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 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 April 9 

(ongoing from winter semester, welcomed to jump in!)

Duration: Four Weeks

Location: 2206 1 Ave NW 

Facilitators:   Ian and Anna-Ruth Rutgers

Contact: Rutgers@shaw.ca

Cost:   None

Childcare: None


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: Wednesday, 7 - 8 pm, begins April 10

Duration: 9 - 12 weeks

Location: Journey Church 

Facilitators: Marisa Aud

Contact: marisa@myjourney.church 

Cost: $10 

Childcare: yes

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: 165 Livingston View NE

Facilitator/s: Bernard and Sheila Sennyah

Contact: Home:    403.453.4822 

                        Bernard: 403.973.1441

                        Sheila:    587.575.9571

Cost: None

Childcare: None

TITUS by Chip Ingram

In this Book of the Bible series, Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favour, but as a result of God’s favour. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world.

Date: Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, begins April 10

Duration: Seven Weeks  (to May 29) 

Location: 109 W Creek Blvd, Chestermere, AB T1X 1H2

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, begins April 12 

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: Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, begins April 11

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 - 8 pm 

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 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

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

Remember when you read that really great book?  Or when you snacked on carb-loaded, sugar-laden guilt-invoking treats? Or what about when you got together with a bunch of other ladies and talked until your face hurt?

I THINK WE SHOULD DO ALL THREE TOGETHER!  This small group book club is all about women getting together, reading a great fiction book and discussing it.  This group is focused on a relaxing evening with good discussion and a come-as-you-are atmosphere.  The group will move at a pace that will work best for everyone and allow for discussion and prayer time. We are going to start with a Francine Rivers novel titled “Her Mother’s Hope.”   The second (and final) book in the series is “Her Daughter’s Dream,” which may be considered for the Fall session.

FYI - This group will be held in a home with a dog family member.  If you are timid, the dog can be sequestered to another room in the house (and she is too fat and lazy to do anything about it!). 

Date: Friday, 7 - 9 pm, begins April 12

Duration: Ongoing

Location: 49 Tuscany Vista Crescent

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.  

SEAMLESS by Angie Smith

In this seven session study we will see how the whole Bible - from Genesis through Revelation - connects as one beautiful, seamless thread.  "You will understand the Bible as a whole as you change the way you look at Scripture; connect with the people, places and promises of God's Word in a fresh way; gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture; and discover a Biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments."

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

Duration: Seven weeks

Location: 148 Bernard Way NW  (Cynthia Dueck)

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.

MENS GROUPS

SUPER HEROES OF THE BIBLE…MOSES

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 are only going to run the series for four weeks, and will start by looking at the life of Moses…being face to face with God. This will be a great time to meet (and ear!), while strengthening our walk with God and with other men.

Date: Saturday, 9 - 11 am, begins April 13

Duration: Four weeks (April 13, 20, 27 & May 4)

Location: 148 Bernard Way, NW

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 April 14

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

WORSHIP GUITAR   

This Journey Group offers guitar lessons that focus on basic theory, guitar technics and worship songs. Max 5 people per semester. (CLASS IS FULL). If you are interested in being on a wait list, please contact Chris.

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

Duration: Continues until June

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 spring semester we are going to explore working on a small still life. If you are fast at the process you might be able to do 2! 

Hope you will join the class.  Please come and talk to me if you are interested.  

Date: Monday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, begins April 8

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, April 13, then the first Saturday of the month

(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/

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: Alternating Sundays, 12:45 - 3 pm, March 24th, April 7th, April 14th

(instead of Easter weekend), April 28th, May 12th, May 26th, June 9th, June 23. 

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


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

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

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

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, begins April 8

Duration: Four Weeks

Location: Journey Church

Facilitators: HK Leung

Contact: hkleung@shaw.ca

Cost: None

Childcare: None

CHURCH CAMPOUT

Come and enjoy some extended time together while camping at Glennifer Lake! You provide your camping gear, food, water toys, and games. We provide the camping spot, fire wood, awesome people to hang out with and a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Saturday evening we will gather for a chili cook off - bring your favourite chili and we'll all sample the different creations and decide on a winner. Following the chili cook off there will be an informal service around the campfire. 

Youth are invited to come without their parents if they would like. They will need to bring their own camping gear but meals will be provided. We will be looking for host families to feed a group of 5-6 youth for one meal on the weekend. 

Sign up for the campout by emailing one of the email addresses below or watch for a sign up sheet at the Connect Corner.

Date: Thursday, July 25th (after 4 pm) until Sunday, July 28th (2 pm)

Duration: Come camping for 1-3 nights or just come out for the day on Saturday

Location: South Dyke Group Camping Area at Glennifer Lake - Site B (middle site)

Facilitators: Barb Johnson and Wendy Brunning

Contact: mamabj4@gmail.com | wendy@myjourney.church

Cost: $35/night/unit or $25/night if you are a youth attending without your family

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, June 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 

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

CLEANSING STREAM MINISTRY - COMING FALL 2019

The Cleansing Stream Seminar is an 8-12 week series of classes which prepare and disciple participants to receive healing and deliverance. The Seminar combines practical application of Biblical truths and disciplines with supportive relationships.

For more information contact Dana and Dan Duggan: dmd725@gmail.com | danamduggan@gmail.com