Skeptics Welcome

Journey Church is a safe place to ask honest questions. For both followers of Jesus and for those who find themselves standing outside of the perimeter of Christianity, because seeking clarity is part of life. We as a community of faith, therefore, welcome doubt and inquiry, while at the same time seek to provide answers that satisfy both intellect and heart. We welcome dialogue.

Bible on Life

Early Bird

Early Bird is an early morning Bible study to help you start the day off right. Gather with other professionals for breakfast and get equipped by God to do good work (2. Tim. 3,17).


Lunch Groups

Lunch with a Purpose are small groups of three professionals meeting weekly or every other week during their lunch break at or near the workplace to seek understanding of God’s word, reflect on its application, and band together to intercede for one another in prayer.


Workplace Pastor

Do you seek …

… prayer for professional or personal challenges

… council for real-life situations from a biblical perspective

… comfort in times of pain, loss or stress?

Our pastors would like to accompany you on your journey, at work or wherever you might wish.



MyLife-Workshop is a six unit course designed to discover how life has shaped us and to explore just how God’s influence in our lives can bring about new purpose and deep peace.

In Worship services we passionately seek God collectively, honoring and praising him in response to his revelation to us in Jesus Christ. We endeavor to stir both heart and mind as we focus on what God has said and done on our behalf.
At Journey Church we view work as a sacred calling. Vocation is the call of God on our lives to enable our world to flourish through our unique efforts. When God redeems us in Jesus Christ, he redeems what we do and how we do it. Our work then takes on a whole new meaning and purpose.


We are called to bless Frankfurt and the world at large with the talents God has entrusted to us. The prophet Jeremiah says it well, “Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you” (Jeremiah 29:7).

Pastoral Staff

Dr. Dietrich Schindler


Dr. Dietrich Schindler

Dietrich is a German-American pastor who with his wife Jan has planted five German-speaking churches in Germany. Dietrich and Jan have three adult children and two grandsons living in Taiwan.

Nico van der Velde


Nico van der Velde

Nico, born in Frankfurt, finished his masters degree in 2017 at the FTH in Gießen. There he helped plant the church 'Mosaik Gießen' for 3 years before moving to Frankfurt to start Journey Church.

Laura de Ruiter

Associate Pastor

Laura de Ruiter

After growing up in China, Laura now works as an associate-pastor at Journey Church. Her degrees are a BA in Biblical Exposition and Intercultural Studies at Moody Bible Institut and a MSc in Strategic Leadership and Change Management at Manchester Metropolitan University.


We want to be close to the people; right in the thick of it. That is why you can find us at our offices at the Mainzer Landstraße 50 (6. OG), 60325 Frankfurt.

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Journey Church is a congregation within the Evangelical Free Church of Germany (Bund Freier evangelischer Gemeinden in Deutschland, K.d.ö.R.). The EFCG has 500 local churches throughout Germany and was started in 1852. Along with the Evangelische Kirche Deutschland it is rooted in the Apostolic Confession.


Journey Church does not receive government support (a.k.a. church tax) and relies on the gracious giving of its members and friends. We are deeply thankful for your contribution.

Journey Church
IBAN: DE65 4526 0475 0011 5000 00
Spar- und Kreditbank, Witten

If you wish to donate from the US and get an American tax deductable donation receipt, you can do so by clicking the button below and donating to our American partner (EFCA) under the designation: IM Frankfurt Journey.

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