Jan 2019 Journey Cafe Recap & Pics: 3 Year Anniversary / Vision Celebration
Here’s to the next 3 years and beyond!
Scroll to the bottom for slideshow of pics from the event! This time, three years ago, our church family was going through many changes, physically and emotionally, as we had just become The Journey and were transitioning in many other ways. Today, we have seen God’s handiwork in our lives, and He has strengthened us through the difficult times as a congregation. For that very reason came together with thankful hearts to celebrate our accomplishments, new vision and future goals as a church. We also presented our 2018 Annual Report / 2019 Calendar which was a huge success! If you haven’t gotten one yet, please contact our office or ask a staff member on Sunday for your copy.
Journey Shepherd, Robert Garland, couldn’t believe how many people came. He showed up a little late and couldn’t hardly find a seat as he went from one room to the next and was astonished that every room and seat was filled! That’s a good “problem” to have! We praise God for this turn out, and are grateful to everyone that contributed to make this event a great success!
Two of our 3-5 year goals that we were celebrating having accomplished are:
SERVE: We help one another transition from serving ourselves to serving like Jesus. By 2020 have 40% of our membership serving in some way.
GROW: We are a community taking next steps to grow in our biblical & spiritual discipleship. By 2020 have 60% of our members recorded in PCP as having taken a next step in their discipleship.
Since we’ve accomplished these two goals, although we will continue to work on those areas, we’ve added two new 3-5 year goals:
SERVE: By end of 2021, we have sustained giving - offering covers expenses.
GROW: By end of 2021, membership grows to 300.
We also have two other goals that we have not yet reached, but are still working on diligently:
CONNECT: By end of 2020, have 250 average attendance (not membership) at Sunday morning worship service. Members love to invite to Journey worship/events!
GO: By end of 2020, train, support, and send 100 long term missionaries.
Cory is our worship minister. He and his lovely wife Hannah have 3 beautiful kids, Margo, Solomon and Juniper. They have a heart for foster care and adoption. Cory has a passion for music and how it connects to God's heart. He enjoys running marathons and being out in nature.