DON’T DO LIFE ALONE
They are your key to developing healthy relationships with those who share your interests, or people who are dealing with similar life issues.
Groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with God.
Groups meet in homes, businesses, restaurants, or other locations throughout the city. These groups change at different times during the year, so you have the opportunity to explore different groups and you can join a group at any time. You’ll never fully experience all Journey’s Crossing has to offer until you connect in a Group!
Let us help you find a group.
Small groups are weekly gatherings of about 5-15 people that meet in homes, coffeeshops, restaurants, and the great outdoors.
They exist to provide a place where you can make friends, follow Jesus, and make a difference.
We have groups that study the Bible, others that play sports, some built around serving the community, while still others gather around the dinner table. Wherever you are in life and in your spiritual journey, we have a group for you.
HOW TO JOIN A GROUP
- Find a group below
- Contact the leader
- Show up
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Lead A Group
You know as much as anybody that it’s important to be connected. That’s one reason you’re part of Journey’s Crossing.
We know it’s hard to connect with others and build lasting friendships. We know that even defining community is tough because being in community is more than showing up for Bible study. It’s also sharing food, laughing till it hurts, and doing what you love to do with your favorite people.
What if you could help more people find and enjoy that kind of laughing, caring, and growing community. You can. Here’s how:
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|Summer '19 : Sunday NEXT Experience [4 weeks]||Sunday||Morning||Church-Wide||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 : Sunday NEXT Experience [4 weeks]
Leader: Barbara Wilkinson
Participate in a 4-week experience to help you find your next steps here at Journey's Crossing.
If you are new at Journey's Crossing or you'd like more information, connection, or you are are interested in membership at JC, please attend our NEXT interactive experience offered on Sundays at 11:30am in Room 105.
Step 1: Connect (1st weekend of every month),
Most people like to start with Step 1, but you are welcome to start at any point. Know that there is no NEXT experience on the 5th weekend for any month that has a 5th weekend. NEXT meets in the Conference Room 105, located down the hallway to the left when you enter the building.
Sign up at this link: https://journeyscrossing.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/406/responses/new
1. Attendance: NEXT has been designed in a way that it makes it easy for you to complete all 4 steps. If you find you are unable to attend class during your regular time you may come back the following month for the class you missed.
2. Regarding children 5th grade and under: The Next experience is an environment for adults and teens only. Please use our children's programs for a fun and educational experience geared specifically for them as well as our Nursery. This will help preserve the adult content of some of our table discussions.
3. Dogs/pets. To respect people with pet allergies and eliminate distractions, no animals are permitted at Next other than your own service animal (Wearing proper identification/fully trained).
Don't anticipate a stale class, taking notes all the time. These sessions will be filled with laughs, new friends, and training on how to follow Jesus in the 21st century. We are looking forward to getting to know you!
Your Guide for the Journey,
|Summer '19 Book Club: "Soul Keeping"||Tuesday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Book Club: "Soul Keeping"
Leader: Darin Brown
The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved vs. unsaved. It's the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.
We meet at @Journey's Crossing,
The health of your soul isn't just a matter of saved or unsaved. It's the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It's the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith.
In an age of materialism and consumerism that tries to buy its way to happiness, many souls are starved and unhealthy, unsatisfied by false promises of status and wealth. We've neglected this eternal part of ourselves, focusing instead on the temporal concerns of the world?and not without consequence.
Bestselling author John Ortberg presents another classic that will help you discover your soul?the most important connection to God there is?and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled approach, Ortberg brings practicality and relevance to one of Christianity's most mysterious and neglected topics.
|Summer '19 Club: Ballroom Dancing & Healthy Eating||Sunday||Afternoon||Activity/Interest||Silver Spring-Wheaton||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Ballroom Dancing & Healthy Eating
Leader: Leslie Herrera
This group will enjoy ballroom dancing & healthy food. Everyone will bring healthy snacks and share the recipes with the group.
Meeting Dates are:
Led by: Ola & Dick Sage, Michelle DuBowy & Leslie Herrera
|Summer '19 Club: Biking C&O Towpath||Saturday||Morning||Activity/Interest||Potomac-Rockville||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Biking C&O Towpath
Leader: Kevin Dillon
JC Summer Club: C&O Towpath Saturday Morning Ride
Meets weekly, starting June 15
|Summer '19 Club: Disc Golf||Weekdays||After Work||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Disc Golf
Leader: Steven North
Come join the fun. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc [Frisbee-like].
If you have questions, please send an email to Steve North. This club will play disc golf, and build positive relationships. No equipment necessary. Come join the fun in the great outdoors at the Darnestown Disc Golf Course at Darnestown Swim & Racquet Club, Spring Meadows Drive, Germantown.
|Summer '19 Club: Game Night||Friday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Game Night
Leader: Helena Carey
Board games have come a long way! Come join a game-loving group of friends who meet weekly for Game Night at JC.
|Summer '19 Club: Garden Club "Seeds of God"||Saturday||After Work||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Garden Club "Seeds of God"
Leader: Lindsey Ballenger
Grow your garden and your faith. Connect with like minded individuals and GROW!
Gardening Club: SEEDS of God
|Summer '19 Club: Harvest Festival Planning||Monday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Harvest Festival Planning
Leader: Barbara Wilkinson
Come serve God and the community as we work together to plan our September Fall Festival Church-wide event at Journey's Crossing.
This group will meet to plan the fun FALL Event. In previous years we called this event the "Harvest Festival". We will also study a 5 week session, "Life on Mission: A simple way to share the gospel".
Contact: Barbara Wilkinson
|Summer '19 Club: Hiking||Saturday||Morning||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Hiking
Leader: Dani Bigott
Come experience the outdoors by exploring some of the area's most popular hiking trails.
Saturday Trails: monthly
Hikes: Various trails
|Summer '19 Club: JAM Night||Tuesday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: JAM Night
Leader: Robert Hogan
Ready to JAM? Musicians, pick up your instrument and come join us for JAM night at Journey's Crossing.
Here's a chance to bring your instrument and share your passion of music with others. We'll select songs, play, pray, share truth and learning from songs/Psalms and jam together each week.
|Summer '19 Club: JC Choir||Tuesday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: JC Choir
Leader: Schroeder Noble
|Summer '19 Club: Men's Basketball||Varies||Varies||Men's||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Men's Basketball
Leader: Cyrus Moses Massey
Make friends and stay in shape with full court men's basketball. All skill levels welcome.
If you have questions:
|Summer '19 Club: Monthly Women's Event||Saturday||Afternoon||Activity/Interest||Washington D.C.||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Monthly Women's Event
Leader: Joy Corpuz
Feeling lonely? Join us once a month for a all-woman pot luck to connect with old friends and make new ones.
Get connected to a small group or team by getting to know other women at a monthly Summer Connection Event.
Meet: Saturday, monthly
|Summer '19 Club: Movie Night||Friday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Movie Night
Leader: Darnella Knight
Film enthusiast? Movie critic? Netflix know-it-all? Help us host a series of movie nights this summer at JC.This will be a movie group, that meets to watch movies on the BIG screen @JC.
|Summer '19 Club: Prayer Team||Sunday||Morning||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Prayer Team
Leader: Meek Banks-Dual
Join the prayer team to pray immediately after Sunday worship services for the needs of church-attenders.
Contact: Meek Banks
|Summer '19 Club: Prayer Walk||Saturday||Morning||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Prayer Walk
Leader: Rosenda McCook
Let's get healthy together. Join us for a 5k prayer walk each week at Journey's Crossing. All fitness levels invited.
Start date: Saturday, June 15th
Meet: Saturday @Journey's Crossing.
|Summer '19 Club: Public Speaking||Thursday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Public Speaking
Leader: Barbara Wilkinson
Become a dynamic public speaker. Learn techniques and practice, practice, practice in a safe and supportive environment.
Thursday, weekly at 7pm, @Journey's Crossing
|Summer '19 Club: Visual Arts||Saturday||Varies||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Visual Arts
Leader: Meek Banks-Dual
Explore a wide spectrum of visual arts with photography, crafting, painting, and jewelry making projects led by local artists.
We are made in God's image, and awe in creation. Join the creative fun!
|Summer '19 Club: Woven With God||Every Other Sunday||Afternoon||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Woven With God
Leader: Janeka Kackley
Getting to know Jesus and each other while doing what we love with yarn and encouraging each others.
Location: Journey's Crossing, Nursery
Co-led: Vernell Thompson & Janeka Kackley
|Summer '19 Club: Zumba||Saturday||Morning||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Club: Zumba
Leader: Melissa Murphy
Stop counting the reps and start training to the beat in this unique workout + music experience. Cost: FREE!
Contact: Melissa Murphy
|Summer '19 Crew: JC Building & Cleaning Services||Tuesday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Crew: JC Building & Cleaning Services
Leader: Samuel Jones
Do you enjoy cleaning? Worship God by caring for His building. Join us to help with light maintenance and weekly cleaning tasks.
Meets weekly 6-7pm @JC
|Summer '19 Group: Admin & Life on Mission||Monday||Morning||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Group: Admin & Life on Mission
Leader: Laura North
Come put your administrative gifts to work for the Kingdom. Join the Journey's Crossing Admin team. Starts June 24.
Our group will study "Life on Mission: A simple way to share the gospel" and this group worsk together as an ADMIN team to process Sunday data to assist with input and followup of Sunday next steps, newcomer data, prayer requests, and connections.
|Summer '19 Group: Financial Peace University||Thursday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Group: Financial Peace University
Leader: Mark Wilkinson
Money doesn't have to be stressful with Financial Peace University. Learn how to dump debt and plan for your future. We will use Dave Ramsey's FPU resource: 9 week course.
We meet at @Journey's Crossing,
|Summer '19 Group: Got Questions?||Wednesday||After Work||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Group: Got Questions?
Leader: Jason Knight
Are you wondering why the Bible matters today? Are you somewhat skeptical and looking to have a friendly discussion? Want to know how to engage so you can reach and not repel? Looking to hang out regularly where they listen more, argue less and make real connections? Then this Small Group is for you! Contact Jason Knight at [email protected]
|Summer '19 Group: Living a Life of Love||Thursday||Evening||Biblical Study||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Group: Living a Life of Love
Leader: Chanel Odom Jones
With different definitions of love in our culture today, learn what the Bible says about love and what it means for Christians.
What is love all about? We will talk about how to LOVE well in the 20th century - in our friendship, in romance, in every relationship. We'll use a variety of resources, Bible, online content, and contrast God's way vs. current cultures ways.
|Summer '19 Group: Moms & Kids of all ages||Wednesday||Morning||Women's||Gaithersburg-Mont. Village||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Group: Moms & Kids of all ages
Leader: Cheryl Koehler
Come out and play. Meet other mom's at local parks to play and socialize.
Children of all ages are welcome! Groups will meet-up in local parks from June 19 through August 28. In the event of rain, the group will be canceled.
If we have some older children willing to help, we may even get 30 minutes to have a Summer Topic/Study each week.
|Summer '19 Group: Single Parenting||Monday||Evening||Support/Recovery||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Group: Single Parenting
Leader: Denise Loutoo
Come find tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope, help, and encouragement.
If you're a single parent, you're probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit underappreciated. That's why Single & Parenting groups exist—to share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement.
Leader: Denise Loutoo [Co-leader: Nicole Hyder]
How a Single & Parenting group works
Wisely encourage your kids to obey
Take the guesswork out of parenting alone. Join our group this Summer!
|Summer '19 Group: Where Jesus Walked||Thursday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19 Group: Where Jesus Walked
Leader: Monica Tucker
Please join us weekly every Thursday at the church for an amazing adventure beyond the pages of the Bible to uncover and discover the ancient world of christianity and the Bible as seen from a different perspective.
Through a series of videos, documentaries and lectures, we will journey through time to explore new ancient discoveries, old world relics, and hidden treasures.
The series are led by various hosts and scholars that have dedicated their lives to passionately narrate the Bible and tell the story of Jesus and his disciples. The Bible will come to life as history is revealed through these remarkable treasures, stories, landmarks and archaeological discoveries.
We've planned a trip to the Bible Museum in July and if you so choose, and you want to take your spiritual journey further, we will be traveling to the Holy Land to see some of these sites and landmarks up close and in person.
The Archaeological Evidences of the Bible
|Summer '19: Online Campus Digital Group||Wednesday||Evening||Sunday Message Group||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Summer '19: Online Campus Digital Group
Leader: Brooke Palmer
Take the next step to building community by joining the Current Message Digital Group hosted by our Journey's Crossing Online Campus. We will meet each week to discuss the Sunday message, sharing ideas and questions with one another.