Arts & Culture

This summer, we’re taking time to pause, reflect on, and pray about what it looks like to reset and redeem our time. Rhythms of rest, relationship and reaching out are necessary parts of our worship.

We invite you to share in some unique opportunities and experiences both at The Journey and across the St. Louis metro area that may be a surprising step toward beginning these healthy rhythms. We’ve curated a number of opportunities that we invite you, your family, your friends, neighbors, or community group to enjoy together.

One event we'd like to highlight is The Alethea Project Film Screening, happening June 21! Find more details below.

This isn’t an exhaustive list (there’s so much to do in St. Louis in the summer!), but we hope these events will inspire you to come connect, learn, and engage with one another and our broader culture these next few months.

Summer 2019 Arts and Culture Events



17 & 19 | Emanuel Movie 

This documentary follows the Charleston shootings and powerfully weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath. It's only showing two nights in select theaters! 

19 | Theology at the Bottleworks, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Schlafly Bottleworks

Theology at the Bottleworks is a monthly public discussion that takes up the most important issues of our times among an amazing diversity of interesting people. Join the conversation this month as we discuss “Safe and Secure.” According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, safety and security are second only to our physiological needs for food and water. Can we be safe in a world where dangers and seemingly endless reports of mass shootings, online hackers, or other threats abound? What does it mean to feel safe and secure? Are “safe spaces” safe? Do security guards protect our sense of security? What is our responsibility for the physical, emotional, and psychological safety of others? Come have a brew, share your view and lend an ear to others.  

21 | Alethea Project Film Screening, The Interrupters, 7-9:30 p.m.,The Journey Hanley Road

The Alethea Project is a new documentary screening series taking place in large evangelical churches across the United States. It seeks to use nonfiction film as a means to encourage productive, civil dialogue around difficult social topics, model bridge-building between churches and secular arts organizations, and grow appreciation for the art and craft of nonfiction film.

Join The Journey Hanley Road and the Alethea Project for a screening of The Interrupters. Stay after for a moderated discussion. The Interrupters is an up close look at curbing violence in a Chicago neighborhood by redirecting youth from violence to conflict resolution. Register here!

22 | Alethea Project Student Workshop, 10-11 a.m., University City High School

High school-aged students interested in filmmaking are invited to a Student Workshop on Saturday morning with the filmmakers. The workshop will be located at University City High School, Room L206.




12 | Concert on the Lawn, The Journey Tower Grove

17 | Theology at the Bottleworks, Schlafly Bottleworks



18 | Wayward Souls Concert, Schroeder Park

24-25 | Festival of Nations

25 | Midwest Salute to Arts

30-September 1 | Art Fair, Queeny Park