Statement of Faith
In doctrinal matters, Journey Community Church strives for three things: In essential matters, unity; in non-essential issues, liberty; in all things, charity. (Augustine, circa 400AD)
To that end, the purpose of this statement of faith is to express clearly those doctrinal truths that the leadership of Journey Community Church believe to be essential to the Christian faith. Scripture references at the end of each statement give a more detailed explanation of these truths.
Journey Community Church will welcome the opportunity to minister with all who affirm these central tenets of the historic Christian faith. The Church will teach, train and equip believers in Jesus Christ to live in accordance with the following beliefs.
- We believe that the Bible is uniquely the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is the supreme authority in all matter of faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Joshua 1:8, 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 1:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Psalm 119:105,160).
- We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
- We believe that to begin His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and as such He is both fully God and fully human (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-3, 14; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:1-3; 2:14-15).
- We believe in Christ’s death on the cross on our behalf, His bodily resurrection and His second coming (Romans 3:24-26; Romans 1:4; 4:25; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; John 14:1-6; 1 John 2:2; 4:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Matthew 28:6; Revelation 19:11-21; John 14:19).
- We believe a person can be forgiven his or her sins and released from the consequences of those sins only on the basis on God’s grace. Salvation is not the result of human effort, but must be personally received through repentance and faith in that grace of God (John 1:12; 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-10).
- We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and at that final judgment, the confirmation of the decision a person made about God during this life: either to exist eternally with God in heaven, or for those who reject God, to be separated from Him eternally in hell.