Journey Groups

Small Groups exist to bring people together and grow in our relationship with Christ. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life with God in mind through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

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EVENING GROUPS

THE EASTER EXPERIENCE by Kyle Idleman

The Easter Experience brings the passion, and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style.  These in-depth teachings offer an opportunity to grow spiritually, bonding with each other as well as with the eternal message of Easter.

Date: Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm, begins January 15

Duration: Six Weeks

Location: 26 Royal Oak Grove NW

Facilitators: Joanne and John Hewlett

Contact: Joanne, 403.870.8149 or johnjoannehewlett@hotmail.com

Cost: $20 

THRIVING IN BABYLON - Larry Osborne

In this five session series, Larry Osborne introduces us to a man forced to live in a fast-changing and godless society. This man faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of a world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. That man was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only survived, but thrived.

Date: Tuesday, 7-9 pm, begins January 15

Duration: Five Weeks

Location: 19 Hidden Ranch Crescent, NW

Facilitators: Perry & Ewa McKenzie

Contact: perry.mckenzie@netfocusconsulting.com, 403.374.2343

Cost: None 

Childcare: None

THE BOOK OF JUDGES by J.D. Greear

The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken saviour that cannot deliver.

In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

Date:   Tuesday, 7-9 pm, begins January 15

Duration: Five Weeks + bonus week

Location: 2206 1 Ave NW 

Facilitators:   Ian and Anna-Ruth Rutgers

Contact: Rutgers@shaw.ca

Cost:   None

Childcare: None

Extra:  if the group is interested we will go an additional week and look at a single session from Christine Caine


ENNEAGRAM AND YOU

Are you interested in growing as an individual but not quite sure how? Do you struggle with interpersonal conflicts at home or work and wonder how to move forward? Can you articulate your inner motivations or what makes you mad? Welcome to the Enneagram and You! Marisa Aud will be teaching a 9 week class on how to uncover the motivations behind your behaviour and how ‘knowing your number’ can free you up to be yourself and give others the permission to do the same. God never intended for us to grow in solitude so come, grow in self awareness and compassion for others as we learn how we’re wired and how we’re not! Bring your spouse or bring a friend!

Date: Tuesday, 7-8 pm, begins January 15

Duration: 9 - 12 weeks

Location: Journey Church 

Facilitators: Marisa Aud

Contact: marisa@myjourney.church 

Cost: $10 

Childcare: yes

BOARD DEVELOPMENT - ENNEAGRAM

Organizational health is an important part of Journey Church.  We want to lead well!  This small group will help leadership skills and capabilities.

Closed Group.

Date: Thursday, bi-weekly

Duration: Ongoing

Facilitators Jess & Dave DiSabatino

Childcare: None

PRAYER AND INTERCESSION

“Prayer is best caught: not taught. To grow spiritually, we have to gather around others, praying together, rubbing shoulders with them; especially around those who know how to pray.” These are words shared by Pastor Jess on the 18th of November.

How true these words are! We all learn how to pray by praying along those who are prayer warriors. God is looking for those who will rise up, stand in the gap and pray. Ezekiel 22:30 - I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for (the sake of) the land, that I would not destroy it, but I found no one (not even one).

Come let us learn together how to pray and experience the power of corporate prayer.  All are welcome, any age! Let us storm the gates of heaven together!

Date: Tuesday, 7-9 pm, begins January 15

Duration: Ongoing

Location: 165 Livingston View NE

Facilitator/s: Bernard and Sheila Sennyah

Contact: Home:    1.403.453.4822 

                        Bernard: 1.403.973.1441

                        Sheila:    1.587.575.9571

Cost: None

Childcare: None

THE GOSPEL OF MARK by Francis Chan

The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Saviour on the road of discipleship. 

In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?

Date: Tuesday, 7-9 pm, begins January 22

Duration: Seven Weeks

Location: 250 Tusslewood Grove, NW

Facilitators: Randy & Jan Muth

Contact: jlpmuth@shaw.ca|403.404.5966

rwmuth1@gmail.com|403.554.5102

Cost: None

Childcare: None

JAMES by Francis Chan**

True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus. James writes to believers who know suffering, who’ve faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life. **continued from fall semester.  All are welcome to join!

Date: Wednesday, 7:30-9 pm, begins January 16

Duration: Eight Weeks - Bi-Weekly

Location: 109 West Creek Blvd., Chestermere

Facilitators: Heather & Chris Peltonen

Contact: heatpelt@gmail.com|587.888.1972

Cost: None

Childcare: None

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS

Are you passionate about following Jesus? Jesus is the primary shaping influence over all of our life. His own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others through the ups and downs of life. This Discipleship Essentials small group offers you an opportunity to do the same! Gather in small pods of two or three (maximum 4) to study the Bible and encourage one another to live more fully into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. This study will strengthen your faith as you deepen your knowledge of key Christian teachings. Your pod can meet anytime and any place that works best for the group…Contact Jessy or Jan for more information, to facilitate your own pod and/or to join a pod!

Facilitators: Jan Muth and Jessy Bilodeau

Contact: jlpmuth@shaw.ca|403.404.5966

cjmbilodeau@gmail.com|403.889.6625

Cost: $20.75 (Amazon Prime) Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden

WOMENS GROUPS

ORGANIC OUTREACH FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE - SHARING GOOD NEWS NATURALLY by Kevin Harney**


Organic Outreach for Ordinary People will help you shape a personal approach to passing on the good news of Jesus in natural ways.  This is not a system or a program. It is a collection of Biblical practices that you can incorporate into your life starting today. In this study you will discover that sharing the good news of Jesus can be as natural as talking about your favourite sports team or telling a friend about a wonderful new restaurant. **Continuation from fall semester.

Date: Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am, begins January 17

Duration: Seven Weeks

Location: 148 Bernard Way NW

Facilitators: Barb Johnson

Contact: mamabj4@gmail.com|403.370.7959

Cost: $20

Childcare: No formal child care provided, children welcome

JOURNEY PLAYGROUP

This drop-in group is a place for parents/caregivers to connect and kids to play. It’s also an outreach opportunity, so invite your friends! There will be no formal devotional/bible study and there is no commitment or sign up required. To be sensitive to allergies be sure any snacks you bring do not have any kind of nuts in them. Join our Facebook group called ‘Journey Playgroup’ to get the latest information.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/151503262012286/

Date: 1st and 3rd Fridays, 9:45-11:45 am, Begins January 18

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: Karisa Derdall

Contact: See Facebook Group or karisaderdall@gmail.com

Cost: None

Childcare: None

SISTERS and STUDY:  ESTHER by Beth Moore

If you've ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther's day, it's tough today. This portion of God's Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives!


Date: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm, begins January 16

Duration: Ten Weeks

Location: 104 Sandpiper Circle NW

Facilitators: Breanne Locke and Rhonda Poetker

Contact: breannelocke88@gmail.com|403.702.0546

Cost: $16.00 approximately

Childcare: None 

MENS GROUPS

SUPER HEROES OF THE BIBLE…ELIJAH

Join us as we look at some of the heroes of the Bible, learning from their lives in our quest to be stronger (…in our faith), faster (…to our knees), and wiser (…than we were).  

We only got halfway through learning about Elijah in our last session, so will be continuing on with a series of lessons on his life and how to live securely in an insecure world. This will be a great time to meet (and eat!), while strengthening our walk with God and with other men. 

** Coffee and breakfast are included

Date: Saturday, 9-11 am, begins January 19

Duration: Nine Weeks

Location: 148 Bernard Way, NW (Dueck’s residence)

Facilitators: Jeff Dueck

Contact: 403.540.7178

Cost: None

Childcare: None

INTEREST GROUPS

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER

This is an opportunity to pray as well as to learn how to pray! Whether you are unfamiliar with prayer or comfortable with prayer, join us as we are led strategically by God’s word to pray and encounter His faithfulness.

“Keep on asking and it shall be given to you; keep on seeking and you shall find; keep on knocking and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)

When: Every Sunday, 9:30-10 am

Location: Journey Church, Room across from Washrooms

Facilitators: Trudy Duque

Contact: trudyduque@shaw.ca

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language but never had the opportunity? Well, now you do! Go for lunch after church and then head back to Journey Church were you will be taught this beautiful language which will enable you to show love and acceptance to the deaf and hard of hearing community. You will be equipped with skills to have conversations, learn words commonly used in church and maybe even a song or two once your skills have improved.

We desire to be a group that encourages each other through community and prayer. We look forward to learning together and seeing what great things God can do through us.

Date: Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm, begins January 20

Duration: TBA - Meets three Sundays per month

Class goes until the end of spring 2019

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: Tim Pearson, Anita Jackson

Contact: thejacksons@telusplanet.net|403.620.9247

Cost: Bring a 8 x 10 notebook & pen. A book is available

to purchase online. For more information, ask Anita.

Childcare: Yes

WORSHIP GUITAR  (CLASS IS FULL) 

This Journey Group offers guitar lessons that focus on basic theory, guitar technics and worship songs. Max 5 people per semester.

Date: Every second Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm, 

begins January 8

Duration: Continues until May

Location: 89 Royal Birch Hill NW

Facilitator: Chris Bilodeau

Contact: chris@syscal.com|403.819.1493

Cost: None

Childcare: None

ART CLASS

I LOVE ART! Painting is my passion! I believe that community is built and relationships are formed when we share our passions with others. We also honour our God when we take time to explore and develop the creativity He has placed within us.

In this winter semester we are going to explore working in a series.  The goal is to complete several small paintings.  Hope you will join the class.  Please come and talk to me if you are interested.  

Date: Monday, 12:30-2:30 pm, begins January 21

Duration: Five Weeks

Location: Journey Church (upstairs kitchen)

Facilitators: Marj Broadhead

Contact: marjoriemaepaintings@gmail.com

Cost: $20 + personal purchase of standard supplies

list will be provided

GRUPO PEQUENO IGOZATE! | Joyful Songs

This is a group where all are welcome, especially if you want to worship and learn about God in Spanish. Whether you are learning Spanish or you are a native speaker of the language, this is the group for you.

Este es un grupo donde todos son bienvenidos, especialmente si quieres adorar y aprender de Dios en Espanol. Aun si estas aprendiendo español o es tu lengua materna este es el grupo para ti.

Date: Fridays, 7-8:30 pm, TBD

Duration: Five Weeks

Location: TBD (NW Calgary)

Facilitators: Rebecca Leong-Quong & Gabby Ancheita Morales

Contact: rebecca.leongquong@gmail.com|403.966.1378

gabbyknel@gmail.com|587.429.0363

Cost: None

Childcare: No childcare available, but children welcome


SENIORS - (60+)

Once per month, join us for an opportunity to connect with others from our church and community. Enjoy a guest speaker, worship, and food, in an atmosphere designed to help us get to know one another better!

Contact: Mary Kennedy

403.466.7132, mary.t.kenn@gmail.com  to sign up for the next event begins January 17

FAMILY CONNECTIONS

This small group is designed with families in mind! Whether you are married or a single parent, family health is our aim. Bible study focused around real-life marriage and parenting challenges…this group will tap into the resources and wisdom of those who walked the journey before us. The goal of this group is to grow in relationship with other families as we gain encouragement and practical insight into the different stages of family life. There will also be opportunities for ‘family outings’ and ‘adult-time’…with the help of the J.O.Y. group!

Date: First Saturday of every month, begins January 5

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: Ashley & Jonah Fralick

Contact: Ashley.norlin@gmail.com|403.619.6725

jonahfralick@hotmail.com

Cost: None

Childcare: Yes

J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) For ages 45+

This group offers the opportunity for individuals to get to know one another in a casual atmosphere outside of regular church services. Barbecue’s, Bowling and Dessert Nights, Day Trips to Rosebud Theatre, The Passion Play in Drumheller, and Calgary Hitmen Hockey Games list some of the highlights of past events. This semester will continue to offer occasions to get together while also looking for ways to serve others. Presenting opportunities for new people to get to know others in addition to the goal of seeing everyone participate in one of the Journey Groups, J.O.Y. connects people to people.

Contact: Dale & Janna Norlin, dgnorlin@gmail.com

Randy & Susan Fehr, fehrrs@gmail.com

Rhonda & Marv Poetker, rhonda.poetker@gmail.com


ADVENTURE AWAITS!

“For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

I love being in nature and seeing God’s power through it. This group is intended to bring people together and hit the mountains for some adventure. Whether it be snowshoeing, hiking, skating, canoeing, etc. I want to have some fun and develop strong friendships.

We will have fun. We will talk about God and how He intersects and directs our life. There will be worship on a mountain because that’s always a party! Let’s be intentional about knowing and encouraging each other, pushing each other toward Jesus and having a good time doing it!

**A schedule of events and dates will be provided at sign up

Contact: Matt Goerzen to sign up for the next event

mattewg_@hotmail.ca|403.542.9204

Chelsea | 780.932.8130

TEAM NIGHTS

This group is for those involved in a leadership capacity within the church and will give an opportunity for our Lead Pastors to build, develop, and inspire those in leadership. Our goal at Journey Church is to grow “big people.” This group will strengthen and develop your leadership capabilities so that you can engage more effectively with those you lead.

Date: Sunday nights (January 27, March 31, May 26)

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: Dave & Jessica DiSabatino

Cost: Free

Childcare: Provided (donation to missions)

Food: Dinner provided, please RSVP info@myjourney.church