Here’s the Journey Church Launch Report, compiled by my pastor Kent Murawski.
Blessings to you!
Wow, what can I say? God has blown us away. He has begun a miraculous work in our midst. Here are some amazing things that have been happening since the launch:
- New people are coming to Christ for the first time and/or recommitting their lives to Christ every week!
- We have grown by 66% with an average attendance of 50+ people
- We have welcomed 9 new members to Journey Church over the last few weeks through our Next Steps Growth Journey
- We’ve had our best semester of small groups ever! Around 50% of our church is currently engaged in a small group
- We’ve had an average of 6+ new guests each week since the launch several of whom have said they want to be a part of the Journey
With all these wonderful things happening, we feel the need for increased prayer. My primary prayer has been, “Lord, just don’t let me mess it up!”
Points of Prayer
Could you please pray for us in the following ways?
- Pray that people would continue to come to Christ for the first time and others would be restored to a vibrant relationship with Jesus.
- Pray that our momentum would continue throughout the fall and into the next season. I am asking God that we would see 80 people coming consistently by years end.
- Pray for increased vision and clarity as I set aside time to seek the Lord concerning 2015
- Pray for wisdom as I look to readjust some of our leadership structure for this new season.
- Pray for me as I decide about whether or not to go back to work in the New Year. My desire would be to continue being full-time with the church.
Thank you for your partnership in making this launch a success. The best is yet to come! We love and appreciate each of you so much!
-Kent Murawski, http://kentmurawski.com