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.  


    Institute of Theology by Extension is a system of learning that combines knowing, doing and being.

    Pre-registration required.  For more information, please visit

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: John and Mindy Jackson

    Contact: (815) 633-6143

  • Breakfast club

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

    Time: 7:30am, Wednesdays

    Where: McDonald's in Roscoe

    Leader: Pastor Patty Meyer

    Contact: (815) 670-5908

  • A Life Beyond Amazing

    A strategy for life change and meeting challenges along the way.  Dr. David Jeremiah.  Ladies only.

    Time: 9:00 a.m.  Wednesdays

    Where: home of Shirley Gulatto, Machesney Park

    Leader:  Karen Killam

    Contact: 815.979.8951

  • Intercessory Prayer

    Praying for Journey Church, individual needs and the nation.

    Time: 12:15pm, Wednesdays

    Where: Nilles Home, Machesney Park

    Leader: Jim & Lea Nilles

    Contact: (815) 988-4953

  • From dream to Destiny

    How does one go from a dream to fulfilling a destiny?  Based on  material from Robert Morris.

    Time: 6:30 pm Wednesdays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Bruce Bull

    Contact: (815) 633-6143


    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, Wednesdays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Betty Corey

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143

  • Uninvited

    Living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely.   A study using material from Lysa TerKeurst.  Ladies only. 

    Time: 10am Thursdays

    Where: Monson Home

    Leader: Sue Monson

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143

  • Tutoring Club

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

    Time: 6:00pm, Thursdays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Jan Fadness

    Contact: (815) 262-4131

  • The Pit bosses

    Focusing on various life hacks and living the overcoming life.  Men only 

    Time: 6:30pm Thursdays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Greg Hodges

    Contact:  (815) 663-6143

  • Crockpots and Cardboard

    Food, fellowship and games.  Bring a dish to share.  Families welcome,  no childcare provided.

    Time: 5:00 p.m. Fridays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Trevor and Erin Seeburger

    Contact: (517)442-6150

  • Navigate

    Young adults from High school graduate to mid 20’s gather for relationship and spiritual growth.

    Time: 6:30pm, first and third Fridays

    Where:  Location varies.

    Dan and Theresa Heng

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143

  • Men's Breakfast & Bible Study

    Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study.  "Balancing Life's Demands" is a study by Chip Ingram on establishing biblical priorities.

     Time: 8:00am, Saturdays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Ken Killam

    Contact:  (815) 569-2475

  • Fit

    FIT is an exciting weight loss/weight maintenance journey for ladies only. 

    Time: 5pm, Sundayss

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Erin Bentley

    Contact:  (815) 633-6143