ABOUT US

 
 
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Journey Community Church.
 
Journey is a church with a passion to see all people changed by the power of Jesus Christ through relevant messages, modern and exciting worship, dramatic presentations, and genuine relationships. We hope that after you look through our website and attend our Celebration Service, you will consider becoming a more active part of our growing community of faith.
 

Our Mission

Journey Community Church exists so that people can know the truth about Jesus Christ and His grace.
 

Our Purpose

Journey Community Church exists to give you the very best opportunity to become a fully developing follower of Jesus Christ by:

  • inviting you to an intimate relationship with God,
  • connecting you in healthy relationships with other Christians,
  • guiding you toward an authentic commitment to God,
  • involving you in life-changing ministry and mission in our communities and the world that you may
  • honor God completely.
 

Journey Community Church is a place to:

  • be yourself
  • ask tough questions and get honest answers
  • meet new friends and build authentic relationships
  • grow spiritually
  • make a difference in your community and world by serving others

 

Our Beliefs

Journey Community Church believes:

  • in being as relevant as today’s headlines while holding to the timeless teachings of Jesus Christ
  • God loves us, unconditionally, and continues to invite us to follow Him
  • in Jesus Christ, that He is God’s one and only Son
  • the Bible reveals the truth about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • the grace of God is able to save and secure all who believe in Jesus Christ
  • each person has a gift, ability or experience that can help others

 

Our Values

We Value People

People Matter to God

We believe people matter to God and therefore they matter to us. God demonstrated the high value He places on people when he gave His very best, his Son, to provide the gift of salvation. Our assignment is to get the message of this good news to the world so we can help people establish a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them to become difference makers in the world.

John 3:16 Romans 5:8 Luke 15:7 Luke 15:10

We Value Application of Scripture

Teaching is for Life-Change

We believe the Bible is God’s Word to our world. Therefore, we must live and practice the life changing principles we discover. God gave us His Word in order to equip us and change us for His glory and benefit.

Psalm 1 James 1:22-25 Luke 6:46 Psalm 119:11

We Value Authentic Community

Life Change Happens Best in Community Groups

We believe real authenticity is best described as openness with others about our strengths and weaknesses. We will help people find their way from the large group (weekend worship) into relationally-authentic community groups.

Acts 2:44-47 Romans 7 Colossians 4:5

We Value Relevance

Although Our Methods Will Change, Our Message Will Not

We believe the Bible is the most exciting book ever written, and we seek to share its’ good news in relevant environments. We will create appropriate environments for our Preschoolers, Grade school children, Middle and High school students as well as adults.

1 Corinthians 9:22 2 Corinthians 11:2 1 Chronicles 12:32

We Value Service

Every Member Is a Minister

We believe God has equipped every Christ-Follower with gifts and passions so they can become difference makers for Jesus Christ. We will encourage everyone to use and develop their gifts and talents in service to our church, community and world.

1 Peter 4:10 Romans 12:6-8 1Cornithians 12:4-7 Ephesians 4:11-13

Our History

How Journey Began

In late 2007, men and women from across our area began expressing concern about the lack of 18-35 year olds in our churches. As studies were done and surveys completed, the shocking results were that less than 8% of that age group attend churches of any denomination.

The Daniell Baptist Association had recently adopted an Acts 1:8 Strategy as a part of its mission endeavors with a key component of that strategy being to help launch a new church in the local area.

Our primary sponsor and supporting church was First Baptist Church of Lyons, GA. We were further sponsored by the Georgia Baptist Convention, the Daniell Baptist Association, and Smith Street Baptist Church of Vidalia, GA.

After more than a year of working, praying, and planning Journey held its first public preview service on January 10, 2009. Over 300 people showed up! After seven more months of preview services, hundreds of phone calls, thousands of emails, an innumerable conversations, Journey began to meet on a regular basis.
 
Journey now meets in the Vidalia Woman’s Club at 404 W First Street in Vidalia and is lead by Senior Pastor Jason Corbett.
 

Our Affiliations

We are affiliated with and a cooperating partner church with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Georgia Baptist Convention, and the Daniell Baptist Association.