DISCOVER THE JOURNEY
We are a non-denominational church seeking to be a community of Jesus followers who encounter, engage and extend the love of God. On June 13, 2004, we began as a small group of about 14 adults who had a vision to reach people without the usual barriers created by traditional churches. We met in the home of Rick & Gloria Cobb, every other Sunday evening, praying and worshiping together, and seeking God’s direction. The Lord honored this pursuit of extending his love. On January 29, 2005, Journey celebrated its Grand Opening and quickly began serving over 150 people.
God continued to bless us with growth and resources, giving us the opportunity to purchase a building (True Value Hardware Store) at 10424 China Spring Highway. We remodeled this building and it officially became our new home on March 26, 2006. We continue to use this facility today as our primary gathering place.
By mid 2012, Journey was averaging around 280 during our gathered worship and we began working toward our next phase of life together. In August, 2012, we launched 2 services in order to accommodate our growing family. God has continued to bless Journey with growth spiritually and numerically. By the middle of 2016, we were averaging 430 in worship.
As an outgrowth of our desire to extend God's love outside our walls, we launched our first church plant (with the help of our church planting partners: Nexus, Golf Course Road, and New Life Church) on January 29th, 2012 - the date of our 7th anniversary! This plant is in Lorena, TX and is called “Journey Lorena” (CLICK TO SEE VIDEO). It is an independent church that carries with it our same heart for the world and the desire to tear down barriers in order to connect people to God. We sent several families from Journey to serve on the launch team for Journey Lorena and financially supported their movement for the first couple of years.
Over the next couple of years, Journey Lorena grew, becoming healthy and fully independant. This growth allowed us to begin preparing to move into our second church plant. On Septermber 21st, 2014, we launched this church (with the same partners as before, along with Journey Lorena). This plant is in Elgin, TX and is called, "Journey Elgin" (CLICK TO SEE VIDEO).
Today, Journey (China Spring) is continuing to actively extend the love of God to each other and to those who find themselves disconnected from God or his people. We are committed to encounter, engage and extend God's love locally, nationally and internationally. Our greatest desire is for everyone we come into contact with to encounter the life of Jesus.
We can’t wait to see what God will do next as we continue to…...
“Walk Together & Make a Difference!”