Journey Christian will celebrate 50 years of life-changing ministry in 2019! To celebrate this epic ministry milestone, we are launching the Say Yes! Initiative. But first, let me back up and tell you why a 50 -year anniversary is such a big deal from a historical and scriptural perspective.
Every 50 years was designated a “Year of Jubilee” in the ancient nation of Israel. This Jubilee year reset the nation’s economy by freeing slaves, cancelling debts and restoring land to families allowing them to flourish once again in their communities. However, there is no historical record of a Jubilee year ever being celebrated in Israel EVER.
Until Jesus came along.
Quoting the great Israelite prophet Isaiah, Jesus inaugurated his public ministry in his hometown with these stirring words:
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Jubliee)
Jesus wanted everyone to know that in and through him, Jubilee had finally arrived and was being fulfilled.
In the spirit of Jesus’ Jubilee proclamation, we are launching the Say Yes! Initative.
Say Yes! is an opportunity to celebrate the goodness of God to and through Journey over the last 50 years, while also launching the next 50 years of following Jesus with bigger vision, bolder faith, and deeper discipleship than we’ve ever experienced!
Lead Pastor, Journey Christian Church