Is it the right time to begin something like The Journey?
If you have a growing number of adult believers expressing a “longing for something more” in their learning as a disciple of Christ, or if you have a concern for how you are investing in the spiritual maturing of your leadership, or if you long to see your adult believers deepened and empowered toward an Ephesians 2:10 way of life, then it may be the right time to begin The Journey.
Who should go through The Journey?
Someone who may be serving in a leadership position, or someone who may have the potential to serve in a leadership position, but especially someone for whom you know God is up to something in his or her life and it is time for them to take a significant step in their followership.
How many should I think about taking through The Journey?
Typically, eight to ten people make up a Journey group. It is common to have multiple Journey groups functioning in a church. The most effective groups tend to be made up of men and women, young and old, experienced and inexperienced in the work of leadership.
Who would make a great facilitator?
Those who care about the formation of others, are concerned with the spiritual maturing of adults, and those who long to see more adults in your setting living and serving out of a clearer sense of purpose and calling. These people are usually a pastor and one to two lay people.
What do I do next?
Sometimes it is helpful to call our office to talk through specific dynamics related to your setting (605-362-1165). Generally, the next step is to register yourself and/or others to attend a Facilitator Training Retreat nearest you. Then you and other potential facilitators will want to prayerfully consider who from your community could become a part of your Journey groups.