At Life Journey we seek to make a big deal about connecting. Regardless of what we're going through, we are created to be connected to each other. We connect in a variety of ways, but the two major ways we connect are in Community Groups and through Volunteer Teams.
One of the best ways to connect with others is over a meal!
Each Sunday we sit around tables and connect over breakfast.
We'd love for you to join us this Sunday!
Click below for all the details and to register.
Our Fall 2016 groups will begin meeting in September. These groups are opportunities for you connect more directly with other people in our church and community in meaningful ways. We have a time each Sunday morning for discussion, questions/answers, etc, but community groups allow us to continue that conversation in a smaller environment. Click on the link below to see the group opportunities and to email the group leader for meeting details.
Our heartbeat for Life Journey Church is that it would be a church built around these small groups and for these groups to be the primary place for connection and community within our church. The goal is to have 10-14 people in each group who do life together on a regular basis. There will certainly be elements of teaching and Bible study in this setting, but the greater goal is for people to experience life and community together within their groups and most importantly to be cared for there. These groups regularly enjoy fun together and serve our community in meaningful ways!
We believe that God has gifted each person for the body and therefore we need each person using his or her gifts, skills, abilities, personalities, and experiences. We also know that there are seasons of life. Some people are ready to connect in a volunteer team on day one at LJC, while others need time to heal, to rest, and simply be ministered to. We seek to provide clear opportunities to connect with a volunteer team when each person is ready and the time is right! Our gifts and skills are a varied as our looks and preferences. When each of us are working together, the body of Christ is actually built up!
Where could you fit in? Come to our next LJC Orientation breakfast and see! We'd love to have you connected!
Kids are a huge priority for us at Life Journey Church. We understand that Church must be relevant to all and most importantly to kids. As a result we’ll have a whole separate “JOURNEYKIDS” environment each Sunday while the adults and teenagers meet in their own space.
“JOURNEYKIDS” is geared to help kids connect with God on their level. There is action, games, fun, and excitement. All the fun and action is aimed at teaching the children the same truths that their parents and older siblings are learning, but on their level. Our goal is that your kids will beg you to come to Church every Sunday!
We use a teaching tool called "The Gospel Project" which creatively connects kids with the big picture of the Bible: God's Story of Himself!
If you're planning a visit to Life Journey soon, please go ahead and pre-register youself and your children. This will cut down on your time at the Check-In table at your first visit! Click here for our Child-Wellness Policy.
We intentionally come along side of the middle and high schoolers of our community and help them see how the finished work of Jesus is everything to them in our broken and confusing world. The gospel isn't a promise of this world getting better. The gospel is a promise that, by grace through faith, we are rescued from this broken world and abide now and forever in the kingdom of the Beloved Son!
The goal of our Middle and High School Ministry is to help students see Jesus and what He's done and then apply that into their daily lives of faith, family, and school. Be sure you're signed up to receive the Middle and High School informational emails.
Water baptism symbolizes a person's union with Christ in the likeness of His death, burial, and resurrection. It signifies the truth that your former life has been put to death, thus releasing you from the mastery of sin, and a brand new life has been given to you. This new life is created in the very image of God, in true righteousness and true holiness (Eph 4:24). Life Journey Church practices and teaches believer's baptism, meaning one is baptized in water after one has begun trusting in Jesus.
We conduct baptisms regularly throughout the year during our Sunday Gatherings.
Everyone has been new to LJC at one point in time. LJC Orientation Breakfast is a chance for anyone new to connect better with our leadership and other LJC families to best determine if LJC is the right home church for you. As we seek to "spread the fame of God to our neighbors and the nations," we are excited to partner with whomever God leads our way--and we hope that includes you!
We discuss our history, our current reality, and where we pray the Lord would lead us in the months and years ahead. We'll talk about how and where you can best plug in to use your gifts and skills for the glory of God.
It just makes sense to be as engaged as possible with the community in which we live. Crozet is an amazing place to live, to raise a family, to grow roots, and to do live with others! We try to be as engaged as we can with our community through both our community groups and church wide events. Our groups think of ways they can engage the community in meaningful ways and our entire church comes together around some major Crozet events like the Crozet Independence Day Celebration, Angel Tree, WAHS Spirit Shirts, PeachTree Day, and other events.
We'd love for you to join in with us as we create opportunities to engage with our amazing community!
We seek to mobilize as many people at Life Journey to places around the world to engage in strategic village support. In short, we partner with missionaries in the field who are engaging in planting churches. We come along side these missionaries to help them in their strategic plan to plant churches in the villages they are serving. We do not desire to engage in short term trips without this partnership with church planters on the field. We want to be a part of their plan to reach people with the good news.
Currently we are engaged with this strategic support in a remote jungle village in the highlands of Guatemala called Pakim. We recently replaced the roof on their school and painted the school buildings. View our latest video!
Our next trip to Pakim is scheduled for July 25-Aug 1, 2016. We are looking to do a medical clinic, children's ministry, and of course clear teaching on the finished work of Jesus. The trip is $750 plus airfare (which is approx $650 depending on prices). If you would like to go on the trip:
- Email Kerri Heilman and let her know of your desire (email@example.com).
- Download this "2016 Pakim Trip Information Form" and read through it.
- Complete the 2016 trip application.
- Pray that God would use us to reveal His great love!