The Journey




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



---Join Us!


Sunday a.m. @ 9:30

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
Meme-ingful Christianity: Deconstructing Common Cliches

Oct 27, 2019
Bearing the Fruit of Peace
"Journey Sermon 10-27-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Oct 27, 2019Bearing the Fruit of Peace
    Oct 27, 2019
    Bearing the Fruit of Peace
    "Journey Sermon 10-27-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Oct 23, 2019Bearing the Fruit of Joy
  • Oct 13, 2019Journey Sermon 9-29-19
    Oct 13, 2019
    Journey Sermon 9-29-19
    "Journey Sermon 9-29-19" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Oct 13, 2019Journey Sermon 10-6-2019
    Oct 13, 2019
    Journey Sermon 10-6-2019
    "Journey Sermon 10-6-2019" from The Journey's Album by The Journey. Released: 2019.
  • Oct 13, 2019Bearing the Fruit of Love
    Oct 13, 2019
    Bearing the Fruit of Love
    "Journey Sermon 10-13-2019" 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.


Fall Programming Begins Sept 9th

Sunday School
Sunday School will be held after worship each week from 10:45 – 11:30 beginning in September.  The following Children’s Classes are offered:  Nursery thru 2 years old, 3 – 5 years old, kindergarten thru 2nd grade, 3rd grade thru 6th grade.
Small Groups
Many church goers report that small groups are the place where authentic and long-lasting  relationships are formed.  The Journey offers a variety of small groups that meet throughout the week. Anyone interested in joining a small groups should contact the church office.


HopeNet Meal Sept 23rd


Each fall, HopeNet, a local Christian counseling and coaching center, offers a Getting Ahead program for individuals       seeking to get out of poverty. Each session begins with dinner for the participants. We have agreed to provide the dinner on Monday, Sept 23rd. These items should be brought to church no later than Sunday, Sept. 22nd.  We will also need a few people on Sept 23rd, to prepare the food, deliver it to HopeNet (2501 E. Central), and stay and eat with the class participants.  Sign up sheets are available on the welcome table, or contact Pastor Heather to let her know you can help.


Oct 19


Once again this year, The Journey will participate in Hullabaloo in Derby, KS.  Join us at the church booth for this fall celebration and get your photo taken in costume.  Hope to see you there!


Church Cookout

Oct. 25th

Our annual cookout at the Ralston’s in Andover will be Friday night, October 25th. Bring some hotdogs, a side dish and some lawn chairs and join us around the campfire!

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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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9999 E Harry Wichita, KS


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