Unity Not Uniformity
As you may have already read on our page about our values, we view Christianity first and foremost as a way of life embodied by Jesus Christ and hold the conviction that good beliefs (orthodoxy) spring forth from the kind of life that Jesus lived – for us, the deeds and words of Jesus (orthopraxy) are front and center.
This statement of faith, then, is not a measuring stick we use to exclude, but rather an invitation to those seeking to understand the “why” behind the kind of life Christ lived and the kind of life we now attempt to imitate.
We have faith in the eternal God, the source and sustainer of all life, who is best made known to us in Jesus Christ, and to whose deeds we testify. God seeks, in self sacrificing love, to save all people from aimlessness and sin through His Son Jesus. God has mercy on all humanity and nations through the the life of Jesus and his sacrifical victory over sin and death on the cross.
We have faith in Jesus the Christ, who is eternal, both fully human and fully God. Through Jesus, God came to fully reveal himself to humanity. He is our risen Lord and Savior. He conquered sin and death and reconciled all his creation to himself, through the cross.
We have faith in the Holy Spirit who supernaturally transforms and empowers people. The Spirit is continually creating and renewing the church of Jesus, inviting faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races into a covenant of love and grace with the triune God and with one another. To enter this covenant is to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, be servants in service of the whole human family, proclaim the gospel to all the world, resist the powers of evil, share in Christ’s baptism, sit at his table, and join him in his passion and victory.
We have faith that God promises to all who trust in Him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, the presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.
The Journey is a member of The Diocese of The Emmaus Way and The Anglican Free Communion International. As such we affirm the historic creeds of the church such as The Apostles Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Athanasian Creed. While we affirm these creeds they are not a measuring stick to belong or participate at The Journey. EVERYONE is welcome at The Journey! And Everyone Means Everyone!