What We Believe
At Journey Church, we believe God has a specific plan and purpose for your life. We exist to help each person take their next step towards loving God more and loving more people. Our heart is to help people of all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Our focus is not to build a church but to make disciples that impact their communities outside the church building’s four walls.
God is the one and only true God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father begat Jesus Christ who paid for man’s sins through His substitutionary death on the cross. He was raised to newness of life three days later through the power of the Holy Spirit. This same Holy Spirit now empowers followers of Christ.Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 1:1-5, 5:21-23; Romans 1:3-5, 8:9-11; James 2:19
All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and thereby require a savior. The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through sin’s forgiveness. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God through the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ, not a result of good works or any human effort.Isaiah 1:18; Matthew 1:21, 27:22-66; Luke 2:28-32; Acts 2:21; Romans 1:16-18, 5:8-10; Galatians 2:20, 3:13; Revelation 3:20
We believe that all creation is called to worship the one true God in spirit and truth. When God’s people gather together in worship, God’s presence visits His people through the power of the Holy Spirit. His presence is the only catalyst for authentic life change, and it is only through His Son, Jesus Christ, that we have access to Him. During worship, we believe that the Holy Spirit may choose to work in people’s lives through spiritual gifts in an orderly and purposeful manner to build up the body of Christ.1 Chronicles 16:23-31; Psalm 99:1-3; John 4:24; Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 10:23-25
In its original language, the Bible is the infallible, inspired, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God to all people. Human authors wrote it divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. We commit to teaching Biblical truth each time we gather because it is effective for instructing, reproof, correction, and training in the ways of righteousness, that we may be equipped for every good work.Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalm 119:11; Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 22:29; John 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 3:15-16
We believe Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God and acts as a mediator on behalf of those who call and believe in His name. Therefore, we believe God hears our prayers and seeks for us to call upon Him. Through prayer, we believe our relationship with God is strengthened and deepened, and we are invited to participate in what He is doing on the earth. 2 Chronicles 7:14; Jeremiah 29:12; Matthew 6:6-13; Mark 11:24; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 6:18; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 5:14-16
We believe God has given His people the community of believers to strengthen, equip, resource, and spur one another toward love and good works. We see community as necessary for true Biblical discipleship and carry the responsibility to help encourage followers of Christ to enter into Biblical community with one another. Psalm 133:1; Acts 1:14, 2:46-47, 4:32; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 John 4:11