The Journey

The Journey


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Thanks to all of those who worked the chili supper & missions auction last night. As usual it was a fun filled night. The first picture shows this Christmas centerpiece that had been Sandra Lambertsons & is what Bill-Dwanna Matlock bought. She wanted everyone to see what they missed out on lol. The second picture is the glitzy pumpkin centerpiece that I was lucky enough to get 😊
Sunday, August 26, will be final day to donate your gently used shoes at the church. These shoes will help support micro-entrepreneurs (small busines owners) in developing nations like Haiti, Columbia, Tanzania, and more. This will also keep shoes out of our landfills. Bring your shoes to The Journey and place in the tub in front of the church office.
Wow these kids are great! God is Great!

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.

Mystery solved Part 2 - May 24,2020

God bless you on this Memorial Day Weekend. For those who are not getting out yet, here is today's message from Pastor Todd.

Now that we know Christ is our solution, Jesus guides us in what to believe and how we should act.

May 17, 2020 Mystery Solved, Part 1

We start a new series today for Sunday Worship. Check it out.

In the New Testament, the book of Colossians teaches us about the hidden treasures revealed by Christ. We will look together at what these treasures are and ...

For May 17 you can worship online if you are in any of the at-risk groups. Finds us here on Facebook or at our website.

We will also have two services at church this week. Times are 9:30 and 11:00. Guidelines are in place to insure your safety as you attend. More information for onsite worship can be found on our website. This is the home page's excerpt

[05/11/20]   Thank the Lord for the opportunity to gather this week. We are taking it slow and one step at a time to stay safe. We will see you either online or in person.

Thanks to all who are continuing their worship in giving. You can give at the church, through the mail or online.

Have a great week.

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Jesus calls his followers to put the needs of others first. Good moms know exactly what it is to out the needs of their kids before their personal needs.


Follow this link to see the details on the steps The Journey will be taking as the state of Indiana eases into reopening. For those who still need to follow the stay-at-home guidelines, the Sunday message will continue to be online. May 10 -31 The Journey will reopen starting May 10. We will follow Social Distancing guidelines. Below are some changes you will experience as we slowly reopen for public worship. For all our att…

Reopening news

Our path forward. Check out the latest from Pastor Todd.

Pastor Todd gives an update on how The Journey will reopen.

May 3, 2020 Restore My Soul Part 3

May 3. Pastor Todd concludes the series on the restoration of the soul.

This week we conclude the story of Nehemiah. In his life we learn steps toward restoration.

[05/01/20]   Reopening News:
On May 1 the governor of Indiana laid out a plan easing restrictions for churches. On May 5, the church leadership team will meet and lay out guidelines for how The Journey will reopen. On May 6, we will post our path forward on our website and page. Stay tuned and keep praying. The message for Sunday May 3, will remain online. God bless you and we cannot wait to see you again.

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[04/30/20]   Dear friends.
We will not be reopening on May 3. With the governor of the state of Indiana, not giving a way forward until Friday, May 1, our leadership team does not feel this gives us time to know best practices to reopen. As of today we do not know if any restrictions will be lifted this weekend. And if restrictions are lifted, we do not know what it will look like.

So to be prudent, the leadership team has chosen not to be open May 3. The Journey leadership team will be meeting May 5 to map out our plan going forward.

Please keep following us online. We will see you SOON!

God bless,
Pastor Todd

Updates from our Pastor

Check out Pastor Todd's latest post on our need to be together. April 29 – We Need to be Together In 2011 Dr. Steve DeNeff published a book titled, Soul Shift. There is a powerful chapter in the book that challenged me, convicted me and led me to prayer. …

Prayer Guides

If you were not able to come to the church for the Prayer Thru, here is the prayer guide used for his evening. Use this in your own prayer time. Keep praying. If you were not able to attend the Pray Thru, here is the Prayer Guide. Use it through out your week. Prayer Guide STOP #1 – SPIRITUAL STRENGTH During this time of isolation pray for those who are…

The evening time of the Pray Thru has begun. Cars are at each station as we speak. Way to go church!!! Pray down heaven on Fort Wayne and our country. May God heal our land.

The Journey’s Pray Thru

Today is the day to come and pray.


Reminder of our day of prayer tomorrow, April 29.   On Wednesday, April 29, The Journey is having a Prayer Thru. What is a Prayer Thru? It is a time of prayer at the church in which you do not need to leave your car. Here is how it will work:…

Rescue Mission | The Rescue Mission's 2020 Spring Gala Online…

Important information from one of our key partners in Ft. Wayne. Check it out. Join us for The Rescue Mission's 2020 Spring Gala Online Auction!

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April 26 - Restore My Soul Part 2

Watch part 2 of "Restore My Soul".

We take a look into how Nehemiah moved from confession to action as he followed God's call to restore Jerusalem.

In an effort to support our community, we are hosting a food cart in the parking lot of The Journey. Mike's Dawgz Food Cart will be operating from 5-7 on Thursday, April 30 to serve our community. You can order at that cart or place your order ahead at They serve hot dogs, chips, sodas and desserts.

This is a great way to support Ft Wayne and keep our local businesses going.


Details about the upcoming prayer opportunity are on our web site. Special thanks to Pastor Anna for this great idea. On Wednesday, April 29, The Journey is having a Prayer Thru. What is a Prayer Thru? It is a time of prayer at the church in which you do not need to leave your car. Here is how it will work: Pick a…

Prayer Opportunity

Check out this video.

Pastor Todd explains a prayer opportunity for you on April 29 in the parking lot of The Journey. Instead of a drive thru to pick up for your food, we will have a Prayer Thru. Listen to find out what is happening.

On April 29, in the church parking lot we have a unique opportunity for you to join in prayer. Watch the video and then go to for more deta...

2020 Virtual Fundraising Event

The Journey church loves the ministry of A Hope Center here in Ft Wayne. This ministry saves 100's of lives each year. Join our partner to night online for their fund raising banquet for 2020. Go to the link below to be part of this great cause in saving new born lives. 2020 Virtual Fundraising Event

Restore - April 19, 2020

Join us online at The Journey. This morning is the start of a three part look at our need to have our soul restored.

Lessons from the Old Testament book of Nehemiah on being restored.

Join Pastor Todd Sunday as we begin a new three part series on the need for the restoration of the soul. We will look at the life of Nehemiah and see what we can learn through his book about the need for our souls to be restored by God.

Sermons are on this page, The Journey website and YouTube.

God bless

2020 Fundraising Banquet - A Clear Vision of Hope

This time every year, The Journey family passes out baby bottles. That's right, baby bottles. These baby bottles are taken home and we fill them with coins as a fund raiser for our local partner, A Hope Center.

A Hope Center is a vital part of the Fort Wayne community. They provide hope and life to young families and young mothers. They guide them to choose life.

With the current isolation orders we want to direct you to a different way of helping our partner. You can attend this year's A Hope Center banquet virtually. On April 21 funds will be raised to keep this life changing ministry going. Go to This year will mark the 36th year for A Hope Center's Ministry. There is much we have to be thankful for and much we look forward to in the future of spreading hope to our clients. With God as our anchor and the support that we have from our community we strive to impact our community even more.


We are thankful for God providing. We each celebrate His provision by giving back to him. You can mail your tithes and offerings to the church, or you can go online and give. God bless you and thank you for honoring Him through giving. We are thrilled to offer an online option for giving. By clicking the button below you can give safely and securely. You can also choose the frequency of your gift. Give to The Journey Thank you fo…

NewSong "Can't Keep A Good Man Down" (Official Music Video)

One more song. This is for you parents to play for your kids. My girls loved this song for Easter when they were little. -Pastor Todd

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Easter Message 2020

Time to celebrate the truth that He is Risen! You will see HIM. Join Pastor Todd for the Easter message.

The angel said, "you will see Him." Praise the Lord He is risen.

Arise My Love by Newsong

Praise the Lord He is risen,

Arise My Love

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Song by Newsong Video by Charlesc28

Music for the Season

The Journey is blessed with a gifted pianist in Gene Guthrie. Go to our website for a few minutes of Easter hymns played by Gene.

Our church pianist, Gene Guthrie, plays familiar Easter and Good Friday hymns.

Fernando Ortega - Give me Jesus

As Friday turns into Saturday, grief was setting in on the disciples. Any of you who have lost someone you love know the feelings of His followers on Saturday. The reality of the loss hits you when you awake and your heart is heavy. As we wait for the good news of the resurrection on Sunday here are two songs to help us focus on where our hope rests.

Give Me Jesus


Fernando Ortega / Give me Jesus 1999

Good Friday Message 2020

Join us at The Journey for our online Good Friday service. If you would like to take Communion, have your elements ready as you gather for the video message. At the end Pastor Todd will lead you through the Lord's Supper.

Join Pastor Todd as we remember the sacrifice of Jesus. And as we celebrate the Lord's Supper

Chris Tomlin/Matt Redman - The Wonderful Cross

Today's songs to guide your Good Friday worship.

The Wonderful Cross

Man of Sorrows, What a Savior

CCLI Song No. 3148435 © 2000 songs | sixsteps Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) Chris Tomlin | Isaac Watts | J. D. Walt | ...

[04/09/20]   Remember, that if you would like to take Communion tomorrow have your juice and bread ready. Pastor Todd's Good Friday message will end with the Lord's Supper online.

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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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