Become a 6S-ful follower of Jesus

Our mission as a church is,  “Helping people take their next step toward Christ.”  We believe that Christianity is all about following Jesus so we can become more like Jesus. But how do you do that? What can a person do to grow spiritually and become more like Jesus?  We believe that the  ENVIRONMENTS  you put yourself in, and the  PRACTICES  you incorporate into your life are significant keys to growing in your faith. Jesus never asked His followers to just  believe  something. He wanted them to  behave  something and  become  something. In other words, Christianity isn’t an ideology, it is a lifestyle. That’s why we challenge people at Journey Church to be  “6S” followers of Jesus .  In the graphic above, you can see what each of those “S” words are. On the left are three  ENVIRONMENTS  ( Sunday, Small Group, Serving ) that we believe every Christian should plant themselves in. On the right are three key  PRACTICES  ( Scripture, Sharing, Stewardship ) that will cause a Christian to grow in their faith. Together, these 6S’s can bring transformation to someone who wants to follow Jesus.  Someone once said, “You can’t expect what you don’t inspect.” If you don’t set a goal and then measure your progress, it’s hard to identify growth in your life. The scale will help you do that when you want to get in better shape, your bank statement helps you do that when you want to save more money, and in the same way, measuring your engagement with the 6Ss can help you identify growth in your life. At Journey we talk about two lines to strive toward. A  baseline  and a  goal line . A  baseline  is the foundation or bottom line in an area. A  goal line  is the ultimate goal in each area. Below you will find the baseline and goal line for each environment and practice (and some resource ideas for you).

Our mission as a church is, “Helping people take their next step toward Christ.” We believe that Christianity is all about following Jesus so we can become more like Jesus. But how do you do that? What can a person do to grow spiritually and become more like Jesus?

We believe that the ENVIRONMENTS you put yourself in, and the PRACTICES you incorporate into your life are significant keys to growing in your faith. Jesus never asked His followers to just believe something. He wanted them to behave something and become something. In other words, Christianity isn’t an ideology, it is a lifestyle. That’s why we challenge people at Journey Church to be “6S” followers of Jesus.

In the graphic above, you can see what each of those “S” words are. On the left are three ENVIRONMENTS (Sunday, Small Group, Serving) that we believe every Christian should plant themselves in. On the right are three key PRACTICES (Scripture, Sharing, Stewardship) that will cause a Christian to grow in their faith. Together, these 6S’s can bring transformation to someone who wants to follow Jesus.

Someone once said, “You can’t expect what you don’t inspect.” If you don’t set a goal and then measure your progress, it’s hard to identify growth in your life. The scale will help you do that when you want to get in better shape, your bank statement helps you do that when you want to save more money, and in the same way, measuring your engagement with the 6Ss can help you identify growth in your life. At Journey we talk about two lines to strive toward. A baseline and a goal line. A baseline is the foundation or bottom line in an area. A goal line is the ultimate goal in each area. Below you will find the baseline and goal line for each environment and practice (and some resource ideas for you).

SUNDAY

Baseline: Attend more Sundays than you miss this year (27+)

Goal Line: Prioritize Sundays, missing only when unavoidable

Find out more about Sundays at Journey Church here

Are Sundays important? Check out this article

SMALL GROUP

Baseline: Attend a group

Goal Line: Participate in a group (engage)

Find out about groups at Journey

SERVING

Baseline: Commit to a volunteer team at Journey or in the community

Goal Line: Increase level of volunteering or lead in a volunteer ministry.

If you want to volunteer at Journey Church, go here

SCRIPTURE

Baseline: Reading the Bible at least four times per week

Goal Line: Reading the Bible daily

We have daily devotionals for our current series, Freedom Letters here

Add the Youversion app to your phone or tablet and choose from thousands of Bible reading plans

SHARING

Baseline: Invite others to church

Goal Line: 3-5 intentional relationships for sharing in your life

Here’s a great four-minute video on the basics of sharing your faith

A really helpful article on how to share your story with non-Christians

STEWARDSHIP

Baseline: Giving regularly to support Journey Church or the local church you attend

Goal Line: Practicing the Biblical principles of tithing and generous giving

An article about common hurdles to generosity that Christians face

Another great article on the heart of giving and generosity

You can give to Journey Church online