In 2014, after planting 4 churches and growing to over 500 worship attenders, a fresh new vision was cast which Journey’s leaders entitled Vision 2020. The Vision 2020 initiatives focused on this question, “By the year 2020, what do we hope to see God accomplish?”
The answer is three major objectives:
- become a leading church planting church
- see the family redeemed in our community
- deploy 1,000 missionary disciples into our world
Read on for how we hope to do this–and how you can help.
From its very first year as a church plant itself, Journey Church has invested in church planting. With five churches planted in the church’s first seven years, the goal established by Vision 2020 is to plant 9 healthy churches by 2020. Planting healthy churches requires a great deal of investment. Journey Church has committed itself to invest in the families of church planters through annual marriage retreats, to invest in church planters through a church planting coaching center (Cypress Project), and to invest in the financial health of its church plants by significantly investing towards our church plants’ budgets. Learn more about our 2016 church plants, Hope Church and Compass Church, here.
Redeeming the Family
From the beginning, Journey Church has been focused on ministry strategies that help families in our geography. But Vision 2020 provided the church with several fresh objectives for ministries that will work toward redeem families. Journey Church recognizes that families need help at all stages of life. To encourage the community at large, we want to offer conferences, sermon series, and events that assist in keeping marriages strong. Second, Journey Church recognized that many families need more help that sermons or events can provide. One major goal of Vision 2020 is to launch a Journey Counseling Center to see even the most troubling family situations to experience redemption. Currently, Journey partners with Your Story Counseling to accomplish that goal.
Deploy 1,000 Missionary Disciples
With Jesus’ Great Commission, the church was given its primary objective: to develop disciple-makers and to send them to labor in a lost world. In the development of Vision 2020, the audacious goal of deploying 1,000 missionary disciples was birthed. This dream propels the vision that Journey Church is a launching pad not a hotel. Understanding that healthy churches multiply and grow, the leaders of Journey Church began to plan for expansion. Part of the process of deploying 1,000 people is training 1,000 people. Another part of that process is having a place for these individuals to be trained. In 2014, plans began to be made and finances invested in planting Journey Church’s first campus (Goose Creek) and planning for a new Ladson building to be completed in the next few years.