Outreach at Journey is about showing God's love in a practical way. We have Journey in Action Sundays, where we go out into our community and do random acts of kindness, service projects or visit retirement centers. We host events like Splash Bash (renting out a Topeka pool and inviting the community to join us for free evening of swimming) or our Block Party, giving people an opportunity to connect with a church in a fun way. We hope to develop relationships with our neighbors, meet needs, and show that Journey Church is a safe place to navigate life and faith together. We also send out teams on mission trips - our next group will be going to Honduras in the summer of 2017.
Our Blessing Box is like a mini food pantry and we need your help to #StockTheBox
Suggested Items: Non-perishable food, drinks, personal hygiene products, and living essentials. Please avoid medicines and clothing (our box is not large).
Located at 1329 SW 37th Street - on the West side of Journey's driveway, next to 37th street.
Thanks to everyone who made Journey Jubilee possible. Jubilee was a summer outreach to develop relationships with neighborhood children, to meet needs and to connect with parents. We had 20 kids come through our Thursday morning activities and we supplied 75 backpacks filled with school supplies to students.
In 2016 we spent a lot of time and energy the first three months of the year remodeling our new facility and we are really enjoying it. In March we went out into our new neighborhood to invite them to our Easter Celebration. In June we held our 4th annual Splash Bash at Gage Park, a night of swimming and sweets for the whole community. For this year's USD 501's enrollment day we invited students from three schools in hopes to "change lives, one backpack at time." Four hundred students came in to "shop" for free backpacks and school supplies thanks to the generosity of donors. It was a great day and the help of lots of volunteers made it possible! In October we hosted a block party for our neighborhood and served 300 hotdogs. The bounce houses were a big hit! Journey was an Operation Christmas Child drop off location and the Journey family filled 72 of 382 boxes we collected. For Christmas we adopted a couple young adults who have recently aged out the foster system. We filled their needs lists and some wants too!