Impact Report

2018 in review

from the desk of Pastor Bobby

Engaged people, engage people! When people are engaging with God and others, we see prominent life-change. We've literally seen hundreds of people taking Next Steps, and as we move into 2019, I want us to take a look  at some of the incredible things God did in our church in 2018. We have celebrated, mourned, dreamed, given generously, and taken many Next Steps together. He is in the business of changing lives, and all of us who call this place home play a role in seeing people come to know Jesus. God continually does exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or imagine, and we want to celebrate a small part of that in this Impact Report.

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 2019.

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!

Pastor Bobby

Engaging people in the process of knowing Jesus Christ.

What we Learned

2018 Series Overview
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We started the year off strong by calling each of us to jump headfirst into our faith and go all in for the name of Jesus in our church, our community, and throughout the world.
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Most families look pretty good on the surface, but what happens when we close the front door? In our family series, we looked at what it takes to develop a strong, godly family behind closed doors.
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Have you ever found yourself in a place of hopelessness, where nothing seems to be going your way? Jesus came to give us a greater hope, beyond the circumstances of our daily lives.
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God Himself, in the flesh, coming to die for the sins of the world and coming back to life. Now THAT was unexpected! We took some time to relook at the most important parts of our faith: Jesus' death and resurrection.
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So you've put your faith in Jesus; now what? Well, we think 2 Peter 1:6-8 has the answer! We looked at the qualities that all followers of Jesus should be developing over their lifetimes.
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For the summer, we played new and classic hit songs and used them to help us unpack spiritual truths found in the Bible. Songs included Stairway to Heaven, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Say Something, and more!
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Expanding on the SHAPE Bible study, we went through the five key factors to understanding the role we can play in the life of our church: Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences.
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Seek and Find took place during our annual NINE/30, and throughout this series we learned what it means to engage with Jesus, and from that how to engage with the people around us. Remember, engaged people engage people!
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Life is a series of moments that move us forward, but there are defining moments that can change the course of our lives forever. When God speaks, we've had a defining moment!
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We took a look at what Jesus calls the two greatest commandments: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Doing these can completely change the world!
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The holidays almost always usher in a season of busyness and stress. But Jesus came to earth to bring us perfect peace – how can we know that kind of peace?
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Life-change happens when people encounter Jesus Christ.

Ministry wins

Click on a ministry to see stories, stats, and this year's impact.

Impact Numbers

Total Weekly Impact*
On Campus Attendance
kids and adults
Online Attendance
weekly average
*Total Weekly Impact: average attendance from all weekly services and events

Financial Breakdown

At Journey, we take pride in the policies we have set in place 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.

2018 was an absolutely incredible year! We watched life-change take place as we baptized over 100 people, we launched our very own Beautiful Feet Mobile Dream Center, and we continued our partnership with the orphanage, Trouforban, in Haiti. With your help we currently sponsor over 100 children in Trouforban, allowing them the opportunity to get daily meals and an education.

God has proven himself faithful and continuously shows up opportunities where we, as a church, can take our Next Steps. As we move into 2019, we are currently using 17% of our annual budget to support missions, exceeding our 5-year goal of 10% in less than three years!! We are so excited to watch God continue to move and use Journey in the process!

Total Budget
52% – $1.2M
19% – $437K
17% – $391K
9% – $207K
3% – $69K