There’s something about a journey that’s exciting and invigorating. A promise of new horizons; new possibilities; new challenges. The Christian Reformed Church is on such a journey. It’s called Our Journey 2020 — “Our Journey” because we’re on it together; “2020” to remind us that this is just one stage of a journey that will see us living and growing together in new ways and new places.
Some of the most interesting journeys happen when you know where you are going, but not exactly how to get there. This is that kind of a trip. CRC members and leaders across Canada and the United States told us about the challenges their churches are facing. These challenges framed the goals, or “desired futures,” showing where we need to go. But how to get there — and where to go first — will be different for each congregation.
What we do know is that we’ve been called to step out in faith. And that by walking together, with the Spirit leading and guiding us, we will reach the futures that God desires for us. These goals will enable us to better assist each other in mapping out our unique routes, while drawing upon our shared resources and expertise.
It’s a challenging undertaking, but our hopes are not tied to what we can do. Rather, in the words of 1 Thessalonians 5:24, “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”
As we walk together into these desired futures, we will become the people that we hear God calling us to be. This is Our Journey 2020.
Find all the videos and resources at crcna.org/welcome/our-journey-2020.