Next Steps

Faith is a journey

Journey: An Act of Traveling From One Place to Another.

We want to create clear pathways for your spiritual journey. We want you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you.

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Growth Track

Our growth track services newcomers, seasoned believers, and long-time attendees all alike. Within the two parts of Growth Track, you will learn about growing in your relationship with God, how Journey Church functions as a church, and developing leadership skills so you can serve in a greater capacity.

Our Growth Track cycles each month during our Wednesday evening activities.

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Water Baptism

We believe that after you invite Jesus to be the Lord of your life, which is commonly referred to as salvation, God immediately begins building His character into your life.

One of the character-building moments we see in the Bible is water baptism. Throughout scripture, we can identify this moment as being a public display or declaration of an inward decision one has previously made to follow Christ (Matt. 3:16-17, Acts 18:8, Rom. 6:4-7). Therefore, water baptism does not make you a believer but demonstrates to others you already believe in Jesus.

This is on of the reasons our church would choose not to baptize infants and would wait until the child has demonstrated a clear understanding of salvation and what it means to follow Jesus. Conversations like these with kids are supported by the relationships they have with parents/guardians and other influential mentors and pastors in their lives.

Click here to register for the next Water Baptism service on our events page, or fill out our online connect card to share with us your interest in learning more.

Child Dedications

We believe Psalm 127:3 when it says, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Child dedication is a time for us to celebrate and thank God for the gift of your children. It’s also a time for you, as parents, to commit to model what following Jesus looks like, and to raise your children to understand that they are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, to believe that the Bible is absolute Truth, and to know the importance of committing to a community of faith through the local church.

You do not need to be a member of Journey Church to dedicate your child. We do ask that families call Journey Church home, because in dedicating your child to God, you are stating that you are willing to partner with God and the Church to raise your child in cooperation with God’s intentions. As your church family, we are here to partner with you as the body of Christ and support you as a family unit.

Yes! Child dedication signifies the commitment of parents, including single parents, to do their best to raise their child to be a follower of Jesus Christ. We encourage single parents to include any important figures in their child’s life to be a part of the dedication. Journey Church is committed to supporting single parents in providing a Christian foundation for their child’s upbringing.

Journey Church believes baptism is for those who have made a personal decision to trust Jesus alone for their salvation, once they have the maturity and ability to understand what that means.

Dedication is not a sacrament; nor does it impart grace or salvation to a child. Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as each person recognizes their sinfulness and receives forgiveness and eternal life through him and his work on the cross.

Rather than baptizing infants or children, we utilize a dedication ceremony, where parents formally call upon God’s blessing for their child and publicly commit to raise him or her in accordance with Scripture.

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Serve Team

Remember the phrase "Teamwork makes the dream work"? There are so many opportunities here at Journey Church to be a part of the team - making a difference in our community. We have two Sunday morning opportunities, as well as Wednesday Nights. Whether it is through greeting a new person who walks through our doors, dancing to worship music with a child, or praying with someone as they encounter Jesus for the very first time. Our teams are inclusive - always open for another member - and would love to have you join!

All team members are expected to go through portions of our Growth Track in order to serve. Connect with a pastor or team leader for more information.

Membership

For some, the next step in the journey is to partner with the church through membership. Membership is so much more than gaining voting privileges. Partnering this way attaches yourself to the vision and direction of the church. According to scripture, a body of people walking in unity results in more people experiencing the Gospel. Membership also creates a greater sense of belonging for you and your family.

    Requirement for membership include:

  1. Have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and are following Him today.
  2. Have been water baptized by immersion.
  3. Have a meaningful prayer life.
  4. Read the Bible as a regular part of your daily life.
  5. Regularly attend the weekend services at Journey Church.
  6. Show consistent support through your faithful attendance and financial giving.
  7. Agree with Journey Church’s belief statements, strategy, and structure.
  8. Commit to protecting Journey Church’s unity by acting in love toward others, refusing to gossip, and following the leadership.
  9. Desire to share in the responsibility of Journey Church by praying for its growth, inviting the unchurched to attend, and warmly welcoming those who visit.
  10. Have attended and completed both FIRST STEP and NEXT STEP Growth Track groups.