WE ARE MAKING A DENT IN THE DARKNESS OF OUR REGION.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed things for all of us, but one thing remains the same — we serve an unstoppable God. Because of your giving, we have been able to accomplish so much together. We’ve made an impact right here in Journey City and throughout our nation. Here’s how your generosity is making a difference…

CODE RED COVID-19 RESPONSE

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • $43,790 given back to the community towards COVID-19 relief
  • 650+ J-Teamers served during COVID-19 season in Code Red
  • 20+ projects completed to help meet various needs in Journey City
  • 1,000 Hope Totes and Packs filled with food and supplies distributed to families and people experiencing homelessness — 40,000 pounds of food and supplies total!
  • 375+ hot meals provided to first responders at fire and police stations, hospitals and health care facilities, and for teachers at local schools
  • Responded to 50+ Care Requests to help Journeyers in need with bills, gift cards for groceries, gas, and clothes and masks

FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 

  • $3,000 to the Paris Foundation to help maintain meal programs for 700+ people weekly
  • $3,000 to NerdIt Now — a local small business providing computers and technology to children, youth, and families in underserved communities in Wilmington
  • $5,000 to Friendship House in Newark to help maintain meal programs for people experiencing homelessness and those in transitional living situations
  • $5,000 to LA Dream Center who provided 250,000 meals to those in the LA Metro area
  • $10,000 to Convoy of Hope in partnership with their 10 Million Meals Project — we received 36,000 lbs. of food and supplies for our Hope Tote and Pack Projects

One J-Teamer, Chris, started coming to The Journey last year. When COVID-19 struck, he immediately looked for ways that he could become more involved and make a difference. After joining the Code Red team, he partnered with Donate Delaware to organize a drive to collect bed sheets to be made into masks and then distributed to those in need throughout Journey City. Our goal was to get 1,000 sheets donated, and we far surpassed that goal! We ended the project with 2,200 sheets, as well as eight large fabric rolls — enough to make 60,000 masks.

Shannon, a J-Teamer and small business owner, was struggling to pay her rent on her salon in April because of COVID-19 shutdowns. Code Red was able to step in and paid her rent for the month! Shannon was so inspired by the generosity, that she then led the charge to provide food and baby essentials to others in Journey City — 1,000+ diapers, 24 canisters of baby formula, 22 canisters of Gerber puffs and teething cookies, 20 packs of wipes, and 25 Hope Totes filled with food and supplies!

CONNECTIONS TEAM

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Launched our new Connections Team with the purpose of texting and calling those in our church to encourage them, pray with them, and point them to a next step
  • Made 2,455 calls to Journeyers, including those who gave financially in 2020, first-time guests and first-time faiths, J-Group participants, Code Red participants, Journey Kids parents, Journey Students parents, and Plugged In attendees

“When I went to make the first call, I almost couldn’t breathe. I have done advocacy work, and have never had a problem reaching out to strangers, but when it comes to my faith, I have always been so nervous. Something amazing happened during that first call.  The woman on the other end was so sweet and thankful.  She told me how much she loves The Journey and how awesome it is that we are taking the time to check in on people and offer help and prayer.  I cannot express how relieved I was, and I knew God was right there with me, giving me the courage and strength I needed.” – Cindy, Connections J-Teamer

A Journeyer who received a call from our team shared, “That call made all the difference for me. I had been apprehensive about getting involved in a church, but when you reached out I knew this was a church that cared, and I wanted to be involved.”

EXPANDING OUR REACH

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Launched our new Online Host Team with the purpose of interacting and connecting with new and current Journeyers during our interactive gatherings
  • 142 first-time faiths during online gatherings
  • 80,000 views of online gatherings across 3 platforms: Facebook, Website, and YouTube
  • New followers/users: 800+ on Facebook, 250+ on Instagram, 12,700+ on yourjourney.tv, 1,400+ on YouTube

“I have been scouting out different churches and never felt like I fit in. I don’t know how to explain it, but after seeing the YouTube ad for The Journey something in me said that this is the church for me. So here I am. I am willing to take that leap of faith. I know that God never abandoned me.” – Tom

Alyssa, a mom of one of our Journey Kids shared how much she has been enjoying the Journey Kids interactive gatherings, “We love these! I mean, she loves it! She sings all of the songs, we discuss, go over the verse. We are so grateful. Thank you so much — we greatly appreciate all that the Journey Kids team has been doing.”

FUTURE

YOU CAN HELP ACCELERATE THE MISSION OF HELPING PEOPLE FIND JESUS AND FOLLOW HIM FULLY.

Because of your generosity, people are beginning a real relationship with God each weekend — no matter the setting we’re gathering in. As you give, you accelerate that mission. In the coming months, we have a dream to bring even more hope to people throughout Journey City. Will you pray about continuing to invest in the future of changing lives?

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

 

  • MEET NEEDS OUTSIDE OUR WALLS

    Because of you, we can meet the needs of those in Journey City — not just in the COVID-19 season, but all year long. Your giving will help even more needs to be met each day through Code Red projects and partners.

  • EXPAND DIGITAL REACH

    Through our digital platforms, we continue to reach out to those within Journey City and beyond! Now more than ever, your giving makes sharing the message of hope with people digitally possible, and we have a vision of increasing this reach through digital promotional opportunities.

  • LAUNCH FUTURE PHYSICAL LOCATIONS

    In 2019, we launched our second location of our church in West Wilmington — and YOU made that possible. We have a dream to continue to launch locations all throughout Journey City, and we are already planning and praying about where God will have us launch our third one.

This upcoming quarter, ask God how he would have you be part of the life change that is happening here. Through your giving and serving, lives are changed every day.

Thank you for your generosity — we couldn’t do this without you.