Some churches have a long list of carefully worded statements complete with scripture references that they expect newcomers to agree with in order to be “in the club.” We hope you find Journey Community Church to be an environment where together we explore God’s values and vision—which means that as we walk together in the way of Jesus, we’re still navigating the path with each other’s help. Beyond a few basics, including our commitment to follow Jesus as Savior and our greatest teacher, we have some freedom to figure it out together; we are a “living room” for the community to learn, change, and grow in.
So here’s our most basic value: Love God; Love one another.
Want a Biblical perspective on our value? Read Luke 10:25-28
Luke 10:25-28 (NRSV)
25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" 26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" 27 He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." 28 And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live."
Now to actually live this value—that is the challenge. Everything we are about in worship, mission, and spiritual growth as a faith community is connected to this commandment: loving God with all that we have and all that we are, and loving the people right in front of us. Join us the adventure of figuring out how to live this value!
Wallace Smith, DMin, is pastor of Journey Community Church, a thriving church partnered with CommuniTea in reaching out to the Overland Park and greater Kansas City community.
at 7921 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS
When you drive up on a Sunday morning, you might be surprised. "A tea/coffee shop?" you might ask. "I thought I was going to a church!" But the Greek word for church, ekklesia, simply means “the gathered ones,” so we believe that you are not going to church — you are the church. With this in mind, we have formed a creative partnership with CommuniTea in downtown Overland Park to create the place where we gather. We share space with the shop, share mission with CommuniTea, and share a vision for reaching our neighborhood. Join us as we partner together to share Christ's love with Overland Park and greater Kansas City.