“A family of missionary servants sent by Jesus to be disciples who make disciples.”
At Journey, our mission is to help people be disciples who make disciples. We define a disciple as “one who is surrendering all of life to Jesus and leading others into relationship.” The primary way that we accomplish our mission is through Missional Communities, or MC for short. A healthy MC seeks balance in three distinct rhythms: UP, IN, and OUT. Practically, this means a community of people seeking to worship Jesus together in all of life and disciple one another. They also come together around an identifiable mission where they seek to be the good news of the gospel in the context of a specific network or neighborhood.
Worship is not just about singing on Sunday morning; worship impacts all of life. The goal of the UP rhythm is to develop practices that follow the example of Jesus with His Father. Jesus made his relationship with the Father a top priority in His life and did a variety of things to cultivate that intimacy. A healthy MC elevates practices and disciplines that draw us closer to Jesus.
LOVE EACH OTHER
The New Testament contains over 59 “one another” commandments. Jesus Himself spent a large portion of His ministry pouring into and developing 12 men. That is why we believe an essential function of the MC is to focus on building a family of disciples that love one another, bear one another’s burdens and challenge one another to grow.
LOVE THE LOST
If we take The Great Commission seriously then we come to the conclusion that every disciple is a missionary sent to make disciples of others. MCs do this by identifying a specific network or neighborhood that needs Jesus and they bring the gospel to them. We call it an ‘identifiable mission’ and it stretches far beyond service projects and social justice. This is your plan to bring Jesus to a particular group of people by loving and becoming one of them in a consistent, relevant way.
To see a listing of our Missional Communities simply click the link below. If you see an MC you are interested in partnering with you can contact the leader directly. If you need help deciding which MC would be the best fit for you, or perhaps you’re interested in starting an MC, contact us at . Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you get connected in any way and we will be happy to guide you in the right direction.