We believe that students are a part of the church. They are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today. As such, we do not believe that students should be largely segregated from the rest of the church. At Journey we do not have a “youth church” or a “youth group.” What we do have is a Student Ministry which seeks to provide adequate and appropriate environments for our students to help them follow Jesus.
We do recognize that students have a particular set of needs and interests that we have a responsibility to meet with the understanding that contextualization is necessary with every generation and every culture. But we are not a separate entity simply owned and operated by Journey Church. We are Journey Church, and our vision, mission, and goals are the same. We want to help people follow Jesus. The strategy is connect, grow, & serve. So as a Student Ministry we seek to provide adequate and appropriate environments for our students to connect, grow, and serve.