Love God. Love People.
Journey believes the church is the local expression of the face of Jesus. The way the world will see God will be through Jesus Christ living in and through us. The core values are found in the thoughtful living of each member of the Journey Community. Our mission comes from a place in the Bible where love is being described. The writer (Paul) says, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV)
It’s too easy to be fake, put on a face. We strive to be real, allowing God’s love to change us, while transparently admitting our humanness and weakness. There is beauty in transparency. God loves you as you are. However, God will never leave you the same.
Committed to doing life together and loving together. Everyone is priceless and irreplaceable. We continuously strive to creatively be a community that changes Bend.
Experiencing God’s grace overwhelms us to share it with others. Grace reminds us that it’s never too late with God and it’s never too early. The Bible teaches us that Jesus embodied grace (John 1:17). Grace is best experienced in action. Therefore, our actions will speak louder than our words.
In Guerrilla Warfare an army ambushes an enemy when they least expect it using the resources they have, which may not be a lot. Adopting a metaphor of war may not be the best thing for a value, but ... we did it! At Journey, Guerrilla Love is surprising people with love when they least expect it or deserve it.
It’s understanding that you don’t need to have all the resources in the world to change the world (1 John). It’s living out the ways of Jesus in tangible ways. Like a little seed that grows into a huge tree (Jesus shared that one – Matthew 17:20)! We believe Guerrilla Love is manifested in every area of life. We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19).