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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|#JCMillennialMeetup||Friday||Evening||Singles and Marrieds||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Leader: Tiffany Ho
Are you a Millennial? A millennial? Interested in friendship, faith, activities, and events? Our group will study the Bible, and work to connect what we learn to life. Meetings will be located in various locations.
|Challenges Men Face||Thursday||Evening||Men's||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Challenges Men Face
Leader: Ray Novicio
Challenges Men Face
"For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do? - this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it." -Romans 7:19,20
Come join us in a non-judgmental discussion group as we go thru the Conquer Series to help transform your life. Gluttony, rage, illicit drug use, alcohol abuse, sexual immorality are some of the challenges for men. This series we'll go thru Biblical teaching and proven principles to help men conquer porn and walk in freedom.
Details: Men, Thursday, 7pm, Journey's Crossing
Contact: Ray Novicio, [email protected]
|Clarksburg, 2nd & 4th Mondays [FULL]||Monday||Dinner||Biblical Study||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Clarksburg, 2nd & 4th Mondays [FULL] (Full Group)
Leader: Kathy Garner
GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL. For any age. We meet on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6:30-8:30. We meet off Route 28 in Clarksburg. Contact Kathy Garner at [email protected] or 301-502-3399
|Creating Art Together||Thursday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Creating Art Together
Leader: Dustine Hayes
Do you enjoy creating art projects?
Meets weekly on Thursdays, 7pm @JC
|Daniel Plan: Health & Wellness||Thursday||Evening||Biblical Study||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Daniel Plan: Health & Wellness
Leader: Alexandra Fleit
Kick off the New Year by setting yourself up for success! The Daniel Plan group will empower members to set SMART health goals while equipping them to effectively meet those goals using faith-centered strategies.
Thursday, weekly at 7pm, @JC
|Discipleship Journey, Admin Group||Monday||Morning||Biblical Study||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Discipleship Journey, Admin Group
Leader: Marlana Titus
We will use The Journey Discipleship material, and study Jesus' Mission. Our group will dig into this study together, and also work together as an ADMIN team to process Sunday data to assist with Sunday next steps, newcomer data, prayer requests, and connections.
Through this vital disciple-making experience, each group member discusses and practices the following disciplines: reading the Bible, prayer, community, serving, and evangelism. Disciples explore both individual disciplines and the disciplines of community. Like all the releases in the Disciples Path series, The Mission uses teaching, questions, conversation, exercises, and individual study to facilitate transformational discipleship through this dynamic yet personal Bible study experience.
The study includes an introduction to the weekly session topic, guided prayer options, and Scripture focus with text and narrative explanation that drives the weekly meeting. Also included each week are discussion questions and group exercises that reinforce the primary teaching points of each topic. Individual study and out-of-group activities have all been crafted to help users take their next step as disciples of Christ. These optional activities include but are not limited to reading plans, prayer exercises, personal study, and journaling.
Bible study format, content, and activities created and written by practicing disciple-makers. Individual exercises to provide opportunities to practice discipleship. A personal Bible study plan.
Benefits: Examine the connection between the disciplines and the life of a disciple. Understand the importance and apply disciplines of prayer and reading the Bible. Facilitate transformation through modeling and practice. Use as a "handbook" for one-on-one or two-on-one discipleship situations. Lead effectively--requires minimal leader preparation and allows the facilitator to model what it means to be a disciple. Initiate an intentional discipleship path with individuals or groups.
|Discipleship Journey, Gaithersburg||Saturday||Morning||Biblical Study||Gaithersburg-Mont. Village||Journey's Crossing|
Discipleship Journey, Gaithersburg
Leader: Jennifer (Jenny) Charkoudian
Email Jennifer Charkoudian at [email protected] to get more information and indicate that you're interested in joining "The Journey", a one-year intentional discipleship small group.
Leader: Melissa Howard
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.
|Faith Conversation||Tuesday||Evening||Biblical Study||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Leader: Scott Velasquez
Conversations about faith. This is a great if you have faith questions. Meets Tuesday @7pm, at Willow Spring, Germantown. Email: [email protected]
|Faith Conversations: Starting Point||Tuesday||Evening||Biblical Study||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Faith Conversations: Starting Point
Leader: Mark Wilkinson
Conversations about faith. This is a great Starting Point if you have faith questions. Meets Tuesday @7pm, at 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Germantown. Email: Mark Wilkinson at [email protected] for more information.
|Following Jesus||Tuesday||Evening||Biblical Study||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Leader: Leslie Herrera
Join our interactive study and discussion group to learn what it means to become a disciple of Jesus. This bible study is designed to take your relationship with God to deeper levels as you learn to walk like Jesus by interacting with His Word and learning how to apply truth to life. We'll look at The Way Jesus shared life with His friends.
This is an easy tool to use and becomes an exciting way to share what you learn with others.
Book: DisciplesPath:The Journey Workbook #1
Contact: Leslie Herrera
|Got Questions?||Wednesday||After Work||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
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]
|Jam Night||Monday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Leader: Robert Hogan
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.
|JC Choir||Tuesday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Leader: Schroeder Noble
|Kingdom Man, Men 25-35||Wednesday||Evening||Men's||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Kingdom Man, Men 25-35
Leader: Cyrus Moses Massey
Join us for fun, intriguing and thought provoking conversations as we study Tony Evan's series: KINGDOM MAN. You can expect a crew of authentic, down to earth guys that are ready to have fun, play games, and share each-others burdens. When a man follows the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care. Kingdom Man challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. The biblical definition of a man is one who has learned to operate under the authority of Jesus Christ while carrying out responsible and legitimate leadership within the sphere of influence that God has placed him. Kingdom Man provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives. STARTING February 20-May
|Mom's Wednesday Morning||Wednesday||Morning||Women's||Gaithersburg-Mont. Village||Journey's Crossing|
Mom's Wednesday Morning
Leader: Laura North
Details: Women's Bible Study, Wednesdays at 10:00 am in Derwood.
Children are welcome!
How can I … cope with stress? rebound from failure? defeat depression? have peace of mind? Life's difficult questions have answers. Answers from the Bible that can change your outlook?and your life. Rick Warren writes, "In each of these studies, you will discover simple ways to apply God's truth to your personal life, your family, and your job. The way to get the most out of this book is to act on it." Rick Warren takes you inside the Scriptures to see what they reveal about twelve of the most pressing questions people ask. They are questions you yourself either have asked or most likely will ask. This book provides simple, straightforward answers you can begin to apply right away to move past your worst sticking points and enjoy a life of purpose, peace, and significance.
|Navigating Life as 20-30 Somethings||Thursday||Evening||Singles and Marrieds||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Navigating Life as 20-30 Somethings
Leader: Mark Wilkinson
Come learn and laugh with other young adults. An honest, practical study to help you in life.
Co-leaders: Leah Massey & Mark Wilkinson
|Parental Guidance||Friday||Evening||Young Families||Clarksburg-Damascus||Journey's Crossing|
Leader: Jeff Weldon
Parental Guidance. This group will meet together for a time of dinner, dessert and discussion. We will be reading and working through Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof.
|Prayer Team: Sunday AM||Sunday||Morning||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Prayer Team: Sunday AM
Leader: Cindy Heredia
Join our Prayer Team, as we pray together on Sunday mornings at 9-10am.
Email: [email protected]
|She's Got Issues||Tuesday||Evening||Women's||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
She's Got Issues
Leader: Carmen Nazario
Nicole Unice, "She's Got Issues"
Meets Tuesday, 7pm @JC in Germantown. Led by Carmen (Abela) Nazario
Christian counselor, ministry leader, and regular mom Nicole Unice shines on video in this inspiring six-session She's Got Issues DVD Curriculum—perfect for churches and small groups. As she does in the book, Nicole talks candidly about how the everyday issues that drive you crazy affect you . . . and why you don't have to settle for letting them win. Some days living up to the whole good-Christian image seems impossible. You do the right things (well, most of the time), but you just don't feel changed by your faith. Deep down, you're still dealing with the ordinary struggles—control, insecurity, comparison, fear, anger, and unforgiveness—that hold you back from living free and loving well. The good news? You don't have to "fix" yourself. You have access to the power of Christ. His power can transform your everyday weaknesses into your greatest strengths and gifts.
|Sister’s In Christ [Journey to the Cross]||Thursday||Evening||Women's||Gaithersburg-Mont. Village||Journey's Crossing|
Sister’s In Christ [Journey to the Cross]
Leader: Carmen Collette
Journey With Jesus to the Cross. What can we learn from how Jesus responded to conflict, temptation, disappointment, betrayal, opposition, and suffering on His way to the cross that will help us be more than conquerors as we face life's ups and downs. Luke's gospel records Jesus' victorious journey that provides readers with a roadmap to facing our struggles and fears with assurance and confidence.
Bible Study Starts February 7 - May 30, 2019
|The Story of Your Life!||Thursday||Evening||Activity/Interest||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
The Story of Your Life!
Leader: Helena Carey
Do you love to write, edit and share stories. Group will meet weekly. Please contact Helena Carey at [email protected]
|What About The Women?||Wednesday||Morning||Women's||Gaithersburg-North Potomac||Journey's Crossing|
What About The Women?
Leader: Kim Lefelar
Wed mornings from 10-11 at Tuckahoe Way, North Potomac, MD 20878. No childcare available.
We will look at how Jesus interacted with women during his ministry and what is significant about those interactions for us today. We will study what was unique and atypical about the way he engaged with women and what we can learn about the character of God as a result of the study of these female encounters.
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.
|Wisdom Collection - Proverbs||Thursday||Evening||Women's||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Wisdom Collection - Proverbs
Leader: Yolanda (Misha) Rious
We will delve into the book of Proverbs, one of three books of the Bible specifically known as "wisdom literature." Written nearly 700 years before Christ came to earth, it is chock-filled with practical, reader-friendly passages on how to successfully navigate through this world. There's "advice" on love, sex, finances, work, child rearing, education, marriage and even dressing appropriately - for all ages and stages of grace. And it challenges us at the very beginning with this assertion: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom." Over the course of 8 weeks, let's unravel what that means and how it can impact what we think and how we live.
|Woodbine, Thursday 1st & 3rd||Every Other Thursday||Evening||Biblical Study||Frederick-Urbana||Journey's Crossing|
Woodbine, Thursday 1st & 3rd
Leader: Terry Bittner
We meet on the first and third Thursday evenings in Woodbine. For more information, Contact: Terry Bittner,
|Youth: High School Group||Wednesday||Evening||High School||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Youth: High School Group
Leader: Scott Velasquez
2nd & 3rd Wednesdays @ month. Please see Youth Calendar for specific dates/details.
|Youth: Middle School||Wednesday||Evening||Middle School||Germantown-Darnestown||Journey's Crossing|
Youth: Middle School
Leader: Scott Velasquez
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ month. Please see the Youth calendar for specific details.