A temporary Journey Church sign hangs at the construction site where the new church will be located and a rendering of the 14,250 square-foot Journey Church currently being constructed.
Article and photo by Patte Smith; rendering courtesy of Journey Church
Construction crews have started excavating the 12.6-acre Journey Church site, located at 9009 Clydesdale Road. Situated between the Surrey Ridge and Oak Hills neighborhoods, the 14,250 square-foot, two-story church is the first phase of the church’s total 24,000 square-foot plan. The second phase includes an additional 9,750 square-foot addition to the church. Currently, there are no plans or timeline for the phase two project.
A 350-seat auditorium for services will be on the main level, as well as a lobby, restrooms and refreshment area. The south side of the structure will be 43 feet tall and open into the lower level where six youth classrooms will be located. A nursery, toddler room and gathering area will be on the lower level. There will be 155 parking spaces.
At the time the project was first designed, the church planned to hold two Sunday services with approximately 600 people attending the gatherings. Since that time, Journey Church in Castle Rock closed its doors and is planning on merging its congregation with the new Journey Church. The parishioners hail from Parker, Bailey, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock, Englewood and Centennial.
“If the congregation grows, more services will be added,” noted Pastor Scotty Priest. Weekday programs will also be held in the building, including youth events. There are no plans to open a school at this time.
For more information about the church, visit www.journeycolorado.com.