The Journey

A place to display the love and forgiveness of Christ in a hurting world.

Mission: The Journey exists to glorify God and have an influence in Fort Wayne and around the world.

Mission focus today at The Journey. Great to hear from Free Methodist Missionaries to the Philippines, Matt and Christine Sauder.

[05/30/19]   Reminder: Starting June 2 and going through August 4 The Journey will be on our summer schedule with 10:00 AM Disciple Making classes and 11:00 AM worship. No 8:45 AM service.

The next six weeks the Sunday sermon series will focus on some contemporary words for today's church given to us by the authors of the Old Testament. Join us each week as Pastor Todd helps us knock off the rust of the truth given by the prophets.

[05/15/19]   Summer schedule: From June 2 - August 4, Sunday morning worship will be one service at 11:00 AM. On August 11, the early service at 8:45 will resume. The Disciple Making classes will continue at 10:00 - 10:45 AM each Sunday. There are classes for the entire family join a class this week!

[04/24/19]   Pray for Pastor Todd and Mindy. On April 30 they depart for Greece to work with Free Methodist missionaries Mike and Maria Long. They will be working together with the refugee crisis in Greece. The Journey has supported the Longs for years. Now we are investigating the possibility of sending theses great missionaries work teams from our church in the future. While Pastor Todd is gone we have two great speakers lined up. May 5, Rev. Lee Crist from World Gospel Mission will return. May 12, our own Sam Hardy will speak.

[03/21/19]   A question for you to talk with God about...Who in your church is there because you asked them to come?

Jesus calls us to make disciples. Our goal is to assist the entire family in this commission given by Jesus. Each month we investigate a different topic to guide children and care givers through the land mines of society. For the month of May we will reflect on Jesus' life as He was separated from His Father while on earth. We will use His life to help us learn how to navigate separation issues our families face as life unfolds. Join us at 10:00 for Family Discipleship.

The book of Hebrews is a great tool to show us the link between the Old Testament and Jesus. Join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM as we study the links found in Hebrews.

Our men’s leader.

This evenings talent night.

[02/25/19]   Jesus says in John 4:38, "You reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor."

Thank the Lord for all those who have gone before us and worked so very hard.

Now we need to ask ourselves the question today, "Am I willing to sow what I personally may not see harvested?"

[02/04/19]   Job 6:25
How forceful are right words!
But what does your arguing prove?

14 volunteers from the Journey today serving one of our Ft Wayne partners. We loved helping serve the thrift store of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission

[01/30/19]   January 30 Prayer Meeting and Bible Study for this evening are canceled. Stay safe and warm!


Prayer is a key part of the ministry of the church. We at The Journey want to do our role in praying for others. Go to if you have a prayer need. Feel free to go online and let us know how we can help. We would love to pray for you. Please let us know your needs below.

Winter in Indiana came. It was a little late but it still made it. For the last three Saturdays we have had snow in Fort Wayne. This has prevented some of our church friends from being able to attend. We at The Journey want to remind you that you can still connect with your church. Go to the web site for the latest sermon. You can worship through God's word and also through giving. Even if you cannot get out in the difficult weather, you can keep up with your giving online.

May God bless you and keep you safe in these cold days. This is the home page's excerpt


The Journey is having all services today. The roads are fair. If you have trouble getting out, or have not been dug out yet, you can get today's sermon later this afternoon on our web site.

Stay safe and keep Christ in the center. Sermon Series I Am   Prophecy Fulfilled   Allow Me to Introduce…   Disciples Making Disciples   The Basics                   &…

[01/17/19]   The Christian life is more than sin management. It's divine transformation and enablement to live righteously - Randy Alcorn

The Journey has a burden for helping today's family navigate the difficult questions of our society. To help the family we are launching a family discipleship class on January 6. The class will meet each Sunday at 10:00 AM. Go to our website to learn more.

Fire destroys home in northwest Allen County

The prayers of the people of The Journey are with our neighbors down the road who have experienced this tragedy this morning. May God be their comfort and strength. A home on Wallen Road  in northwest Allen County has been destroyed after a house fire Tuesday morning.

[11/07/18]   Sunday, Nov 11, missionaries Mike and Maria Long will join their friends at The Journey for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Mike and Maria serve God through the Free Methodist World Missions in the country of Greece. The people of the Journey will gather to give thanks and hear what God is doing in Greece. Hearing how God is using the Journey around the world is an awesome way to give thanks.

[11/07/18]   The world woke up to the good news that God is still on the throne.

[11/01/18]   A note from Pastor Todd and Mindy: We want to thank the people of The Journey for the kindness showered on us for pastor appreciation. We love serving with you in the work of God's Church!!

Chili Supper and Mission Auction at The Journey. Thanks to a great team of workers making a difference for evangelism around the world.

Mission Concert and Bake Sale. What a blessing to have the praise band from El Pueblo de Dios FMC for our music tonight.

[09/26/18]   Sunday, September 30 is message 5 of 5 in the series, MAKE A DIFFERENCE. This week we learn that our culture makes us feel like sex is the center of the universe. Come learn how life changes when God is your center. Learn how we can live Christian lives in an overly sexually saturated culture. God wants you to make a difference.

[09/19/18]   Sunday, September 23 is sermon 4 of 5 in the September series "Make a Difference". This week Pastor Todd helps us see the being hard on sin is not the same as rejecting sin. If we are going to make a difference for God we must reject the sin in our own lives. Join us Sunday at 8:45 or 11:00 AM.

[09/18/18]   A 'shout out' to the people of The Journey!!! In the last several weeks over 60 people have participated in a work day for our Hispanic church in South Bend, work day here at the church in putting in a sidewalk, and/or dedicating an hour of prayer during our 24 hour prayer vigil. It is a blessing to see the church in action. Let's go make a difference!!

[09/14/18]   An important weekend starts for The Journey at 1:00 PM today. We are dedicating the next 24 hours to prayer. We are praying for ministries around the world, around our country and around Fort Wayne. We are praying for our church and our families. May God's Kingdom be blessed by the sweet prayers of His people. Join us in prayer from wherever you are. Take an hour and dedicate it to praying for God's will to be done.

[09/10/18]   God has not called us to defend the castle, but to go to our neighbor and impact our community. Join us Sunday, September 16 and see how this lesson can learned through the life of Gideon.

In the month of September the sermon series focus is on our responsibility to make a difference for God's Kingdom.

September 9, Pastor Todd will help us understand how it is impossible to give away what you do not have. So in order for you to make a difference for Christ, He must first be your Savior.

Join us at 8:45 or 11:00 for worship as we learn about our need to Make a Difference.

[08/28/18]   A special thank you to the people of The Journey. Our summer funding campaign for improvements reached 100%. Praise God for working through you.

[08/20/18]   John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life."

[08/16/18]   The Journey offers a prayer of safety and adjustment for all the kids and teachers as all the Allen County and Whitley County schools are back in full strength. May the Lord bless and protect!

Wrapping up the work and now lunch. Mexican style.

Our church work day with our brothers and sisters at El Pueblo de Dios in South Bend has begun.

[08/09/18]   Churches Helping Churches

The Free Methodist Churches of the Wabash Conference in Northern Indiana are gathering together in South Bend, IN to serve our Hispanic brothers and sisters of the El Pueblo de Dios FMC. This will be an all church work day for the FMC Northern Indiana churches. There will be work projects at the church as well as at some of the homes of the church attenders.

The people of The Journey will gather Saturday at 8:00 at the church and carpool to South Bend for this ministry and outreach. Lunch will be provided by the ladies of El Pueblo de Dios

Family fun. Great friends as we wrap up VBS week with our Annual Carnival.

More fun. Thanks to all who prayed for our week. The kids will be singing in our 11:00 Sunday service.

Great way to end VBS

Thanks Washington Township FD for helping us close an awesome week.

Friday of VBS is water day. The last hour of the week the kids get to let loose. The PreK get pools and the older kids get “the hose”. Our ministry partners at Washington Township FD come with their tanker for our kids.

In order to minister effectively to 95 kids you have to have great volunteers. Here are some of our 32 volunteers who helped make this a great week. A special thanks to all who served this week at VBS.

Last day of 2018 VBS. awesome week. One of our best weeks of the year. The Journey loves kids!!!!!

Day five. Jesus rescues us when we feel powerless.

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3536 W Wallen Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

General information

The Journey, A Free Methodist congregation Our Mission: To have an irresistable influence in the world through... Intimacy with God, Unity in the Body of Christ, and Service to the world. Pastor: Todd Eckhardt Email: [email protected] Secretary: Sheila Guthrie Email: [email protected] Church Office: 3536 West Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46818

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00
Sunday 09:15 - 11:45
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