The basic definition of the word “disciple” is learner. But the goal set by Jesus’ Great Commission is far greater than just being an A student of Jesus’ teachings. Jesus instead challenges us to intersect our lives with people in need of the gospel. These intersections only come if we leave our places of comfort and move towards people who are far from God.
This intersection of learning and applying God’s Word is where we get our term “missionary disciple.” God’s Word calls the church to activate our faith where we live, work, and play—be missionaries.
It’s an audacious goal to aim for 1,000 missionary disciples by December 31, 2020, but if we take progressive steps every year, we can achieve our goal. We believe that if our people involve themselves in our Groups Ministry, they have the best chance to become a missionary disciple. So to reach our goal we will need 160 Missional Communities and 330 DNA Groups (or 1,000 DNA participants) by 2020. what can we do over the next 6 months to make a dent in our ultimate goal?
A new building at our Ladson location is our next step. In March of 2014, 101 Journey Church family members pledged $774,000 to our Vision 2020 initiatives. To date we have collected $360,000. With only 10 months left in our commitment time window, I am asking all who pledged to finalize their pledge. If you are new to Journey Church, would you consider making a pledge to our Vision 2020 initiatives? Click here to give.
If everyone recommits to accomplishing their pledge, we can purchase the identified piece of land by December 31, 2015.
We are moving this project forward and well on our way to making Vision 2020 a reality.