Welcome to Journey!

Journey Community Church is for everyone.  We understand that every individual is at a different place in his or her own spiritual journey.  No matter where you find yourself today, we welcome you and we are so glad you have taken the time to check out our page.

At Journey we strive to remain relevant to real life so that everyone can understand and participate.  We hope to do this without compromising the eternal, unchanging truths of the Bible.

It is our goal to live, look and love like Jesus, and to help others grow to do the same.  We understand that this is an ongoing process and no one has it all figured out.  We invite you to join us as we take this journey together!

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.

About God

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.

About Humans

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.

About Eternity

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.

About Salvation

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.