We exist to join people on their journey and invite them to experience all that God has for them.
COMING AUGUST 2021
Westchase has grown close to 10% in the last 10 years and currently has a population of roughly 24,000 people.
Approximately 15,360 people are unchurched in the area and are waiting to find the hope that we have in Jesus.
God loves Westchase and is calling people to go and love on this community.
Through our Weekend Services, Journey Groups, Growth Track and Dream Team we'll provide everything you need.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our values come from the scripture of Luke chapter 15. For a richer experience
follow along in your Bible while going through each value
JESUS IS OUR POINT.
Jesus is the point we rally around. Jesus is our north star. Jesus is the reason we are here. Jesus OVER everything. It's all about Jesus. He doesn't need us, but he chooses to use us! We GET to do this. (vs. 1)
PEOPLE ARE OUR HEART.
Our heart is that EVERYONE’S invited - no matter who they are today or what they’ve done yesterday. We embrace all people at all times with open arms, loving them right where they are and inviting them to come as they are. We won’t stop until every person knows God’s transforming love and their God-given purpose. (v.1, 20)
FAITH IS OUR REACTION.
We are willing to bet-the-farm, take risks, dream big, and trust God. As soon as we are no longer willing to take a RISK, we become one. We refuse to play it safe when it comes to reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus. (v. 20)
EXCELLENCE IS OUR ORDINARY.
We pay attention to details because excellence honors God. We are always going to do the very best with what we have. We don’t do things halfway and if we are going to do it, it’s done to the best of our ability. (v. 22)
GENEROSITY IS OUR PRIVILEGE.
We will be known by our outrageous generosity. We live to give and love to give. Our time, talents, testimony and treasure are always available for God to use as He so desires. With cheerful hearts we will give generously and reach out into our community. We give resources sacrificially and generously to “fatten the cow” in preparation for the party. (v. 23)
CELEBRATION IS OUR RESPONSE.
We party on purpose. When God does something for someone we celebrate it as if God just did it for us. We celebrate every person and every story of redemption because they matter to both God and us. (v.23b-24)
HONOR IS OUR POSTURE.
We are vocal with honor, meaning we are not stingy with our words. We look for opportunities to add value to the Church and other people. We all wear the same jersey and so a win anywhere is a win everywhere. (v. 31-32)
John and Emily have a passion to join people on their journey and invite them to experience all that God has for them. They love challenging people to step out of their comfort zone and into their calling. In 2020 (after years of serving in both youth and pastoral ministry) God awoke a dream within their hearts to plant a life-giving church in Westchase FL.
John and Emily have been married since 2008 and have 5 children. As a family they enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors and making as many memories as possible while their kids are still at home. Besides keeping busy with their 5 children, Emily loves connecting with friends over coffee, decorating their home and spending time at the beach. John loves connecting with friends and getting out on the water: kayaking, paddle boarding, boating and fishing.
Having a large family they know the gifts and challenges of searching for a home church. Family is extremely important to them and that also means cultivating a sense of family within the church. They believe church can be relevant, life-changing and fun for the whole family. They would love to invite you to join their team to plant a life-giving church in Westchase.
HOW YOU CAN
PRAY for us and our family as we take this huge leap of faith. PRAY that God would draw the people of Westchase to Himself and fill Journey Church with His presence. PRAY that God would send people to come alongside us and help us accomplish this God-given dream. PRAY that God would use people like you to fund the vision of Journey Church so that this dream of bringing hope to a lost and hurting world becomes a reality.
Through a real commitment to the church, you are joining Christians throughout the ages in the joy of bringing the Good News to the world. You have God given talents that we need! You name the area, we need your help! Through your gifts and your love for God and others together we will help shape Journey Church into a place where God is experienced by all. Our goal is to have a launch team of 100 people by the time we launch in August 2021.
Statistically it's proven that a new church plant is the # 1 way to reach the unchurched! Our mission is reliant on the generous giving of people just like you. Through your tithes, offerings and generous donations together we will plant a new life-giving church in 2021! Our goal of $400,000 is BIG, but nothing is too big for our God! We invite you to pray and ask God what He might have you give, whether a one time gift or a recurring gift online. Thank you in advance! Together we're going to see lives transformed by the power and love of Jesus Christ!
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