HR | May Newsletter

By Hanley Road on May 1st, 2019

News and Events at The Journey Hanley Road
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"There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem." Mark 15:40-41

A few weeks ago, a routine elder meeting was enlivened by a visit from several of the leaders of our incomparable Hanley Road Women's Ministry. I was immediately struck by the sheer strength of diversity in this representative group. The six women who gathered with us that evening to report on the happenings of the ministry were a beautiful display of the medley of souls God has kindly gifted our church. Each of the women at the table represented different age ranges, ethnicities, professions, giftings, abilities, experience in their walk with Christ, etc. Single, divorced, married for quite some time, married with grandchildren: one would be hard-pressed not to find something in common with at least one of these six women, let alone several other women's ministry leaders unable to attend the meeting.

I was overcome with pure joy as this stalwart group began to speak with one unified heart about the many offerings for women within our body and beyond. They led us through the history behind their anchor gatherings, including the annual Women's Retreat, the R&Rs (Rest & Reset), the Roundtable Talks, and more. They spoke with zeal about the work God is doing among the women of our church body, instilled with contagious hope for what He has in store. In all they do, their fervent aim is to serve Christ by working to help meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of women in our community, led by the Holy Spirit, through diligent prayer and by studying God's Word.

Before leaving, the elders prayed over these leaders. As I sat praying in this space that had been transformed into holy ground, my heart and mind were immediately taken to the passage above. Just as the gospel's writer, John Mark, acknowledged the sacrifices and passion of the women who boldly ministered to our Master, we want to use these words to praise God for all the women of Hanley Road who have remained faithful in face of much change, loss, and even heartache. We see you. We acknowledge you. We support you. We love you. We refuse to walk this Journey without you.



Sunday, May 19, 9 and 11 a.m.

We believe the Bible clearly portrays baptism as a vital step of discipleship and obedience to Christ. This sacrament is a symbol of the washing away of the old self and commitment in front of fellow believers that you have been made new by Jesus and are committed to following him.

If you would like to be baptized, please register below. If you have more questions about baptism, please email, so that you can begin that conversation with a staff member or elder.


Beginning September 8, Hanley Road will be changing its service times to 8:30 and 11 a.m. This change allows us to increase opportunities for Christian education here at Hanley Road. God commands us to know His Word deeply; in Deuteronomy 4:6-7, we hear: "And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Equip Classes (like Sunday School) will be open to all in between service times (from 10-10:45). These classes will offer robust teaching and curricula to aid us in our Christian walk. This fall, we'll be offering two Equip Classes: Core Christianity (a discipleship pathway built by Journey's 3:14 Institute) and Generous Justice. Classes will run from September to November and February to April and will change in topic. Childcare will be offered during these classes. As we make these learning opportunities available, our hope is that our study will help us enjoy God's grace and engage our St. Louis culture even more.

If you have any questions or concerns about changed service times or the Equip Classes, please email Please stay tuned during the summer for more information.

If you haven't downloaded The JourneySt. Louis app yet, check it out in your iTunes or Google Play store and download today!​

We're adding new content each week –  view exclusive, app-only videos, a music playlist curated by Journey worship leaders for our In the Middle sermon series, and more!

It's the new way to stay connected at The Journey!


The Men's Ministry is hosting a fishing day on May 11 for kids ages 4-10 at Forest Park. Parents are welcome to accompany their children. We also need volunteers to help the kids as they fish!


Click on each of the events below to find out more!

Our Journey West County location is hosting RightNow Media's Marriage Night, a one-night simulcast event! Learn more about the event and speakers, including Francis and Lisa Chan and Les and Leslie Parrot and register here!


Summer is fast approaching, and volunteer rhythms in Journey Kids change during the summer. Most Journey Kids leaders serve on a weekly basis during the school year. This is a substantial commitment on their part. Because they give so much time during the year, we give them the summer off from serving in order to rest and prepare for the next year. We have a summer JK team that serves just during June, July, and August. Would you be able to be a part of that team? We are looking for people who can serve at least once a month during those summer months. Please email Bryce for more information.
Our Journey Students Ministry is going into its 4th year next fall! Due to consistent growth, we are in need of more Journey Students leaders. These individuals show interest in building discipleship relationships with middle school and high school students. These years are extremely important, and the influence of one person can impact a teen's life moving forward. If you would like to learn more, email Bryce.
Looking for somewhere to plug into the life of our church? The Journey Hanley Road's Production Team would love to help you do just that! Serving on the Production Team is a great way to connect to a broad community of volunteers and leaders in our church, while having quite a bit of fun! If you are interested in learning more contact us at
Support our families with newborns by providing them a meal. We have several families in need of our help and plenty of dates available. Sign up today! 
With lots of meetings and meals, Hanley Road seeks out sitters on a regular basis. If you would like apply to be one of our sitters, please access the link below. If you have any questions, please email Ellen.
Theology at the Bottleworks is coming up on Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 at Schlafly Bottleworks. TATB is a monthly public discussion that takes up the most important issues of our times among a diversity of interesting people with all views. This month's topic is: What's Right and Wrong with Human Nature?
Do we possess a set of universal instincts and experiences that make us human? If so, do these lead us more toward good or toward evil? What role do our nature, our nurture, and our individual choices play in forming human behavior? How do we develop or harness the best aspects of human nature while also counteracting the worst? Come have a brew, share your view, and lend an ear to others'. 

Check out the podcast for Theology at the Bottleworks, intended to help Christians address current hot topics from a gospel perspective.



Summer BBQs | Stay tuned on our website and the app to see more!
June 19 & 26 | PSummer in the Psalms: Teachings from Pastor Carlos and Rabbi Noah 
June 23 | Joint Picnic in the Park with Kol Rinah, 4-6 p.m. 

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