small groups

"doing life together"



    Life Groups meet twice a month for one year.  These longer term home groups are designed to disciple adult believers through relationship, scripture and interaction with one another.

    Life Groups / Various times and days                       
    "Discipleship is lifelong and happens in the context of relationships." 

    Life Groups are a year long commitment to developing relationships in the Body of Christ, and to continual growth in our Christian walk. Life Groups meet to engage in Christian discussion and study, to encourage one another, and to share food and life with each other. Our goal is that your life group will grow closer to Christ as you form life-long relationships with each other.

    Contact the church office for groups and locations.


    Our traditional small groups meet weekly for thirteen weeks (September 11-December 10)and center around a topic or activity.  These short term classes are designed to enrich a believer through short term learning and fellowship.

    Here are the groups for Spring 2023:

    Ladies Bible Study / Wed. 9:00 a.m.  

    Leaders:  Karen Killam/ Shirley Gulatto

    Location:  Journey Church
    We will be going on a journey with Max Lucado through the hills, the dust, and the homes of the Holy Land!  Discover with new eyes God's heart for His people and His deep love for you. 

    Journey Kids  / Wed.  6:30 p.m.      

    Leader:  Pastor Angelica

    Location:  Journey Church Kids Rooms
    Kids age 3 - Grade 3 - An all out mission to discover God’s glory! 

    Identity  / Wed 6:30 p.m.                

    Leaders:  Jared & Katie Meyer

    Location:  Journey Church
    Grades 4-6 - Helping students understand how to live for Christ in our current culture.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

    Biblical Citizenship / Thur. 6:30 p.m.       

    Leader:  Margie Meyer
    Location:  Journey Church

    This class is based on a video curriculum that focuses on the role Christian faith plays in U.S. civics, both past and present.  The curriculum itself comes at the issue from a classically conservative point of view

    Pastor's Message-Growing Faith / Thursdays 6:30 p.m.       

    Leaders:  Jim & Joan Webb

    Location:  1273 Bailey Drive, Machesney Park, IL  

    We will go over Sunday’s message using review sheets, asking questions & learning how it applies to our lives.  As well as the "Growing Faith" Workbook

    Check with Jim to find out when this begins

    Men’s Book & Breakfast / Sat. 8:00 a.m.      

    Leader:  Ken Killam

    Location:  Journey Church - Conference Room
    Guys get together to share food, life and faith. The study is Elijah, have you ever wanted to put the super back into your natural life?  In this series, Tony Evans will walk you through the method of how to experience the poser of the prophet Elijah in your life

    Romans/Galatians Bible Study / Sun 6:00 p.m.       

    Leader:  Pastor Bart Bentley

    Location:  Journey Church - Youth Room

    A verse-by-verse Bible study of Paul’s epistle to the Romans followed by Galatians..  Notes are provided.  Bring your Bible. 


    Leader:  Pat Grady

    Equipment provided, but feel free to bring your own racquet.

    Mondays 10-12  |  Tuesdays 3:30-5:30  |  Thursdays 3:30-5:30  |  Saturdays 9:00-11:30
    Location:  Journey Church gym and Lindberg Park

    Check with Pat for exact location and times