Missions  &  Outreach

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Our vision at Journey is to be a growing community of people on a life-changing journey with Jesus. As we follow Jesus, He will lead us to share the love God has for us with words and actions in our local communities and abroad.
Just AS You Are (JAYA) Ministries was officially established in 2008. Husband and wife team Al and Sue Hoover came from a background of brokenness, drugs, divorce, and incarceration, before Christ.  They were delivered from that lifestyle through Jesus Christ and re-married in 1992.  Just AS You Are Ministries evolved from their desire to share the Good News with the broken so Jesus could begin the restoration of the family, as He did for them. God’s calling led Al and Sue to begin visiting the Florida Prison System and the Orlando Work Release Center, a Department of Corrections women’s facility that housed 84 women where they were finishing up the end of their prison sentence. Beginning in May 2010, they began transporting the women who were approved to Journey Christian Church. Every Sunday these women are provided a meal and fellowship after church with a team of 20 faithful volunteers.
In May 2021, Al and Sue began re-visiting the STEPS Program (Specialized Treatment Education and Prevention Services) on Wednesdays. They are doing a 12 step bible study with them using the Life Recovery Journey Workbook, which includes four bible studies on each step, and also use the Life Recovery Bible, as they are able to apply the scriptures in context and how they relate to their recovery.

The mission of JAYA is to show up and love these women “Just AS They Are” in their brokenness, and plant the seeds of hope and transformation through Jesus Christ! It begins with a much-needed hug and God does the rest as we are obedient to His calling on our lives. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison … (Hebrews 13:3)

Journey Christian Church sponsors Food For Life

At 7:30am on the 2nd Saturday of every month (doors open at 6:30am), Food for Life volunteers distributes food to families in need, along with providing a message of hope through a relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information about attending Food for Life at Journey, either as a volunteer or guest, please contact Chuck Shegda, our ministry director, by clicking the "Food For Life" button below.

Every Fifth Sunday will be a collection time for selected items for Food For Life distribution days on the second Saturday of each month.
Sheltering Wings is a mission in West Africa ministering to orphans, training, and equipping women through their women’s crisis center, and finding solutions to farming through experimental agriculture projects that extend the very short growing season and then training evangelism teams from the local church in those solutions.
International Justice Mission (IJM) is an organized group of advocates, donors, investigators, social workers, lawyers, and government leaders who are executing a proven plan that will stop the modern slave trade in its tracks.  Journey partners with IJM in its rescue and recovery mission from the fishing industry slave trade on Lake Volta in Ghana.
CRU Latin America is helping to fulfill the great commission by winning people to faith in Jesus, building them in their faith, and sending them to win and build others and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship.
Faith in Action brings hope to the forgotten peoples of Guatemala by laboring alongside them and by being testimonies of God’s love and compassion.
Kore Foundation was founded in 2010 by Dr. Dennis Bratton and his wife Brenda to pursue sustainable solutions to extreme poverty for the people of Haiti utilizing a business as ministry model. Kore’s approach is to create business opportunities in agricultural development as a vehicle to promote food security, educational opportunity, economic development and community health in Haiti.

Light House Mission Kazakhstan

Light House Mission Kazakhstan began in May of 2002 as a ministry of the Light Of Jesus Church in Almaty Kazakhstan that was planted by the Green family. The ministry began as a home for teenage orphans but has changed with the needs of the Kazakh people over the years. It is now ministering to and helping families who have adopted in Kazakhstan and families in the foster-care network. They help provide food, clothing, respite care  and spiritual direction for several families in Almaty.
Florida Church Partners is a planting organization whose goal is to help their churches reach an estimated quarter-million people in the state of Florida.
TCM International Institute is a seminary in Europe that develops Christian leaders for significant service through higher learning.
Choices Women’s Clinic is a pro-life pregnancy support center with locations in downtown Orlando and near UCF.
Loaves & Fishes is a food ministry in Apopka serving 400 families every week.
Lake Aurora Camp is a camp and retreat center dedicated to helping youth and families to develop core values based on Christian principles.
The Rafiki Foundation‘s mission is to cultivate a multitude of godly contributors in ten African countries through the establishment of ten Rafiki Training Villages.  These Villages provide living and education facilities through Rafiki’s five programs:  Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care and Widows.
Eastside Christian Church is a church plant located on the Eastside of Orlando whose vision is to help transform the spiritual landscape by planting churches in neighborhoods and communities across the city of Orlando, creating opportunities for people to exchange the common for the holy.

Encounter Christian Church

Encounter Christian Church is a church plant led by Pastor Gee Venegas on the campus of Johnson University in Kissimmee.  Encounter Christian Church exists to be a multiethnic, multilingual, and multigenerational church seeking to reach the lost and empower people to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
Camp Bahamas Ministries was founded in The Bahamas in 1998 through the Directorship of Richard and Andrea Albury.  Camp Bahamas started hosting missions teams in June 1999 and ministered to shut-ins, widows, and the surrounding communities.   Day camps were added the following year.  Now permanently located in Eleuthera, Camp Bahamas provides customizable short-term missions opportunities to groups from churches, middle schools, high schools, universities, and organizations.
Ecuador, Hacienda El Refugio – One Collective seeks to provide a holistic strategy rooted in the ways of Jesus and focuses on sustainable change in oppressed communities around the world.  Journey partners with One Collective to provide both support and short-term missions trips to Hacienda El Refugio, Ecuador.
Johnson University is a private Christian university we support located in Kissimmee, Florida whose mission is to educate students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.
Journey’s Pastoral Residency Program partners with future church leaders to equip and develop the next generation of pastors for a lifetime of significant ministry leadership.