Our Theology—what we believe and teach about God—is not innovative...

Anyone familiar with historic Christian doctrine will find that our Statement of Faith falls in the center of evangelical theology. In other words, it is biblical theology rather than speculative theology or theology rooted in tradition. We try not to be dogmatic about matters on which Bible-based believers have held divergent views. We want our core beliefs to be centered in Christ and His message as found in and supported by the clearest passages of Scripture. More obscure doctrine, or teachings with less support, are left to individuals to sort out in their own relationship with God.

The Bible teaches that:

There is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 3:16-17, John 14:9–10 & 26, 1 Corinthians 8:6)

God is the creator of humans and of all things.
(Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:24-28)

The Bible is the inspired and totally inerrant Word of God, and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
(2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:105, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

All people have sinned and, as a result, are lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
(Acts 4:12, Romans 3:23, Luke 19:10)

Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, Who died for our sins and arose from the dead.
(1 Corinthians 15: 1-8; John 3:16)

Salvation (the forgiveness of sins) comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (His death on the cross).
(Matthew 26:28, Romans 5:8-11, Ephesians 2:8-9)

The New Testament teaches that the pattern to accept God’s grace is to believe in Jesus as God’s Son and Savior of the world, repent of personal sin, confess publicly that Christ is Lord, and be immersed in baptism.
(Luke 24:45-47, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7, 2 Peter 3:9, Romans 10:9)

The Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian and is a Gift promised to every penitent believer at baptism.  Through the Spirit, God gives the power to live holy lives and guidance in following God's will.  The Spirit empowers, equips, encourages, and comforts followers of Jesus in their service to Christ.
(John 16:5-15, Acts 2:38, Galatians 5:22-25, Romans 8:26)

The Church is the body and bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere.
(Matthew 16:13-18, Acts 2:14-47)

The saved will inherit eternal life; the unsaved, eternal separation from God.
(Romans 8:10-11, John 6:47, Mark 16:16, John 3:18)

We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return to gather His followers and reign forever as King of kings and Lord of Lords.
(Mark 13:26-27, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Core Values

Many churches and organizations have long and complex Mission Statements, but Journey is guided by a simple objective: to know God and to make him known.

Our Vision is not to be the largest church but to be a healthy, growing group of Jesus followers serving our community. Our goal is to join God where he is already at work, building on the strengths he has given us. We are a group of imperfect people who are passionate about loving people extravagantly, teaching truth clearly and serving others energetically.

Our Mission and Vision is lived out by embracing these principles which govern the decisions we make as a church. Below are some key words that we strive to keep in mind throughout our ministry.

Expectant~God specializes in doing dramatic, incredible, and amazing things through his followers.

Intentional~Every person is called, challenged and encouraged to own their spiritual growth and to purposefully pursue a deeper relationship with God and with others.

Fun~The Christian life is to be lived with full assurance that God dwells within us and the fruit of the Spirit is joy.


Team~The job description of every staff member and ministry leader is to develop teams and the expectation of every church member is to participate as team players.

Fruitful~We operate with a bias for action, with the full expectation that our lives and our church should be productive.

~Our dependence is based on the power of God and not ourselves; we will stay in communication with him.


Bold~We have been entrusted with the message and mystery of forgiveness, truth and eternal life; we preach this forthrightly and with grace.

Relevant~While maintaining the essence of the gospel, we desire to creatively connect with our culture and with the unconnected around us in ways they understand.

Stewards~To whom much is given, much is required. We pledge our time, our talent and our treasure to the mission.