About Us

About Us

WHO WE ARE

The image of the Christian life as a journey captures our experience of following Jesus like few others. Journey involves movement, action, risks, stops and starts, detours, delays, stories, joy, and celebration. We are a people on mission working together for the common good and renewal of our city –that’s our journey!

YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” – JESUS

Have you ever wondered, what would that look like? Do you believe it’s possible? If you do, what would your role be in that world? Jesus’ words are an invitation to us to join God in the renewal of all things. Perhaps the first step in seeing the Kingdom come here is just outside your front door.

“LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF.” – JESUS

Whenever anyone asks Jesus a big question, isn’t it amazing how simple his answers tend to be? His answers lead us to what is tangible right in front of us. God invites us to join him in what he is already doing in the world. This world. The place we live, work, and play. Our Neighbourhood.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PARISH

The vision of The Journey is to be one church, rooted in neighbourhoods all over the city, that network together to restore our city socially, spiritually & culturally with the Gospel of Jesus. Our vision is to one day see a parish church representing every neighbourhood in Ottawa.

INTRO TO THE JOURNEY

Author Tim Dickau articulates our desired commitment to neighbourhoods so well,

“Not only are relationships deepened and enhanced through sharing a common neighbourhood, our vision for and participation in the neighbourhood changes, too. When you inhabit a neighbourhood together as part of a community, you begin to grasp a kingdom vision of God’s in-breaking into our neighbourhoods, a biblical vision for a city of delight, full of gardens and beauty and creativity, a place where justice for the least and joyful celebration exist side by side.

When you inhabit a place as part of a community, you not only draw energy from one another to be involved in cultivating these characteristics, but you also begin to care about this place, your home, where you dwell with neighbours you have come to care about and even love as you share life together. If you work in one place, shop in another, play in a third and “go to church” in a fourth, life becomes more fragmented. When you are part of a community that inhabits a neighbourhood with a vision to be involved in its transformation, life itself becomes more integrated and whole. Our communities become kinder, and we begin to consider each other’s welfare as we make economic, social, and political decisions.”

OUR STORY