With Jesus Christ laying down his life for us and serving as our Good Shepherd (John 10:11), He not only provided the way of salvation for a broken world, but also the ultimate example to emulate in our care for each other. With full dependence on God the Father, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, our Savior willingly and sacrificially stepped into the felt, real and anticipatory needs of those He encountered. As Christ followers, we seek in obedience to imitate His perfect example through the way we aim to tenderly, in truth and love, carry out His commission to love as we have been loved and to serve as He has lavishly served us (John 13:12-17).
Psalm 17:6; 145:18-19, Romans 8:26, Philippians 4:6
Our heavenly Father longs to hear the hearts and cries of His children. He not only hears, but powerfully responds to our prayers. Our church staff and Prayer Ministry would love to pray for and with you. Share your prayer request or even your testimony of an answered prayer.
Matthew 25:36, John 13:34, 1 Peter 4:7-11, Acts 6:1-6
Deacon Care exists to engage the felt and real needs of members and regular attenders through long-term, Gospel-oriented relationships that address material and relational brokenness. This includes, but is not limited to, crisis care, grief support, financial counseling, etc.
Hebrews 10:24, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, James 1:19, Acts 20:28
Whether the need is prayer, biblically-rooted counsel, or a loving, listening presence in the midst of a difficult season, our pastors, elders, and ministry leaders are available to serve you in your time of need.
Depending on the complexities of the situation, we may also encourage you to pursue professional assistance. We can recommend a number of professionally trained and trusted physicians and counselors if necessary.
Luke 12:34, Acts 4:2, James 1:17, 1 Peter 5:7
An outgrowth of the provision of God and the generous giving of our church family, the benevolence process is a way of meeting or assisting individuals or families with their basic financial needs in a time of crisis or transition.
It is an intentionally relational and dignified process that includes an evaluation of the request and surrounding contextual circumstances, a determination of what is needed, as well as financial, emotional and spiritual support.
Journey Bayless members and attenders are given priority in the disbursement of benevolence provisions.