Journey Vision & Mission
Simply put, we seek to create environments in which people far from God can encounter Him, and those who walk with Him can journey deeper. We want to reach those who have never heard the Gospel and tell them about the saving grace of Christ. And those who have already heard and accepted this wonderful gift, we want to help them grow and walk along side them in their own journey of faith.
What this means is, we are going to preach the Gospel and then disciple those whom God saves.
Shortly after the Journey began, our Elders took time away to seek how God would lead us to make disciples, as He has instructed us to do in his Holy Word. After much prayer and reflections, our Elders believed they had found the answer contained in the book of Isaiah, chapter 55.
We believe that disciples of Jesus Christ should seek, and be seeking, three things: the perspective of God, the presence of God, and the purposes of God. In short, we call it our “3 P’s”. So what does this mean for you?
Our Presence Environment:
Our presence environment is our weekly gatherings, both on Sundays and Wednesdays (when in session; our midweek service is seasonal). A disciple should be someone who seeks to be in the presence of God. Though we should always seek to be in the presence of God, as a church, we do this through our weekly gatherings. The scriptures tell us that we are to gather in assembly and that the Holy Spirit presides over the church. This is where we gather to worship God and hear His word preached.
Our Perspective Environment:
Throughout the week, we offer small groups. These are exactly what they sound like: small groups of people who gather in each other’s homes and go deeper into God’s word. This includes everything from one-on-one discipleship studies, to groups of families and individuals gathering together. We believe that a disciple should be someone who seeks to see the world through God’s perspective. The best way we can do that, is to go deeper into His word. Small groups are located all over our community and meet on different days of the week. For a listing of available groups and times and locations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Purposes Environment:
Once a disciple is actively seeking the presence of God and the perspective of God, this should compel them to want to live out the purposes of God. This is our missions environment. At the Journey, we have several different opportunities for missional work. First and foremost, we have service opportunities within our weekly services. But there are many local, regional, and global opportunities to get involved as well.
The interesting thins about the “3 P’s”, is that there is never a starting or stopping point. Anyone can jump in at any environment. Think of the “3 P’s” as being circular. No matter where you jump in, each environment should move you to the next in a never ending cycle. Someone who seeks God’s presence should be desirous of His perspective. Once you begin to see from God’s perspective you are compelled to live out His commands. And when you live out His commands, it drives you to seek His presence even further. See how that works!
We look forward to you jumping in and starting your own “3 P’s” journey.