“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you, and I will be with you always, even to the end of the age.” – (Matthew 28:19-20)
A Disciple-making Church – Jesus commands us to make disciples. That’s the mission He gave to His Church and to all who would follow Him. It’s the mission we are passionately pursuing at Journey. The reason we exist is to make, mobilize and multiply disciples (i.e fully committed followers) of Jesus who can make still other disciples. We aim to see the lives of people radically transformed as they learn to live as disciples of Jesus and learn to share what they’ve learned with others. Our ultimate goal is to see many people come into a saving and transforming relationship with the Savior. The first century Christians spread the good news of Jesus to the known world in their lifetime. We too want to be part of a movement of disciples through whom God can change the world – (Acts 5:42)(1 Thessalonians 1:8).
- Making – One of the ways we do this is by getting people grounded in “The Basics of the Faith” so they have the tools not only to feed themselves spiritually, but also to feed others – (Hebrews 5:11-6:3).
- Mobilizing – Living as a disciple of Jesus involves “going” in Jesus’ name and making still other disciples. This begins to happen when Christ-followers learn to share Jesus in word & deed with people they encounter in their natural spheres of influence. That’s why we purposefully seek to equip every believer to share the truth of Jesus with seekers and skeptics in their lives, and to do so in non-threatening and relational ways – (Acts 5:42).
- Multiplying – Our ultimate goal is to see souls saved and lives changed as these mobilized disciples make still other disciples in their neighborhoods, communities, schools and workplaces. Like the first century Christians, who took the message of Jesus to the known world, we want to contribute to a multiplying movement of disciples who make disciples – (1 Thessalonians 1:8).