COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how The Journey is responding.

Our leadership team, along with our Medical Response Team, is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.


Let's be THAT church who made their community better in a tough time! This is our opportunity to show so many people that the church is GOOD! Help us to LOVE NOVA!


Sunday Service

We are not currently meeting in our building for Sunday services.  


Instead, we are live-streaming condensed services on Sundays at 9 & 11am and on Mondays at 8pm at thejourneynova.online.church


Streaming the service at specific times allows for enhanced interaction like live chat and prayer. Each week we will make public our Journey Kids videos and teaching content which can be found at http://thejourneynova.org/kids.


Building Usage

We will suspend all usage of the building and midweek groups. Many of these groups offer childcare using the Journey Kids classroom space and the health and protection of people is our utmost concern right now.  


Life Groups

We are recommending all life groups meet virtually and follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.


Future Trips and Events

We are continually consulting various sources of information including our ministry partners in other countries, the State Department, and organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. We will make decisions in the future using this input and keeping the health and safety a priority for those at The Journey and those who we serve.  


Personal Precautions

If you are feeling sick or running a fever, the best thing you can do for everyone is to stay home. We encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available;
  • Not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Staying home if you are sick;
  • Covering your cough or sneeze;
  • Disinfecting objects and surfaces regularly. 

Online Giving

Thank you to those who give online regularly. This level of consistency in our funding allows The Journey to thrive and fund crucial ministry during this uncertain period. If you are unable to attend church in person for any period of time, please:

Give Online HERE or text "Journeynova give" to 77977. 


We so appreciate your faithful support. 


Hope

As believers in Jesus, we have hope even in moments of confusion and fear. We can bring about stability and peace through our conversations, both in person and online. We always want to be wise in the decisions we make, and simultaneously bold in our love for one another and the communities we live in.