Java Journey Coffee Shop Ministry

Organization Description: 

Volunteers, whether they are serving behind the counter, helping with clerical work, or doing menial tasks are all working toward a greater cause of connecting with people and sharing Christ's love with folks who might never set foot in church.

In addition to offering worship and music gatherings in the coffee shop, we envision other ministry too. Imagine an inviting place where people can turn in prayer requests and have someone pray with them privately. Or a hub for launching small communities of in-home study groups where people can learn about the Bible, grow in their faith and even find the support needed to overcome addictive and destructive behaviors. Imagine a coffee shop where the regulars could bring benevolence offerings of canned and dried goods or participate in serving a highlighted charity or community service project of the month, where people learn to care about people and in the process live out what it means to engage Christ's love by action?

2149 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Mission Statement: 

Java Journey, a coffee shop community in Hickory, North Carolina, provides hope and restoration to the hurting and broken by sharing Christ's story, showing His love and by empowering the restored to serve others. We also serve up a great cup of coffee and other palate delights. Come enjoy a relaxing environment, free wireless internet, great coffee, and great conversation.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Model of Mission from Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ’s mission, as stated in Luke 4.18-19, is our mission.
We believe our motivation to serve must come first from our love for God, and then our love for our neighbor.
We believe that prayer, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, and the ministrations of the Body of Christ are effective for true life change.
We believe in faithfully following God in obedience, trusting Him for the results.

Model of Ministry from Jesus Christ

We believe and desire that the same unconditional love and compassion that we have received through Jesus can flow through us to others.
We believe in a grace-based approach in our interactions with our stakeholders, blended with bold truths and principles from the Word of God.
We believe that as Christ focused on healing the whole person, it is important for us to minister to the whole person. Christ is our Champion in discerning the needs of the people and meeting those needs ‚– physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

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