Matt shares his story how after years of avoiding the church due to past hurts, he accepted an invitation and said “yes” to gathering. “From the second I entered the building, I was greeted with smiles and people were genuinely excited to meet me. I was blown away. It felt strange but I decided to give it a chance. I kept coming back and I loved it so much. My view of church had been completely changed. After attending a bit, I felt the need to get plugged in and start serving.” You can watch Matt’s story in this video or you can read more about how he found a place to belong in our blog post here.
“I have been worshiping with The Journey online since the beginning of this year, and I am overjoyed that God led me to your life-giving church. I have been enjoying chatting, connecting, supporting, and praying with others during the gathering each week.”
“During the pandemic I worshipped online, fearing that alone in my house I wouldn’t feel the Holy Spirit – but it was there! Through the matrix with all the others online, proving that the Spirit has no barriers and can reach you anywhere.”
“I chose to get baptized because it was always something I wanted to do, but it was also something I needed to do. Getting more involved on the J-Team and attending J-Groups truly helped me grow more than I thought, helping me make the descision to get baptized. I prayed about it everyday for one month if it was the right decision for me or not, and God clearly told me this is my next step. I felt completely calm getting baptized because God led me there and I knew it was right! After I came up from the water I felt renewed and joyful. I felt like a new person in Christ!”
Throughout 2021, Katie was at an all time low. She recently started a new profession at the Christiana Care hospital, working in the front lines during COVID. Her anxiety disorder escalated to an all time high. She was scared to go to work and even more so to come home & to put her family at risk. On one of her days off during lockdown, Katie stumbled across a Facebook Ad for the Journey. Katie thought, “What do I have to lose?” and listened to the first message of the series. Here’s what Katie said: “I have never felt that way listening to church or a message of God before in my life. For the first time, I felt like I would be accepted in a church and part of a family just the way I am.. Since that first message, I have been listening online every week. I slowly started changing my mindset and putting my faith in God. I trusted that He will help guide me at work and my purpose is to help others. When I shifted that mindset, it helped ease a lot of anxiety. I put my faith in God and not fear. My husband started listening in as well and it has become something we both enjoy together every week.”
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