Very simply put, The Journey Church of Marietta is a group of people who are all about Jesus. We don't despise denominations at all, we love our brothers & sisters in Christ who are a part of denominations across the globe. However, we have chosen to respond to our specific calling by not affiliating ourselves with any denomination.
With that said, we are currently and have been in an assessment process since July of 2011 with a church planting organization called ACTS 29. The reasons we are pursuing ACTS 29 may not be what you think. They haven't offered us any money and they won't "govern" us in any way. They are simply an asset to our vision by being a network of like-minded brothers who also want to bring glory to Jesus. We also agree with their doctrine and share a heart to continue planting churches, which will most definitely be a part of our DNA at The Journey. Read the letter below and/or click this link to access ACTS 29's website and find out everything you need to know about this wonderful organization.
(a letter from ACTS 29)
Over the last ten years Acts 29 has emerged from a small band of brothers to over 400 churches in the United States and networks of churches in multiple countries.
We want to allow a unifying, uncommon move of God to happen through Acts 29 -- all centered on the gospel and advancing the mission of Jesus through obediently planting church-planting churches. It is our desire to see this leading to millions of lives changed by the power of the Spirit for the glory of God.
Acts 29 is seeking to get behind the men who are planting churches by:
- covenanting with them under the gospel
- training missional leaders formally and informally
- networking with men in different denominations and networks for the kingdom good of the city,
- resourcing planters with the tools they need to develop in a healthy manner
- multiplying the gospel through church-planting as a means to make disciples of all nations
- inspiring them as Spirit-empowered leaders, united with this gospel community of Acts 29 churches, on mission together for the glory of God.
Acts 29 is not a model or a style. We have classical church plants with a preacher and a congregation, we have video-delivered sermons, we have missional community models, replants, and existing churches that want to plant churches with us. We seek to be a movement of church-planting networks - that is, decentralized and empowered networks to lead men of all different types of churches in order to make disciples of all people groups.