HOW CAN I GO?
CAN SOMEONE LIKE ME REALLY BECOME A MISSIONARY?
YES! The definition of missionary is "one sent for a redeeming purpose."
There are three types of missionaries on The Journey.
Since our vision is to welcome all people and all people become missionaries, we are continually equipping all members of the journey to be missionaries locally. No sin, no past life can disqualify you from repenting, growing in Christ, and becoming a missionary.
Short Term Missionaries
We take our name literally, so annually we sojourn together on domestic and global mission trips that range from one week to four weeks. We support members and even those outside our church who apply for short term mission support. See the link to application below.
Long Term Missionaries
By the grace of God we have established the Every Nation Mission Fund and intend to give significant support to 100 long term missionaries over five years. We are nearly 25 percent complete with that first stage goal of this foundation, and we are very happy to see missionaries supported in every direction around the world. We pray for, work with, and learn from missionaries of many ethnicities, in many organizations, and many nations. We support missionaries working in church planting, development, Bible translation, and relief.
If you come to The Journey, we intend to challenge you to take steps toward becoming a missionary locally and globally. Read below how you can begin taking those steps now in equipping such as the Perspectives course, short term trips, and long term equipping and support.
WHAT IS THE PERSPECTIVES COURSE AND WHY SHOULD I GO?
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a fifteen-week course designed to highlight different aspects of God’s global purpose through the following four “perspectives”:
Biblical: Experience God’s unchanging promises as they unfold from Genesis to Revelation.
Historical: Walk in the shoes of believers who have paved the way to thread us all into God’s story.
Cultural: See expressions of the New Testament church thriving among every nation, tribe, people, and language.
Strategic: Each year The Journey supports members to attend this important training to discover how you can be woven into God's purposes for the world.
You should go because children, teens, young adults, middle age adults, and maturing seniors all want purpose! Our individual purposes, however, are not as important as God's purposes. The Journey seeks to help you find your place in God's purposes and mission.
GO ON SHORT-TERM MISSIONS
Each year members of The Journey go on short-term mission trips inside and outside the United States. The purpose of these short-term trips is to expand our worldview by learning from Christians in other places, encourage other Christians, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
GET LONG-TERM MISSIONS SUPPORT
Many churches have lost sight of God's vision for all nations drawing to Him in worship. As John Piper says, "Missions exists because worship does not." As the Apostle Paul says in Romans 15:20, It has always been our church's ambition to preach the gospel where Christ has not been preached. Therefore, The Journey's vision is to welcome all people and for all people to become missionaries locally and globally. In the next five years, we want to see God through our church raise up, prepare, equip, send, support, and pray for 100 full-time missionaries. Are you considering taking this step in discipleship, to go as a long-term missionary?