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

REVELATION by Shane J. Wood

In this series, Shane J. Wood, Ph.D. (New Testament faculty at Ozark Christian College) will help you think critically about the book of Revelation and read it for what the text says and not what you have always been told that it says. This small groups hopes to simplify the book of revelation. Join us as we go deeper and build relationship with one another.

Date:   Tuesday, 7 - 9 pm

Duration: Six Weeks

Location: Contact for location

Facilitators:   Nick Poetker, Ian and Anna-Ruth Rutgers

Contact: Rutgers@shaw.ca or nick.poetker@gmail.com

Cost:   None

Childcare: None

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

This group will explore theological areas that intersect with our current culture. We will cover topics such as theology of work, the Bible and violence, the importance of meta-narrative, and social justice are some of the areas that will be covered. This group will be dialogical in nature, questions and objections are welcome. We also will experience worship together.

Date:   Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators:   Pastor Jess DiSabatino

Contact: jdisab@myjourney.church

GRIEF GROUP

Losing a parent, and the grief that comes with it. Our group will be studying on grief, how to manage it, process, feel and begin the healing process. This is a closed group as the study is full.

Date:   Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Location: Contact for location

Facilitators:   Joanne & John Hewlett

Contact: johnjoannehewlett@hotmail.com

PRAYER AND INTERCESSION

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!

Feel free to join us any Tuesday!

Date: Tuesday, 7 - 9 pm

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Contact for location

Facilitator/s: Bernard and Sheila Sennyah

Contact: Home:    403.453.4822 

                        Bernard: 403.973.1441

                        Sheila:    587.575.9571

Cost: None

Childcare: None

1, 2, & 3 JOHN by Tony Evans

1, 2&3 John by Tony Evans In this 8-part series, Dr. Tony Evans challenges Christians who have grown comfortable and complacent in their faith. Fellowship with God is the essence of our faith, and Tony walks through 1, 2 & 3 John to paint a picture of love, obedience, and truth. In a world that hates Jesus, we are called to love Him and His people with a fierce love.

Date: Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Duration: Seven Weeks   

Location: Contact for location

Facilitators: Chris and Heather Peltonen

Contact: heatpelt@gmail.com|587.888.1972

Cost: none

Childcare: none

ESTUDIO BIBLICO  NUEVA VIDA EN CRISTO - Spanish and English offered

Este estudio nos ayuda en el proceso de discipulado de cualquier creyente, todos son bienvenidos. This Bible Study help us with the process of discipleship for any believer, everyone is welcome.

Date:                 Friday, 7 - 9 pm 

Duration          Ongoing

Location:          Journey Church

Facilitators: Fredy and Rita Pintor

Contact :          403.615.8616 | ritapintor@yahoo.com

Cost:                None

Childcare:         No

ALPHA - Got Questions?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the meaning of life in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish!

Nicky Gumbel and two new presenters, Toby Flint and Gemma Hunt, walk through the basics of the Christian faith in a way that everyone can relate to.

Date: Saturdays 10:00am - Noon

Duration: 12 weeks

Location: Journey Church
Facilitators: Emi and Alastair Linds

Contact: emiylinds@gmail.com

Cost: None

Childcare: None

**Light snack will be provided. 


PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, ASL

This small group offers the opportunity to worship together, participate in, and to learn how to have an effective prayer life. It offers space for group, confidential, and healing prayers, the opportunity to learn how to study the Word of God, and engage in various Bible Study topics.

Everyone is welcome!  This is an ASL (American Sign Language) led group.
Date: Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30pm 

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: Andre du Plessis and Dustin Crawford

Contact: dbaduplessis@gmail.com | d.j.crawford86@gmail.com

Cost: None

Childcare: None


DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

FOLLOW JESUS - by Greg Ogden

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! (three pods currently in progress)

Facilitators: Jan Muth

Date: TBD

Contact: jlpmuth@shaw.ca|403.404.5966

Cost: $20.75 (Amazon Prime) Discipleship Essentials

by Greg Ogden

Testimonials

“Discipleship has been absolutely transformational! Through the workbook and our discussions, I have learned more about myself, the world, and how I fit in the world in the eyes of our Lord. I used to let my happiness be dictated by the events of the day, but now, bad days are so few and far between... that I can't recall any recent bad days! Through this incredible journey, I have learned to align my purpose to God's vision, and I've finally found home - lasting joy and peace in His presence.”  - Emi Linds

“I was in a place in my life where I wanted more and was hungry to grow my relationship more intimately with Jesus.  I wanted to see myself the way He saw me.  This study has set a healthy foundational understanding of how to do life well with God. Doing life with the ladies in my pod group and going through the discipleship essentials study has been SO, SO transformational.  I have never felt so confident, rooted, stable and at peace with my identity in Christ. Would highly recommend to those who just want MORE.”  - Chrissandra Viola


“Discipleship Essentials has been a great way to dive into the scriptures.  I love that it is a small trusting group.  I have been able to learn so much from the book and from scripture knowledge other members have.  It’s been amazing to have a very small group to grow with and trust, being able to ask questions and be honest with, having each other to pray, laugh, and cry with.  It’s met every need I had for a small group.”    - Karisa Derdall

WOMENS GROUPS

BOOK CLUB: THE DREAM OF YOU - Jo Saxton

Is this the life you were meant to live? The life you lead isn't what you've always dreamt. And maybe the person you've become isn't who you've always imagined. In this small group we will examine biblical figures and share life experiences, as we turn to the one who knows us intimately and loves us deeply. Discover how to exchange an identity built on lies, guilt, and brokenness for your true child-of-God self.

Date: Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Contact for Location

Facilitators: Penny Shanks

Contact: pennyshanks972@gmail.com|587.352.0898

Cost: book

Childcare: There is no organized babysitting, however infants to crawling babies are welcome.  

GIDEON by Priscilla Shirer

Your weakness. God's strength. Gideon's story involves far more than a wet fleece and a battle won with 300 soldiers. His epic victory actually tells of one man's struggle with his own weakness -and the One True God who transformed it into triumph. If you've ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength. 

Date: Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Duration: Seven weeks

Location: Contact for location

Facilitator: Barb Johnson

Contact: mamabj4@gmail.com 403.370.7959

Cost: Approximately $25

Childcare: No formal child care provided but you are welcome to bring

babies or kids along.

DANIEL - Beth Moore

The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.

Date: Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Duration: Ongoing (Closed Group)

Location: Contact for location

Facilitator: Rhonda Poetker & Breanne Locke

Contact: rhonda.poetker@gmail.com or breannelocke88@gmail.com

Sunday 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)
Date: Every Sunday, 9:30 - 10:00 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

Duration: 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: None, children are welcome to attend with their parents

PEP Talks - People Encouraging People - YOUNG ADULTS 

Pep Talks is for any young adult seeking to pursue God in community. Our core values are to passionately pursue God, grow as friends, and learn how to live as intentional Christian young adults. We will do this by praying together, learning together, and hanging out together.  We meet on alternating Sundays right after church (around 12:45pm) - lunch is provided. 

Dates: Sept 8 & 22, Oct 6 & 20, Nov 3 & 17, Dec 1 & 15

Time: 12:45 - 3:00 pm

Location:  Alternates between facilitators houses (all in the NW Calgary) - Location will be posted before the event. 

Facilitators: Ben, Abel, Erica

Contact: Ben: 403.383.1892, Abel: 403.540.3957,  Erica: 587.228.8004

Cost: Differs per event. Updates will be sent out a week before the event.  Cost ranges from $2 - $5

INTEREST GROUPS

WORSHIP GUITAR   

This Journey Group offers guitar lessons that focus on basic theory, guitar technics and worship songs. Max 5 people per semester. If you are interested in being on a wait list, please contact Chris.
Date: Wednesday, 7:00 pm 

Location: Journey Church

Facilitator: Perry Mckenzie

Contact: perry.mckenzie@netfocusconsulting.com

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.

This fall semester we will be painting a “still life” using the Zorn palette! Please contact me for details! 

Date: Monday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Duration: Four Weeks

Location: Journey Church (upstairs kitchen)

Facilitators: Marj Broadhead

Contact: marjoriemaepaintings@gmail.com

Cost: $20 + personal purchase of standard supplies

list will be provided

JOURNEY OUTREACH

This outreach opportunity is for people of all ages - all year around!  With the exception of July and August, on the first Saturday of every month, we go to the Inglewood Home to connect as friends, bring community, laughter, and love to the residents there.  We volunteer for 1.5 hours to play games, do crafts, colour, sing karaoke, share snacks and share lots of laughs!

The *URSA Inglewood Home is a residential home to 12 disabled and brain injured adults of varying abilities, who have full-time caregivers on site. Some of the residents are non verbal and a few are severely disabled, while others are fully mobile, verbal and can play games. Our friends at the Inglewood Home don’t get many visitors nor do the staff get much appreciation, so they are all very excited when we come! 

Date: Saturday, 2:00pm

(flexible to change)

Duration: ongoing

Location: URSA Inglewood Home

Facilitators: Julie and Mike de Boer & family

Contact: mike.julie.home@gmail.com

Cost: None

Childcare: None 

*URSA (Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency) serves people of all abilities in a daring, caring, and sharing way, all over our city. https://ursa-rehab.com/

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.

Time: Monthly

Location: Based on event location

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

Randy & Susan Fehr, fehrrs@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;

Time: Monthly

Contact: Matt Goerzen to sign up for the next event mattewg_@hotmail.ca 403.542.9204 | Chelsea 780.932.8130

GOLF  - Use Golf to Know God

Are you interested in learning a multi-utility sport that you can enjoy for a lifetime? Golf is a sport that everyone loves to play but hard to master. This is an opportunity for participants of all skill levels to be taught by a professional golf coach to become proficient golfers in a fun, casual, and supportive environment. 

This program will teach you the basics of the game, like holding the club and proper swing form, as well as more advanced skills like hitting longer drives and improve consistency in your game. The goal is to use golf to attract people to God and connect our Christian community. 

Date: Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Duration: Four Weeks

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: HK Leung

Contact: hkleung@shaw.ca

Cost: None

Childcare: None

Events sponsored by journey

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: October 27 & December 9

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 

ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP

Looking for some tools that will help improve your communication with your spouse or coworkers? Learning your Enneagram type can give you insight into how you perceive others and the world around you. Join us for a 2 day workshop where we will deep dive into each type and learn what it's like to be in relationship with each type. Whether you know your type or not, you will come away a fresh perspective, empathy for others and new way to talk about what stresses you out.

Date: Friday October 25 6:00-8:30pm & Saturday October 26 9:30am- 5:00pm

Duration: 2 day workshop

Location: Journey Church 

Facilitators: Marisa Aud

Contact: marisa@myjourney.church 

Cost: $25 

Childcare: No

FEEDING FRENZY

This is something that will run monthly happening at Journey Church. We invite University students to come and receive a free meal, meet new friends. This will require volunteers to help with preparing meals and signing up for various aspects of organization.

Date: September 26 & October 24

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: Kham

Cost: Free

Food: Dinner provided, please RSVP

A NIGHT OF ENCOUNTER

A night of Encounter will focus on the ministry and person of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit wants to move in our midst and meet us in the miraculous. Sheila Sennyah, will be teaching, and bringing Biblical truth to this important topic. If you are interested in knowing more about the Holy Spirit, or is you feel as though you need refreshing - this is an evening designed with you in mind!

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: Sheila Sennyah

Cost: Free

Contact: srani_63@yahoo.com

SPANISH TRANSLATION MINISTRY - Traducción en Español

Disponible cada Domingo, por favor solicite los audífonos antes del Servicio.

Para mayor información contactar a Fredy Pintor: fredypintor@hotmail.com

Available each Sunday.  Go to the Connect Corner to obtain translation devices for the service. For more information contact Fredy Pintor: fredypintor@hotmail.com