Next Steps

Next Steps

Jesus

Jesus

The Bible tells us that Jesus is God the Son, one with God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit.  Only Jesus can forgive our sin and give us eternal life.  (Hebrews 1:1-3) The Bible teaches that sin separates us from God.  No one can ever reach God through good works, or religion.  Only Jesus’ death on the cross can bridge the gap between God and man. Jesus offers us the free gift of salvation by accepting Him as Savior.

Jesus said He is God

Matthew 26:63-64 states, “But Jesus remained silent.  The high priest said to him, ‘I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.’ ‘yes, it is as you say,’ Jesus replied.  ‘But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.’

John 10:30 “I and the Father are one.”

John 14:8-9 “Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.’

Jesus answered: ‘Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?  Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.  How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?’”

Jesus said He is sinless, only God is without sin

John 8:46 “Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?  if I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me?”

Jesus forgives sin

Luke 7:48 “Then Jesus said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ The other guests began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins’?”

Acts 13:38 “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.”

Jesus is the only way to heaven

John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 11:25 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”

Baptism

Baptism

The Bible teaches that baptism should be an act of obedience after making a decision to accept Christ as Savior.  Baptism does not save you.  It is an action that a believer takes to share with the world their decision to follow Christ.

Several Facts about Baptism:

A.  We are to follow the example of Christ. Mark 1:9

B.   Christ commanded it. Matthew 28:19-20

C.   Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion. Matthew 3:16; Acts 8:38-39

D.   The word “baptize” means “to immerse under water.”

E.   It symbolizes Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 2:12

F.  It is a representation that the old life has passed away and a new life has begun. 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4

G.   It is an outward expression revealing the decision made in one’s heart. We are saved by grace through faith. Ephesians 2:8-9

Membership

Membership

Membership at The Journey is agreeing to support the vision and leadership of the church.  It is joining a family and within each family there are privileges and responsibilities.  Our vision is simple; Find It, Live It, Share It. Our purpose is to create an atmosphere where people Find Jesus, learn how to Live a life that imitates Jesus, and encourage each other to Share Jesus and see lives changed.

Join us for a 60 minute class that will explain our purpose, mission, and answer any questions you may have.  You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with staff, as well as volunteer leadership.  Following this brief class you will have the opportunity to join our family.

Please contact us if have any questions or would like more information concerning the next membership class.

Serve

Serve

Volunteers at The Journey serve the church family and the community. There are many different ways to serve.  Look over our volunteer teams to see where you can best utilize your gifts. Then, fill out a volunteer information sheet so we know a little more about you.

Welcome Services

The individuals involved in the Welcome team believe that first impressions are very important. These individuals love
meeting new people, as well as welcoming familiar faces. Their responsibility is to create a warm, welcoming
environment for everyone at The Journey on Sunday mornings.   Welcome Services includes Greeters, Ushers and the Coffee Bar.

Childrenʼs Ministry

The individuals involved in the Childrenʼs Ministry team have a love and passion to see children fall in love with Jesus.
Volunteers serve on a rotation schedule in birth through 5 yr. which is Lilʼ Explorers. Volunteers involved in serving 1st
through 5th grades are serving in Journey Kids. Both, Lilʼ Explorers and Journey Kids meet during the worship service on
Sunday mornings.

Youth Ministry

Youth volunteers have a love and desire for teenagers to find Jesus and grow daily in their relationship with Him. They are
involved with our older students, grades 6th through 12th, that meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.

Hospitality Ministry

Our volunteers on the Hospitality team provide a warm and inviting environment for all our functions outside of the regular Sunday morning service.  They prepare and serve food, setup and decorate for events, and provided skilled labor for special projects.
Small Groups

Small Groups

Growth Groups at the Journey are about sharing life together. They are the primary means for building lasting relationships and helping others in the church. These groups of 8-10 people meet during the week about twice a month on average, typically in member homes or at the church building. Discussions range from what’s been happening in each other’s lives to questions based around the Sunday messages. The small groups are meant to be fun, supportive places centered around God that encourage honesty and transparency as we learn and grow together. It’s more like a group of friends getting together than a Bible study, and no one is ever pressured to answer a question or asked to pray out loud unless they offer. There’s no homework or extra reading, and everyone can be fully prepared just by listening to the sermon from the previous Sunday.

The groups follow the Gwinnett County school calendar and typically meet from September to May, with breaks for major holidays. Group members have the option to stay together from year to year if they so choose in order to further develop relationships with one other. Childcare is available in most cases.

For more information about joining a group, or if you have any questions about small groups, please contact Angelee:
Angelee.Garner@atlantajourney.com.