At New Journey, we believe in making life transformation accessible to all people. Our understanding comes from Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We believe this Scripture means a transformed person is one who:
We live out the above understanding of transformation every day. We help people believe in and follow Jesus, become part of a local group of believers, obey the teachings of Jesus, and lead others in the same process. But, how can we do this without engaging with one another. To facilitate life transformation, we offer opportunities for
We are working on offering a low-cost, low-commitment, lots-of-fun event for the purpose of getting to know others in our church once a quarter. This could be something like carry-in lunches, ice skating, movie night, or board game night. We are working on the details now!
We offer three opportunities to intentionally work on your life: small groups, mentoring, and classes.
Small Groups are offered three times a year. We offer a one month break between group semesters. During these breaks, we offer sign-ups for the upcoming semester. If you'd like to be in a Small Group, sign-ups are held in August, January, and May. The Small Groups themselves then run September-November (8-12 weeks), February-April (8-12 Weeks), and June-July (8-9 Weeks). The length of the group depends on the study itself.
You can expect your small group experience to be very casual. We intentionally structure our groups in semesters so that nobody is ever trying to "break in" to a "click" In a sense, we are offering a friendly, social space, rather than an intense, intimate space. You may have different beliefs than others in the group and that's alright. Our Small Groups are a place where our leaders will share from the perspective of our local church, but still allow for discussion and disagreement. It is very common for those who attend our Small Groups to make life-long friendships and relationships. While our groups only last for a season, your connections will last for a lifetime!
Groups are offered in various locations, at various times, and with various group makeups. Some locations are in homes, others in our building, and still others in more creative spaces. The various times allow for more options for people to engage in small groups. Some groups are offered for women only, others for young couples, and most are open to anyone.
Some groups are labeled as "kid friendly", meaning you are welcome to bring your children. However, when it comes to groups in our building, our insurance and liability policies come into effect. That means, we cannot sponsor "kid friendly" groups without meeting our strict Child Protection Guidelines. However, we are working on offering a once-a-week night where we offer Child Care and focus our groups for those with children.