2020 in review
2020 was a year of "Unprecedented" events! In fact, we even did a series with that title. It was a year that held disappointment, fear, and hurt for many people. But we also saw God's hand of faithfulness as we walked through each trial. In spite of shutting our doors for 13 weeks, we were still able to proclaim his Word, make His name famous, and stay connected with you and those in our community. We found creative ways to engage with children, students, families, and individuals and were able to help provide for those in our community more than ever. In June, we opened the doors of our Sherwood Campus and have seen God continue to change lives as we celebrated 2 Baptisms there. Because of your faithfulness, we were able to continue to do what God has called us to! We are confident that God will continue to show Himself faithful as we continue to trust His hand!
This report highlights some great numbers and figures from the past year, but even more meaningful are the stories of life-change you’ll see that show the true impact behind those numbers. I wish we could tell every story, because every story is important. The stories inside put on display the “why” behind what we do week in and week out. Our prayer is that these will impact you in a major way and that you’ll understand the role you can play in seeing people come to know Jesus in 2021.
What you're about to read is another example of the favor of God in our church and I can't wait to see what He's going to do next. We are excited about the changes coming in the next few months that will allow us to share the dangerous message of Jesus Christ with more people and take care of our volunteers. It's going to be another year of great change as we continue to engage people! I pray we never lose focus of the most important thing – the gospel. Thanks for all you do!
Engaging people in the process of knowing Jesus Christ.
What we Learned
Life-change happens when people encounter Jesus Christ.
At Journey, we take great care to create and implement policies and procedures to ensure the highest standard of stewardship with our finances. We set an annual budget from which we maintain day-to-day business expenses and ministry opportunities within the areas we believe God has called us to reach. From our in-house staff to our finance team and core leaders, we are constantly striving to maintain a level of excellence and become even better stewards of the funds with which we’ve been entrusted.
2020 was a year that tested our principles on what was important at Journey. Thankfully, the people of Journey continued to be extravagant givers. Even though the building of the church was shut down for services, the mission of God never stopped. Journey was able to pivot in new ministry areas to provide for the people of our community and beyond. While we didn’t get to do everything we wanted, we looked for where God was working and tried to join.
In 2021, we will continue the same principles. Looking for ministries and relationships that we can continue to work with while adding new missions that God is working in.