Missions

Serve the World

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

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.

All 2020 international mission trips have been cancelled at this time, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

LOCAL OUTREACH PARTNERS

Jesus talked a lot about his love for those who are poor, hurting, broken, and forgotten. The mission at Journey is to Love God, Love People, and Serve the World. The world starts just outside of our doors. Many people in our community are hurting, confused, hungry, broken, and hopeless.

A great way to serve is to donate canned food for our Food for Life ministry. Every fifth Sunday, we collect various items to be distributed to families in need.  Learn more about Food for Life here

If you would like to know more about opportunities to serve in our community as they develop, please contact us at missions@journeychristian.com.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

Check out this list of the national and international friends and partners that we are happy to support. 

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.

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.

 Just As You Are (JAYA) Ministries was established in 2008 as a prison ministry. Husband and wife team Al and Sue Hoover came from a background of brokenness, drugs and incarceration and were delivered from that lifestyle through Jesus Christ. They have been bringing hugs and hope in Christ into the Orlando Work Release Center, a Department of Corrections women’s facility where they finish up the end of their prison sentence. They have also been transporting these women to Journey Christian Church every Sunday for the last ten years. The women are provided a meal and fellowship after church with a team of faithful volunteers from Journey. The mission 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) 

Connection Point Church is a church plant in Pensacola, Florida ministering to the local community. Connection Point recently completed their first Rooted group with 16 people completing the 10-week journey (via Zoom), and many great stories of God’s work in and through their lives. Over the last year, there have been 13 baptisms, 16 people rededicating their lives to Jesus, and 6 people who have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior for the first time. 

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. They continue to be an extension of the Light of Jesus Church that is a dynamic ministry led by Russian and Kazakh pastors who continue to have a fruitful youth ministry, prison ministry and a support base for the Light House.  They continue to minster to many people and are creating strong relationships despite the challenging social/political environment.

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. 

Sheltering Wings is a mission in Burkina Faso, 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.  

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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.

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If you would like to know more about mission opportunities, please contact us at missions@journeychristian.com.

 

 

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8