The Heart Ministry fulfills the needs of our faith community for fellowship and sharing. This includes pastoral care, prayer requests, picnics and other social events, Fred Groups, Koinonia, Peregrinati, and the JourneyMen.
Everyone desires to belong and to matter. Our community provides love, acceptance, forgiveness, and healing to one another and to those we encounter. We spend time together and support each other. We strive to know each other and to see God in each other. We continue to learn how to be more loving and more caring. The Heart Ministry helps make those opportunities available. You are encouraged to build connections with other people at Journey and beyond. You are included and important.
From Our Heart to Your Heart
Sometimes you need a little help along your journey. If you want to receive care during a difficult time in your life, such as a hospitalization, death or illness of a loved one, long-term illness, or personal emergency, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Care Team will coordinate visits with you, food brought to your home as you get better, or talk to you about other support you may need.
If you have something come up in your life or in the life of someone you care about, and you'd like a team of people to pray about it on your behalf, contact email@example.com. Our Prayer Team will be discreet, and they won't bother you about it; it's up to you to let them know when the situation has changed or when the prayers for that situation aren't needed any longer.
The Heart Ministry organizes all the fun stuff at Journey, including the annual Journey Birthday Picnic, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Carnival, and other events such as Game Night, Faith and Film Night, and Ice Cream Socials. Heart is the life of the Journey party!
Fred Groups - Journey's Small Group Ministry
Fred groups are small groups of Journeyers who get together regularly for fellowship, conversation, and just plain fun. Each Fred group is a little bit different and they exist all over the Austin area. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on a Fred group near you.
Koinonia meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at 7500 Woodrow Ave. All women are invited to join us! If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
The Young Women's Group, named Peregrinati, is for any women ages 18-30ish. We meet the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month at Journey from 7:30-9:00 pm. The roots of the word Peregrinati are in Latin, Italian and Celtic. It is the word for a pilgrimage, a journey, or wandering. The Celtic Peregrinati is a wandering that is not aimless, but is actually an intentional journey that is spiritually lead. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information.
Journey holds an annual women's retreat, usually in late September.
The Journey Men's Group gathers occassionally for some down-time, laughs, support, prayer, and spiritual conversation. We are not meeting currently. If you would like to be a Journeymen leader or for more information, contact email@example.com.
Journey holds an annual Men's retreat, usually in February.
Heart Ministry Leaders
Heart Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Scott Kampschaefer
Ministry Shepherd: vacant
Assistant Shepherd: vacant
Shepherd At-Large: Amy Kilpatrick