Get to the know the leaders, mission and beliefs of Journey Bible Church.

OUR STAFF

The people who work at Journey Bible Church are dedicated to helping you in your spiritual journey with Jesus. Contact them by simply clicking on the email icon under their names.

OUR ELDERS

Journey Bible Church is led through the spiritual wisdom and guidance provided by our elders.

2020 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (Download)

September 2020 Elder Board Meeting Minutes (Download)

Mike Anderson
Jeremy Bennet
Mike Bickley | Board Elder
Rick Biery | Board Elder
John Blackburn
Jeff Borker
Jeff Brabec | Board Elder
Doug Brownlee | Board Elder
Todd Burk | Chairman
Jim Calvert
Clay Cartwright
Brandon Champagne
Mark Dodd
Greg Emas | Board Elder
Jeff Glendening
Tim Harmon
Dallas Hayden | Treasurer
Columbus Heard
Ken Hite
Phil Hoskins
Mike Hougland
Mike Johnson
Steven Kern
Jeremy Lanning
Mark Little
Alan Lubeck
Jeff Lubeck | Board Elder
Dennis Miller | Board Elder
Mike Oberholtzer | Board Elder
John Parrish
Mike Rich | Board Elder
Ron Rogg
JD Schroeder
Tom Seibert
Ed Simon
Tim Talbert
Chris Tatham
Colton Tatham
BJ Weil | Board Elder

MISSION+BELIEFS

Our Mission

At Journey Bible Church, we are journeying together to be passionate followers of Jesus.

Becoming a follower, a disciple, of Jesus begins with an invitation. We’re not talking about a postcard in the mail. We’re talking about that still, small voice from God that says, “come follow me.” Those who choose to follow Him commit themselves to learning all they can about Him. They learn to imitate Him – in character, words and actions. They then tell others and help disciple others to know and be like Jesus.

We believe that there are four critical components to being a person who is passionately following Jesus — connect, grow, serve and go.

Connect refers to our need to connect in relationship with God and in a community of other believers who can support and encourage us along the journey. Grow is exactly how it sounds. Followers of Jesus are to be growing in our understanding, character, relationships and more. We must all serve the body of Christ — the church — by using the unique gifts and passions that God has given us. And we are to go on mission to reach people in our community, our city and the world with the gospel of Jesus.

Beliefs

 

Download the Journey Bible Church Constitution & Statement of Faith 2018 [PDF]

 

The Bible

The Bible is God’s special revelation to mankind. Because of who God is, we believe the Bible to be inspired, without error, and the final word of authority in a believer’s life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-20.

The Trinity

We believe that there is one God who is personal and exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. John 6:27; John 1:1; Titus 2:12-13; Acts 5:3-4.

Creation and Sin

Man was created in the image of God to bring Him glory. However, the very first man and woman sinned and incurred death—not just physical death, but also spiritual death. Since Adam and Eve, all humans have been lost and born with a sin nature and live sinful lives apart from God. Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:10-19.

Jesus

Because of His love, God sent His son Jesus Christ to be our Savior and Deliverer and Redeemer. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. Luke 1:34-38; John 1:1,18; John 3:16-18; John 4:6.

Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Scriptures. We believe Christ arose bodily from the grave, that He ascended to the right hand of the Father, and that He is presently making intercession for us before the throne of God. 1 John 1:9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Timothy 2:5.

Salvation

Everyone who trusts Christ as their Lord and Savior will receive forgiveness of sins and experience eternal life. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and become children of God. John 3:1-16; John 1:12-14; Romans 6:23

Genuine Christ followers can be secure that they will spend eternity with God in heaven. Salvation is God’s work on our behalf, not based on any good we have done. All we do is respond to His gift by faith. God is the one who changes us. Therefore, it is impossible to be born into the family of God and lose one’s salvation. John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-38; Ephesians 1:13-14.

Heaven and Hell

The Bible declares throughout that there is both a heaven and a hell. We believe that there will be a bodily resurrection of those justified by Christ unto everlasting blessedness. And we believe there will be a resurrection of the lost apart from Christ unto everlasting punishment. Revelation 20:11-15.

Baptism

Everyone who has become a disciple of Jesus Christ should be baptized as a public declaration of what Christ has done for them. Acts 8:36-39; Acts 10:43-48. If you would like to know more about baptism or have a desire to be baptized, contact John Blackburn, Congregational Care Pastor.