Following Jesus simply means that you’ve come to a realization that you can’t live life on your own anymore and you need a Savior!
Once you’ve experienced God’s love for the first time it becomes a desire for you to want to know Him and place your trust in Him. This doesn’t mean life is going to suddenly get easier (at times it will feel harder), but He promises to guide & be with us every step of the way!
As we understand more who God is, we become more like Him. Jesus’ character (His love, patience, and kindness) begins to come through as we interact with people. Maybe you are feeling like you want to tell everyone you know about what you just experienced – that’s because our lives are no longer meant to be for us but for God! Now it has become your purpose to lead people to Jesus through reflecting His love to everyone you meet!
View these testimonies from people in our church and share your own story below!
The most important thing we can do when we give our lives to Jesus, is begin reading the Bible. The Bible is a lifeline; the place where you go to understand God’s infinite love for you and the place of encouragement and instruction. As you read, His Words literally will begin to change you. Things you used to do (maybe gossiping, drugs, lying, or cursing), you’ll notice that you won’t want to do anymore or one day you’ll just realize that it’s not part of who you are. That’s how powerful God’s Word is. In fact, it is the only way that you will experience the power of how God changes you in your life!
Although the Bible was written by dozens of authors over thousands of years, one consistent message remains the same – God’s great love for mankind! These words have been passed down to us, protected and preserved by the efforts and even the lives of many before us, so that we might be encouraged, taught, and built up by them! These chapters & pages tell us the whole story of Jesus – who He is, what He did, and who He’s called us to be. As we learn & believe these truths, it becomes easy to trust God and grow into the person He’s called us to be!
If you’re new to JRNY and are wondering “What now?”, we’d love to meet you at our next Welcome to Church Night! We believe God wants to change the world through you, and we would love to show you how. Don’t worry, if you have kids the night is designed with them in mind as well! We have fun activities, games, and lessons provided for ages 0-12.
The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Jesus Christ. Making a decision to follow Jesus when no one is looking is significant, but there’s something powerful about publicly declaring, in front of family and friends, that you’ve given your life to Christ.
Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He came to serve, not to be served. As His followers, we know we’ve been called to do the same. In a culture that is plagued with consumerism, we believe that when we give our life away, we actually find life!
Tithing is an important biblical principle that we follow here at JRNY. That's why we return 10% of our finances back to God! We know when we have an open hand, God promises an open heaven. However, the best part is it’s used to help others meet Jesus every week and be a blessing to our community!
Hours: M-TH 8:30 – 4:00
Office: 400 Franklin Ave, Suite 130
Phoenixville, PA 19460