Local Missions

God desires for His church to go into our community and our city to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

Reach people in your city and share the love of Christ by connecting with one of our local ministry partners. Ministry partners are local ministries that Journey Bible Church has selected to actively and continually support – through financial gifts and serving opportunities – in order to reach our local communities.

Read about our local missions opportunities below, then contact Local Missions Pastor Chris, to learn about upcoming opportunities to spend a day visiting and learning about many of our urban mission partnerships.

Foster, Adoption and Orphan Care

Learn about the many ways to get involved with foster care, adoption support. :Contact Troy and Amity Kaeb.

● CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

● The Care Portal | Contact Velanie Hitchcock

Serve the Incarcerated

Gracious Promise Foundation | Contact Mike Anderson

JOCO Dept. of Corrections | Contact Diane Latham

Prison Fellowship | Contact Columbus Heard

● Relentless Prison Ministry

Youth For Christ Juvenile Justice | Contact Bob Kolenda

Ministries to the Poor and Homeless

Eleos Coffee House | Contact Dan Smith

Hope Faith Ministries | Contact, Sandy Ratterman

Wilhelmina Gill Center

Worship Wagon | Contact  Joe Ratterman

Serve in Schools

International Students Inc. | Contact Jen Chen

Olathe School District | Contact Greg Emas

Providence School of Arts | Contact Nicole Mowry 

Urban Christian Academy | Contact Sarah Selleck

Serve Women and Teen Girls

Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center | Contact Katy Cramer

Gateway of Hope | Contact John Blackburn 

House of Hope | Contact Pamela Rodriguez

Multifaceted Ministries to Students

The Hope Center | Contact Angie Daniels

Mission Adelante | Contact Jarrett Meek

Mission Southside | Contact Steve Friesen

Youth For Christ Juvenile Justice | Contact Bob Kolenda

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.


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 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.


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.