Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

1. General Fund

Donations given to the general fund will be used to support the ministry and fund our everyday expenses. Click the link above to give online or send in your donation by check to the address below.

Make checks out to :
A Place for the Heart
4228 Beckerdite Road
Sophia, NC 27350



Give to our current fundraising campaign. Learn more about the Campus Campaign by clicking here or click the link below to donate.


about our ministry

For the past decade, Jonathan and Melissa and our Cageless Birds staff have hosted the 18 Inch Journey, a discipleship school that is devoted to the process of living a wholehearted and Holy Spirit-empowered life. Our desire is to impart what it means to move beyond head knowledge about God and into truly experiencing the fullness of Jesus in daily life. The 18 Inch Journey has also expanded into retreats and camps that we host on the land for all age groups. Every financial gift that you sow into our ministry goes to support the mission of the 18 Inch Journey.


support the 18 inch journey campus campaign

Over the past five years, the 18 Inch Journey staff and schools have nearly doubled in size.  The vision for the Campus Campaign is to develop the campus at A Place for the Heart to support our growth as a ministry.  Thanks to supporters who gave last fall, we raised over 100,000K to build the 18 Inch Journey classroom, which completed Goal 1 of the Campus Campaign. 

Current Goal : Third Cabin

This spring we are launching the second goal of the 18 Inch Journey Campus Campaign, which is to build a third cabin to house more students and guests at our schools and retreats. This cabin is our most immediate need however we have more long-term needs and continue to dream into building more spaces on our land. By supporting Jonathan and Melissa, you are partnering with this ministry's passion to worship the Father and see how His love changes lives. Learn more about the campaign here.

images from the 18 Inch Journey school