When Jesus left the scene He didn’t forget the mission!
Jesus came to seek and to save what is lost, and so He left His church to be His witnesses first in Jerusalem, where His disciples currently lived; then in Judea the towns close to them, then in Samaria, the areas a little farther away, and then to the ends of the earth.
When it comes to missions, we at Journey believe we are all missionaries, and that when Jesus said ”I am sending you,” it was because there was no plan B. We are His hands, His feet, and His voice in the earth. So we believe we should all go: first to our own homes, our own workplace, our own relationships, and our own city, and then we just keep going until we have reached out and impacted the ends of the earth!
Journey is heavily involved in connecting with and meeting the needs of our local community. We ask a lot of questions from those around us to find the areas that are broken, which led to one of our campuses receiving the Chamber of Commerce Community Pride Award. One of the key need areas we have identified is in the realm of Foster / Orphan Care and broken families, so we provide multiple outreaches and opportunities to connect with these enormous societal issues each year.
While everyone can go local, we know not everyone can go global, but we at the Journey still believe everyone should be involved. Whether you are going, or you are sending, we all play a part. Journey has partnered with several overseas ministries that vary in function and strategy from an orphanage in Guatemala to digging wells in third world countries or supporting the launch of new churches in Romania. So it’s easy to see that there is a place for everyone to be involved!