WC | February 2020 Newsletter

By West County on February 1st, 2020

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"A church that practices prayer is more than a church that learns; it's also a church that leans....We learn dependence by leaning on God together." - John Onwuchekwa

In this month's video, Pastor Scott recaps January. He encourages us to lean into our call to be a praying church and to take a next step, which looks different for each of us. 

And in case you missed it! Watch the replay of Pastor Curtis’ installation service.

Greetings from The Journey Board! We wish everyone a very happy, healthy 2020.
We have launched a new webpage that the Board hopes will provide better communication to all our Journey churches. We will post communications and other items of interest on the page as needed. We will also provide an archive of our older communications and board minutes.

Our goal in doing this is to better communicate with you and provide as much ongoing information and transparency to our congregations as possible.

Grace and peace,
Jeff Fox, on behalf of The Board of Elders


Black History Month

As we enter into this month, our desire is to Remind ourselves by learning about the past, considering its meaning, and reflecting on its impact; to Rejoice through celebration, honor, and worship; and to Respond by asking ourselves how what we now know should inform our choices today and tomorrow. Visit our website for specific ways to learn, celebrate, and engage with us!


In last month's newsletter, we announced Tim Woodrome as our new Director of Journey Students. To help us all get to know him a bit, he graciously accepted our request for an interview. Please take a minute to read about him and his family, and be sure to welcome Tim and Steph when you see them on Sunday mornings!

Describe your job/role at WC:
God has blessed me with the opportunity to partner with families to help students come to know and love our Savior. I’m fortunate to work with such an incredible team of leaders that are dedicated to walking alongside Journey Students in our pursuit of a closer relationship with Christ. Journey Students includes middle and high school students, and I can’t wait to get to know them!

Tell us about your family:
My family grew recently when I got married on New Year’s Eve! Steph is my beautiful bride and she is also involved in Journey Students. We’re also excited for my family to add yet another member when my sister has a baby in April! 

Favorite restaurant in West County:
I love to spoil my gal, so I’ve taken her to White Castle on Valentine’s Day the last few years. If we’re not looking to do something quite as classy, we always love getting pizza at Dewey’s.

Describe your ideal Saturday:
My ideal Saturday would have to involve sleeping in, enjoying some quality quiet time, and then making banana pancakes. Some physical activity outside would also have to be included. At night, we would go to my parents' house to feast on some of my dad's world-famous ribs and banana pudding for dessert. The grand finale would be going out with my wifey and friends to cut a rug and sing some karaoke. I've been called Ed Sheeran's red-headed step-child a time or two.

How can we, your church family, be praying for you?
Steph and I would really appreciate prayers to root our marriage in the love of the Lord. We're only a few weeks in, but we have already been in awe of how He has revealed Himself to us. Our prayer is that we continue to push each other toward His throne.

Also, my prayer is that I will spend more time and effort making His name known to the students instead of my own. Although I long to develop a great rapport and level of trust with the students, my ultimate desire is for them to know Jesus.

Do you have any recent book recommendations?
My favorite books are Love Does and Everybody Always by Bob Goff! The books are all about loving people (even the difficult ones) without distinction or limits. 

Say Yes! to taking a next step. Say Yes! to getting more connected. Say Yes! to serving your church family.

Have you wondered what that Say Yes! wall is all about? It's your invitation, an opportunity to step deeper into community here at The Journey West County. Whatever your gifts, whatever your calling, there's a spot for you!

Next Sunday on your way into the sanctuary, stop by and fill out a card.


The Journey International

Here's what we know: there is no stronger motive for going to the nations than, quite simply, Jesus Christ. This month, we're sharing with you two videos that we pray will stir up and mobilize many saints to the ends of the earth! Watch the videos 

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