“Vision Night was the best way we could ever start off 2018. We talked through Proverbs 29:18 and how it is so important for us to have a Vision for ourselves and for where we’re going as a Student Ministry. 2018 is going to be the year of “Growth” for Journey Students. We had a lot of students give their life to Jesus or rededicate their life to Jesus in 2017. It was amazing to see and experience. However, we believe we can’t stop and we won’t stop there. 2018 is going to be a time where we grow our relationship with Jesus.
We have three ways to experience growth:
- Small Groups! You need a community of people around you to do life with and who have your back. When you’re struggling, nothing helps more than to have a friend or mentor to call and talk things out. When something amazing happens, nothing is better than calling and having someone cheer you on! The first way to grow closer in a relationship to Jesus is get invested in a small group.
- Personal Time With Jesus! Spending time with Jesus in a big room setting is amazing, don’t get us wrong. However, you’re only getting part of who Jesus is. You want the whole thing, right? Spending time 1 on 1 is huge. Think of someone you have a good relationship with right now. You probably wouldn’t have as good of a relationship with them if you spent no time with them. It’s the same with your relationship and Jesus. The second way to grow closer in a relationship to Jesus is making personal time with Jesus a priority.
- Inviting! Yes, you should be inviting people to your church. However, we want you to invite people into your life! The person that is a loner and doesn’t have many friends, go make them a friend of yours. Look for opportunities throughout your day to use the influence Jesus has given you to make a difference! This is the third way you can grow in a relationship to Jesus!
All of these ways are very important in your walk with Christ and should be the top three things to do in 2018! We began a new hashtag for 2018 at Journey Students called, #cantstopwontstop. This is how we feel when it comes to growth. We should never want to get to a place in our lives where we say, “That’s enough Jesus, please stop.” No! We should always be striving to have a closer relationship with our Lord and Savior.
We hope you have an incredible 2018 and look forward to hearing how your relationship with Jesus grows by doing these three steps!”
– Joey Weller & Josh Rene´ [student pastors]