Outreach

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 last group went to Honduras in the summer of 2017.


See Outreach Opportunities below or check out upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities.

Loving Others

Help us to love others in a practical way. 

  • Love Our Neigborhood - Stock the Box

    Our Blessing Box is like a mini food pantry and we need your help to keep it stocked. Suggested Items: Non-perishable food, drinks, personal hygiene products, and living essentials. Please avoid medicines and clothing (our box is not large).

    Our neighborhood Blessing Box is located at 1329 SW 37th Street - on the West side of Journey's driveway, next to 37th street. Or find a Blessing Box near you: #StockTheBox.

  • Love Our City - Fill a Tub of Love

    Support our community by supporting the Topeka Rescue Mission.

    At Journey we regularly deliver "Tubs of Love." We are currently doing a Winter Wear Tub. Items can be brought to the Tub near the Welcome Counter. Suggested items: winter coats (men’s, women’s, children’s), plus size winter coats (men’s and women’s), winter hats, gloves, scarves, microfiber blankets (all sizes), sleeping bags

  • Love Our World - Send a Shoebox

    Share Good News of Great Joy around the world- send a "shoebox" with Operation Christmas Child.

    Journey Church will be a Shoebox Drop-Off Location November 13 - 20th. Volunteers needed.

JOURNEY JUBILEE

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.


Past Outreach Events

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!