Who We Are

Journey of Faith has a rich history and a compelling mission to make a difference in the South Bay.

Our Story

Journey of Faith began in 1911 with a small group of families wanting to share the love of Jesus in the beach cities of the South Bay of Los Angeles. Over 100 years later, there are now thousands of people at two campus locations and an online community who call Journey of Faith their home.

At Journey we are a collection of people from all walks of life trusting and following Jesus. Through our stories we see lives changed as we follow a God who is calling us into His story, a story of love and compassion. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.

Mission

Inviting you to follow Jesus to make a difference in your world.

What We Believe

God (The Trinity)

We believe in one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  They are equal in every divine perfection and execute distinct but harmonious work in creation, sustaining and caring for the world, and redemption.

Ephesians 4:4-6, 1 Peter 1:2a

The Father

We believe in God the Father, creator of heaven and earth, who is perfect in holiness, power, wisdom, knowledge, and love.  He concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of every person, hears and answers prayer, and saves everyone from sin and death who comes to him through Jesus.

Genesis 1:1, Ephesians 1:3-6

Jesus

We believe in Jesus, the Father’s one and only Son.  He was fully God and fully man, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and willingly died on the cross to atone for the sins of the world.  He was resurrected and ascended into heaven, where he intercedes for his people until his personal return to earth.

John 1:1-5,14, Philippians 2:6-8, Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 1:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is wholly God and sent by the Father to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement.  The Holy Spirit comforts, empowers, guides, and gives life to every believer.  It is through the Holy Spirit’s power and presence that we are able to live for God and be his witnesses.

John 14:16-17, John 16:7-11, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:9-11

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is fully inspired by God, without error in the original manuscripts, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 

Sin and Salvation

We believe that all people are sinful and need God’s forgiveness.  We believe that Jesus, who himself will preside over the final judgement of all people, also provided a means for their salvation through his death and resurrection. Those who choose not to follow Jesus will be separated from God forever, while those who make a decision to accept Jesus’ forgiveness and leadership will be saved by grace and receive eternal life with God.

Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, John 3:16 

The Church

We believe that Jesus is the head of the universal Church and all believing people are members.  The local church exists for the purposes of worshiping God, observing the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper (communion) and baptism of believers by immersion, encouraging spiritual growth, accountability, evangelism, and service.

Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Christian Living

We believe everyone who follows Jesus should devote their lives to actively loving God and loving others.  They should strive to be faithful to God’s ways as revealed in Scripture, be wise stewards of their possessions, gifts, and abilities, sacrificially love people as Jesus does, and work together to experience the rich and meaningful life God intends for all of humanity.

Mark 12:29-31, John 10:10

Become a Member of Journey

Membership is not required to be part of our community here at Journey of Faith! Here at Journey, membership is a way to tell us that you agree with our beliefs and you will join us on our mission to invite people to follow Jesus to change the world. If you are interested in becoming a member of Journey of Faith you can express your interest by clicking below.