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Who we are

our beliefs

The Word of God

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that they have supreme authority in all matter of faith and conduct. (John 17:17; Romans 15:4; IITimothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (Matthew 28:19; John l:1-4; I John 5:7)

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, a perfect, infinite, personal spirit. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the lives of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-17; 4:24;17:5)

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:2, 3; I John 1:7)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (John 14:26; 16:7-15: Romans 8:14-17; Ephesians 1:13-14)

Salvation

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior.

(John 1:12-13; 3:3, 16-17; Acts 20:21; Ephesians 2:1-9; Titus 3:5)

The Church

We believe that the universal church is a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe that the local church is a company of believers who have been baptized by immersion upon a credible statement of faith. (Matthew 28:19-20; 16:18; Acts 2:38-41; Ephesians 2:19-22; 5:25-27)

Church Covenant

As a member of The Journey, I commit myself to God and to the other members to:

1.Protect the unity of my church

Romans 14:19, 1Peter 1:22, Ephesians 4:29

•By acting in love toward other members

•By refusing to gossip

•By following the leaders as they follow Christ

2.Share in the responsibility of my church

Romans 15:7, 1Thessalonians 1:1-2

•By praying for its growth

•By inviting the unchurched to attend

•By warmly welcoming those who visit

3.Serve the ministry of my church

1Peter 4:10, Ephesians 4:11-12

•By discovering my gifts and talents

•By being equipped to serve by my church

•By developing a servant’s heart

4.Support the testimony of my church

Hebrews 10:25, 1Corinthians 16:12

•By attending faithfully

•By living a godly life

•By giving regularly

5.Fulfill the Great Commission

Matthew 29:19-20

6.Follow the Great Commandment

Matthew 22:37-40

7.Reconciliation and Restoration

•Ask for forgiveness when I have offended another

Matthew 5:24, 6:14-15

•Grant forgiveness when it is asked of me

Matthew 5:24, 6:14-15

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