Last Sunday Phyllis and I went to church with LaRon and Amanda. We missed our Alsbury family but were blessed greatly at Journey Church in Killeen.
Journey Church is a young congregation both in the age of the ministry and the age of the people. Their pastor began the church less than three years ago. Phyllis and I were likely the oldest people in attendance.
The church gathers in a very modest metal building. Three Sunday morning worship services are held in one end. Dozens of young children are cared for and ministered to at the other end. A welcome center separates the two areas
I wasn’t familiar with the music. We knew nobody other than Amanda and LaRon. Communion was available at a self-serve table in the back of the room. An offering box sat next to the communion elements.
It was quite different from the Alsbury experience and yet it was much the same.
The people who gathered as Journey Church were clearly committed to exalting Jesus. They were enthusiastic and friendly. They were prayerful and focused.
I sat in an unfamiliar room singing unfamiliar songs and thanked God for what seemed so familiar. Journey Church is evidence of a new generation that has found its own voice and practice when it comes to worship and ministry.
Our Lord is working in every imaginable setting. He is pleased with every effort to make Him famous. Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two families of Christ-followers are alike.
The message we share is consistent but the methods for proclaiming the message are limitless.
It was a really good day. I look forward to seeing you this Sunday but I am thankful for what I experienced last Sunday.