Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of  The Journey is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation.

Outreach Ministry

Our mission is to change how the church and community views ministry. We believe that the heart of Jesus’ ministry was not in a temple or church, it was out among people. Therefore, outreach should be viewed as a lifestyle, not an event. As we change our lives to look more like Christ’s, people will see our love for them. The purpose of this team is to organize events to establish relationships with people that will help share God’s love for them.


Kids Cove

We believe that our young children are some of our most valuable assets and treasures. Therefore, it is our desire to provide a safe, loving and caring environment for your child. Our teachers and caregivers are committed to meeting the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each child and their family. Each person serving in this area has been screened and received training through Reducing the Risk video series.

Kids Cove is provided during the 10:30 am Worship Service.

The Baby Bay is available for newborns to children age 3 and includes those who are not potty trained. Tiny Tot Landing is available for children ages 3 to children entering kindergarten.

We continue to have a need for more helpers and teachers. Please pray about this opportunity to serve our young families in our church. If you are interested, please contact one of these wonderful team leaders Johnnie Ova, Valerie Wright, Ashley Stainbrook, Christina Durham, Chantal Hess by contacting the church office.


Children’s Ministry

Through fun, creative and interactive techniques, your child will begin to have a deeper understanding of the Bible.  They will not only learn what the Bible says, but also how it applies to his or her life.  This class meets during the Sunday Morning Worship service and every Wednesday from 6:15pm-8:00pm.

Through the Elevate program, the energetic staff are able to bring the bible to life with modern techniques that kids can really relate to! With bible stories as the foundation of each lesson, kids actively engage in games, songs, story

telling, offerings, memorization, review activities, and they get to experience the small group atmosphere that is vital to creating meaningful relationships.

For more information please contact Johnnie Ova.


Greeter Ministry

Healthy churches recognize the need to welcome guests  effectively as they arrive for Sunday services and special events. We have enlisted and trained a group of greeters who serve with the needs of newcomers in mind.  We would love for you to be a part of our team. If you feel led to serve in this capacity, please ask for Chantal Hess when contacting the church office.


Worship Ministry

The vision of the worship team is to lead heartfelt worship that conveys the message of God’s love by our overflowing joy found in Him. We value the importance of both head and heart in our worship experience—to fill our minds with biblical thinking about God, others, ourselves, and life, while at the same time putting renewed and greater emphasis on giving expression to our heart’s affections for God.

Our worship is contemporary in style, while always keeping God the object of our worship.

If you are interested in being a part of the worship team, please contact Chris Ova.

email: chrisova@takethejourney.net


Nursing Home Ministry

The Journey Nursing Home Ministry currently takes place at LifeCare Center in Osawatomie, Kansas on the first Sunday of each month. People who are confined to a nursing home and can’t get to a church building need Christians to share the hope of Jesus Christ with them. Our ministry team delivers a short message based on scripture, has prayer time, and several songs that we sing with the residents.

If you wish to be a part of this team or know of a resident that needs a visit please contact Jeff Walmann.


Hospitality Team

The Journey hospitality team is here to help with our Fellowship Meals, Funeral Meals, etc.

If you wish to be a part of this team or have any questions please contact Micca Evans, Myrnice Reimer, Roger Eble, Carol Newkirk, or Maria Durdee.


Missions Team

Missions Team is in place for all our Missions through the year. Supporting missionaries, Operation Christmas Child, and missions trips are a few of the things they oversee. If you have any questions or wish to be apart of this team please contact Martha May, Laura Moore, or Jonathan Newkirk.


Property/Space Team

The Property/Space Team takes care of our building. All building issues including a broken toilet, replacing light fixtures, sink backup etc. is for this amazing team. If you have any concerns or questions please contact one of the team members Deric Moore or Gary Reimer.


Stewardship Team

The Stewardship Team counts offering on Sundays, plans the  financial spending and budget. Please contact Johnnie Ova, Scott Evans or Bob May if you have any questions.