The Milton Center (Independence High School)
86 School Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009
For the last year, Journey has been strategizing toward the mission of expanding our involvement with people on a more organic level.
The decision to sell the Crabapple property was a key component of the plan. Within two weeks of the congregation voting to sell, a buyer was on the scene.
Fulton Academy of Science an d Technology (FAST) is purchasing the Crabapple property and Journey Church is moving from a permanent location (brick and mortar) to a leased location which allows for more flexible ministry.
The Sunday morning worship and teaching program take places at The Milton Center, the Fulton County teacher training facility located next to Independence High School.
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Journey Church moving to Milton Center
ROSWELL, Ga—The members of Journey Christian Church (Roswell) today announced the sale of their campus on Crabapple Road to a new Fulton County charter school. Journey Church will begin meeting this Sunday morning at The Milton Center (Independence High School) in Alpharetta. This move reflects a renewed desire of the leadership and church family to expand their involvement with the local community and increase the funding of important local and global ministries. The church is a non-denominational congregation that was established in the Roswell area in 1949 and moved to its current location at 11365 Crabapple Road in 1987.
Pastor Dan Garrett explains the unusual decision to move, “Our goal is to continually transform ourselves to better position the church to meet today’s realities and opportunities. While we are committed to our core values, we also want to be flexible enough to adjust our strategies for connecting with people, wherever they are on life’s journey. I have never seen our people so energized about the future and the potential to influence others with a positive message of hope.”
According to Dr. Wilbur Reid, chairman of Journey’s board, “We reevaluated our priorities, and brick and mortar did not fit our vision for connecting to the community. The church is this wonderful group of people, not a specific location. This move allows us to remove all debt obligations and direct significantly more financial resources to deserving ministries here and around the world.”
Brenda Orlans, coordinator of the Hope Roswell consortium of churches, describes Journey Church as “an active group of people who really get things done. They’re always ready to serve the people in Roswell.”
Chairman of the Venue team, Dr. Cedrick Noel emphasizes, “We have not altered our beliefs or values. We are not changing who we are. Our move simply reflects a renewed commitment to being a positive presence in North Fulton.”
Journey Church will meet for worship and programs for all ages on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at The Milton Center, while also continuing to search for an appropriate facility to lease and renovate. For more information about the new worship location and other new initiatives taking place at Journey Christian Church, please visit journeyroswell.org or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Journey Christian Church:
Journey is a non-denominational congregation focused on welcoming people from all walks of life, encouraging spiritual development and serving the community. Journey is affiliated with other independent Christian Churches and the church is a member of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Roswell Inc.