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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
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),
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
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,
12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, MD. 20874
Meet at 7:30pm from June 18-July 30, 2019
Book: "Soul Keeping" by John Ortberg

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.

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Tuesday
Evening
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:
July 7,14,28, August 4,11, 25, September 1

Led by: Ola & Dick Sage, Michelle DuBowy & Leslie Herrera
Meeting day: Sunday
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Silver Spring
Email: Leslie, [email protected]
Email: Ola & Dick, [email protected]
Email: Michelle, [email protected]
Email: Emily & Katherine, [email protected]

Silver Spring-Wheaton (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Sunday
Afternoon
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
1. Casual pace up to 2 hours, can be adjusted based on ridership desires
2. Open to all levels of riders, terrain is considerably flat
3. Recommend having a hybrid or "fat tire" type of bike due to gravel/dirt towpath surface, but classic 10-speeds and beach cruisers can work
4. Saturday mornings, Meetup at 7AM, wheels rolling by 7:30AM - goal to finish by 10AM
5. Weather-permitting, so group communication will be required week-to-week
6. Helmets will be required for all participants.
7. Water and snacks are optional, but recommended, if participants want to bring them.

Meets weekly, starting June 15
Meeting: Saturday 7-10am
Location: C&O Towpath

Potomac-Rockville (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
Morning
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.
Meeting: Fridays @ 5:30pm, June14-July 26
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Weekdays
After Work
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.
Meets weekly, starting June 21
Game night for all ages, @JC.
Meeting: Friday evening
Location: Journey's Crossing

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Friday
Evening
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
Meet: Saturday 6pm @JC, Germantown
Club Leader: Lindsey Bellinger
Co-leaders: Nozipho, Michael
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
After Work
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".
Event Plan for: Fall 9/29/19

Contact: Barbara Wilkinson
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Monday
Evening
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
Meet: various trails [listed below]
Leader: Dani Bigott
Email: [email protected]

Hikes: Various trails
Saturday mornings:
June 29 - Seneca Creek State Park
July 20 - Sugar Loaf Mountain
August 31 - Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
Morning
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.
Details: Tuesdays, biweekly at 7pm @JC Germantown
Contact: Robert Hogan
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Tuesday
Evening
Summer '19 Club: JC Choir Tuesday Evening Activity/Interest Germantown-Darnestown Journey's Crossing
Summer '19 Club: JC Choir
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)
Activity/Interest
Tuesday
Evening
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:
Contact: Moses Massey
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Men's
Varies
Varies
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
Email: [email protected]

Washington D.C. (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
Afternoon
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.

Meeting: 1 or 2 times each month this Summer.
Contact: Darnella Knight
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Friday
Evening
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
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Sunday
Morning
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
Meeting time: 7:30-8:30am
Location: Meet at Lake Forest Mall.
Their doors open at 7am & shopping begins at 9am. The plan is to walk from 7:30-8:30. Weather permitting we'll continue through September 14th. Starting on September 21st we'll meet in the church parking lot at 8am & walk around the block past the movie theater. We plan to continue through the Fall and babies in strollers and new comers are welcome.

Meet: Saturday @Journey's Crossing.
Leader: Rosenda McCook
Email: [email protected]
Co-leader: Tracey Randolph

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
Morning
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
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Thursday
Evening
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!

Meets weekly at varied locations on Saturday afternoons.
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected] [photo-walks DC]
Email: [email protected] [photo-walk]
Email: [email protected] [end-August]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
Varies
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.
Time: 3pm, Sunday
Meeting biweekly: June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18

Location: Journey's Crossing, Nursery

Co-led: Vernell Thompson & Janeka Kackley
Email:

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Every Other Sunday
Afternoon
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
Email: [email protected]
Day: Saturday @9am - Starts June 22
Location: Journey's Crossing, 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, MD

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Saturday
Morning
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
Contact: Sam Jones
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Tuesday
Evening
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.

9-10am ADMIN
10-11:30am SMALL GROUP

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Monday
Morning
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,
12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, MD. 20874
Meet: Thursday
Financial Peace University
Leader: Mark Wilkinson
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Thursday
Evening
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]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Wednesday
After Work
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.
Outreach Event: We'll participate in the St. Jude/Love 3K walk/run.
Meeting: Monday, Starting June 17
Details: Women, Thursday, 7pm in Germantown
Contact: Chanel Odom Jones
Email: [email protected]
Co-leader: Carmen Collette
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Biblical Study
Thursday
Evening
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.

Details: Mom's Play Group, Wednesdays at 10:00 am at various local parks
Contact: Cheryl Koehler & Jane Clark
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

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.

Gaithersburg-Mont. Village (Journey's Crossing)
Women's
Wednesday
Morning
Childcare Available
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]
Meet: Monday evenings at 7pm
Location: Journey's Crossing

How a Single & Parenting group works
At a Single & Parenting group, you'll participate in video seminars that explain how to:

Wisely encourage your kids to obey
Help your hurting child
Eliminate debt
Deal with verbal onslaughts
Figure out what your emotions are telling you
Plus, you'll develop meaningful friendships with other single parents, who, like you, are tired of hectic mornings and chaotic evenings, the kids fighting, and a never-ending to-do list.

Take the guesswork out of parenting alone. Join our group this Summer!

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Support/Recovery
Monday
Evening
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
Contact: Monica & Lionel Tucker
Meeting day: Thursday,
Time: 7pm, weekly
Location: Journey's Crossing
Email: [email protected]

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Activity/Interest
Thursday
Evening
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.

Germantown-Darnestown (Journey's Crossing)
Sunday Message Group
Wednesday
Evening