We live in a divided world. We are isolated by personal technology. Yet, we crave authentic and real connections. Joy of It (JOI) looks to find the intersection between callings, passions, and spheres of influence. Those places where real connection and conversation happen. Where partnerships can grow and flourish.
JOI looks to find places of intersection where churches, nonprofits, and individuals can collaborate and partner so they can accomplish more together than what could be done on their own.
Here are the three ways Joy of It has a small but significant impact on uniting our community
The Joy of It HUB is an online Christian community calendar that supports the local church, nonprofits, and individuals by marketing and promoting activities that are open to the public. This creates space for face-to-face encounters that build community.
Joy of It is testing a City-Wide Connection Program. We have a team of individuals who are starting conversations with local churches, nonprofits and organizations to identify needs. From there, we look to find partners who can fill those needs. These partnerships are formed around shared passions, callings and areas influence. Joy of It works to find these places of intersection in our communities.
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Joy of It is looking for projects where we can invest our time, talents and resources to help support the overall growth of existing activity. We partner with churches, nonprofits and individuals, combining our strengths with their efforts, so we can accomplish more together.
That’s what JOI is all about.
We, the Christian community, are designed to work together. Just as one body has many parts, so it is with Christ (1 Cor 12:12). We are His one body. When we live this out, we break down the walls that divide. We can then start to celebrate diversity, build community, learn from each other, and benefit from each other’s strengths while covering one another’s weaknesses.
Together we can do great things.
A few exciting projects that are happening include:
Partnering with Lifeway
to create space for women across our region to connect, build relationships and be equipped to make a difference in their churches and spheres of influence. As Lifeway reaches out to connect with women for large events and have partner with Joy of It to connect these women back in the local churches.
Partnering with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
to create unified messaging and build program awareness through social media. This investment supports FCA in creating connections with athletes, coaches, parents, churches, and schools.
Expanding the Friendzy Program
from a city-wide event, to beautifully packaged curriculum. Schools and churches across our city, state and nation are requesting this curriculum. We are in the process of packaging Friendzy so it will be available in 2018. Because when girls learn God’s design for friendship, they learn it for life.
Join us as a Joy of It Founding Donor
Together we can do great things for His glory!
All donations made from now until November 1st, 2017 will be matched up to $20,000
Coming together as co-laborers on shared kingdom passions
Building each other up on the truth of God’s word and creating community
Making the reality of Jesus known by how we love and disciple each other
Join forces with us, so we can accomplish more together!
Joy of It gathers churches, non-profits and individuals around shared kingdom passions so that more can be accomplished together.
Joy of It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under IRS guidelines and all donations are fully tax deductible as allowable by law.