get to know journey

We are a non-denominational church seeking to be a community of believers in the midst of the disconnected. On June 13, 2004, we began as a small group of 14 adults who had a vision to reach the community around us. We started meeting at the China Spring Elementary School for worship on Sunday mornings in December 2004 with about 75 people. On January 29, 2005, we celebrated our Grand Opening and grew immediately

to 150 people.

The Lord continued to bless us with growth and resources, giving us the opportunity to purchase the True Value Hardware building at 10424 China Spring Road. We remodeled this building and began to use it for our Sunday morning gatherings for worship, children’s ministry, and other community events. Our first Sunday in this building was March 26, 2006.

We have continued to remain extremely committed to reaching people in China Spring, greater Waco, and beyond who are disconnected from God and from God's people. As an outgrowth of this heart for the disconnected, we launched our first church plant on January 29, 2012, the date of our 7th anniversary. Journey Lorena is an independent church that carries with it our same heart for the world and the desire to tear down barriers in order to connect people  to God. We sent several families from Journey to serve on the launch team for Journey Lorena and committed to help financially support their movement for the first couple of years. Our commitment to the advancement of God's kingdom led to a second church plant, Journey Elgin, launching in September 2014. We partnered in a third church plant, Hope Community Church in Austin, in 2016. Our most recent church plant, Venture Christian Church, launched in Katy in 2018.


We are always amazed at what God does in his kingdom. We are constantly looking to celebrate the life he brings both in us and outside of us, and we can’t wait to see what he will do next!