Wow so WorldVenture just released a comment about something going on in our world. WorldVenture is the parent organization of Journey Corps and I would highly recommend you read this!
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on September 9, 2010 at 7:56am —
I sent a question to my Pastors network about men in Missions. I asked if they had any incite into why so many more women do Missions. I got this reply from a guy by the name of Lenny Luecke. I couldn't improve on his response so here it is:
Men don't do missions for the same reason they don't do church. Very few churches model men's values:
risk and reward, accomplishment, heroic sacrifice, action and adventure. Most churches… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on May 2, 2010 at 2:41pm —
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on April 7, 2010 at 8:30am —
It is iPod time! Lindsay Smith
is the proud owner of the iPod. Thanks Lindsay for being a Journey Corps Champion!!
Please help us keep growing as a ministry by becoming a champion for Journey Corps. You can help us by making your profile amazing and by shareing our site with friends.… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on February 24, 2010 at 11:30am —
We have now added a page for every track in Journey Corps. These pages will be growing over the next few months as we find more partnerships and as we learn of more opportunities for ministry. TRACKS Page>>
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on February 22, 2010 at 2:14pm —
Congratulations to our Third week WINNER!! Lindsay
Smith. Lindsay is one of our Journeyers going to Africa this
fall. She will be getting a $50 iTunes gift card and a chance to
win the iPod Nano.
Journey Corps is a new and very exciting initiative to equip…
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on February 10, 2010 at 2:25pm —
So how does one find God's will? This seems like such an important subject doesn't it? Some might even say that finding God's will for your life is the most important thing in life. Although that sounds noble, I want to propose a more important pursuit.
In the first chapter of Colossians Paul tells his readers how he prays for them. In this prayer he talks about God's WILL. He says that he had not, "ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on February 8, 2010 at 8:00am —
Journey Corps is a stepping stone.
Journey Corps is a place where people can do several different things. My hope is that Journey Corps will be a place of intentionality. If you go to another country and mingle with a bunch of other Christians trying to Grow in their knowledge of God, missions, culture, and life then you are going to grow.
Journey Corps leaders are being trained to mentor. It is their job to find you places to serve… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on February 5, 2010 at 9:02am —
Congratulations to our second week WINNER!! Amy Datsko
. Amy will be getting a $50 iTunes gift card and a chance to win the iPod Nano. Learn more about the competition>>
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on February 3, 2010 at 9:30am —
Congratulations to our first week WINNER!! NATE SEE
. Nate will be getting a $50 iTunes gift card and a chance to win the iPod Nano.
All he did to win was use the built in "invite
" option on our site. He invited his Gmail contacts and that was it.
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on January 27, 2010 at 3:51pm —
- $50 iTunes Gift Card per week for the person who gets the most friends to complete a profile & identify them as the one who referred them.
- An iPod Nano to the person with the most friends who joined by March 1st!
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on January 20, 2010 at 11:30pm —
There are many things that Journey Corps will help with, but I'll just start with one and add more later. Journey Corps hopes to serve the church. The church in West Africa is growing but there is so much to do throughout the region in order to help bring the gospel to their comunities and care for their peoples' needs. Now is a perfect time for Journey Corps: Ivory Coast because the Ivorian church has asked for help. They have needs and they love the idea of people coming to their comunities… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on January 10, 2010 at 8:00am —
Well we are done. We are headed back to Colorado after a wonderful time at Urbana. We made quite a few contacts. There was a huge interest in Journey Corps. Everyone wanted to know more about it. Everyone loved the idea of serving where you are called. I am hoping that people will benefit from being able to try new things and being pushed to grow into their giftings.
We are currently in the middle of Kansas. I can't wait to follow up with all the students we meet to find out if we… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on January 1, 2010 at 11:31am —
I just heard some of the most powerful preaching of my life. Oscar Muriu preached last night at Urbana and really spoke powerfully. He is a pastor in Kenya and he spoke so pointedly to the 16,000 students about how missions should be done. He explained how damaging a westerner can be to a country if they come in and do not humble themselves before the poor. If you get a chance to hear it I highly recommend it.
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on December 31, 2009 at 8:20am —
Well we've finished our first full day at urbana 2009. It was a great day! I was just happy to be with the rest of the team. Yesterday I was sick all day and had to spend it in bed. Today I am feeling much better and was able to meet a bunch of people who are interested in missions. It is so cool to see people who are focusing on missions.
If you are praying for us we are so grateful. It is my greatest prayer not that WorldVenture or Journey Corps grows but that God's kingdom does.… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on December 28, 2009 at 9:38pm —
Jesus starts His ministry with very important patterns. He moves from preaching to healing and caring for people. Right after his powerful sermon on the mount he goes out and heals, calms storms, and casts demons from the afflicted. So many times I feel like I am much better at the preaching part. It’s the whole who can walk the walk and not just talk the talk. I hope that my preaching of truth will alway move into action. That action, even if it not as miraculous as Jesus’ action, will be the… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on December 21, 2009 at 8:46am —
This morning I read Hebrews 9:1-14. One phrase jumped out at me, "gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper." The writer of Hebrews was talking about the temple rituals of the old testament. He describes all the things that the priest would do in the temple and then he tacks that line at the end of his explanation. When he says this, "gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper," he is referring to the Old… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on December 16, 2009 at 1:10pm —
Okay, so this blog might not always be Alison. If I (Aaron) write on it I’ll let you know so that you don’t have to read it. I want to talk about kids.
Kids are great aren’t they? I think that raising a child is a wonderful opportunity to worship God. “What do you mean Aaron?” Well if we are on this planet to make God Look great, then raising kids who do that and reflect God’s greatness is worship.
You might stop me and say, “you made a big jump there Aaron, from raising… Continue
Added by Aaron Bjorklund on December 8, 2009 at 3:25pm —