2018 LIFE Groups Starting Soon

The 2018 LIFE Group season will begin the week of January 14th. Some groups are already meeting!  This is awesome.

New facilitator and group packets will be provided leading up to this kick off.  The packet will take us all the way into May. The group meetings will again be a mixture of bible study topics and relationship building events.

LJCF’s vision is reaching the world for Jesus one person at a time and our mission is to make biblical disciples in a relational environment. Life Groups is one of the many small group ministries working towards that goal.  Every small group at Life’s Journey (Women’s group, Men’s group, Children’s class, Youth group, Life Groups, Financial Peace, etc) accomplishes the vision and mission of Life’s Journey Christian Fellowship, but Life Groups provides a unique opportunity for everyone (married, single,rich, poor,  young, old, male or female, Christian or seeker) to learn from someone they wouldn’t normally get to know.  Life Groups is a strategic ministry with the goal of creating a safe, Christ honoring, relational environment into which any person in Colstrip can join.  This is a big goal.  This means Life Groups must have a consistent model across every group and at the same time be responsive to the diverse personalities that join each group, so that everyone has the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God by learning about him from the Bible and each other as each member experiences God in their own life.

The fourfold vision of Life Groups is for groups to be:

1. Informational yet Relational
—New believers can get familiar with the Bible. Seasoned believers can go deeper in their faith. Both learning from the Word and each other with intentional fellowship

2. United in format but responsive to personalities
—A consistent theme across all groups, but unique application within each group

3. Progressing from neighborly relationship to family-like relationships
—Groups members may start as strangers, begin to see each other as neighbors, and finally accept each other as family. Liking is optional, loving is unconditional.

4. Anticipating to branch (overflow into more groups) and invite more people in
—To be effective, groups need to be small in number, but also be willing to overflow and grow in number. Our groups must be willing to love each other in each season and joyful celebrate new growth.

If you have already joined a LIFE Group, then sign up on Sunday mornings downstairs in the front lobby at LJCF.  If you are a member of a group and want to invite your friends….invite them!

Sending the Joy of Christmas

OCCDuring the next two weeks, Life’s Journey will offer shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  This is a wonderful  opportunity to partner with churches all over the world to prepare shoe boxes filled with gifts for Christmas.

Every  Christmas, hundreds of thousands of gift-filled shoe boxes are sent to Samaritan Purse distribution centers which are then delivered around the globe to various children outreach programs.  Each box provides a way for children to celebrate the joys of Christmas and most importantly to learn that Jesus Christ loves them.

Get your shoe box at Life’s Journey, fill them with gifts, and return them to Life’s Journey on or before Sunday November 19.

LIFE Groups: Starting this Sunday

LIFE GroupsDue to Colstrip high school Homecoming events, LIFE Groups was delayed one week.  LIFE Groups will begin this Sunday night (9/24).

We currently have two (2) groups meeting on Sunday night and four (5) groups meeting on Wednesday night.

To find a group, talk to Evan or Autumn Stewart on Sunday mornings or find them on Facebook.  You can also send a message to the Life’s Journey Facebook page.

God Created the World…He really did

On Sunday, May 7, LJCF will welcome Robert Canen from the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum.  Located just off I-94 in Glendive with a massive T-Rex head bursting out of the front entrance, the museum is the second largest fossil museum in Montana and has been advertised as the “Largest dinosaur & fossil museum in the context of Biblical history”.

Mr Canen will speak on the topic of Creation and the Bible on Sunday morning.  He will also provide information on the museum and how to visit and what to expect.

Everyone is welcome to attend this special presentation at LJCF during the Sunday morning service.  The Sunday morning service begins at 10:30 AM with singing and worship followed by the special presentation.

Plan a visit to the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum.  Go to creationtruth.org for more information.

Taking Gospel work to Florida

Jesus told his disciples to go throughout Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and all of the world telling anybody about Jesus (see Acts 1:7-8). Christian mission trips are journeys with the specific purpose of telling a certain group of people about Jesus and even showing that group of people the love of Jesus through acts of mercy and help. American Churches often talk about foreign mission trips; to countries in the third world or ones suffering from great poverty or political persecution. Yet, more local mission trips are also of great Kingdom significance. On some missions, we go into “the ends of the earth”. Other times, we go into our own Jersusalem, Judea and Samaria; areas that are a part of our familiar culture.

On June 4-9, the LJCF Youth group will travel to Florida for a in-country mission trip. Grades 8th through 12th are invited. The cost per person will be approximately $1,000.00 and the youth group will be fundraising over the next few months. Pray for them and seek ways you can support those who are going.

You: an Ordinary Hero


Life’s Journey partners with an amazing organization based in Ethiopia, Africa.

From the website, “Talita Rise Up is located in the Southern part of Ethiopia in a town called Yirgalem. It is home to some 30,000-40,000 residents, many of whom are HIV positive. Despite the governments provision of the meds to combat HIV, many are unable to obtain effective treatment due to their extreme poverty and lack of the required nutrition to tolerate the medications.

Talita Rise Up is the only ministry of it’s kind in the area and houses approximately 15 children. A majority of these children were abandoned as young as a few days old. Talita has a Saturday feeding program where more than 100 children come to eat, play, and hear a Bible teaching. In addition, Talita Rise Up has a sponsorship program in which the most vulnerable families in the area are able to get their most basic needs met. Lives continue to be changed through this God-ordained partnership.”

This is the gospel news in action.  Life’s Journey is a financial partner with Talita Rise Up.  If you’ve been praying or seeking a mission to partner with, consider supporting Talita Rise Up.

Learn more at the website: http://ordinaryhero.org/talita-rise-up/

Valentine’s Dinner 2017

Bring your special date (husbands…this means your wife) to the annual Valentine’s Day Dinner, hosted by Life’s Journey Christian Fellowship on February 14, 2017.  Good food, great company, and a lovely setting in which to spend time with your valentine.

Starting at 6:30 at the Colstrip golf course club house (where Mulligan’s used to be).

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Home Groups have Returned – Join one today!

LJCF Home Group

LJCF Home groups are for anyone; Christian or not.

Can’t make it on Sunday mornings? Come to a home group.

Don’t feel comfortable to join the crowd on Sundays? Join a home group.

Do you want to get a better idea of how Christians act when they’re living life with each other? Check out a home group.

Do you need to be refreshed during the week by a group of friends who love you like family? Become part of a home group.

Join up today!

Currently, a group will meet on Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. Usually from 6:30-8:00 PM.

You can call 748-3302 for more information or find out more on Sunday mornings at LJCF.