What To Expect


What will you find when you come to The Journey?

A casual atmosphere
Great music
Kids enjoying being kids
Real life happening to real people like you
Nursery & Children’s Church during our Celebration Service
A Nursing Room for nursing mothers or anyone needing a quiet spot

Our Sunday Celebration Service starts at 10 a.m. with fellowship and the service starts at 10:30 in the main sanctuary. Nursery is available for babies to 3 years old. Children 3 years old (potty-trained) through 5th grade will be dismissed to Children’s Church during the service for a time of worship and Bible lessons to help them learn more about God.

Communion: Communion is celebrated the 1st Sunday of every month. If you are unable to attend worship due to illness or hospitalization and wish to have communion brought to you, please contact the church office at 970-824-5926.

Giving: The offering is for those who consider The Journey their home church. It is through your tithing and donations that we can continue to minister to our community and proclaim God’s great message to others.

Sermons: If you miss a sermon, you can listen to the sermon from our website www.craigjc.org/media.

At your first visit, be sure to fill out the communication card so we can get ahold of you and stop at the Visitors desk for a special gift! Check out our ConnectOutreach and Event pages for more information on happenings at the Journey. We look forward to getting to know you!

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Membership


The steps towards membership at The journey

Five Steps Toward Membership at The Journey

1 – A clear conversion experience.

John 1:12, John 3:16

2 – A confession of faith.

Luke 12:8, Romans 10:9-10

3 – An external expression of faith.

Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:19-20

4 – A Christian life.

Galatians 5:22, 2 Corinthians 5:17

5 – Reception into the church.

Acts 2:42-47

Anyone wishing to join the Journey must attend our New Members Class. Classes are offered often, please contact us for more information.

Please read Our Beliefs (Statement of Faith and Church Covenant) and Our Mission pages for more information.

Baptism


What we believe

At The Journey we practice “believer’s baptism by immersion”. The following list gives a brief explanation of our doctrine and practice concerning baptism.

Why be baptized?

Because you want to follow Christ’s example. (Mark 1:9)
Because Christ commanded it. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Because it shows you are a believer. (Acts 18:8)
Because obeying Christ’s command shows you know him. (1 John 2:3)

What is the meaning of baptism?

It illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection. (1 Cor 15:3-4, Col. 2:12)
It illustrates my new life as a Christian. (2 Cor. 5:17, Rom. 6:4)
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart. (Ephesians 2:8, 9)

Why be baptized by immersion?

Because Jesus was baptized that way. (Matt. 3:16)
Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion. (Acts 8:38-39)
The word “baptize” means to dip under water. The Greek word “baptizo” means to immerse or dip under water and it best symbolizes a burial and resurrection!
The founders of denominations agree:

Martin Luther… “I would have those who are to be baptized to be entirely immersed, as the work imports and the mystery signifies.”

John Calvin… “The word ‘baptize’ signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church.”

John Wesley… “Buried with Him, alludes to baptizing by immersion according to the custom of the first church.”

Who should be baptized?

Every person who has believed in Christ. (Acts 2:41, Acts 8:13, Acts 8:12)
At The Journey, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them.

Some churches practice a “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed. This is different from the baptism talked about in the Bible, which was only for those old enough to believe. The purpose is to publicly confess your personal commitment to Christ.

At The Journey, it is a requirement that every member must have been baptized the way Jesus demonstrated, even though many of us were “confirmed” as children.

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