The Journey




We believe in faithfully connecting and serving together as we grow deeper in Christ.



---Join Us!

Worship Sundays @ 9:30
Sunday School @ 10:45

9999 E Harry Wichita


We are an imperfect community of believers who want to grow in our faith,

and more fully experience the life that God offers to us.
What to Expect
At The Journey, you don’t have to dress up, put on a face, or pretend to be someone you aren’t.  We don’t care about your political party, or who you voted for in the last election.  We desire to be an authentic community of believers moving together toward Christ and seeking to reflect his kingdom on earth while sharing the good news of Jesus with our hurting world.
About Us
The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
Our Staff
Senior Pastor Kyle Kachelmeier began at The Journey in August, 2016, moving to Kansas from his home state of Minnesota.  Associate Pastor Heather Perkins began in her position in July, 2018 after serving previously as the Worship Director.  Worship Leader Schelby Thompson was raised in the church and assumed leadership for worship in May, 2019.



--- What We Believe


Our essential beliefs are summed up in

what we call Covenant Affirmations.

We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
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About Women:


The Evangelical Covenant Church affirms the call to ministry for all persons. We have ordained and fully credentialed women since 1976 and we seek to be a diverse and welcoming church that affirms the calling and gifts of the entire body of Christ.

--Listen to a Sermon
Whether you want to check us out before visiting, have discovered us online, or just missed being in attendance for a week, we invite you to join our community by listening to a recent sermon. May the Spirit of God speak to you as you hear the Word proclaimed.
Current Sermon Series
Bearing Kingdom Fruit

Dec 8, 2019
Immanuel: God Among the Lost
"Journey Sermon 12-8-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Dec 8, 2019Immanuel: God Among the Lost
    Dec 8, 2019
    Immanuel: God Among the Lost
    "Journey Sermon 12-8-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Dec 1, 2019Immanuel: Present with Us
    Dec 1, 2019
    Immanuel: Present with Us
    "Journey Sermon 12-1-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Nov 24, 2019Bearing the Fruit of Gentleness and Self-Control
    Nov 24, 2019
    Bearing the Fruit of Gentleness and Self-Control
    "Journey Sermon 11-24-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Nov 24, 2019Journey Sermon 11-17-2019
    Nov 24, 2019
    Journey Sermon 11-17-2019
    "Journey Sermon 11-17-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Nov 10, 2019Bearing the Fruit of Goodness and Kindness 11-10-2019
    Nov 10, 2019
    Bearing the Fruit of Goodness and Kindness 11-10-2019
    "Journey Sermon 11-10-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.

Sermon Archive

Sermons from previous years
may be accessed via one of the
links found below.
Extreme Cookie Exchange

December 7th

Bring the family and join us for a fun morning including brunch, carols, and ornament making (for kids) at 10:00 a.m. As part of the festivities, we will be preparing gift bags of cookies to hand out to invite friends, family and acquaintances to all our Christmas activities. Bring something to share for brunch and 6 dozen cookies (or whatever you’re able) and join us. Sign up to help by hosting (decorating) one of the tables and/or bringing food for the brunch.  Also, please let us know how many children you will bring to make sure we have enough craft supplies for everyone. 
Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday December 8th
An annual tradition at The Journey, Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday is our chance to have fun and laugh with (and at) each other while remembering that the season is not ultimately about Rudolph and Frosty.  Join the fun and wear your ugly best!
Blue Christmas
Worship Service
December 15th
Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues. As in “I am feeling blue.” Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many.  (
This year, The Journey will provide a sacred space on December 15th at 6:00 p.m. for those among us and those we may know who are living through such times.  Invite someone who would benefit from time in this space and join us as we acknowledge the reality of our broken world.  Let us come together and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to all through a service of truth-telling and hope.


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---Our Values

Value #1: Offering a Place of Healing and Hope.   


Value #2: Joining God in Making Things Right in our Broken World.   


Value #3: Showing up Authentically, Treating each other Equally,

                 Honoring our Differences   


 Value #4: Learning to Think and Act like Jesus.


Value #5: Celebrating the Story of God’s love for all People

#Centrality of Scripture

Value #6: Jesus has broken the Power of Sin.


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