Our Core Values
We value people
We believe that people matter to God more than anything, so we’ve made people our priority. We know that we’ve received God’s love even though we don’t deserve it, and so it’s our privilege to share that love with those in our community. We do this by being kind to those in need and loving as Jesus loved.
We value community
We believe that all people were created to live in relationship with each other and with God. We also believe that accountability, belonging, care and spiritual growth happen best in the context of relationships and community. Because of this, it’s important to us to offer oppourtunities for relationships to develop within the Journey family, while also welcoming those beyond it.
We value gracious living
We fully embrace the reality that everyone fails and falls short of what God desires of us (Romans 3:23). Part of being on this journey together means treating others with the grace and forgiveness that God offers us when we fail. At Journey we strive to create an authentic environment that allows people to take off their “masks” and be real with each other, and where grace, forgiveness and love are freely offered.
We value worship
We believe that worship is an intrinsic part of what it means to be human. God is almighty, all-powerful, awe-inspiring, holy, indescribable, matchless – He’s the very definition of goodness, love, and everything admirable in life. He is worthy of everything we have, and everything we are. And yet, this incredible God created us to live in relationship with Him and he wants us to know him and be known by him. Worship brings these seemingly opposite realities together in a moment where God is given the honour he deserves, and he honours us with his very presence – it’s communion of human and divine, each in their proper place. We experience this moment both corporately (as a group) and individually. Through things like prayer, praise, music, stories, meditating on scripture, writing, singing, giving thanks and how we live our daily lives we can connect with our creator in worship.
We value growth
We believe that all of us are on a journey, and none of us have reached the destination. We desire that each person who is a part of Journey would be continually transformed through a constantly maturing relationship with God. Simply put, we want each of us to learn to live, look and love like Jesus.
What We Believe
We believe that everyone should be invited into having a personal growing relationship with Jesus. For more specifics, our doctrinal beliefs are as follows:
About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in One God, creator and ruler of the universe who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father, through his unwavering love for humankind, designed a plan of salvation. Jesus Christ (the Son) became flesh in order to reveal God to man and become the Saviour of the world through His death and resurrection. The Holy Spirit is at work in our world today making people aware of their need for salvation, guiding Christ followers in doing what is right and empowering them to live like Jesus.
All people are created in God’s image and matter deeply to Him. Central to the message of the Bible is that God loves people, and invites them to live in communion with Himself and in community with each other.
We believe humans were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God in Hell because of sin or eternally with God in Heaven through His forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
We believe that salvation is a gift from God to humankind. A person can never make up for his or her sin by self-improvement, good works, or human effort. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life
We believe that every Christian should strive to live for Christ and not themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should grow in their journey to live, look and love like Jesus.
About the Church
The local church is a group of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community with each other. Through it, believers invest time, energy and resources to fulfill the Great Commission – reaching lost people and growing them into fully devoted followers of Christ.