Who We Are

About Journey Center of michigan

We are a broken and beautiful people created in the Image of God, seeking to grow in communion with God and one another, to be transformed on this journey we are on, and to reflect the God we love in this world.

We are here to listen to your story, be an encouragement, and walk alongside one another, not to impose our own version of what your spiritual journey “should” look like.

We are on the life-long journey of living into all that God has invited us into being and doing, both personally, and as a Center for spirituality, healing, and wholeness.

We have also discovered that God is longing for the same thing… for us to be transformed through the Spirit’s power as we encounter and experience (and share) the love that is poured out for us!

We offer resources (online and local), events, gatherings and opportunities that are both Christ-centered and respectful of all spiritual paths.

We believe everyone is created in the image of God. We embrace and welcome your racial and cultural identity or background; diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity and its expression; religious or non-religious background; age; range of abilities; and educational and socioeconomic status.

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About our Executive Director, Jennifer Andersson

Welcome! I am Jennifer Andersson and I have been walking with people on their personal journeys for over 30 years as a spiritual director, clinical social worker, teacher, retreat leader, and pastor.

I became part of the greater Journey Center community at it’s very start and have felt led to start a Journey Center in the greater Detroit area. The desire and need for a place that offers safe space to explore one’s spiritual journey and healing, and engage in justice issues, such as racial righteousness, have only grown through the years. The time has come to offer this place of warm and radical welcome.

Our Core Values

We as a part of the Association of Journey Centers, embrace the same core values known as the Journey Center Way. The core values may take different expressions in each place, as we each are called in unique places and communities. The essence of the Journey Center is enfleshed in the core values. We are each on a journey of learning to live in authentic relationship with ourselves, others and the Holy One. The resources we offer to support you on that journey are rooted in our seven core values.

The Way of Hospitality

This is “radical Biblical hospitality”… welcoming the journeying stranger into the life of a community. Everyone is invited to “come as you are”; we listen with love and respect to each person’s story, no matter how different it is from our own.

The Way of Spiritual Direction

Everything we do at the Journey Center is rooted in spiritual direction- listening to each person’s unique story and together “sifting for the gold” of God’s presence and love being revealed to them.

The Contemplative Way

The contemplative Christian tradition offers many simple spiritual practices, rooted in the invitation to simply “be” with God. These add depth and richness to your journey, whatever path you are on.

The Way of Silence and Solitude

The practice of stepping out of the noise and busyness of life to be alone and quiet allows us to listen deeply to our own heart and the heart of God. Mother Teresa wisely said, “In the silence of the heart, God speaks.”

The Way of Discernement in Community

The Journey Center is God’s vision and we have the privilege of creating and holding sacred space for whatever the Spirit is doing in the lives of individuals and in us as a community. We listen together and all are transformed, rather than focusing on telling others how to live and believe.

The Way of Mission

Our hearts are open to discerning what the Spirit is inviting us to bring to our communities… from contemplation flows action.

The Way of Love

The Love that God extends to each of us gathers up all these core values into one word. LOVE is what we bring to the world- “Come as you are…you are loved!”

The Way of Hospitality

This is “radical Biblical hospitality”… welcoming the journeying stranger into the life of a community. Everyone is invited to “come as you are”; we listen with love and respect to each person’s story, no matter how different it is from our own.

The Way of Spiritual Direction

Everything we do at the Journey Center is rooted in spiritual direction- listening to each person’s unique story and together “sifting for the gold” of God’s presence and love being revealed to them.

The Contemplative Way

The contemplative Christian tradition offers many simple spiritual practices, rooted in the invitation to simply “be” with God. These add depth and richness to your journey, whatever path you are on.

The Way of Silence and Solitude

The practice of stepping out of the noise and busyness of life to be alone and quiet allows us to listen deeply to our own heart and the heart of God. Mother Teresa wisely said, “In the silence of the heart, God speaks.”

The Way of Discernement in Community

The Journey Center is God’s vision and we have the privilege of creating and holding sacred space for whatever the Spirit is doing in the lives of individuals and in us as a community. We listen together and all are transformed, rather than focusing on telling others how to live and believe.

The Way of Mission

Our hearts are open to discerning what the Spirit is inviting us to bring to our communities… from contemplation flows action.

The Way of Love

The Love that God extends to each of us gathers up all these core values into one word. LOVE is what we bring to the world- “Come as you are…you are loved!”

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