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About Journey Church International

Our Story

Journey Church International is a non-denominational church in Lee’s Summit that exists to see people far from God become passionate Christians who make a difference in the world. 

In January 2011, a group of 20 adults, led by Pastor Christian Newsome and his wife Danielle, began meeting in a living room in south Lee’s Summit. On September 18th of that same year, Journey Church International officially launched at Summit Lakes Middle School. Teams of volunteers transformed the school into a place of community and fellowship, where people could experience Jesus every Sunday through high-energy worship and Bible-based teaching. After four years of continual growth, Journey broke ground on its own property for a permanent home.

Since our church ministry began, we’ve seen God work in incredible ways. He uses the church body at Journey to impact our community and the world for the better and guides us to be stewards of His unending love and grace.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to join us as we learn, grow, and strive to live more like Christ. Each weekend, our congregation gathers — in person and online — to glorify God and hear His Word. We also offer a wide variety of ministries, programs, classes, and more to help Journey partners deepen their faith and build meaningful connections with other believers.

We’d love for you to witness how God is moving throughout our church and encourage you to visit us this Sunday. Worship with us at 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 A.M. We can’t wait to journey together!

Journey Church International's Core Beliefs

Our six core beliefs are based on biblical truths and form the framework of all our teaching and church ministry. We believe in:


Because you can’t outgive God.

Spiritual Growth

Because every person has a next step.

Global Impact

Because we are called to make a difference in the world.

Community Impact

Because we are a church for our community, not just in our community.

Sharing Jesus

Because if you know Him, you show Him.


Because we are called to equip and release reproducing disciples.

Our Strategy

It’s our mission to help you continue to deepen your faith, whether you’ve been a devout believer for decades or are new to Christianity. To do this, we’ve implemented a strategy that revolves around four Es. Nearly everyone at our church in Lee’s Summit who has committed themselves to these four areas has experienced spiritual growth in their life.


Experience God each Sunday through Journey Church International’s worship services.


Engage in relationships in your community weekly through our discipleship groups.


Embrace serving at our church, in our community, and around the world.


Equip yourself with a Personalized Spiritual Growth Plan to take your next steps as a Christian.

Get to Know Our Pastor and Ministry Team

Our lead pastor, Pastor Christian Newsome, and our entire church ministry team are passionate about providing you with all the necessary tools and resources to grow in your walk with Jesus. Click the button below to learn more about the people who make up our staff team at Journey Church International.

Plan Your Visit to Journey Church International

It can be a bit overwhelming visiting a new church near you for the first time. We get it! We’ve got a lot going on, but we want to make sure you feel right at home. For more information about what you can expect when you visit Journey in Lee’s Summit, click the button below.