Jericho Road is a Christian community on a journey with God. We celebrate our relationship with Him through friendship,
serving, weekly worship, and learning how to follow Jesus as a lifestyle – together – in Port Alberni and Nanaimo.
Everyone is welcome on the Jericho Road, as long as you’re not perfect. 🙂
If you have any questions or need more information, please browse the website or call the office @ 250-723-2328
Our mission has three strands at its core
Becoming family…. We recognize that many people have had negative experiences with Church or even perceptions about
Christianity. Therefore we want to provide a welcoming and safe environment where they belong before they necessarily know
what they believe. We encourage questions and there is no pressure or conditions attached to entering our community.
Encountering God…. Similarly the person of God can be confusing at first depending on our history. We believe God is good and
kind, not at all shocked or disillusioned by who we are (or are not) and that he loves all of us unconditionally and profoundly.
No-one enjoys sitting in the bleachers observing an empty field, arena, or stadium. They come for a game, an encounter, an
experience. Unfortunately many of us have not encountered very much at ‘church’ and understandably have given up, or left
disillusioned. We believe that God wants to be encountered by us more than we want to encounter Him. If we provide
opportunity and space He will meet us. So we are intentional about raising the expectation that the reality of God will be known
and experienced…. and it will be more positive and life-giving than we ever imagined.
Impacting the world… If our experience of Christian community (church) is positive, and our encounter with God is real and
affirming, then we won’t be able to keep it to ourselves. We want to share God’s love with others by serving etc……. One of the
great advantages of belonging to a local Church is that we are enabled to more together for others than is often possible alone.
As we prepare to enter into a new year and a new phase in the life of Jericho Road there will be exciting and stimulating opportunities to engage and grow.
Let’s be enthusiastic about the journey and what will be with us in the boat. If you look at the picture you’ll notice everyone is holding a paddle… no-one is just in it for the ride. And what they’re contributing is hope, faith, love, unity, truth, wisdom – pulling on those oars to gain momentum forward.
“On the journey of a lifetime.”
Jericho Road is affiliated to the Anglican Mission in Canada. We believe it’s important to be accountable
and connected beyond our town. If you visit JR we would not look like or feel like a traditional Anglican
Church. The Mission embraces a wide variety of expressions and therefore we are free to be authentic to
whom we believe God has called us to be, and for that we’re grateful.
You can find more information regarding the Mission here:
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I've attended JR Church twice and both times felt warmly welcomed and inspired. I particularly appreciated last Sunday's (Aug. 27) sermon by Sam. Her words, "Ask God to show you your heart" and "Ask God to show you His heart for His people" were transformational for...read more