Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Journey Church of Haines City. I have a deep desire to serve the people of The Ridge. That’s why I started Journey Church.
I hope that this page can help you take the next steps towards being our guest and becoming part of our church.
If you still have question, feel free to send me a message with the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Plan a Visit
Here are some things that can make joining us for the first time even easier.
Parking: We currently meet in the old railroad station building in downtown Haines City. There is parking on either end of the building. However, you can also park in any of the public parking spaces that surround the park. You'll also find handicap parking in the lots to either end of the building.
Arriving: When you get to the location you will notice that there are several doors on the front of the building. We’ve opened one of the screen doors, and placed our entrance sign to make finding the correct entrance easier.
Timing: We know that your time is valuable. For this reason our service starts promptly at 10:00 and is scheduled to end at 11:15. Sometimes we even get our a little early.
Dress: We are much more worried about people than about what they are wearing. You may see Pastor Matt in a shirt and tie one week and a Star Trek or Marvel t-shirt the next week. You may see a woman in a dress sitting right next to someone in shorts and flip flops. Come in what makes you comfortable.
Connecting: We look forward to you coming. When you enter our goal is to greet you. Pastor Matt and others will be there to meet you and help you find your way around.
Journey Kids: For kids age 4 through 4th grade we offer kid's church. Here your kids will experience high energy worship music, a Bible lesson and FUN. With 10 years in children's ministry Pastor Matt and Ms. Kim have a passion for children's ministry. In fact Ms. Kim leads our kid's church.
Locations and Gatherings
Ok, that's not entirely true. We do have a place that we meet, but we don't currently have a building of our own. But, that's on purpose. Read below to find out why.
Where do we meet?
Amanda's Academy of Dance
1 Park Place, Haines City, FL 33844
Why meet in a dance studio?
For many years it has bothered me that so many churches spend so much money on a building that is only used for a few hours a week. Even a small church has thousands of square feet of space that sit empty for all but 5-6 hours a week. This is why we we meet in a dance studio. This allows us to keep our overall costs down so that more money can go towards serving our community.
This is not to say that we will never have a space of our own, but for now this is where we are and we love it. This is also not to say that other churches are doing it wrong. This is just how God has burdened us.
Join us online
Join us LIVE!
You can join us live via Facebook live every Sunday at 10:00. Like our Facebook page to help ensure you don't miss it. facebook.com/MyJourneyFL
You can also find a full library of our past services and messages on our Facebook page. Stay tuned as we will be bringing them to our website for easier viewing.
Children and Youth
Before starting Journey Church, Pastor Matt was a Children’s Pastor for 10 years.
He still has a passion for ministry to children and youth, and so does Journey Church.
On Sunday morning, youth worship with the adults. Our current youth also serve as part or the team that makes our services possible.
Soon we will be launching Journey Youth Small group on Wednesday nights. This group will be led by Pastor Matt and will meet in the home of Pastor Matt and Ms. Kim.
Children are encouraged to worship with their families in their families. After the music portion of the service is concluded, children are dismissed for a time of worship and lesson designed just for them.
This fall we will be launching a full Kid’s worship experience for Sunday mornings.