We desire to BUILD God’s kingdom BEYOND what happens on a Sunday morning. Meaning we want to send God’s word and His blessing wherever we can to whoever we can. Whether it’s a person searching for life-purpose in a prison cell who may not have the opportunity to join a church family or someone in desperate need of basic life-essentials like food, water or clothing - the church is absolutely called to partner with them and serve their life and their needs.

2019 GOAL


Learn about the five pillars of Building Beyond below...



Earlier this month Journey Church had the honor of sending 16 people to the Central American nation of Belize. Their target: the Maya Mopan area of the capital city of Belmopan. Our team used their time and talents to erect a pavilion for the Maya Mopan Assembly of God church that will serve as a space for fellowship and community events. They also converted an adjacent home into a children's church building! The leadership and congregation of this church was blown away by the return of Journey Church. This being our second trip to serve this area, the love and generosity of you, the Builder, toward this congregation in Belize was, and is, certainly and continually felt.


By supporting Building Beyond, you are helping create opportunities for those in our community to be a part of trips like these. You also help fund the projects that each team accomplishes during their time abroad.


If you’d like more information on future Mission Trips contact Pastor Jake Lawrence at



Mercy Ministries - providing housing, food, clothing, medical supplies & care for those who are unable to secure the most basic of needs.

Ending Bible Poverty - purchasing bibles that go toward the 90% of Burundian Christians who currently do not have one simply because they cannot afford to buy one. 

‘IMUHIRA’ - ‘I’m at home.’ - a transformative project which will create more than just a place for orphans to be taken off the street. Through IMUHIRA each child will receive a home, a family, an education, healthcare and a future as the son or daughter God sees them to be. 



HELP - providing a place to live for five months; allowing them to separate themselves from the surroundings that contribute to their struggles.

HOPE - walking each participant through a curriculum designed to teach them that they are not beyond redemption: physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.

HEALING - presenting opportunity to learn practical and relational life skills. As well as, facilitating opportunities to experience restoration between themselves and their families.

For more info on the TDC visit go here.


MONTHLY VISITS - regular worship and teaching times with the pastors and leadership of Journey Church, held in the dedicated BFA wing of the Vandalia facility.

CHAPEL SERVICES - presenting the gospel to those outside of the BFA program; held quarterly in the multi-faith chapel space within the prison.

YARD JAMS - an event in which the entire population is given the opportunity to attend. Musical acts, the JC worship team and a cohort of pastors all converge on the facility to share the love of Jesus and the chance to receive salvation.


SCHOLARSHIPS - financial assistance that will help them to achieve their financial goals, in part and/or in whole, through a fund specifically set up to assist them.

RESOURCE - preparing teams with training materials prior to their departure that will ensure a successful missions trip experience. While also providing for practical needs that are required while on the field.

To be a part of our mission trip opportunities contact Associate Pastor Jake Lawrence by email at


FIRST RESPONSE - donating toward the efforts of reputable organizations that are at ground zero of natural disasters, national emergencies and tragedies. While we may not have the ability to be present in the recovery efforts, it’s our heart to support them.

CHURCH PLANTS - supporting those who have obeyed the call to begin a faith community wherever God has led them. By living the blessed-life as a church family, we will pour into these efforts with financial gifts, equipment and administrative support.  

COMMUNITY RESOURCE - a chicken coop in Belize, a pastors conference in Jamaica, an outreach to the homeless of St. Louis or any need that may land on the heart of our church. We stand ready to build His kingdom in ways that aren’t limited to conventional projects.

A 'BUILDER' is an individual or family who prayerfully commits to give over and above their tithe to build beyond the walls of Journey Church.

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