We recently took a survey of portable church pastors around the country to find out what was ONE THING they would do differently if they were to start over again, and what was ONE THING they did well when planting their church. Today, we want to introduce you to David Stephenson of The Journey. Enjoy!

 

david-stephenson-the-journeyThe Journey | Ridgeway, ON

 
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The Journey is a casual, cafe-style church reaching out to the “nones” and the “dones.” They seem to be connecting primarily to boomers. They share the Word in a conversational mode inviting questions and feedback. They outreach through the Lifetree Cafe weekly.
 

Given the experiences and knowledge you have now as a church planter/pastor, what is the ONE THING you would do differently if you were starting over again?

 
WE would have been more intentional about having regular monthly meetings affirming our vision with those who were part of the core group in order to avoid misconceptions.

 

What was ONE THING you did well when planting your church that you would highly suggest to other planters?

 
Having clarity of our vision, having a documented plan in place, and being able to communicate it through a one-two minute elevator talk.
 

David Stephenson

 
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David Stephenson has spent thirty years in business before transitioning into full-time ministry. He attended seminary while working. His wife Kathy is his partner in ministry and totally supportive of their “journey” together.