The Journey Metropolitan Community Church holds services at 10 a.m. on Sundays in Conyers. The congregation is part of the Metropolitan Community Churches, a denomination founded in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry to provide an inclusive church for LGBT Christians.
The Journey MCC was founded as an outreach of First MCC in Atlanta. The church’s mission is to reach people in Conyers, Covington and other cities south of Atlanta.
“We believe in the call of Jesus to make disciples of all nations; we believe there are many outside of the Metro Atlanta area who want and need to hear the message of God’s all-inclusive love as only MCC can deliver,” the church states on its website.
The Journey MCC is led by Rev. Renne Shawver, who served as pastor of Atlanta’s Christ Covenant MCC before joining the pastoral staff at First MCC, and Music Director Gregg Tomlinson.
In 2009, the church moved to its current, larger and more accessible location. They also “received their first Sunday offering over $1,000 to help them meet their obligations,” the MCC Impact newsletter reports in the May 2009 issue.
In addition to Sunday services, the Journey MCC fields a softball team in the Decatur Women’s Sports League and hosts events like potlucks.