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We are a community of people who are dedicated to celebrating together, learning the profound thoughts of God and living out the instructions in the Bible. For us, church isn’t about religious rituals, but rather having a relationship with the " Heavenly Father".

We are located in Milford, Iowa and have been together for over 50 years. We started as Milford Baptist Church and eventually came to be known as New Journey Community Church. We are an autonomous church affiliated with Converge Worldwide.

Converge worldwide

Converge Worldwide is a movement of over 1300 churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. Converge Worldwide is broken into districts.  Our district is called Converge Northcentral which covers Minnesota and Iowa.We have chosen to connect with Converge because they are an organization rooted in the inerrant, infallible word of God and we love their dedication to offering every person an opportunity to hear the gospel in a clear and compelling way. 

OUr Pastor

Our Interim Pastor, Rev. Paul Heppner, has come to us from Faribault, Minnesota.  Paul has over 21 years of full-time ministry experience, including starting two churches.  His passion is to connect with people who are struggling to understand Christianity, help them come to a personal relationship with Jesus and then disciple them into profound followers of God. 


Paul has the ability to convey profound perspectives using creative communication to inspire people into action.  Paul is an expert in helping people make changes.  His experience as a church planter has helped prepare New Journey for aggressive growth.