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NOTE: Celebrate Recovery is part of the Journeys Care Ministry.


At Journeys, Christ brings hope and healing through His word and His people.

You are not alone, and comfort and encouragement are right here!

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Christ-centered care groups are currently available in the following areas:

(For a list and description of ALL care groups, please scroll down.)




ALL (Hosanna disciples, friends, family, community) are welcome to participate!




Take a “sneak peek” into an evening at Journeys! Click here:




Ready to join Journeys?


To register, click registration link below (or show up at Hosanna).

For more information about care groups and opportunities to volunteer, scroll down.


Online Registration for Journeys Care Group

Please complete a registration form for EACH child or adult that will participate! Thanks!




Care Groups:


The following care groups have met at Hosanna. Not all are currently meeting.

If you are interested in being part of any of the care groups,

please click the Online Registration link (above),

stop by Hosanna on Tuesday evenings, or call Hosanna at 507-388-1766.




Celebrate Recovery (Men’s & Women’s Groups)

Celebrate Recovery is a Bible-based 12-step plan to guide your journey toward freedom from ANY and ALL hurts, habits, and hang-ups. It can include alcohol, drugs, smoking, gambling, eating disorders, depression, overspending, pornography, co-dependency and sexual issues. Discover new life, joy and purpose in Christ. (Separate groups for men and women.) You may go to national CR website for more information: celebraterecovery.com Facebook-Logo

The Celebrate Recovery program has a Facebook page! Click here for words of encouragement, announcements and CR activities!

Finally, you may view Hosanna’s Celebrate Recovery page:



Celebration Place (Elementary Grades) & The Landing (Teens)

Celebration Place / The Landing provides Biblical, life-long tools of truth and wisdom for children and teens in Grades 1-12 who may struggle with troubled family dynamics, divorce, bullying, depression, stress, grief, peer pressure, struggles with smoking, alchohol or drugs, as well as self-hurting tendencies.



DivorceCare offers support through DVD sessions and Biblical truth and wisdom for those suffering from the deep hurts of divorce. This journey leads to hope and healing in Jesus resulting in renewed peace and joy, gifts from deeper relationship with God and renewed assurance of His love and presence. For more information go to divorcecare.org.


Embrace Grace

Embrace Grace is a new care group with a Bible study curriculum to provide emotional and spiritual support for single, young women who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. If you or a friend would like more information, contact Sarah Kenward at nskenward@gmail.com, message her on Facebook at Embrace Grace Hosanna Mankato or click on embracegrace.org.


Financial Peace University

Imagine for just a second if you were completely debt free. What could you do for your family?  What could you do for others? That is what we are encouraging our disciples to discover and experience together!

We are praying that God, who freed us in Christ, will create momentum in your life to free you to experience financial peace. Join us on this life-changing adventure as we seek to ‘manage God’s blessings, God’s way for God’s glory’.

For more information, click here: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu



GriefShare care groups are led by people with life experience in grief. You will also benefit from professional grief experts through DVD sessions and participant books as well as the insight and experiences from others in your group. GriefShare resources help you move toward hope & healing in Christ using Bible-based materials. See griefshare.org for more info.


Life’s Healing Choices (Men’s & Women’s Groups)

The book study, LIFE’S HEALING CHOICES by John Baker, is for anyone and everyone! Based on Jesus’ teachings we know as the Beatitudes (Matthew 5), this journey will lead you on God’s pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness and healing. You will find real answers, real hope and a real future, one healing choice at a time. (Separate groups for men and women.)


Light in the Dark (Overcoming Depression- Men & Women’s Groups)

Participants will seek God’s healing over depression. Group members will learn how to overcome negative thought patterns and how to practice new ways of thinking that are in alignment with God’s Word and plan for your life. Victory over this battle is possible through Christ’s power!! (Separate groups for men and women.)


Made to Crave (Women)

The Made to Crave group uses the Made to Crave book and resources to find the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. Author Lysa TerKeurst personally understands the battle that women face. In Made to Crave, she will help you:

  • Break the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today.
  • Stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body.
  • Replace rationalization that leads to diet failure with wisdom that leads to victory.
  • Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process.

Made to Crave is a helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose — a book and Bible study to help you find the “want to” in how to make healthy lifestyle changes. For more information, click http://madetocrave.org/.


Marriage Rebuilders

Marriage Rebuilders will provide tools and Biblical wisdom for couples who are struggling in their marriages and may be considering divorce. We will be using the curriculum “From this Day Forward” by Craig and Amy Groeschel, which offers 5 commitments to fail-proof your marriage and bring renewed quality of relationship with God and your spouse. God desires to and is able to resurrect your marriage!


Pure Desire (Men)

Pure Desire/Conquer Series is a safe environment for men to break the isolation and join other men in the journey of sexual purity. For more information, contact Paul at 507-381-0649 or Jo at 507-327-5753.


Single and Parenting 

Single and Parenting is for divorced, widowed and never-married single parents. It combines Christ-centered, biblical teaching with instruction in practical parenting skills. God will bless your journey toward a deeper walk with Him as you seek to be the best parent you can. See singleandparenting.org for more info.



Journeys Schedule

Journeys will meet on Tuesday evenings using the following schedule:

5:00 –6:00

Meal for  care group participants & leaders


Grace Point: Prayer, praise & inspiration


Care group breakout sessions


Coffee, snacks and fellowship following breakout sessions


Child care available for infants and children up to age 5; when you register for a care group, you can also register for child care.

Free will donation for meal and child care.


Opportunities to Serve!

Hosanna is in need of disciples and community members who would like to help with Journeys on Tuesday evenings. Here are some opportunities to serve Jesus by caring for His children:

  • Care group leaders
  • Meal helpers
  • People to donate food for meal
  • Hosts & hostesses
  • Prayer support team
  • Information Center assistants
  • People to crochet or knit prayer shawls


Want more information? Email Jo Klein or Peggy Pahl at
journeys@hosannamankato.com or call 507-388-1766.

 “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”

(Jeremiah 6:16)