Journey Students

Love God. Disciple Students. Equip Parents.


Our mission is to partner with your family to help your children love God more today than they did yesterday, be discipled in the love and truth of Jesus, and to trust Jesus with their today, tomorrow, and eternity.

Life can be busy and difficult, and we believe that no one should do life alone. We are passionate about walking alongside your family and believe that everyone needs a safe place to belong where they can discover more about the hope that Jesus offers.




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Rachel Hodges and Jill Oberle (Karis House counselors) speak specifically to parents of adolescents and share ways you can help your teen navigate uncertainty.

Journey Students and parents, we miss seeing you all! We’re praying that the Lord is protecting your family and blessing the time you have together. During this season, we want to equip you with resources to pursue a closer relationship with Jesus. One of the avenues we’re excited to do that through is a sermon series on Colossians. The four-week series titled Youth Group at Home is brought to you by YM360, an organization that provides content and materials for youth ministries. Parents, we want to encourage you to watch each sermon with your child(ren), and we’ve provided some discussion questions below to help guide your conversation afterwards. 

You can access the Youth Group at Home: Week 4 video here.

*The sermon starts 11 minutes and 10 seconds into the video.

Discussion Questions:

  • Here’s a big question that will cause you to think for a while: How has Jesus changed your life? Give a quick response now, but allow this question to sit with you a while. Continue to think about it as you go through the next few days.
  • Living a life changed by Jesus means saying “no” to certain things. Why? 
  • Living a life changed by Jesus means saying "yes" to certain things. Why? What is the goal of our living a Christ-like life? 
  • Paul gives us a great list of things to say "yes" to. He lists: compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, forgiveness 
  • We all have spiritual strengths and weaknesses. Which of these characteristics are strengths for you? Which ones are weaknesses? What can you do to turn your weaknesses into strengths?
  • Think of someone in your life who is hard to love. Now, come up with a specific way to show them the love of God this week. What will it take for you to follow through?


Journey Students with Curtis Gilbert and Tim Holley!

Watch the replay of our interview with Senior Pastor Curtis Gilbert and Lead Pastor of The Journey West County Tim Holley. They unpack our recent sermon on justice and mercy.




REPLAY: Zoom Call with Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt

We had such an incredible time with Mike Shildt on Sunday night! We’re so grateful that Mike was willing to join us, and he loved meeting Journey Students from all five of our churches. Mike was kind enough to share about his relationship with Jesus and how he incorporates his faith into managing the St. Louis Cardinals. Our students even had the opportunity to put Mike on the hot seat and ask him questions! If you weren’t able to join us or you’d love to relive our time together, please enjoy the video replay here.

Please let your Journey Students leaders know how we can serve you and your family. In the meantime, we’ll continue to pray that you will feel a peace and comfort that only God can provide.