line drawing of Tin Man from The Wizard of OzThe 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 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 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.


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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 for more information on a Fred group near you. 


Women's Ministries


Koinonia meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Panera Bread (9901 N. Capital of Texas Hwy) in North Austin. All women are invited to join us! If you have any questions, contact


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 if you’d like more information. 

Women's Retreats

Journey holds an annual women's retreat, usually in late September.


Men's Ministries


The Journey Men's Group gathers on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 7 pm at Journey for some down-time, laughs, support, prayer, and spiritual conversation. If you would like to be a Journeymen leader or for more information, contact

Men's Retreats

Journey holds an annual Men's retreat, usually in February.


Heart Ministry Leaders

Heart Leaders:

Assistant Chair: Orquidea Burke

Chair: Stephanie Sharif

Assistant Shepherd: Woodie Jones

Ministry Shepherd: Colleen Brady

Shepherd At-Large: M. S. Jimeson



To learn more about all of Journey's ministry areas, take a look at the Journey Owner's Manual, a guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Journey but didn't know you wanted to ask. Sort of.

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