Why Choose Journey
Pastors are burdened daily with the rising needs of their congregants. At Journey, our purpose is to be an extension of the Body of Christ – The Church. We acknowledge and endorse that the primary care of church members comes from their home church. We desire to come alongside you to aid your ministry and high calling to be shepherd, counselor, and comforter. If you desire an interdependent relationship with Journey and your church member, please contact us to discuss what this relationship may look like. We recommend using a Mutual Cooperation Waiver when working with church members. It is not required, but helps keep both the church member and the Journey counselor accountable. If you would like to refer someone to Journey, consider using this waiver. You can download it here: Mutual Cooperation Waiver.
We believe in:
- The authority and inerrancy of Scripture
- The Trinity
- The Creation of Man
- The Fall and Sin of Mankind
- Jesus Christ – fully God and fully sinless man, and the need for his crucifixion
- Justification and Sanctification
Furthermore, we align ourselves with and fully accept the Statement of Faith from the American Association of Christian Counselors.
The American Association of Christian Counselors Statement of Faith
There exists only one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Scriptures, both Old and New testaments, are the inspired, inerrant and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks. Human nature derives from two historical personas, male and female, created in God’s image. They were created perfect, but they sinned, plunging themselves and all human beings into sin, guilt, suffering, and death.
The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe. Only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit and are true members of the Church; only they will spend eternity with Christ. The Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ. He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers, and He comforts, guides, convicts, and enables believers to live in ways that honor Christ. Ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, social, psychological, and spiritual beings. The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.
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The Book of Esther offers a message of hope for women who have experienced sexual violence; it provides a glimpse into the healing and redemptive power that God’s inherent Word can provide to a hurting soul.
“Though Jesus came two thousand years ago, the darkness has not, and will not, overcome his saving work. My prayer this Christmas is that you will welcome Jesus and know the blessing of his love, his light in whatever darkness you are facing, and his life that overcomes death.”