"Every great vision has two unique qualities. A vision that calls us to see what is beyond the horizon AND has the power to reshape our current reality. This is the heartbeat behind our vision at Journey.
We are Transformed People
changing our friends lives
by Absolute Hope.
'This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.' 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
When Jesus called his followers to 'go and make disciples,' we believe we are called to do the same. To actively engage with our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and community while pointing them to the Absolute Hope in Jesus Christ. To begin to see the need for hope in our personal circles of influence (Top 5) and to know that Jesus is the change they need for their lives. That is our task. We’ve been called by God to this LKN area to humbly point everyone to absolute Hope!
How can we do that? By understanding that we are the transformed people who belong to Christ. That our old life is gone and we’ve been given absolute Hope for this new life in Him. It’s a GIFT! This changes the way we approach partnering with a local church, growing in our faith, serving our community, and leading others to this same gift of hope.
Every person that you meet at Journey is on a path of transformation. Transformed is not a destination, it is a process of renewing our minds (Romans 12:2) daily. Our church is a collection of seekers, beginners, stumblers, and followers of Jesus Christ. No matter where you are on your journey, you can become a “transformed person helping change their friends lives by absolute hope!”
We hope that you will carry this vision with us. It’s not something that an Religion or an Institution can accomplish. It can only happen when we personally choose to be transformed by God and engage our friends with the message of absolute Hope!
- Matt Dawson, Lead Pastor