Journey Church has had a vision for seeing families redeemed since before our church began. The church planting team of Journey Church desired to make a significant impact on families in our city. Over the course of the last seven years, that desire has only increased; as a result, our church has made a transformative impact on many families.
But we feel compelled to do more.
This dream of doing more is the third objective of Vision 2020—Redeem the Family. Vision 2020 was built to inspire, involve, and impact our church family in five specific ways:
1.) Launch a Journey Counseling Center
2.) Identify and train 1 marriage coach for every 100 worship attendees
3.) Dedicate 8 Sundays a year to family oriented themes
4.) Host/lead a yearly marriage conference
5.) See a 99% marriage success rate among the partners of Journey Church
We have been working towards these goals now for 15 months. What progress have we made so far?
In November 2014, we officially launched the Journey Counseling Center. To date, we have served more than 40 different individuals/families. Jeff Payne has conducted 185 counseling sessions, helping families in multiple areas. Jeff is identifying leaders to take ownership in six critical areas—1.) Pre-marriage, 2.) Marriage, 3.) Addiction, 4.) Parenting, 5.) Finance, and 6.) Life Coaching.
In addition, a new ministry, Journey 2 Recovery, launched this fall to serve those struggling with addictions.
Looking forward, we are planning a local marriage conference for the spring of 2016 to serve those in our community and church.
One goal that we are working hard towards achieving is a 99% marriage success rate among the partners of Journey Church. To accomplish this goal, we need to understand the level of health of the marriages in our church. Consequently, we are working on a measurement system. This metric will give us vital information to achieve this audacious goal of 99% marital success within our church family.
I hope these initiatives inspire you to get involved. We are looking for marriage coaches, point persons to lead segments of ministry, and resources to accomplish these objectives. Would you consider becoming a point person to help us accomplish the vision God has placed before us? Would you consider joining a team? Would you consider giving towards our Vision 2020 initiatives?
We at Journey are excited about Redeeming the Family. Will you join us?