History's Journey

Journey is a family of Jesus followers who are:

"Walking with disconnected people

in transforming community

as we become like Jesus."

This mandate defines are target audience (disconnected people),

our methodology (transforming community), and our destination (becoming like Jesus).

The following core statements help guide the way for our life together.

We believe that belonging happens before believing

and we welcome anyone at any point along the journey of faith.

We believe that Journey is only one expression of the much larger body of Christ.

We believe that Christ's death, burial, and resurrection is the unifying core of our faith.

We believe that the Bible is God-breathed, true in all its teachings,

and is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.

The following central understandings of God's story and our story

shape our faith and life together at Journey:

  • God - The creator, defined by compassion, grace, mercy, and forgiveness.

    • Genesis 1:1 - "In the beginning, God..."
    • Exodus 34:6 - "The LORD, the compassionate and gracious God..."

  • Humanity - God's children, bearing his image, created to reflect his nature in the world.

    • Genesis 1:27 - "So God created humanity in his own image..."
    • Ephesians 5:1 - "Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children..."

  • Satan - The adversary and defeated accuser of humanity who lies and kills... while he can.

    • James 4:7 - "Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
    • 1 John 4:4 - "The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."

  • Jesus - The God of all, entering creation to start a new creation among us.

    • Colossians 1:20 - "...making peace through his blood, shed on the cross."
    • Philippians 2:11 - "...every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord."

  • Sin & Salvation - In Christ, we are restored to God and recreated to live now and forever.

    • John 17:3 - "Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God..."
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come."

  • Holy Spirit - The creator who gives, restores, indwells, and empowers life in his children.

    • Job 33:4 - "The Spirit of God has made me; the Spirit of the Almighty gives me life."
    • Galatians 5:25 - "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."

  • Church - A new humanity, brought near to God and each other, imitating Christ's love.

    • Ephesians 2:13 - "...you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ."
    • Ephesians 4:15 - "We will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him..."

  • Eternity - The new heaven and new earth where God will live with his people.

    • Romans 8:19 - "...creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed."
    • Revelation 21:4 - "There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away."