Journey Church's new primary location for Sunday School, worship, and  activities is 2802 New Hampshire (28th and New Hampshire) in Joplin.  Come check it out! Sunday School at 9:15 am and Worship at 10:30 am. Wednesday night kids program to start up again soon!

You can get a ride to the new location from 301 S McKinley (the "old building") this Sunday at 9 and 10:15 am.

McKinley Ave., we HAVE NOT ABANDONED YOU! This location is the new home of the Journey Church Ministry Center. Lots of exciting things to come at that location!

What Is Journey?

Journey Church is a Southern Baptist Church in Joplin, MO. However, that is not where the story ends. Journey is a loving, Christ-centered body of believers who desires that you come to us just as you are, not how you think someone expects you to be. The people of Journey are into building relationships, being there for each other through life's struggles, and, above all, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are not perfect, just a bunch of people who need the Grace of Jesus Christ. Our values: Family, Authenticity, Instruction, Transformation, and Hands-On Ministry.

Get Connected

A church home is nothing more than a place to go on Sunday mornings unless you are connected with other believers. There are many ways to get connected at Journey, but possibly the best of these is by participating in a Sunday morning small group. They meet at 9:15 am. There is a Christ-centered, nurturing environment to suit every member of your family. It's not scary, and you won't be walking in on a private meeting. People will be there to warmly welcome you and make you feel like a family member from the start.

Journey Blog

Read the Journey Blog! Get a little Biblical instruction, meditate on the Word, or read the latest thoughts from the Pastor and staff of Journey Church. You will find all kinds of items in the blog including sermons, devotionals, and even some random (but meaningful) thoughts.

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Stay Connected

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Journey's Online Community

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Join many Journey members and the pastor and staff as they read through the entire bible in 2013. The important thing is not whether or not you started with us on January 1, 2013. The important thing is JUST DECIDING to start digging into God's Word! Pick up the reading starting today. Follow the links below to find your readings for today and beyond. You can have your readings emailed to you or even see them via RSS on your Google or Yahoo home page. Note we have chosen the One Year reading plan, not the Chronological plan.

This Week's Readings

Get Your Readings via Email

Download Printable 12 Month Reading Plan (PDF)

Access the mobile version


A great way to keep track of your reading...

Check out You can choose a reading plan there (we chose the "One Year Bible" plan) and have it keep track of your readings. You can also take notes and add bookmarks which it will save to your account. If you have an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or ANY web enabled mobile device (that is, it has a web browser) you can use you version on the go. Either get the app (iPhone, Android, or Blackberry) or go to their website on your device. Your reading plan progress, today's readings, all your notes will all be there!

Need Pastoral Care?

Just need to talk to someone? Going into the hospital? Everyone needs to talk to someone at times. It is nice to have people there for you when you are in the hospital and during other rough times. Send and email to and let us care for you.

What to Expect - Your First Visit to Journey  

OK, so you have decided to visit this church with a strange name in Joplin, Journey Church. Going into a new church for the first time can be intimidating. Maybe you haven't been in church for a while, maybe you had a bad church experience somewhere along the line that left you with negative feelings toward church, or maybe you have never been to church and someone asked you to come with them. Whatever your situation is when you come in the door for the first time, there are a few things you can be absolutely sure of:

We are a family of people who follow Christ Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. Our family will make you feel welcome.

We love unconditionally all people who walk in the door!

We are ready to get to know you, just as you are. This is the way Jesus does it.

We are very low key when it comes to dress. Wear your jeans and t-shirt, wear a suit and a tie, wear your flip flops or wear your $300 shoes - we really don't care! What we DO care about is that you come  ready to listen and act on whatever God has for you.

See you when you get here!