Q: How did we arrive at the goal of $630,000 for the Building For Life initiative?

A: We are a church that dares to dream big dreams for God. Big dreams require big faith and big funding.  We have prayerfully and strategically set a goal of $630,000 for the based on the size, weekly giving and expected costs of completing the work outlined in the Building For Life initiative.

Q: How does it work?

A: We are asking everyone who loves our church to make an initial sacrificial gift on Commitment Sunday, September 29, and for leaders and key supporters, we’re asking you to make your initial gift on Early Gifts Sunday, September 15.

Also, on that day we will ask everyone to make a 36-month commitment to help us reach our goal of $630,000.  It will take all of us giving sacrificially to reach this goal. Please pray about making both a Cash and a 36-month Commitment. Give God a chance to do a miracle in your life. Let him stretch your faith!

Q: How will the money we raise be used?

A: The Building For Life fund is kept separate from the general ministry funds. All Building For Life gifts will be used specifically for the 4 areas of the initiative outlined in this packet. It is important to remember that our Building For Life gifts are to be in addition to our regular giving for the ongoing operation of the church. Otherwise our day-to-day ministries would suffer.

Q: What kind of church do we plan to support through this initiative? Will it be another Journey campus?

A: We are not planning on launching another Journey campus through this initiative. Rather, we will begin searching for a cross-cultural non-English speaking church to support once pledges are secured and initial gifts come in. Our ultimate goal is to identify a church partner that we can also send mission teams to serve with somewhere in the South or Central Florida region.

Q: I don’t know how much I should give. How do I decide?

A: I am reminded of the story of the poor widow whom Jesus honored because of her giving in Mark 12:41–44. When the woman gave two copper pennies – all that she owned – Jesus said,

“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others, for they gave a tiny part of thier surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”

From her story we learn three important truths:
  • Your attitude is more important than your amount in giving.
  • It is always possible to give something IF we really trust God.
  • God measures our faith by comparing what we’ve been given with what we have left over after we’ve given.

This is why our theme is “equal sacrifice, not equal gifts.” As you consider what a genuine “sacrifice“ will mean to you, I urge you to pray and ask God to reveal how much you should give. He will guide and direct you (Proverbs 3:5-6). Let him stretch your faith. Then respond in faith by simply doing what he asks (Mark 10:27).

Q: Can I give online, via bank check, through auto-debit, or by text giving?

A: Yes to all. When you give at BocaJourney.com via online giving, simply select “BUILDING FOR LIFE” under the “Fund” drop-down menu. Likewise, you can use your bank’s online payment option to send a check directly to the church office. Just mark in the memo area that your gift is for the Building For Life initiative.

You can also give via a simple text message. If you’ve never given to The Journey this way, text the word “GIVE” to 561.962.1772. You will receive an immediate response with instructions on setting up this option (it takes less than 60 seconds). Then you can text the word “LIFE” and the amount of your gift (i.e. Life 500 or Life 1000).  

If you would like to make a special, one-time auto-debit over and above your regular giving, call 561.420.0606 x301 – it’s quick and easy.

Q:  Can I make in-kind gifts of stocks or bonds?

A: Of course! Since The Journey is a 501c3 organization, there can be tremendous tax benefits for you by giving in-kind gifts. For information on this type of giving, contact Pastor Jason at [email protected] or 561.420.0606 x310.

(Jesus) “I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.”
- Matthew 16:18

How can I be a part of the Building For Life initiative?

Create a Pledge

Join us in this effort and pledge an amount that will represent your total contributions to Building For Life over the next 36 months.

Give a One-Time Gift

Along with your Building For Life pledge, give a one-time or automated gift today.

Would you prefer to make a donation by phone, text or mail?

By Phone:
Please call 561.420.0606 x301.
We can help you give via your credit or debit card by phone and answer any questions you may have.
By Mail:
To give by check or money order, please mail your gift to:
The Journey Church
2200 NW Boca Raton Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33431