The Strength Ministry fulfills the needs of our faith community for serving in and beyond Journey. With our time and energy and money, we support several charitable organizations, including Mobile Loaves and Fishes, AISD Project HELP, Truth Be Told, New Life for Haiti, and others. The Strength Ministry also organizes missions trips and provides emergency funds for those in need.
Jesus' measure of a person's spiritual health is in the way that person serves others. We gather our resources -- our abilities, our time, our money, our desire -- to serve the poor and poor in spirit, especially those beyond our faith community. The Strength Ministry helps us all in serving God by serving others in and beyond Journey. You are invited to give your gifts to God by giving your gifts to the world. You don't have to be able to do anything amazing; just bring yourself, and let go. We will encourage and help you to serve with us.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc. (MLF) is a social outreach ministry for the homeless founded in 1998 as a ministry of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas providing food and clothing to the homeless and indigent working poor. Their website includes statistics, information on how to get involved, and newsletters.
Journeyers make a MLF run in South Austin on the 3rd Saturday of the month, meeting at St. John Neumann Catholic Church (ML&F Commissary) at 5455 Bee Cave Road. To volunteer with us, and for more information about our MLF runs, just click the Sign Up button below.
A ministry of the Austin Baptist Chapel, the Soup Kitchen serves the poor who suffer from the lack of basic human needs: material needs, such as food, clothing, and household necessities; psychological needs, such as motivation, self-esteem, and rehabilitation; and social needs, such as support systems and meaningful relationships.
Journeyers volunteer at ABC on the first and second Saturday mornings of the month. E-mail the Strength Ministry leaders if you'd like to get involved.
Truth Be Told is a non-profit service organization providing transformational tools for women behind and beyond bars. Their programs provide respectful listening and creative tools for personal and spiritual growth for incarcerated women, encouraging in them a deeper sense of personal responsibility and helping them face the truth of their pasts and embrace the hope of their futures.
Austin Interfaith is a non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-issue organization of Austin-area congregations, public schools, and unions who work together to address public issues that affect the well being of families and neighborhoods in our community. It is a broad-based citizens' organization committed to promoting justice and democratic values. It works to develop leaders and to provide opportunities for member institutions to negotiate effectively through the political process with local government and community leaders around issues of common concern. Austin Interfaith is strictly non-partisan.
New Life for Haiti is a grass roots partnership of people who want to make life better for people in the poorest country in our half of the world in sustainable ways. Journeyers have made several mission trips to Haiti through NLH.
Strength Ministry Leaders
Strength Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Alan Slivensky
Ministry Shepherd: Michelle Iskra
Assistant Shepherd: Susan McKinnon
Shepherd At-Large: Cory Crim