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 dates 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 Fall 2022:

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

    Leader:  Karen Killam
    We will be working through “Someone Like You” - a study on the Life of Elijah by Dr. David Jeremiah.  

    Journey Kids “Norb-e” / Wed.  6:30 p.m.      

    Leader:  Pastor Angelica
    Kids age 3 - Grade 3 - An out of this world mission to discover God’s glory! 

    Identity  / Wed 6:30 p.m.                

    Leaders:  Jared & Katie Meyer
    Grades 4-6 - Helping students understand how to live for Christ in our current culture.

    Location: Multi-purpose Room

    Sunday’s Message / Thur. 6:30 p.m.       

    Leaders:  Jim & Joan Webb
    We will go over Sunday’s message using review sheets, asking questions & learning how it applies to our lives. 
    Location:  Webb home, 1275 Bailey Dr, Machesney Park

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

    Leader:  Ken Killam
    Guys get together to share food, life and faith.  The book for study is Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World
    Location:  Journey Church - Conference Room

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

    Leader:  Pastor Bart Bentley)
    A verse-by-verse Bible study of Paul’s epistle to the Romans.  Notes are provided.  Bring your Bible. 
    Location:  Journey Church - Youth Room.

    GriefShare /  Sunday 1:00 p.m. beginning November 6            

    Leader:  Laura Sheppard
    GriefShare is a dedicated group for those who have suffered the death of a loved one.  It is based around an outstanding video curriculum, and is an excellent resource for anyone going through the grieving process.


    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