MAKING IT EASY TO FIND AND EXPERIENCE GOD
We realize that won’t be easy for everyone. Some things hold people down and get in the way of knowing God; decades-long hindrances that will not be easy to shake.
We know we are called to “take up our cross daily and follow Christ” and that the tough part is doing that ‘daily.’
But Jesus also said that His yoke was ‘easy’ and His burden was ‘light’.
The early church leader, James, told the leaders gathered at Jerusalem that “we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are coming to Christ” by adding extra rules, fences, and boundaries that Jesus Himself did not add.
So our prayer and hope are that everyone who calls Journey Church home would live in such a way that people would notice the way we live, and by observing us they would find it easier to find and experience God by our example.
A church full of grace for those who are searching; that would go to any lengths to tell a person that God loves them.
A church rich in compassion; willing to open their personal circles to once strangers and watch what the power of love and acceptance can do.
A church that prays forcefully and worships passionately; that fully depends on the Holy Spirit.
A church deeply engaged in restoration, reconciliation and justice that lives effortlessly in harmony and unity.
A church that understands sacrifice; that pays the necessary price to see God’s Kingdom come.
A church so big in influence that it cannot be ignored; it’s a Church that won’t be defined merely by its buildings.
A church that embraces the next generation; willing to pour the Living water out of vessels they have never drank from.
A church that looks forward, not backward – not to things that are seen, but to things that are unseen.
A church that is forever and always outward-focused, with a heart for those walking toward eternities separated from Christ.
A church grace-filled for those who are searching and who will ultimately respond to the call of salvation with repentance, and go to any lengths to tell a person that God loves them.
A church rich in compassion for those in difficult and hurting situations and is willing to open their personal circles to once strangers & watch what the power of love and acceptance can do.
Dependent on the Holy Spirit
A church that prays forcefully, worships passionately, and is fully dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit.
A church that embraces reconciliation & justice, that lives effortlessly in harmony and unity.
A church that understands that the way of Christianity is the way of sacrifice and is wiling to pay the necessary price to see God’s Kingdom come.
A church of influence – so big in influence that the cities cannot ignore it – a church that won’t be defined merely by its buildings.
The Next Generation
A church that embraces the next generation and is willing to pour the Living Water out of vessels they’ve never drank from, realizing the Gospel will take many shapes, and not just the ones we are comfortable with.
A church forward-looking not to things that are seen but to things unseen with a holy dissatisfaction with what has been and asking for what will be.
A church that understands it is here to continue the mission of Jesus and is forever outward-focused with a heart for those walking toward eternity separated from Christ.
VISION PART 1
VISION PART 2
We follow the 16 Fundamentals Truths of the Assemblies of God.
We want to live effortlessly in harmony and unity.
We believe that women are also called to ministry.
Transgenderism, Transsexuality, and Gender Identity
Homosexuality, Marriage, and Sexual Identity
Becoming involved in small group life and meaningful friendships. Acts 2:42, 44 – “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” “All the believers were together and had everything in common.”
Praying for doors of opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus with everyone we see. Ephesians 1:17, 18 – “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,”
Praying, fasting, giving, singing, kneeling, bowing, meditating, journaling, sacrificing, and doing all those things that ascribe worth to God. Romans 12:1-2 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will ”
Using our gifts for the church and the world. Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”