Find Journey Groups

Find a local Journey Group in your area. Each manual (The Journey Begins and The Journey Continues) guides participants through an 9-week experience, called a Journey Group.

Life is a path marked by hurt, hope, and struggles.  At Open Hearts, we train you to engage people along that journey in deeper and healthier ways. LOCAL JOURNEY GROUPS ARE LED BY THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED A JOURNEY SEMINAR.

Through a safe and confidential group process, our curriculum leads you through your own stories of pain, disappointment, and abuse, equipping you to share the care you receive with others. We teach you to share and listen honestly. We show you how to practice good self-care. We seek to love like Jesus, with empathy and forgiveness.

We help you create authentic community where people are heard, loved and healed together.

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Churches (or other groups) that are holding Journey Groups are encouraged to fill out a form detailing where and when their groups are meeting. Those entries appear here. This is a new process for sharing and finding groups, but we hope to have many, many groups posted here in the future.


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NameSally Olson

LocationCrossroads Bible Church, Grand Rapids, MI

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactcrossroads-bible.org, 616-308-2929

Group Information

This is a women's only group.
We will meet at Crossroads Bible Church at 800 Scribner NW, Grand Rapids, MI
It starts on Tuesday, Sept 18th in Bethlehem in the Children's Area
Goes from 6:30-8:30pm

NameJourney Groups

Location1731 Pinetree Lane, Kokomo, IN

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact765-860-5229

Group Information

My Journey Continues will meet twice a week for 5 weeks. Call for more information.

NameDawn Maggard

LocationWest Chicago, IL

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactwww.wheatonbible.org/get-involved/support/recovery/chai

Group Information

Our Group is called CHAI (Courageous Healing from Abuse and Isolation)
Monday Nights 6:30-8:30pm
Wheaton Bible Church
27W500 North Ave
West Chicago. IL 60185

Come to Information Night on Monday, September 10th at 6:30 pm RM 57 to hear more about our unique community.
Fall Session is September 17th -December 10th 2018

NameGrace for the Wounded Journey Group

LocationNashville, TN

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact615-397-5859, Cindy

Group Information

Grace for the Wounded Journey Groups meet on Thursday nights, 7-9 pm, and end with the 9th class on Saturday (half day) with group and a celebratory lunch. Group will not meet on 2/14/19. Meeting location is the Woodmont Hills church (3710 Franklin Rd, Nashville, 37204).

We believe that freedom can come from looking at our stories and examining our beliefs about what happened to us and the behaviors we adopted to survive. We believe that grace for our own selves is important in learning to love others better. JOIN US on this journey as we search for redemption in our own stories of pain, disappointment, and abuse.

OPEN TO ALL. Pre-registration is required.
Registration deadline - January 2, 2019.

ALL CONTACT are strictly CONFIDENTIAL!!!

Contact Cindy at 615-397-5859 or Brittney at 615-482-2748
cindyelmore@att.net

NameRestored

LocationChapelstreet Church, Geneva, IL

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contacthttps://chapelstreet.church/support/caregroups/restored/

Group Information

Has the #MeToo movement stirred up past memories?

We are here for you.

The trauma of childhood sexual abuse, or a sexual assault in later years, is a profound experience that can impact a women’s life for decades. You don’t need to struggle with the shame, anger, confusion, or painful memories alone. With compassion and understanding, leaders who have traveled the same journey will encourage and support participants on their path towards healing. Participants will be led out of isolation, renew hope, and experience healing.

NameBailey & Brandon Moore

LocationPrivate Residence: Burlington NC

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contacthttps://www.facebook.com/lifewithbailey/

Group Information

We are a wife/husb team who offer Journey Group sessions a few times each year. Please register at the link provided or email us for upcoming dates.

NameAlia Aikens & Karen Scholle

Location9330 Stansberry, St. Louis, MO 63134

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact314.409.4825 (Alia) - 314.550.3617 (Karen)

Group Information

It truly is amazing to reflect on how our stories intersect with the Good News of HIS Story and experience life change as a result. Come join us as we dig deeper into understanding GOD's desire for our lives.

NameLaurel Marsh

LocationOtago, MI

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactotsegocongregational.org

Group Information

Starting a group on February 20. Join us in a journey of healing and transformation.

NameRESTORED

LocationChapelstreet Church, Geneva, IL

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contacthttps://chapelstreet.church/support/caregroups/restored/

Group Information

Has the #MeToo movement stirred up past memories?
We are here for you.
The trauma of childhood sexual abuse, or a sexual assault in later years, is a profound experience that can impact a women’s life for decades. You don’t need to struggle with the shame, anger, confusion, or painful memories alone. With compassion and understanding, leaders who have traveled the same journey will encourage and support participants on their path towards healing. Participants will be led out of isolation, renew hope, and experience healing.
Confidential registration available by contacting group leader at Restored@chapelstreetchurch.com
ALL CONTACTS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

NameBailey Moore & Aimee Gordon

LocationHope Church, Burlington NC

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact9197459845

Group Information

We are meeting with a small group of stay at home moms from 9:30-11:30am each Thursday. Childcare provided.

NameFaith Church

LocationManitowoc, WI

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactfaithchurchmanitowoc.org

Group Information

We have groups going all year long. Please check out our website for start dates. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at autumnb@faithchurchmanitowoc.org or 920-684-7208 ext.115

NameWomen's Journey Continues Group

LocationPeoria, AZ just 3 minutes east of the 101

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact602-317-3439

Group Information

If you would like to go deeper into your story and discover more about your story and The Author, Jesus, then please join us. Thursday night Women's Journey Continues group meeting from 7pm - 9pm. Contact Barb Hembd for details and to register. barbhembd@cox.net 602-317-3439

NameKathy Kinney

LocationFort Worth, TX

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact817-721-6613

Group Information

We are offering The Journey Begins to women and men who wish to explore their story deeper and wish to find greater healing and freedom from past wounds and hurts.

JOURNEY DATES & LOCATION:
Sessions 1 - 3
October 6, 2017, 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 7, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Cleburne Bible Church, located at 930 N. Nolan River Road.
Sessions 4-9
Remaining sessions will be held weekly on Thursday evenings from October 12 to November 16, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at McKinney Church, 4805 Arborlawn Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109, Room C202.

Registration required: Contact Kathy Kinney, kkinney77@sbcglobal.net or 817-721-6613.

NamePennie Bouchard

LocationSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactwww.westsidechurchsk.ca

Group Information

CONTACT INFO

306.384.0646 Phone
306.955.1867 fax
office@westsidechurchsk.ca

OFFICE HOURS
Tues to Fri 9AM - 4PM
LOCATION

3488 Fairlight Dr
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 3Z4 Canada

NameDale and Cindy Hodgeson

LocationTucson, Arizona

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact520-990-8390

Group Information

Journey 1 and 2 will be offered on Thursday evenings 7 to 9 p.m.
Groups are held at 2200 N. Wilmot Road suite 220 (Eastside of Tucson)
11 Sessions offered on Thursday evenings with the last one being on a Saturday morning for celebration
A break scheduled for Oct. 5th and 12th.
Contact us for more information and an application.

NameRobin Copeland

LocationFour Oaks, NC

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact(919)753-3417

Group Information

The Journey Begins group will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm at Haven of Rest Counseling, PLLC in Four Oaks, NC. Pre-registration is required.

NameGinna Bustle

LocationCrossroads Fellowship Church, Raleigh, NC

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactwww.crossroads.org/abuse

Group Information

The Journey Begins group will be held on Tuesday evenings at Crossroads Fellowship church in Raleigh, NC. Pre-registration is required.

NameDale and Cindy Hodgeson

LocationTucson, Az

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact5209908390

Group Information

Please contact us for the next journey date. We run both journey begins and journey continues groups throughout various times during the year. We also offer leader training and further story work.

NameErin P. O'Connor

LocationStepping Stones Network

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactwww.steppingstonesnetwork.org

Group Information

We are offering The Journey Begins to women and men who wish to explore their story deeper and wish to find greater healing and freedom from past wounds and hurts.

Informational Meeting: Saturday, April 8, 9:30AM
Group will meet: Tuesdays evenings from 6:30PM-8:30PM
First group will meet on April 11, 6:30PM

NameWomen's Journey Group

LocationPhoenix, AZ Trinity Bible church at 35th Ave and Peoria

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactgr82blvng@yahoo.com

Group Information

Women's Journey Group, Wednesday Evening 6:30pm - 8:30pm led by Barb Hembd 602-317-3439 and Patricia Boyer 603-370-9813. Call to learn more or to register

NameJohn Sloan

LocationTempe, Az near I-10 and Warner Road

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactskcummings65@gmail.com

Group Information

The Journey Begins - Coed group led by John Sloan 602-315-5205 and Sara Cummings 602-319-6396
6;30pm - 8;30pm Cost $40.00 Call to learn more or to register

NameBarb Hembd

LocationScottsdale, AZ near 101 and Princess (NE corner of 101)

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contactm.messner1960@gmail.com

Group Information

The Journey Begins Coed group lead by Mark Messner 480-745-0084and Barb Hembd 602-317-3439 Cost $45.00

NameLakes Free Journey Group

LocationLindstrom, MN

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other ContactRhonda 651-356-4175; Wayne 651-270-7213

Group Information

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm. Cost is $45. Please contact Rhonda or Wayne to register before the first night.

NameDebra Hyman/Courageous Hearts Ministry

LocationOracle, AZ

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact520-904-1085

Group Information

"At Courageous Hearts Ministry we are dedicated to helping women become everything they were created to be in Christ, to find hope, healing and restoration through abuse recovery classes, inner healing prayer, mentoring and more."
Debra Hyman
Licensed Minster & Founder of Courageous Hearts Ministry

NameJourney Groups

LocationCenter Point Church, Kalamazoo, MI

EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Other Contact269-668-4461

Group Information

Contact Mike Nelson at milonelson@yahoo.com or 269-668-4461 for registration packet or information.