About US

We like big, extravagant, spectacular.  Just take a look at summer blockbusters.  Each sequel has to be bigger and more exciting.  That’s how we get Spider-man chasing a villain through a suburban neighborhood during Christmas.

It’s easy to think that God shows up only in the big and bold.  And at times God does.  The scriptures, though, are full of examples of God showing up in the smallest and most ordinary of ways – in things like a mustard seed, pebbles and the smile of the old.

We're a small church with a vision of church life rooted in faithfulness.  We’re embracing who we are by working on the basics like:  Real-world Bible teaching.  Genuine relationships.  Practical ministries.  Clean, safe childcare.

We’re taking a more personal approach to ministry.  We’re building a stronger church by valuing each community member and focusing on personal discipleship, relational evangelism, neighborhood and community ministry.

Christ and His gospel of grace are at the center of who we are as church.  We believe God calls Journey of Faith to continue Christ’s good work.  We’re investing more of our lives in people Jesus cared most about – those he called “the least of these.”

We want to jump off the treadmill of bigger, better, faster, stronger and create space for love, peace, justice and authenticity to emerge from the local church.  

We’d love to see you at one of our worship services ...

(In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the video … It’s what Great in the Small is about – seeing God working in the smaller things in life.)

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts ..."  — Corinthians 3:15

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"We’re a small, diverse, inter-generational, mission-oriented Christian community in Ann Arbor.  Having served and fought for justice as Memorial Christian Church for 125 years, we're entering a new moment in our life, one in which we're poised for growth and excitement."  —Pastor Alex

We know attending church doesn't make sense for a lot people today.  You might have even asked yourself — why bother? 

For us, there are two compelling reasons to attend church:  

o   Being the church (not just attending) is about living your life for Christ.  That’s deeply scriptural and holy and powerful.

o   Gathering together was Jesus’ idea.   We figure Jesus knows something we don't.


So, why attend this church?

o   This is a safe place for people to explore their faith. 

o   Nothing changes the world more powerfully than the love and hope of Christ shared with a world that so desperately needs it — we want the church to be a part of that.

o   We believe everything this church says or does should try to reflect God's love for everyone.

"Join us any Sunday to worship and be fed by our living God!"  —Pastor Alex

1900 Manchester Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | 734.971.4245 | jofdisciples@gmail.com