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Page-Header-Care-MinistriesJourney offers Pastoral Care in three different areas:

  • Spiritual Care (one-on-one)
  • Care & Support Groups
  • Equipping yourself and helping others

Spiritual Care (NotAlone Ministry) is a one-on-one conversation where life’s challenging issues can be addressed. It provides biblically-based guidance in a safe and caring environment for the purpose of healing, restoration, and living lives honoring to God. We want you to know you are Not Alone. Topics of discussion may include: marriage, parenting, communication, healthy relationships, anger, depression, abuse, fear, grief, addictions and more. There is no cost to receive Spiritual Care. We are available to meet with you for one session or on a regular basis for up to 18 months as needed. For more information please email or call 619.464.4544 x226 and indicate a request for Spiritual Care.

Journey does not provide professional counseling, however we are happy to provide you with referrals.




Care Groups help you find, trust and follow God through the challenges of life while connecting with others for encouragement and support. You are Not Alone in your struggle. Care groups provide a safe place for you to connect with God and others who are facing similar life issues. We are here to help.


Celebrate Recovery   
Fridays, 6:30 pm, The Other Room    
Wednesdays, 7 pm, The Other Room

CR is a Christ-centered 12-Step recovery ministry for all types of hurts, hang-ups and habits. Come just as you are for healing community and fun in recovery! Click here for more info on CR.


DivorceCare is a 13-week video seminar/support group for those whose lives have been impacted by divorce. Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. E-mail for more information.

Domestic Violence Support

For women experiencing issues related to domestic violence. E-mail for more information.

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:15 pm, Center Room (Prayer Center)

GriefShare is a Jesus-centered seminar and support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. It is a place to be surrounded and encouraged by others who understand the deep hurt you are experiencing as we look together to the source of all healing and comfort.

Healing Class
Sundays, beginning September 14  from 11 am – 12:30 pm in the Center Room (Prayer Center)

This class will teach you the scriptural basis of God’s desire for healing, as well as help you boldly pray and believe his healing will come. You will learn about God’s desire for you to be well and how to give that away to others. You will hear testimonies of people who have been healed and learn the scriptural basis for healing and God’s desire to work with  you to heal others.  More info.

The Healing Place
Third Saturday of the month, 9– 10 am, The Other Room (behind Food Bank)

At “The Healing Place” we have caring people who will spend time with you, pray with you and expect God to intervene in the problems you may be facing.

Overcoming Depression

Finding Hope Again — An 8-week seminar based on the video series by Dr. Neil Anderson. This very balanced approach considers the medical, cognitive, and spiritual components of depression. Some of the topics covered include: the signs and symptoms of depression, understanding brain chemistry, the basis for hope of recovery, overcoming helplessness, the mechanism for dealing with loss, and making a commitment to recover.

Please email for more info.

Pre-Marital Ministry

The Pre-Marital Ministry is designed to guide engaged and seriously dating couples that are considering marriage, toward building a Christ-centered marriage that will last a lifetime. Engaged couples are matched with a married couple to provide role modeling, support and direction during the premarital stage.

Prison Ministry

Safe Journey (Same-Sex Attraction)
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Center Room (Prayer Center )

A safe place for people and families to navigate life at the intersection of faith and sexuality, specifically same-sex attraction.

Single Parenting
Single moms only, Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Journey Java (Currently on Summer Break)   

Help and hope for single moms. If you’re a single mom, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit underappreciated. Single Parenting is a place to share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement.



Spiritual Care Training is designed to give you a greater understanding of God’s perspective on specific issues that may help you in your own life, as well as helping others with similar issues. For more information, email Chris Rader.

Care Ministries Leadership Training

Join us for a training for all care ministry leaders, facilitators and life group leaders. Four Monday evenings beginning May 12 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Corner Room. More info


For general questions and information, please contact our Care Ministries Pastor, Chris Rader by email or 619-464-4544 x232.

You can also e-mail the group leader directly.