small groups

A number of small groups are starting up again, following social distancing protocols.  Contact your group leader or the Church Office to find out which groups are meeting again.

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


Each group lasts approximately thirteen weeks and meet at various times and locations. 

We encourage everyone to find community in at least one!


The vast majority of small groups occur during the winter and spring months.  

A few still meet in the summer months.

  • SUNDAYS AT THE GRADY'S

    Immediately following Sunday services folks gather at Pat & Hansina Grady's home for food (lunch), fellowship and Bible Discussions

    Time:  12:00pm Sundays

    Where:  9522 Arapaho Circle, Loves Park, IL

    Begins:  Ongoing

  • JUDGES

    A Study of the Biblical Judges, led by Pastor Bart Bentley

    Time:  6:00pm on Sundays

    Where:  JCM, Main Sanctuary

    Begins:  September 13th

  • Pickleball

    All ages are invited to join in fellowship and playing the fun sport of pickleball!

    Time: Mondays 10am-12pm; Wednesdays 9-11am, and Saturdays 9-11am

    Where: Journey Church gym

    Leader: Pat Grady

    Begins:  Ongoing

  • THE PURSUIT OF GOD

    A study of A.W. Tozer's book "The Pursuit of God"

    Time:  7pm Mondays

    Where:  JCM Conference Room

    Begins :  September 8th

  • Women's bible Study

    Bible Study and discussion of material by Tony Evans, "Elijah". (Ladies only)

    Time:  9am on Wednesdays.

    Where: Journey Church Ministries

    Leader: Karen Killam/Shirley Gulatto

    Begins:  September 9th

  • Intercessory prayer

    Praying for Journey Church, individual needs, and the nations.

    Time:  11:00am Wednesdays

    Where:  Journey Church Ministries

    Leader:  Jim & Lea Nilles

    Begins:  September 9th

  • Prayer meeting

    Prayer for the World, Our Nation, Cities, and Churches.

    Time:  6:30pm on Thursdays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Greg & Alejandra Hodges

    Begins:  Ongoing

  • FEARLESS  (Men's only breakfast)

    "FEARLESS" is about living a fearless life of faith in a world of anxiety and fear.

    Men gather together to seek God's direction in their lives.  

    Time: 8:00am on Saturdays

    Where: Journey Church

    Leader: Ken Killam / Mark Newton

    Begins:  September 12th