (or 2!). I watched people serve in so many different areas; each one important, regardless of whether it was out in front or behind the scenes. From the bottom of my heart: thank you for making Jesus look good!! You made a difference that will change lives and families in our community and echo throughout eternity! God is good (I can hear you responding!)

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Easter at Journey North

April 6th, 2017 by WebPastor

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Easter at Journey North is a big deal! We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and all that means. We expect God to do great things! I’d like to take a brief moment and give you some info. We’ll do it from 2 different perspectives.

First, if you’re considering joining us for Easter and you’ve never been here, I’d like to let you know what to expect. We have a special page called “What to expect” and all of the information except the service times is accurate. Regular times are 9 & 10:30. For Easter, on April 16, we are changing the times up a bit in order to add a service. Three services, all the same, to choose from… 8:00am, 9:30am, or 11:00am.

If you arrive a couple minutes early, it’ll give you time to drop kids off and grab a cup of coffee and a treat. There should be plenty of helpful people to answer any questions you may have. We’re thrilled you’ve considered dropping by!

Second perspective is for those who call Journey North home. We are so excited by all the life-change we’re seeing around here! Great things are happening! Remember, lives are changed when you give, serve, and invite! Here are a few of the things I’d like to remind you of:

If possible, please park in back so we can save the best spots out front for guests. Pine Technical and Community College has given us permission to park in their lot that day. There’s a section of the lot you can park in and you can feel free to enter through our back door or walk around to the Foyer door. There will be parking attendants to assist you.

Next, we’d like to ask as many of you as can to consider attending the 8:00 service. We are guessing that most new guests will probably choose the 9:30 or the 11:00 service. Again, this is to save space for our guests. Of course if the person you’ve invited wants to attend a particular service, that’s the one you should be at!

And remember… the goal is to attend one service and serve in another (or two). If you want to know how you can serve, you can email us at, call us at 320-629-6111 (leave a message if we’re not there) or fill out a communication card and drop it in the box at the welcome desk. Someone will get back to you. Never forget: lives are changed when you give, serve and invite!

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April 1st, 2017 by WebPastor

Why series

We’re beginning a new series we’re calling, “Why?”

We’re going to spend a few weeks looking at answers to some pretty big questions. I’m fairly certain you’ve asked a number of these questions as well as hearing others ask them. Come join us at 9 or 10:30 for some answers. (Easter times will be different… we’ll keep you posted)

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For Such A Time As This

March 16th, 2017 by WebPastor

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I have to say, if you haven’t been on this side of things it’s hard to imagine… there has been SO much work, creativity, blood, sweat, tears, hours, scavenging, calling, texting, laughing, crying, late nights, early mornings (well… you get the idea) that has gone into the 2017 Ladies Retreat. It all comes together Friday as the ladies head off to have a great time connecting with God and with each other. Keep them in your prayers. And for those who are leaving guys and/or families at home… pray for those guys and families! We’re sure those guys are up to the task and will be at one of the services on Sunday! And regardless of what the kids may be wearing… we won’t judge!

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It’s Time

March 11th, 2017 by WebPastor


You’re about to lose an hour of your life… kind of. Remember that tonight (actually early Sunday morning), we set our clocks ahead one hour. Spring forward. So if I’m figuring this correctly, we all lose an hour. So at 2:00am the clock gets changed to 3:00am. So if you forget to do this and get up at 8 it will really be 9. If you show up for the 9:00am service, it will really be 10:00am. For some it could actually be the first time you were early (or at least not late) for church… as long as you pretend you meant to show up for the 10:30am service. If you don’t set your clock ahead and you show up for the 10:30am service according to your watch, it will actually be 11:30am and you will have missed part 1 of our new series It’s Time.

You don’t want that happening, so before you go to bed tonight, set your clocks ahead 1 hour and join us at 9 or 10:30am Sunday morning. We’ll have the coffee on to compensate for the possibility of an hour less sleep.

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It’s Time

March 7th, 2017 by WebPastor


No matter how much we want one, there’s no blueprint for a perfect life. Feel like you’ve hit a wall? Don’t be discouraged. Maybe it’s just a part of what God wants to help you rebuild. It’s Time to lay the first brick on the new foundation. Begins Sunday, March 12

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Heard God lately?

January 21st, 2017 by WebPastor

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When was the last time you heard God? Would you like to hear God? If so, we’re starting a new series Sunday, Jan 22 on How To Hear God. 9 or 10:30. I can’t wait to see you there!!

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Gut Talk

January 12th, 2017 by WebPastor


I heard great things about Herb speaking this past Sunday! Thanks for allowing us to get away a little. We’re back and ready to roll and I wanted to give you a peak at what’s up for this Sunday. I am working on a new series, but in the midst of a rabbit trail, God put it on my heart to share with you this Sunday about what I’m calling “Gut Talk.” It may not be what you think. You’ll have to come Sunday at 9 or 10:30 and see. Let me ask you this: What is your gut saying?

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Happy New Year

December 31st, 2016 by WebPastor


Happy New Year… would you like your 2017 to be characterized by joy? Maybe 2016 held some difficult paths for you. Maybe you would say all that last year did was left you feeling overwhelmed… frustrated… hurting… if that’s at all true for you, I have some really good news for you! Let’s start 2017 off together the right way…

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About Journey North Church

Journey North Church is a God-sized dream...
Helping people find TRUE NORTH
on this journey called life.

Drop us a note:
Tim Adams - Lead Pastor
Julie Adams - Student Ministries (8th-12th grade)
Becca Stanghelle - Student Ministries (5th-7th grade)
Bryanna Clementson - Children's Ministries (birth-4th grade)
Mike Swan - Worship
Theresa Cummings - Guest Services

Journey North Church
840 Main Street South
Pine City, MN 55063