Journey Church offers groups for persons seeking encouragement and care and support for specific needs.  Our current community groups are:  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), SMILES4Jesus (for single mothers), Unleash Leadership (a monthly gathering of church, business, educational and community leaders seeking to experience transformational learning and peer support) and Healthy Life (for those seeking to take steps to a healthier lifestyle -- mind body and spirit).


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. Snacks 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.


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, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Villa Heights Baptist Church, located at 4080 Challenger Avenue NE, Roanoke, VA 24012.

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


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.  Childcare is provided.

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


SMILES4Jesus (Single.Mothers.Inspired.Loved.Empowered.Supportedis 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!

SMILES4Jesus meets on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Wild Goose Christian Community, located at 5646 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, with an optional potluck meal starting 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time. Single mothers of all ages are welcome, as are children of all ages. Complimentary childcare is provided at each meeting with at least 48 hour notice.

Click here to register for childcare.

To join our private Facebook Group, SMILES4Jesus @ Journey, click here!


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.


The Healthy Life Group, lead by Heather Fay, is for anyone seeking to take steps to a healthier lifestyle (mind body and spirit). Individuals will gather every other week at Wild Goose Christian Community, located at 5646 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, to practice yoga, discuss differing ideas related to healthy living, share recipe ideas and pray.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

If you'd like more information on our Healthy Life Group, please click here.  You'll be contacted.