We believe that “church” is a verb. That church is not a place you go, it’s something you do. A church that is all about coming, sitting for an hour, and then leaving is not much of a church. Instead, we believe that the church is called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We are called to go where Jesus went, hold the joys and concerns that Jesus held, and be active in the world.
To make church a verb in your life…
Get involved by volunteering!
- Audio/Visual Team
- F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank
- Sunday School
- Work Days
Get involved through education and small groups!
- Adult Sunday School
- Bible Study
- Coffee with the Pastor
- Life Group
- Men’s Breakfast
- Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Quilting Group
- UFO (Unfinished Objects) Group
- Women’s Breakfast
Get involved by working with others!
Journey’s service teams are divided into two main groups: NOW and the Board of Trustees. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved – in all different areas!
NOW – Nurture, Outreach, and Worship
Our NOW teams support both worship and outreach efforts.The people of the NOW teams:
- leads and guides Journey’s educational programs – from adult and children’s Sunday school to VBS.
- connects with the community, meeting and supporting both those who are not attenders of Journey as well as those within Journey.
- educates, informs, and motivates the Journey family in mission and service projects in the community and around the world.
- assists with name tags, bulletins, welcoming folks to church, communion set up, coffee set up, ushers, and a wide variety of things that make Sunday morning worship come together.
Board of Trustees
Journey’s Board of Trustees, and their respective committees, work to support the administrative functions necessary in a church organization. The Board of Trustees includes our:
- Finance Committee
Our finance team manages all money coming into the church (including activities such as fund raising and mission trips) and ensures that all outgoing money is monitored for accuracy and in the best interest of the church. Our treasurer, the committee, and the pastor, reviews reports on a weekly and annual basis and utilizes the information from those reports to prepare budgets and make spending recommendations to the church council. The committee is also responsible for preparing annual giving statements for members and friends.
- Trustees Committee
The trustees of the church have two responsibilities: overseeing (not necessarily doing) maintenance and improvements of our assets and equipment and evaluating any legal agreements or contracts and assessing exposure to liability, as the legal officers of the church.
- Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)
SPRC is the administrative unit in a local church where staff and congregational interests come together to focus on the mission of the church. The committee builds relationships among members of the congregation and staff in an effort to support the mission and goals of the church. SPRC serves as the church’s human resources department and is involved in all personnel activities, including hiring and disciplinary actions. It assesses job performance of the staff and pastor. It also confers and consults with the district superintendent.