What is LifeJourney Church doing?
At LifeJourney, our highest value is to love one another. That’s what Jesus commanded. He said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12. The Greek word used in that Bible verse is agape. Agape means sacrificial love. Jesus calls us to do what’s right for one another even when it’s hard.
In that spirit, we’ve made some hard decisions. For the wellbeing of our entire congregation, and our city, we have made the following adjustments.
Important Updates & Changes
Currently, we hold Sunday worship services online. We urge everyone to participate online, rather than coming to the church building.
There will be no 9:30 am service. Instead we urge everyone to join us at 11:00 am on our LifeJourney Facebook page for a Facebook Live worship experience. We also simulcast on the home page of our website and our YouTube channel. For those who can’t join us at 11:00 am on Facebook Live, we will also post the entire service on our website by 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon.
What you experience on Facebook on Sunday morning will be happening live in our sanctuary – songs of worship, interactive sharing, Scripture, a sermon, and some really good jokes. (Ok, let’s be honest . . . some barely funny OK jokes.)
For the next few weeks, each Oasis Group and Discipleship Class will have the option of either going online (in a face-to-face interactive Zoom format) or temporarily suspending. The choice will be up to each group.
Please reference our Oasis Group listing for each groups meeting details and video/dial-in instructions.
In addition, take part in some new way to stay in community with LifeJourney Church. Read about new online groups available to you.
The events calendar also has the latest updates so you can plan to incorporate spiritual health and community during this unique time in our lives.
Join us in the church parking lot on Wednesday evenings for our Inside Out Worship Service. Please bring seating, wear a face mask, and be mindful of social distancing.
With no Sunday offerings for the next three weeks, our church could face financial hardship. We are taking a step of faith. We ask everyone who is able to please maintain their offerings.
We are grateful that 75% of our donors already give online! For those who typically give in the offering plate, here are three options.
First, you can text-to-give at (317) 793-3417.
Second, you can give online on a one-time basis, or establish an ongoing online account, by visiting our give online page.
Third, you can mail checks to LifeJourney Church, 2950 E. 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Why are we doing this?
We are making these temporary changes because of agape – and out of respect for government officials who are urging a temporary halt to public activity. Most of us could get coronavirus and experience only mild illness. But those among us who are over 60 or have a compromised immune systems or other underlying illnesses face a risk of severe illness from coronavirus. For the sake of all those people in our congregation, and throughout central Indiana, we want to do our part to help fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Remember, this is temporary. We plan to resume normal operations once the Board of Directors feels it is the right time. What a celebration that will be! Until then, let’s all do our best to stay connected through the options described above.