MISSIONS+COMMUNITY IMPACT

Community Impact

Make a difference by getting involved in our local community. We are developing some areas of need specific for the COVID-19 crisis. As we learn more information and develop new opportunities, we will list them on this page. ‘

We also encourage you to join our Facebook group to stay connected to new opportunities as they develop.

Contact Brandon Champagne if you would like to volunteer in general, or contact the project leader for specific opportunities.

Red Cross Blood Drive | Monday | July 20

Donate blood to help save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross.

Reserve your time slot

CarePortal

In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But what they need is a connection point. That is the where the CarePortal steps in. Our church works with area social workers and agencies in order to provide items and support in crisis. Learn more about how you can help meet needs in our community by contacting Valenie Hitchcock.

Olathe Schools Backsnack Program

The school Backsnack program provides meals to students in need. With school buildings now closed, we are partnering with the district to purchase, pack and deliver food. Contact Lori Fairchild to learn more and volunteer to help.

Mission Southside Needs

Our local ministry partner, Mission Southside, is busy meeting needs in our community. Their biggest needs right now are funds to help provide financial assistance, certain food items and help filling Backsnacks for Olathe school families. For more information and to volunteer, contact Kathy Swift.

Global Missions

Meeting the practical and spiritual needs of people in far off lands is a big deal at Journey Bible Church. We take the time to invest in a few, strategic areas through relationships with missionaries on the ground. We call this effort Global Missions.

We believe that everyone has a role to play in reading those in need in our world. Your part may be to pray for missionaries and mission efforts. You may financially support long term missionaries or help fund short-term mission trips. You might even find yourself participating in a trip to see first hand the work God is doing and use your skills and passions to make a difference in the lives of others.

We regularly take trips to the countries we serve below. To learn about how you can get involved or about upcoming trips, email us today.

Ethiopia

Journey Bible Church brings fresh water, medicine, teaching and business micro-loans to the people of Ethiopia. We have been working for six years now with local church leaders in the capitol city of Addis and in small, remote villages to meet the needs of this developing nation. Ninety million people call Ethiopia home. They enjoy a rich culture of exotic music and food, including the tradition of feeding others in your group with your own hands. Ethiopians love their sports – especially long distance track and soccer – and Ethiopia produces more coffee than any other African nation. But Ethiopia is also a country in need.

It has one of the lowest GDP per capita in the world. There is a great need for improved sanitation and health care. Traditionally an Eastern Orthodox Christian nation, poor infrastructure and a growing Islamic influence make for a difficult task of discipling those hungry for the gospel. Every year, people from our church travel to Ethiopia to make a difference in the lives of the people there. We support local pastors financially and practically as they meet the needs of their fellow Ethiopians. Thank you for your support and generosity as we continue to build on our relationships in this important nation.

India

India is a country full of flavor and wonder. The exotic food. Young boys playing cricket in the shadow of the Taj Mahal. Old men telling ancient tales filled with magic and superstition. A place of extremes. Poverty and wealth. Billions making their way through crowded cities while many others live life in isolated, rural villages. A variety of cultural influences from centuries old Hinduism to the British colonization that ended in 1947. Journey Bible Church is committed to bringing practical relief and the news of Jesus Christ to the oppressed, isolated, poor and often hopefulness people of India. One organization we work with is called the India Gospel League. IGL trains and sends indigenous “barefoot” pastors into the hundreds of thousands of small villages scattered throughout the large, heavily populated continent. These pastors are uniquely positioned to present the liberating love of God to a culture that is steeped in fear and idolatry. Over the last 25 years, IGL has planted over 78,000 village churches. These churches have brought light to a dark world through teaching, economic development and medical relief. There is still plenty of work to be done. Over 80% of Indians consider themselves Hindu. Thousands of villages have yet to hear about Jesus. You are invited to join us in supporting our many missionary partners in India as we work together at Journey Bible Church to make a difference in our world.

Panama

Known for its famous canal, the small country of Panama is a place of lush jungles and unspoiled highlands sandwiched between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It’s location made it an ideal place for Spain to funnel valuable South American silver back to Europe in 1600’s. Today, the country is a hub for international trade, beautiful landscapes and a love for baseball. Journey Bible Church has been involved in mission work in Panama for over 6 years. We work with local missionaries to reach isolated villages with food, supplies, and the gospel of Jesus. We send teams to villages such as Las Margaritas and Union Santena several times a year to help maintain the facilities, teach the kids about the Bible, and do a variety of other projects. Thank you for your support as we continue to develop our relationship with the people of Panama. Together, we are making a difference for Christ.