Adults

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

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

  1. Find a group below
  2. Contact the leader
  3. Show up

Questions About Groups

Is Childcare Provided?
Not all Groups offer childcare, but there are options available. Some Group members share the responsibility of watching the kids, split the cost for a sitter, or make other arrangements. Let us know if you would like to join a Group with a childcare option.
What will my Group do?
It depends on the kind of Group you choose. Some Groups serve on the same team at church. Other Groups study the Bible together. And some get together to enjoy a shared interest, such as basketball, Jeeps, or video games. Find all the Group options here.
How long is the Commitment to the Group?
Our groups usually run for three months (as we know that interests change along with schedules). While we encourage you to commit to the three-month time-frame in order to give relationships a chance to grow, feel free to visit as many as you’d like until you find one that fits you.
Where do Groups Meet?
Groups meet in homes, restaurants, or coffee shops. Some Groups meet to ride bikes or go for a hike. We can help you find a Group near you and based on an activity you’re interested in.
How often do Groups meet?
That is entirely up to the group leader. Some groups meet once a week, others meet every other week, and some are just once a month! The leader will make all group members aware of the schedule (and the schedule will also be posted in the /groups booklet).

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:

How do you lead a Group?

Interested in learning more about how you can lead your own group? Enter your mobile number and email address below and someone will reach out shortly. 

Name Day Time Type Area Campus
After-Party, Germantown, 1pm [Men & Women] Sunday Afternoon Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
After-Party, Germantown, 1pm [Men & Women]
Leader: Helena Carey

Church-Wide Group
Contact: Helena Carey
Email: [email protected]
Sundays at 1 PM at JC, Room 101

We'll enjoy interactive, lively discussions. Bring your insights and questions and let's have fun learning as we share.

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Sunday
Afternoon
After-Party: Gaithersburg & Online [Men] Monday Evening Church-Wide Gaithersburg-North Potomac Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Gaithersburg & Online [Men]
Leader: Christopher Dual

Want to make friends, follow Jesus, and make a difference in the world. We do too! Join our Men's group, and small group study using the Sunday Messages, starting February 10.

Men's group meeting on:
Monday, 7pm, @ JC
Group Leader: Steve Bentley
Email: [email protected]

Starts at 7pm, weekly, Monday - February 10

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

The church-wide topics will be:
3 weeks: This Is What we Do [generosity] and
7 weeks: Bystanders [study of the Book of John]

Gaithersburg-North Potomac (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Monday
Evening
After-Party: Gaithersburg [Men & Women] Tuesday Evening Church-Wide Gaithersburg-North Potomac Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Gaithersburg [Men & Women]
Leader: Scott Velasquez

Meets Tuesday @7pm
Location Germantown/Gaithersburg
Email: [email protected]

We'll enjoy interactive, lively discussions. Bring your insights and questions and let's have fun learning as we share.

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

Gaithersburg-North Potomac (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Tuesday
Evening
After-Party: Germantown [Men & Women] Wednesday Evening Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Germantown [Men & Women]
Leader: Rosenda McCook

Meets: 7pm, Wednesday, Germantown
Contact: Rosenda McCook, Evelyn Cannon
Email: [email protected]

We'll enjoy interactive, lively discussions. Bring your insights and questions and let's have fun learning as we share.

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Wednesday
Evening
After-Party: Germantown [Women] Monday Evening Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Germantown [Women]
Leader: Denise Loutoo

Contact: Denise Loutoo & Denise Tonelli
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Day: Monday, 7pm @JC
Location: Journey's Crossing, 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, MD

"Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics group. We will use a podcast to address questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

The church-wide topics will be:
3 weeks: This Is What we Do [generosity] and
7 weeks: Bystanders [study of the Book of John]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Monday
Evening
After-Party: Moms [Morning] Wednesday Morning Women's Gaithersburg-Mont. Village Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Moms [Morning]
Leader: Laura North

This is a small group for Moms, children are welcomed, not required.

Details: Wednesdays at 10am-noon
Contact: Laura North
Email: [email protected]
Starts: February 5 Join our FUN get together to kick off Spring Group Session.

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics February 12. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

Gaithersburg-Mont. Village (Journey's Crossing)
Women's
Wednesday
Morning
Childcare Available
After-Party: Rockville [Men & Women] Friday Evening Church-Wide Potomac-Rockville Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Rockville [Men & Women]
Leader: Jon Knosp

Church-wide study
Leaders: Jon and Wendy Knosp
Place: Rockville MD 20850
Time: Fridays 7-8.30 pm
Children are Welcome!
If you are on this parenting journey along with us you won't want to miss the opportunity to join in with this small group. We will meet each week through this church-wide study. This small group provides support and community not only for us as parents but for our kids as well. Looking forward to a great semester together with you!

Potomac-Rockville (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Friday
Evening
Childcare Available
After-Party: Rockville [Men & Women] Thursday Evening Church-Wide Potomac-Rockville Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Rockville [Men & Women]
Leader: Steven North

Details: Thursday, 7pm
Contact: Steve & Laura North
Email: [email protected]
Starts February 13

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

The church-wide topics will be:
3 weeks: This Is What we Do [generosity] and
7 weeks: Bystanders [study of the Book of John]

Potomac-Rockville (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Thursday
Evening
After-Party: Thursday [Men & Women] Thursday Evening Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Thursday [Men & Women]
Leader: Yolanda Rious

Join us as we study the "Church-wide Small Group session" studying our Sunday Message topics. We will use the podcast that addresses questions, and use additional questions to apply truth together to grow in friendship, following Jesus, and making a difference in the world. Our church-wide topics will be:
3 weeks: This Is What we Do [generosity] and
7 weeks: Bystanders [study of the Book of John]

Contact: Barbara Wilkinson or Misha Rious
Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Day: Thursday, 7pm @JC
Location: Journey's Crossing, 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, MD

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Thursday
Evening
Childcare Available
After-Party: Virtual [Noon] Wednesday Afternoon Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
After-Party: Virtual [Noon]
Leader: Meek Banks-Dual

Church-wide Study of Sunday Messages:
Contact: Meek Banks-Dual
Email: meek [email protected]
Wednesday OR Thursday
Meetup: online at 12noon

We'll enjoy interactive, lively discussions. Bring your insights and questions and let's have fun learning as we dig into the Sunday Message discussions together via our online Zoom.

Join us as we dig into the "Church-wide Sunday Messages" topics. We will use a podcast that addresses questions from the community, and discuss additional questions that we come up with in our group. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Wednesday
Afternoon
Discipleship & Admin Team Monday Morning Administration Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Discipleship & Admin Team  
Leader: Marlana Titus

Come put your administrative & support gifts to work. Join the Journey's Crossing Admin team. Group serves together each Monday.
Day: Monday, 8:30am Small Group Study,
Admin tasks, 10-11:30am
Study starts: February 10

Our group will study DisciplesPath and this group works 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.
Leader: Marlana Titus
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Administration
Monday
Morning
Discipleship study [Saturday, Men & Women] Saturday Morning Biblical Study Gaithersburg-Mont. Village Journey's Crossing
Discipleship study [Saturday, Men & Women]
Leader: Jennifer (Jenny) Charkoudian

Want to grow, change, and follow Jesus as a way of life? We are a group that meets on Saturday late morning at Panera to talk about our journey. We'd love to have you.
Please contact Jenny at 240.483.9404 to coordinate details for meeting dates.
[NOTE: group coordinates meeting dates].

Gaithersburg-Mont. Village (Journey's Crossing)
Biblical Study
Saturday
Morning
DivorceCare Thursday Evening Support/Recovery Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
DivorceCare
Leader: Michael Young

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Don't go through separation or divorce alone.

Divorce can be hard and painful. But it's a lot easier when you go through it with others and know that God has your back each step of the way. That's what we do in this group, using a program of study that has proven effective in helping people navigate separation and divorce. Men and women are invited.
Co-led: Michael Young, & Cyndi Thompson
Meetings are on Thursday, 7pm at Journey's Crossing
Contact: Michael Young
Email: [email protected]

Please contact me if you need childcare.

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Support/Recovery
Thursday
Evening
Childcare Available
Event Planning for Game Night Varies Morning Outreach Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Event Planning for Game Night
Leader: Brooke Palmer

Family Board Game Night during Spring Break ON April 8, Wednesday prior to Easter.
Contact: Brooke Palmer
Location: Germantown at JC
Time: AM

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Outreach
Varies
Morning
Five Languages of Love [Tuesday, Couples] Tuesday Evening Couples Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Five Languages of Love [Tuesday, Couples]
Leader: Farnaz Hashempour-Heckert

Leaders: Farnaz & Dave Heckert
Place: Germantown
Time: Starting Feb 11th, Weekly On Tuesdays, 7pm
Contact Farnaz & Dave at: [email protected]
Looking forward to a great semester together with you!
Book: The marriage you've always wanted by Gary Chapman using his book, "The 5 Love
Languages"

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Couples
Tuesday
Evening
Got Questions? Wednesday After Work Topical Study Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Got Questions?
Leader: Jason Knight

Title: Got Questions?
Description: 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!
Meets: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Germantown
Contact: Jason Knight, [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Topical Study
Wednesday
After Work
JAM Night @JC Tuesday Evening Activity/Interest Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
JAM Night @JC  
Leader: Steven Garcia

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.
Details: Tuesdays, biweekly at 7pm @JC Germantown
Contact: Robert Hogan
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Tuesday
Evening
James: Bible Study [GROUP FULL] Thursday Evening Biblical Study Potomac-Rockville Journey's Crossing
James: Bible Study [GROUP FULL]
Leader: Darren Petrie

Meets: Thursday, 7:30pm, Rockville/Derwood
Contact: Darrin Petrie
Email: [email protected]

Book of James, Study with Frances Chan
Please contact to request this group.

Potomac-Rockville (Journey's Crossing)
Biblical Study
Thursday
Evening
JC Building Beautification & Cleaning Monday Evening Activity/Interest Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
JC Building Beautification & Cleaning
Leader: Samuel Jones

Do you enjoy cleaning? We will worship God through prayer and caring of the JC facility. Join us to help with light maintenance and weekly cleaning tasks.

Meets bi-weekly 6-7pm @JC
Contact: Sam Jones
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Monday
Evening
JC Choir: 2020 Spring Tuesday Evening Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
JC Choir: 2020 Spring
Leader: Schroeder Noble

Come make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Quit singing in the shower. Join the Journey's Crossing choir.

Meets: Tuesday, 7pm @JC
Contact: Addie Momyer, Schroeder Noble
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Tuesday
Evening
Oola for Christians [Women] Wednesday Evening Women's Potomac-Rockville Journey's Crossing
Oola for Christians [Women]
Leader: Sommer Gee

Name: Oola for Christians [Women's Group]
Place: Derwood, Gee's Home
Time: 7pm
Leader: Sommer Gee
Contact: [email protected]

Oola: Finding balance in an unbalanced world. We will be working through seven key ares of faith, family, fitness, fun, friends, finance and field by learning how the ultimate guru, Jesus himself, found balance.

Potomac-Rockville (Journey's Crossing)
Women's
Wednesday
Evening
Parenting [Kids 3-12yrs]: Thursday Thursday Evening Activity/Interest Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Parenting [Kids 3-12yrs]: Thursday
Leader: Kristen Wilkinson

Need help with your every day parenting? We think every parent does. So, if you are looking for friends, help following Jesus, and help to make a difference with your kids, this is the group for you.
Contact: Kristen Wilkinson
Email: [email protected]
Day: Thursday, 7pm @JC [Men & Women]
Location: Journey's Crossing, 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, MD

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Thursday
Evening
Childcare Available
Serve Team: Guest Services Sunday Morning First Impressions Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Serve Team: Guest Services
Leader: Laura North

Please consider helping to serve our community and JC family. Join the fun, use your gifts and talents, and share God's love and kindness.

Contact: Laura North
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
First Impressions
Sunday
Morning
Serve Team: YOUTH - JCyouthworkers Varies Varies Ministry Team Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Serve Team: YOUTH - JCyouthworkers
Leader: Scott Velasquez
Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Ministry Team
Varies
Varies
Sunday NEXT Experience [4 weeks] Sunday Morning Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
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),
Step 2: Community (2nd weekend of every month)
Step 3: Change Makers (3rd weekend of every month)
Step 4: Compassion (4th 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

Please note:

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,

Barbara Wilkinson
Community Pastor
Journey's Crossing: A Christian Church

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Sunday
Morning
Childcare Available
Women's Bible Study [GROUP FULL] Wednesday Morning Women's Gaithersburg-North Potomac Journey's Crossing
Women's Bible Study [GROUP FULL]  
Leader: Kim Lefelar

Meets: Wed mornings from 10-11
at Tuckahoe Way, North Potomac, MD 20878. No childcare available.

No book needed other than a Bible and notebook. We will summarize the study and provide an outline at the first meeting, and use it as a time to get to know each other and get a read on where we all are when it comes to our preconceived ideas about women and God/Jesus. We will keep the study at an hour.
Email: [email protected]

Group is limited in space. Contact Kim if you'd like to get more information.

Gaithersburg-North Potomac (Journey's Crossing)
Women's
Wednesday
Morning
Women's Event & Potluck [Monthly] Saturday Afternoon Women's Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Women's Event & Potluck [Monthly]
Leader: Joy Corpuz

Title: Womens Monthly Potluck
Description: New in town? New to JC? Feeling alone? Join us once a month for a fun-filled ladies potluck to connect with old friends and make new ones. Meeting dates vary based on availability and scheduling options.

Meets: Saturdays, once a month,
Location: 12900 Cloverleaf Center Dr, Germantown
Contact: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Women's
Saturday
Afternoon
Women's Group [Sisters in Christ] Thursday Evening Women's Gaithersburg-Mont. Village Journey's Crossing
Women's Group [Sisters in Christ]
Leader: Carmen Collette

Details: Women, Thursday, 7pm in Gaithersburg
Contact: Carmen Collette, Email: [email protected]

WE call our group "Sisters in Christ".

This session we will study "Becoming A Contagious Christian", and discuss communicating faith in a style that fits you, by Mark Mittelberg and Lee Strobel. The Participant's Guide can be purchased from Christian Book or Amazon or other Christian book stores and Barnes and Noble can order it. The best price I found was from Christian Book (online).

I need a little more time to prepare for this study and would like us to start back on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This should allow everyone time to get their Participant's Guide. I have the DVD and kit. I have missed our fellowship and look forward to seeing you on the 30th.

Gaithersburg-Mont. Village (Journey's Crossing)
Women's
Thursday
Evening
Woodbine Bible Study [Thursday 1st & 3rd] Every Other Thursday Evening Biblical Study Frederick-Urbana Journey's Crossing
Woodbine Bible Study [Thursday 1st & 3rd]
Leader: Terry Bittner

We meet on the first and third Thursday evenings in Woodbine. For more information, Contact: Terry Bittner
Email: [email protected]

Frederick-Urbana (Journey's Crossing)
Biblical Study
Every Other Thursday
Evening
You in Five Years [Online, 9pm] Thursday Evening Church-Wide Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
You in Five Years [Online, 9pm]
Leader: Kenisha Nowlin

You in 5 Years
Contact: Kenesha Nowlin, Chris Dual
Email: [email protected]
Thursday, 9pm
Meetup: Online

We'll enjoy interactive, lively discussions. Bring your insights and questions and let's have fun learning as we dig into discussions together via our online Zoom meetup. We will make friends, follow Jesus, and together make a difference in the world.

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Church-Wide
Thursday
Evening
Zumba Saturday Morning Activity/Interest Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Zumba
Leader: Melissa Murphy

Join us on Saturday's for Zumba and morning prayer! Often called exercise in disguise, Zumba is an awesome dance fitness experience that takes the "work" out of workout. Tons of fun, fellowship and friendship!

Stop counting the reps and start training to the beat in this unique workout + music experience. Cost: FREE!

Contact: Melissa Murphy
Email: [email protected]
Day: Saturday @9am
Location: Journey's Crossing, 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, MD

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
Morning