47 results for author: Matt Kenney

Meet Me at Maranatha, October 5-9

The Journey at Maranatha is a unique and story-based experience that is designed for anyone seeking care for their soul, as well as training on how to enter into the stories of others with grace and kindness.  Past participants have said, "the best training experience I've ever done" and "It took me further in my walk with God and understanding of my story then any other experience I've been a part of." Won't you join us October 5-9 for The Journey at Maranatha

Help Us Get our Pros to Michigan

Will you help us get our pros to Michigan? Even though you may be far from our headquarters in West Michigan, this is a great way for members of our OHM Regional Network and our Facebook community to be a part of this exciting event. Please click to donate and choose the "Golf Pro Am Fundraiser" fund.  Any gift as small as $25 or as large as you feel led would help! This is our primary fundraising event for the year, so please get involved! If you want to know more about our Pro Am and how we will use the proceeds, click here.

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OHM Leadership Training in Denver

Join us for Leader Training Weekend in Denver Colorado, June 26-28 This three-day event is designed to provide a space for you to experience care for your personal story while also deepening your group leader skills.  Learn how to respond well to stories of pain and abuse, effectively navigate conflict, manage group dynamics, and help people work through their feelings of shame and contempt.  These trainings are interactive, informative and encouraging for both new and experienced Journey Group leaders. The care group times will provide an opportunity to lead and receive feedback from OHM trained facilitators while also exploring your own ...

Grassroots are the Best Roots

Last week I had the chance to sit with a lovely group of women and hear the stories about how they came to be involved with a Journey Group. We gathered around a table, squeezing in close to make room for everyone. We ate pizza and salad and I listened as they started with the first woman to attend an Open Hearts training telling the story of how she returned from her time at Maranatha to start a group in her church. One by one the story unfolded. I smiled as I listened to how she asked a friend to lead a group with her, her friend hadn’t been to an OHM training, but she agreed to help her lead the first group. Slowly they added more ladies to ...

Dreams Really Do Come True

When I first came on staff with Open Hearts in 2010 we began implementing the early version of what has become our “Regional Strategy”. I remember clearly when the key leaders in the Southeast Region began hoping, talking and praying towards a Journey event in their region. In the years that followed they were tireless in their efforts to look into possible locations, dreaming of the day when Open Hearts would host a Journey in the Southeast. April 21st their dreaming came true as the leader team assembled and the Regional Journey in Atlanta began. It was a sweet time as we gathered on a southern style veranda to share a meal. Looking around ...

OHM Leader Training Weekend in Denver Colorado

Leader Training Weekend has long been a sought after and favorite event for those who have come to lead small groups at The Journey in Michigan.  Last year we opened the weekend up to local leaders to join us in Michigan and the response was overwhelmingly positive.  Because we desire to provide this special time of training and care to as many leaders as possible we are taking Leader Training Weekend “on the road”.  This year we will travel to three cities to bring Leader Training Weekend to local small group leaders across the country.  Every leader to attend a Leader Training Weekend will receive a newly revised Journey Guide. OHM’s ...

Phoenix Leader Training Weekend

Just a reminder that OHM will be in Phoenix Arizona on March 27, 2015 through March 29, 2015 for a Leader Training Weekend.  Please follow the link below for more information and to register for this amazing event.  We cant wait to see you there.  Spots are filling up quickly so register while there is still room available. Click Here


Luke 10:25 -37 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]” 28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” 29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going ...

Join OHM April 22-25 for our regional journey In Atlanta, GA

Through The Journey, Open Hearts Ministry provides a place for you to explore your story, learn how to lead a Journey Group, and experience freedom on the road ahead like you never have before.  Past participants have said…”Through The Journey, God has opened doors in my heart that have been shut for far too long.” Also, “the most life-changing thing I have ever been a part of.”    Come enjoy an experience of deep and healing community with us. Although the event is nearing capacity, there are still spots available for our Regional Journey event in Atlanta, GA on April 22-25.  Please click here for information and to register. ...