Missions & Outreach
The Verse Behind the Name
Isaiah 52:7 is the inspiration behind the name of our missions and outreach ministry, which we call Beautiful Feet. God has given us, as His people, the opportunity to be His hands and feet in making His name famous in our community, our nation, and our world. Our priority in every Beautiful Feet initiative is to build meaningful relationships and share the Gospel with those we serve!
ENGAGED is happening May 6 – 13! At Journey, WE LOVE our neighbors. Join us as we come together as a church family to show God’s love to others by serving in our community. Check out the projects available and then sign up individually, with your Community Group, or as a family. We will gather Saturday morning on each campus for breakfast and prayer, and then head out to serve.
A major part of our mission as a church is to serve our local community. We have several ongoing initiatives that serve those in our area as well as some annual projects that we take on to reach even more people in our local context.
Thank you for your extravagant generosity and for loving your neighbors!
Ongoing Mission Partnerships
Each year several adult and student trips are taken to serve other communities both domestically and internationally. Our goals on all mission trips are to develop partnerships that help foster real relationships and to share the Gospel with the people we are serving.
We sponsor more than 100 children in the Haitian village of Trouforban with Disciples Village. A $40 monthly sponsorship provides a child with food and an education.
Before their one-year wedding anniversary Jackson and Hannah decided to pack up their lives and move to Kenya in May 2019. After many short-term trips, Jackson and Hannah could no longer ignore the commands of Jesus to go and make disciples. The need for biblically sound churches is great in Northern Kenya and that is why Jackson and Hannah have gone to work and live amongst an unreached people group. They are working in Northern Kenya and spend most of their time doing ministry out in the African bush. They focus primarily on teaching God’s Word using the chronological Bible teaching method. This method teaches the Bible in its entirety to build a foundation for the Gospel to take root. Currently Jackson and Hannah are leading a men’s and women’s fellowship each week where they are continuing to disciple, teach, and shepherd the flock that God has entrusted to them. Their goal is to see that God is glorified through the preaching of His Word and that people come to faith in Christ Jesus. They long to raise up indigenous leaders to go out and share the gospel and make disciples within the unreached tribes of Kenya.
Tom & Patti are currently serving in Southern Europe by focusing on Business-as-Missions (BAM). They originally left their secular jobs when God got a hold of their hearts after being involved in several short-term mission trips. They were seeing missionaries who were trying to run businesses, but were struggling with projects/programs they themselves had experience in through their 20+ years in the business world. They chose to walk away from their prime income-generating years to instead invest in the Kingdom by partnering with missionary businesses to help them run more efficiently and be more effective in their mission. They also hope to show others who don’t see themselves as typical “missionaries” how their God-given talents and secular experiences can be used to reach the lost.
Russell & Sheila, along with their two youngest children, are currently answering the call of God on their lives to ministry in the Dominican Republic. Russell has been pastoring Georgia Baptist churches for over 20 years, but just a few years ago began taking short-term mission trips to the DR to serve at Holt’s House of Hope. Russell & Sheila fell in love with the Dominican people and the children that God is rescuing though the power of the gospel. Their plans are to move beyond the children’s outreach and focus on the families of these children while establishing a local church. Russell will also be discipling the young men that God raises up to be pastors in their community. Although there are still many unknowns as to the specifics that God is calling them to, they’re trusting God and are excited for new adventures!
Each year, Journey sends a group to Fayetteville, West Virginia to serve the local community through Coda Mountain Academy. We are planning a trip September 15-20, 2023. Complete the trip application form here.