What are your service times?

Journey Church worships weekly on Sundays at 9 a.m. Our Wednesday Encounters begins with Intercessory Prayer at 6:30 p.m. followed by Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. We welcome worshippers to join us during those times online via our live service. For more information about our worship services, please click here
What is Big Sunday/Spirit Sunday?

Big Sunday/Spirit Sunday is a single worship service at 9:00 a.m. 

  • Holiday weekends are usually Big Sunday weekends. Be sure to check the website calendar for updates! www.journeycolumbia.org/events.
  • Fifth Sundays are always Big Sunday. On the 5th Sunday of any month, both Worship Encounters combine for one worship service at 9 a.m., where we celebrate Holy Baptism. We encourage everyone (guests, frequent flyers, and members) to come and experience the love of God in a BIG way.
How can I view services online?
Live service can be viewed weekly online from our Worship page or Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. 
What is the attire?
Come comfortable and casual. Come expecting Pastor Ashford and associate pastors to do the same. If you like to dress up, you can dress up. Journey Church is about seeking a real relationship with God and with one another. What we wear is secondary.
Is Journey a Christian church?
Journey is a Christian church connected with the South Carolina United Methodist Church. You may find out more about the United Methodist Church at www.umcsc.org. We mix a modern style with some of the traditional practices of the Christian church. We are committed to making disciples. Our core values focus on our being Invested, Inviting, and Involved.
What is your worship schedule?
Sunday Services: 9 a.m.
1st Sunday   Holy Communion & Tithe Sunday
2nd Sunday Emerging Leaders Sunday & Children’s Church 
3rd Sunday  Man Up Sunday
4th Sunday  Youth Takeover & Children’s Church
5th Sunday  Big Sunday & Holy Baptism
Every Wednesday, Intercessory Prayer is held at 6:30 p.m. followed by Bible Study at 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
How can I become a member? 
One can become a member by:
Confession of Faith: This process marks the initial entrance into membership in the church when one confesses faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
By Reaffirmation of Faith: This process marks renewing of our confession of faith after a period of inactivity or not being on a church membership role.
Transfer of Membership: You may be joining from another United Methodist Church or a Christian church of another denomination. We recognize Baptism from all other Christian churches.
New members orientation is held quarterly.
What is the Baptism process?

Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere. Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God’s love and forgiveness of our sins. Persons of any age can be baptized. At Journey, we baptize by sprinkling, immersion, or pouring. A person receives the sacrament of baptism only once in his or her life.

What are spiritual disciplines?

Spiritual disciplines are basic Christian practices designed to help us live out the commandment given to us by the Lord. “You shall love the lord with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:36-38) Spiritual disciplines are both acts of devotion (to God) and acts of mercy (to your neighbor). Acts of devotion include worship, prayer (private and family), Holy Communion, Bible Study, fasting or abstinence. Acts of mercy include caring for the poor, caring for our neighbors, visiting jails/prisons, welcoming all, seeking justice and acting for the common good.
What are Journey groups?
Journey groups consist of all of our ministry teams, Bible Study groups, children and youth ministries and community outreach events. The purpose is to grow spiritually in Christ through personal devotion, accountability and service.
What is servant leadership?
Servant leadership is persons who feel called to go above and beyond by leading others to Christ as described in Acts 6. It honors people who give sacrificially of their time, talent, and treasure to the ministry of the church. In addition, practicing spiritual disciplines are a regular part of their daily journey with God.
How can I download the Journey Church app?
To download the Journey Church app on your Apple or Android smartphone, visit your App Store and search for Journey Columbia, then download, install, and open the app. 
How can I give to Journey Church?
There are 8 ways to give at Journey: (1) in person during worship; (2) by mail-1151 Longreen Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29229; (3) at the giving kiosks in the sanctuary; (4) the Journey Columbia app and Recurring Gift through the app; (5) via the website Give link at journeycolumbia.org; (6) by PayPal-finance@journeycolumbia.org; (7) by CashApp-$journeyumc (Please include your name in the “For” line.); and (8) by the Facebook-Learn More button.
We stand on Malachi 3:10, Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
How can I connect with you on social media?
Connect with us on social media!
Facebook: Journey United Methodist Church in Columbia
Twitter: @journeycolumbia
Instagram: journeycolumbiasc
Our hashtag is #JUMCSC