small groups

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

  • eschatology

    A small group led by Pastor Bart with a discussion of the scriptures that describe the end times.  Notes are provided.  Location:  Journey Church

  • Pickleball

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

    Time: Mondays 10am-12pm; Tuesday and Thursday 4pm, outside and Saturdays 9:30-11am

    Where: Journey Church gym & various

    Leader: Pat Grady

    Begins:  Ongoing

  • Women's bible Study -"Jesus In me"

    Experiencing the Holy Spirit, His presence, purpose, power and embracing how much He loves you.  Study with Anne Graham Lotz

  • Bags or cornhole

    9:30am - A fun gathering to play bags (a.k.a. cornhole), in the Journey Church gym

  • journey through matthew

    6:30-8:00pm A visual study through the book of Matthew using the "Visual Bible" and your own bible to supplement.  Perfect beginner Bible study or refresher!  Paired with Acts next semester, we will cover the entire timeline of the New Testament.  Children and youth classes are available

  • Con proposito

    6:30-8:00pm - A study of Ephesians (in Spanish).  All are welcome to come, even if you don't know Spanish.  Children and youth classes are available

  • pastor's message

    6:30pm - We will go over Sunday's message using review sheets, asking questions and learning how it applies to our lives.  Location:  Webb Home; 1273 Bailey Dr., Machesney Park, IL 61115

  • Men's Bible study breakfast - Transformed

    Men's Breakfast & Bible Study.  The miracle of a transformed life conforming to the image of Christ.  DVD study by Chip Ingram.  Location:  Journey Church