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NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

Each weekend, we want you to walk in and be welcomed by real people, inspired by excellent music, and challenged by biblical messages that address everyday problems. 

The Journey North is real. It’s relevant to your life. It’s a place where families reconnect, marriages heal, and relationships mend.

Our desire is to reach people for Christ so that lives are changed. 

While our heritage is Baptist, our six core beliefs are the foundation of Christian faith. People from a wide range of denominational backgrounds, and no church background at all, feel at home here. 

Our Story

The Bjorlo’s moved their family to Brainerd Lakes Area to start The Journey North Community Church in September, 2003 after receiving the recommendation from Converge USA Assessment Center to plant a new church.  

The official launch Sunday was January 4th, 2004 with about 130 people in attendance.  Today there are nearly 900 people each weekend at two locations (Aitkin & Baxter), many of whom have decided to make Jesus Christ their life leader since they started attending.  

The Journey North is a safe place for people to learn about God.  It’s a place that recognizes everyone is truly on a spiritual journey (whether they realize it or not).  Our hope and prayer is that this church becomes a place where you can align your heart to “True North”.