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Thirty years ago, Ken and Linda Helser purchased fifty-two acres of land in the heart of North Carolina that they named A Place for the Heart.  Since then, this land has facilitated numerous men’s and women’s retreats, youth camps, and discipleship schools such as the 18 Inch Journey.  Many of the original buildings on the land that once used to house farm equipment are now functioning as music, art and photography studios, as well as community living spaces.  We believe in using what we have and stewarding what the Lord has provided.  As a staff, we are continuing to dream into more renovations to help this land grow into an even more effective ministry.  All donations made to A Place for the Heart sow directly into the ministry and seeing people transformed by the love of God. 


Our mission as the 18 Inch Journey is to see a generation empowered to live full, whole lives with the Trinity. We have fulfilled this mission for the last decade with schools, retreats, and camps for all ages. The 18 Inch Journey Campus Campaign will allow us to develop our campus so that we can continue to empower future generations towards whole-hearted living. The first goal of this long-term campaign is to build a Classroom. 


Last year, we launched a campaign to build new cabins on our land.  In just thirty days, we raised enough funds to build two beautiful new cabins and an outdoor amphitheater!  We are blown away by your support and generosity.  These new spaces have served our 2015 Phase One students, 18 Inch Journey retreat attendees and 2016 Phase Two students.  To see more photos of the completed cabins, click the button below!