Recently the leadership of Journey Church revealed a new commitment to truly honor God by renewing and clarifying our vision and mission. We have recognized the truly remarkable story of God’s leading us specifically to the Meadowbrook Community. As a result, we are taking the words of Jesus when asked to question “What is the greatest command?” and incorporating his answer into a vision statement we encourage every member to embrace. “Following Jesus – Loving Our Neighbors – Traveling Light” will be our new mantra for Journey Church.
Our ministry Leaders and Teams have already generated several ideas to begin the God-honoring process of uplifting the Meadowbrook neighborhood as a priority when making new plans and changing processes so that Journey Church is used to reflect the love of Christ. Here is a synopsis of the meaning behind our new vision statement:
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
Loving Our Neighbors
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14
Leaving our past behind, we allow our Savior to carry our burdens. “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest… For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Journey will begin our efforts to …follow Jesus – love our neighbors – travel light… in a new campaign called “Rise Meadowbrook”. Our first endeavors will be our Summer Block Parties beginning Wednesday, June 8th at 6pm to 7:30pm.
There is no time limit to this campaign. We will go where God leads us. Within a one-mile radius of Journey Church, we have over one thousand homes filled with people who God loves and wants to bring in contact with the saving grace of His Son. The way we honor God the most, is to bring ourselves and all those we can influence into His family here on earth. That family is called The Church, and everyone who is in His family can experience life eternal, His greatest gift of all!
For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'”
We are asking you to pray for and support ministries by focusing your efforts to help Meadowbrook Rise toward Christ as you see need. These fields are ripe for harvesting.