Annual Report

Journey,
2017 was one to remember.

From celebrating our ten-year anniversary to finishing our campus expansion, we saw God move and work like never before. Thank you for making it happen; it was your faithful and consistent generosity that paved the way for life-change to occur. Take a look at what God has done through you…

 

At the end of 2016, we began 20/20, a three-year initiative focused on reaching those who aren’t here yet. With a passion for helping everyone we know experience a life-giving relationship with God, 20/20 is about bringing our future into focus and spreading the hope of Jesus across our region by focusing on three priorities…

Empower Leaders

In 2017, we…

  • Hosted 136 people at LEAD, our one-night leadership event designed to inspire, equip, and empower leaders

  • Saw 18 leaders serve 9,720 hours as part of Potential, our nine-month leadership intensive for Journeyers who feel called to ministry

Being in Potential has taught me so many things. I’ve learned how to be a better leader both at home and here at The Journey. I learned the importance of empowering others, and I’ve grown in ways I would have never imagined. Potential stretches you, but the rewards are amazing.”
— JOEL —

Expand Our Campus

In 2017, we…

  • Completed our campus expansion — we opened our front doors (finally!), more than doubled our auditorium space, and nearly tripled our Journey Kids environment.

  • Welcomed 3,034 people over Christmas Weekend — our largest attendance in the history of The Journey!

Last year, a friend invited me to come to The Journey for the first time. I didn’t really go to church anymore, and in that moment, everything changed! I felt so welcomed. Before coming here, I was honestly pretty self-centered and selfish. But since being part of this amazing place, I realized that God has so much more for me! In just a few short months, I’ve gone through Growth Track, started serving, and was even part of a J-Group where we raised money for the Salvation Army by ringing a bell at Christmastime -- it was one of the highlights of my year. I’ve never felt closer to God!”
— MICHELLE —

Extend Our Reach

In 2017, we…

  • Sent 21 Journeyers to serve over 3,000 hours overseas with our international missions partners

  • Empowered 833 people to serve 2,245 hours during Love Week

My husband and I struggled with infertility for ten years. On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic with Students International, we met two couples who were struggling with infertility and desperately wanted children. Although we couldn’t even speak the same language, we connected in that moment; we understood the heartbreak of wanting a child, and so we prayed for them just as we had prayed for ourselves many times before. Months later, we continue to pray over them and believe that God will fulfill the desires of their hearts.”
— MICHAEL + AMANDA, International Missions —

162

HOUSEHOLDS COMMITTED
$950,552

*AS OF 12/31/2017

501

HOUSEHOLDS HAVE GIVEN
$514,679

*AS OF 12/31/2017

20/20 goal = $950,0000%

$514,000

WE HAVE RAISED 54% OF OUR $950,000 GOAL

GATHER | CONNECT | SERVE

1,227

AVERAGE WEEKEND ATTENDANCE

6% ↑

INCREASE
219

NUMBER OF
J-GROUPS OFFERED

11% ↑

INCREASE
1,258

NUMBER OF J-GROUPS PARTICIPANTS

36% ↑

INCREASE
343

GROWTH TRACK GRADUATES

67% ↑

INCREASE
546

PEOPLE SERVING ON THE J-TEAM

23% ↑

INCREASE

OUR FINANCES

GIVING

2018

BUDGET

14%

MINISTRY

$216,693

[ 2018 BUDGET ]

2017

EXPENSE

17%

MINISTRY

$212,976

[ 2017 EXPENSE ]

43%

MANPOWER

$693,819

[ 2018 BUDGET ]

45%

MANPOWER

$552,133

[ 2017 EXPENSE ]

32%

MEETING SPACE

$519,488

[ 2018 BUDGET ]

24%

MEETING SPACE

$299,918

[ 2017 EXPENSE ]

10%

MISSIONS

$160,000

[ 2018 BUDGET ]

12%

MISSIONS

$148,616

[ 2017 EXPENSE ]

1%

MARGIN

$10,000

[ 2018 BUDGET ]

2%

MARGIN

$18,384

[ 2017 EXPENSE ]

$1,600,000

2018 BUDGET

$1,232,027

2017 EXPENSE