Frequently Asked Questions
How is Journey Together Structured?
Journey Together Ministries is a non-profit ministry functioning in the Church as a missional community. Our executive leadership team is discipled by and accountable to the Pastoral Staff at Seacoast Church. However, our heart is to serve and connect all Charleston area churches to unite for the purpose of the vulnerable and orphaned children. We have a team of board members that over see the non-profit side of our organization. Our Journey Coordinators are also considered leaders and volunteer in specific roles, advise on educational information, act as contact families for our community, and use their incredible gifts to serve within the ministry
At this time, all of our staff are volunteers with full-time careers. Our leadership requirements and structure are growing continually and we are grateful for how God is using our team
Do you partner with other ministries or organizations?
At this time, the Journey Together executive team prayerfully considers our partners, influencers and/or organizations that we actively promote within our organization. Below is a list of our current Journey Together Friends.
Journey Together Friends:
Together For Adoption
Vision from Dan Cruver
Mercy Child Care in Uganda
Vision from Pastor Wilfred Rugumba
Hidden Treasures Home
Vision from Mike and Deena Van't Hul
Can you help me pick an agency?
We have families who have adopted through several of the local agencies in our area and have worked most recently and closely with A Chosen Child, Bethany Christian Services, Nightlight and Lifeline Children Services. We recommend that you contact these agencies for basic details on agency procedures and country qualifications. We will hold informational meetings once or twice a year where we invite these agencies, as well as representatives from the South Carolina Department of Social Services and a local adoption attorney.
How do I start researching this process?
Here are just a few basic website’s to check out as you begin your research:
Adoption Journey: http://www.adoptionjourney.org
Show Hope: http://www.howtoadopt.org/
Empowered to Connect: http://empoweredtoconnect.org/
Websites For Adoption Support:
Together for Adoption: http://www.togetherforadoption.org
Orphanology by Rick Morton and Tony Merida: http://www.orphanologybook.com/
Orphan Sunday: http://www.orphansunday.org
Created for Care: http://www.createdforcare.org/
Special Needs Adoption: http://www.nohandsbutours.com/
Adopted for Life by: Russell Moore
Connected Child by: Dr. Karyn Purvis
The Out of Sync Child by: Carol Kranowitz
Anatomy of the Soul by: Curt Thompson, M.D.
Nuturing Adoptions by: Deborah D. Gray
Parenting is your highest calling; And 8 other myths that trap us in worry and guilt by: Leslie Leyland Fields
Lifesong for Orphans
Visit Adoption Journey for other grant agencies
Yes, we have contacts with many families who are willing to share about their adoption journies. Please contact us, and we will put you in touch with a JTM family that will be happy to talk to you about their experience, give you some insight or just listen. You can also take a look at the information on our Journey Together Leadership Team page. As we work on our resource page, we’ll feature Blogs we love and resources, etc.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes. You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes for all donations.
Are my donations refundable?
No. All donations to Journey Together Ministries are non-refundable.
Who do I contact if I have questions about my donation?
Please contact Stephen and Laura Lewis by email or phone.
How can I donate?
You may donate online or by sending a check:
Checks can be received at:
2197 Sandy Point Ln
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466