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GREAT MALL NORTH ENTRANCE

Our Story

Faith Journey was planted in 2003 to be a “church in the marketplace”. We first met in the Olathe Great Mall – Dickenson Theater.  In 2007 we acquired our own space in the mall and remodeled it (with the help of Strickland Construction).  We expanded to adjoining spaces over the next six years to have 18,000 sq ft of space that we used throughout the week for Weekly services, Counseling, providing food for families in need, Free babysitting for mall employees, A large indoor children’s playroom open to the public, and prayer meetings.  Our focus was always to reach out to “hurting and wandering people” in any way we could.  Our Community Events (Easter egg hunts, fall festival, Vacation Bible School) are just some examples of how we accomplished our goal.
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As a member of the Church of the Nazarene, we, also, hosted District training events and supported missions around the world with our G3 (Generous Global Giving) program, which included our own missionaries in New Zealand, Kenya, and local homeless shelters.
 

About three years ago, with the decline of the mall, we started looking to expand our impact on the local community of Olathe with a new location.  God provided a new vision that involved a potential basketball sports ministry partnership with Living The Dream, a larger food pantry and compassionate ministries collaboration with one of our Nazarene partners, a permanent family counseling center, after school programs for low-income families in downtown Olathe, English as a second language, and a safe place for community activities.

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213 S KANSAS AVENUE

We now have a location at 213 S Kansas Avenue and have begun serving Original Downtown Olathe as of March 26, 2017.  Any person is welcome to visit the ministry center throughout the week.  We, though, have a long road ahead as we build and finance our new worship center that will stand just north of the ministry center.  We hope to invite ministry partners to join us in this venture as well as collaborate with existing Faith Communities that serve downtown Olathe.  We are so excited to see how God unfolds His blueprint for Faith Journey Church!