Community Groups

Journey Church offers groups for persons seeking encouragement and care and support for specific needs.  Our current community groups are:  Unleash Leadership (a monthly gathering of church, business, educational and community leaders seeking to experience transformational learning and peer support), Celebrate Recovery (a Biblically-based 12-step program to help with destructive hurts, habits and hang-ups), GriefShare (for those grieving loss), DivorceCare (for those going through separation and divorce), and SMILES4Jesus (for single mothers).

Unleash Leadership

In the Unleash Leadership initiative, Journey Church partners with the Roanoke Rescue Mission in equipping people to become the leaders God created them to be.  On the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., church, business, educational and community leaders gather at the Roanoke Rescue Mission to experience transformational learning and peer support.  All who wish to develop their leadership abilities are invited.  The Roanoke Rescue Mission is located at 402 4th Street SE, Roanoke, VA 24013.


For more information on Unleash Leadership, click here.  You'll be contacted.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a program for anyone who is seeking help with life-challenges like substance abuse, hurts, co-dependency, sexual purity, food issues, and anger. The mission of Celebrate Recovery is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through a Christ-centered 12 Step program. Celebrate Recovery will meet every Friday night, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Orchard Hills Church. Orchard Hills Church is located at 6032 Cloverdale Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019. A meal and childcare will be provided each week at no cost to program participants. Advance registration is not required, and you may join at any time.


To learn more about Celebrate Recovery, click here.


For more information on ways to volunteer with Celebrate Recovery, click here.


To speak with someone regarding Celebrate Recovery, call Jill Simmons at 540-966-5683.

Griefshare

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now.  If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you've never faced before.  GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  Journey's GriefShare group meets on Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at St. Phillips Lutheran Church, located at 8115 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019.


If you'd like more information about our GriefShare group, please click here.  You'll be contacted.

Divorcecare

DivorceCare is a weekly ministry group for those who are looking to find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. In a DivorceCare group, you will find friendly, caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. We highly encourage people to avoid going through separation or divorce alone. Our DivorceCare group will begin on January 8, 2019 at Bonsack Baptist Church and meet weekly on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p. m.  Bonsack Baptist Church is located at 4845 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, VA 24019.


To learn more about our DivorceCare group, please click here.  You'll be contacted.

SMILES4JESUS

SMILES4Jesus is a group of single mothers supporting one another and growing together in the Lord. The mission of SMILES4Jesus is to create an environment where mothers feel inspired, loved, empowered and supported so they may focus their lives on Jesus, their children and self-care. Whether you attend Journey Church, another area church or have yet to find a church to call home, you are welcome at SMILES!


The SMILES4Jesus group will meet 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., at the Journey Office Complex, located at 3574 Read Mountain Road, Roanoke VA 24019. A shared potluck meal (optional) starts at 5:30 p.m.  Single mothers of all ages are welcome, as are children of all ages. Childcare is provided with at least 48 hours notice.  


We are excited to announce, beginning January 2019, a second SMILES4Jesus group will launch!  This group will meet 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at the Journey Office Complex, located at 3574 Read Mountain Road, Roanoke VA 24019. A shared potluck meal (optional) starts at 6:30 p.m.  Single mothers of all ages are welcome, as are children of all ages. Childcare is provided with at least 48 hours notice.  


To learn more about the SMILES4Jesus group or to register for childcare, please click here.  You'll be contacted.