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This I Live the Journey blog is a place to share your “God moments” and experiences of transformation during our campaign to maintain and improve our campus. We know that God is going to meet us here as we to come together in faith to worship, encourage each other and learn more about the loving God who calls us home to Journey as his children. Please comment and share how he is teaching you to, “live the journey” in community. You can also submit your story by clicking the button below.

ILTJ Work Day

Saturday, October 8th at 8 am The I Live the Journey projects are moving forward, and we need your help! The old thrift store needs to be gutted. Here are the things we need help with: Projects • Landscape removal • General demo • Remove fixtures off wall  • Take...
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Write Your Journey

Guest post: Kim Jones For the fourth time in two years, a nervous group of 30 adults at sat in class fingering notepads, readying laptops and snapped pen tops open and shut at the beginning of the Spring 2016 Write Your Journey Class. By the end of the class, they...
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Remembering the Stations of the Cross

March 20 - 27, 2016, The Far Room at Journey Community Church turned into an art gallery and meditation room, evoking serious attention to be paid to the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ. Celebrated by the Church for centuries, the Stations of the Cross depict the...
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The Recovery Room

  Pastor Chris Rader has been quietly managing the Care Ministries at Journey Community Church since 2010, recognizing that in every community of believers there will be those who have fallen off the societal boundaries that keep them working, finding shelter,...
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Let There Be Light

    We did it!  The first major component of I Live the Journey is behind us! In December,  Journey completed one of the largest solar conversions in East County. The church campus on Center Drive owns a seven-acre array of buildings including offices, meeting rooms,...
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ILTJ Work Day

Friday & Saturday, December 11 & 12 8 am – 5 pm Our Food Bank has a new home. It‘s where the Trolley Stop Deli was. This new location will help us more effectively serve those in need. First, we have to fix it up a bit. Friday, December 11 and Saturday,...
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Give Thanks By Giving Back

As I write this, Journey volunteers are passing out 500 red Journey Food Bank bags with fixin’s for Thanksgiving dinner so that Journey families, neighborhood families and other in need can have a Thanksgiving celebration like they may never have had before.  The...
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Holy Communion and You

When you walk into Journey’s Worship Center and see the long wooden tables lined up in the center aisle, what’s your response?  Remembrance? It’s a ritual, of course, a sacrament, actually. A sacred act set out by Jesus “on the night he was betrayed,” as told by Paul...
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You Are Where You Sit: Righties

A few weeks ago the I Live the Journey blog posted You Are Where You Sit.  It’s a crowd phenomenon that people tend to sit in the same place over and over again. You see it from Kindergarten to Jury Duty, people tend to take ownership of “their” seats. With the I Live...
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Planning for New Generations

Mark Kohlenberg had a great week at Forest Home Camp in Feb. 2012 working on staff and delighting kids at Indian Village with his skits and animal sounds. “I knew him as a good-looking blonde guy named Running Deer,” said Tori Bianchi Kohlenberg. “We didn’t actually...
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Stories from Our Community

ILTJ Vision Video

Catch the vision! Find out what I Live the Journey is all about.

Worship Center Reorientation Fly Through

Where is the money going? One key element of ILTJ is giving back to the community. Find out how a church in inner city San Diego is being impacted.

Where is the money going? One key element of ILTJ is giving back to the community. Find out how a church in North Park is being impacted.