small groups

Journey's Small Groups are designed to bring people closer to God and closer to one another as we “do life together.”

They last approximately thirteen weeks and meet at various times and places. We encourage everyone to be involved in one.  There are many choices, and I hope you will prayerfully seek God’s place for you!  ~Pastor Bart Bentley

  • Women's Bible Study

    Women joining together for encouragement, Bible study and prayer. (Women Only)

    Time: 9:00am, 1st & 3rd Saturdays

    Starts: January 21st, starting "Courage to Conquer" by David Jeremiah + prayer

    Where: Killam Farm, Capron

    Leader: Karen Killam

    Contact: (815) 569-2475


    A Beth Moore study of 2 Timothy

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Starts: January 18th

    Where: home of Shirley Gulatto, Machesney Park

    Leader:  Karen Killam

    Contact: (815) 569-2475

  • Workout group

    A physical workout to Christian music and prayerful devotional.

    Time: 6:30pm, Mondays

    Starts: January 16th

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Alejandra Hodges

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143

  • home group

    Dessert and fellowship; Games & prayer

    Time: 6:00 p.m. Sundays

    Starts: January 15th

    Where: Seeburger home, Loves Park

    Leader: Erin Seeburger

    Contact: (517)442-6150

  • puente de amistad missions team

    Meeting and preparing for a Missions Trip to Tijuana, Mexico in July 2017

    Time: TBA

    Starts: Informational Meeting on Sunday, January 22nd following service.

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: John & Mindy Jackson

    Contact: (815) 633-6143

  • Intercessory Prayer

    Praying for Journey Church, individual needs and the nation.

    Time: 12:15pm, Wednesdays

    Starts: January 18th

    Where: Nilles Home, Machesney Park

    Leader: Jim & Lea Nilles

    Contact: (815)988-4953

  • starting with Genesis

    Video series by Jeff Swanson, answering the tough questions about the Bible using scientific evidence.

    Time: 6:00pm Sundays

    Starts:  January 22nd

    Where: the Grady home, Machesney Park

    Leader: Pat Grady

    Contact:  (815) 663-6143

  • Tutoring Club

    Enjoy the opportunity to tutor and mentor grade school children. Supper is provided.

    Time: 6:00pm, Thursdays

    Starts: January 5th

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Jan Fadness

    Contact: (815) 262-4131

  • Men's Breakfast & Bible Study

    God gives us courage to overcome anything that would take us under - "Courage to Conquer" by David Jeremiah.

    Time: 7:30am, Saturdays

    Starts: September 10th

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Ken Killam

    Contact:  (815) 569-2475

  • The "ME" Project

    Most women in the midst of careers, marriage, raising children & caring for parents set their personal goals aside.  The Me Project provides women with fun & creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in their hearts.

    Time: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

    Starts: January 31st

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Teresa Heng

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143

  • Breakfast club with pat

    Come and enjoy a time of fellowship and encouragement with Pastor Patty and others.

    Time: 7:30am, Tuesdays

    Starts: January 17th

    Where: McDonald's in Roscoe

    Leader: Pastor Patty Meyer

    Contact: (815) 670-5908

  • refuge youth bible study

    A beginning Bible Study for middle and high school students wanting to deepen their faith.

    Time: 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays

    Starts: January 11th

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Angelica Umland

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143

  • Operation Christmas child

    Prepare items for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for 2017 and pray for countries and children.

    Time: 6:00pm, Tuesdays

    Starts:  in February

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader:  Colette Carter

    Contact:  (815) 505-1066


    A group dedicated to helping you walk through one of life's most difficult experiences -- the loss of a loved one.  You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. 

    Time: 6:30pm, Tuesdays

    Starts: January 17th

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Betty Corey

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143

  • trivia night

    A relational group in a "no pressure" environment centered around a fun, team-based trivia experience.  Come, sit, play, enjoy!  Childcare available for all ages.

    Time: 6:30pm, Wednesdays

    Starts: January 18th

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Pastor Bart & Erin Bentley

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143