Who We Are
In the Bible's book of Luke, Jesus tells a parable about a man who’s beaten, robbed, and left for dead along the Jericho Road, a narrow pathway running 18 miles through the wilderness between the city of Jericho and Jerusalem.
Soon after, on their way to worship in Jerusalem, a religious leader and a priest travel that same way and pass by the man.
But they choose not to get involved.
Eventually, a Good Samaritan comes along who stops, picks the man up, bandages his wounds, brings him somewhere he can get well, and even pays the medical bills.
We are Jericho Road because we are committed to not passing by our neighbors. We believe worshiping God ultimately sends His disciples back on the road to get involved, love and serve.
For us, church isn't a place that we go—it's something we are.
We are disciples who gather together so that we may better equip, encourage and engage every person who wants to share the "work of ministry."
We are disciples of Jesus who continually seek to learn more about Him and what He would like to teach us.
We are disciples of Jesus who desire to discern what He is asking us to do, listen and then do it.
We are disciples of Jesus who seek to experience and express His love to a broken world.
Our Vision for Serving
In today's post-Christian culture, most people don't believe there is a God, let alone believe that He cares about them or their life circumstances. The enemy uses pain, difficulty, and brokenness to try to seal the deal.
But we know that the purpose of God's Church is to demonstrate otherwise, to become the tangible expression of the good news of the gospel and to bring its message with our hands and feet.
Christ has called us to be His partners in changing our world and bringing His kingdom to bear!
That's why every second weekend we “offer ourselves as living sacrifices" to the world. This becomes our "spiritual act of worship.” (Romans 12:1)
What if we each said to God, "Use me—I want to change the world!"
Our go and love fund
We intentionally keep our "operating expenses" low (that's just one of the many reasons we meet at a school) so that individuals and our Missional Communities are equipped with financial resources and empowered to share God's love in tangible ways. A minimum of 25 percent of all financial gifts given to JRC are designated to our Go and Love Fund.
Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE the Scriptures to be the inspired Word of God and our ultimate and final authority for faith in practice.
WE BELIEVE in one God, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God, our perfect heavenly Father, loves and cares for all.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, God's Son, sacrificially died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin and is Savior to those who believe in Him.
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit was sent by God to live in and transform the lives of believers into the likeness of Christ.
WE BELIEVE that God created us in His image, that sin brought separation from God, and that all who receive salvation by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are no longer separated from Him, but become children of God. The only way to become a Christian is by turning from a sinful life to Christ and trusting in Him as Lord and Savior. Only then can we begin to delight in God as He intended.
WE BELIEVE that the Church, Christ's radiant bride, is a spiritual body made up of all believers, each of whom is a vital part of God's plan.