By Matt Dawson
What if…we had never changed?
In June of 2011, (many of you were not here, some of you were) as a church we were 4 months behind on our mortgage for this building… we really were not sure what the future of this physical space held for us (we had only been in it for 2 years). We were already a few months into carrying over credit card balances because we couldn’t pay it off every month and had put a SPENDING FREEZE on our ministry budgets.
People were leaving the church because the planting pastor had just left and was transitioning to Ethiopia on mission. We didn’t have a lead pastor, just an INTERIM pastor who had ZERO YEARS experience leading a church as a senior pastor and whose formal education was in Mortuary Science (AKA-the study and care of dead people). We had also just freed up our worship pastor and youth pastor to leave and go attempt a non-profit partnership together.
We didn’t know what God was up to, and we didn’t have a CLEAR or PRECISE MAP telling us what or how to change!
So what did we do?
We asked… What If?
What if God had something really, really BIG in store for us?
What if we believed He wanted to use US to make it happen at Journey?
So, what happened? I’ll share more with you this weekend about some of the amazing things God has done in 2015, how He’s answered specific prayers, and how we are starting to see Him do more than we could even ask or imagine. It’s going to be an amazing Sunday celebrating together!
The big “C” Church had a “What If?” moment in Acts 15. We will spend some time this weekend considering how powerful (both positive and negative) this simple question can be when it comes to our future possibilities.
What if the Church had never changed?
Join us Sunday as we celebrate what God has done at Journey and in the Church at large in the last 2000 years and what this means for the FUTURE Church!