Journey Outreach Ministry

Outreach is important at Journey Church. We want to reach out to help those who need it. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus, both nearby and far away.

JOURNEY’S OUTREACH MISSION: To see people far from God rescued with real life in Christ. “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (NIV) Proverbs 31:8-9

As a body of believers we are stepping out to live the mission. Journey church places 10% of the money given to reach the lost with the gospel, and to defend the poor and the needy outside of the four walls of the church. Our Outreach Ministry regularly highlights opportunities for believers at Journey to serve, to spread Gospel truth and draw closer to the heart of God.

DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED? If you are interested in giving support or getting involved with any of these ministries, please contact Chris & Felecia Athey at outreach@journeykc.com

Journey Outreach Highlights Newsletter

Opportunities to Serve

Volunteer – Mobile Food Pantry Outreach with Harvesters

>> Go to journeykc.com/the411 for current Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities

Journey Outreach is excited to partner with Harvesters Food Network to serve our community with a monthly Mobile Food Pantry. This will take place every 3rd Saturday of the month at Journey Church.

We need several volunteers to make this a success! We do need you to sign up in advance. Ages 8 and up can serve. If you try to volunteer for a specific date and it is full you can try choosing a different date. Join your church family and let’s serve our community!

Global Ministries Financially Supported

Phillips Asia-Pacific

In today’s modern age if you are unreached by the gospel it is because you live somewhere on the planet that is unsafe, dangerous or hard to get to. Missionaries are currently serving in locations that commonly experiencing war, civil unrest, terrorism, riots, organized crime and government corruption/persecution. Our Ministry is to work with both missionaries and local believers to prepare them to count the cost of obedience, mitigate risks, and provide crisis response as they Advance the Gospel around the world.

Healing & Training the Nations – India

For fifteen years we are facilitating and undergirding church planting movements by training indigenous leaders in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit; a Gospel of grace demonstrated by healings, deliverances and miracles. Our primary focus is northern India, and we have recently expanded our partnership to include other missionaries and indigenous church leaders in Africa, Asia and Europe. We also produce training materials and books in local languages.

Operation Christmas Child

What goes in the box is fun. What comes out is eternal. Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship – transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the good news of Jesus Christ. In 2015 Journey filled, sent and included the Greatest Journey [12 week discipleship program] for 500 boxes which equals 500 kids hearing the gospel!

Embracing Hope Ethiopia

Embracing Hope Ethiopia works in the Kore’ slum of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, providing orphan prevention and family preservation through holistic interventions. Journey currently supports two families.

All God’s Children

This organization exists to serve the hurting and lost people in this world through the unconditional love of Jesus. By providing spiritual and physical aid through healthcare, orphan and widow care, education, discipleship, and sustainability efforts. Our primary work is in Zambia Africa. We also have a small project in Southern India.

Go.Set.Ready Ministry

Jesus tells us to GO and do likewise…we see ourselves as mobilizers to help people do just that. We desire to connect those with a heart to go, give and pray to those in need of resources, ministry and most of all God’s love. We feel called to do this through advocacy and awareness, short term trips, and missions training and support trips to Grenada, Mexico and Ethiopia.

Local Outreach Partners & Opportunities

City Union Mission

We are an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, and children who are poor or homeless. Journey Church is a financial supporter to their yearly kitchen & food pantry needs.

Camp Cumcito

This is a week long mission opportunity serving at-risk kids from the K.C. area. Lots of positions are available: counselors, cooks, rec. staff, crafts, and more! Over 500 children from low-income families, ages 4 to 16, spend a fun-packed week at the camp located near Warsaw, Missouri. Counselors surround the children with love and consistent discipline, teaching them about Jesus and the life they can experience by living for Him. There are continued opportunities to follow up with campers after camp!

Hillcrest Hope

Journey Church currently sponsors one apartment & provides assistance with the food pantry and needs as they arise. Hillcrest works to transform and restore families, giving them a redemptive opportunity to write a second story in their lives. They provide the tools families need to create their best life. Through volunteer-taught classes in life skills, employment, community living and budgeting, Hillcrest Hope equips them through rigorous education and community in a 90-day transformational housing environment.

Liberty Women’s Clinic

The goal of the clinic is to minister with the love of Christ by empowering people to make informed, life-affirming choices about pregnancy, sexual health and relationships. We empower people to make informed, life-affirming decisions. Journey church is a financial partner and is involved with LWC fundraising events.

Harvester’s Community Food Network

Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. We are a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. We also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition. Journey church provided financial assistance & teams volunteer at the KC, MO distribution center.

Hope Faith Ministries

Hope Faith Ministries provides essential services that are available 6 days a week from 6:30am to 2:00pm Monday thru Friday, only open until 1:00pm on Thursday, and 6:30am to 3:00pm on Saturday. Hot meals, clothing, telephone and mail access, housing and employment referrals, case management, a computer lab, private showers, medical, vision, and dental are just some of the many services available. Hope Faith Ministries is Kansas City’s only collaborative day center with on-site partners that provide a wide array of services including medical, vision, and dental as well as mental health, counseling, and case management. Hope Faith continually strives to work with area agencies and community partners to provide a wide array of services and programs to meet the changing needs of our guests and community. Journey church partners with HFM by providing financial assistance to provide meals & by taking team of volunteers to the center to prepare the meals & minister to their guests.

Mother’s Refuge

Located in Independence, MO Mother’s Refuge is a home for young pregnant mother’s.
Their mission is to shelter and educate homeless, pregnant and parenting young women by providing comprehensive services that empower them to make successful life decisions for themselves and their babies. We are honored to partner with this agency and help to show the love of Christ and to make an impact in lives for generations upon generations.

Safe Families for Children

Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children (SFFC) surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. We are a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides hope and support to families in our local communities.

Our vision is to create a world where children are safe and families transformed through radically compassionate communities. Our mission is to host vulnerable children and create extended family–like support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

Care Portal / Global Orphan Project

After a decade of caring for orphans around the world, The Global Orphan Project (GO Project) created CarePortal in 2015 as a tool to mobilize U.S. churches to care for foster children and vulnerable families in their own backyards.

CarePortal is a technology platform that connects vulnerable children and families to people who have something to give. Social workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.

Journey’s Meals Ministry

Meals are a practical and loving way to support those in our church during times when families need extra support: birth of a baby, new foster placement/adoption, major surgery, death, etc. Contact Felecia Athey at outreach@journeykc.com for more information or to sign up.

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