THE JOURNEY

Epic stories are unforgettable. They are the ones that give us goose bumps, bring tears to our eyes, and challenge us at our core. Each one of us is currently amidst a profound story of grand proportions. We are part of the larger narrative of a Kingdom governed by a loving and sovereign God.
 

However, we are constantly swallowed up by our busy lives. It is this busyness that dictates the depth to which we interact with the characters in our individual stories or the stories themselves. We live just below the surface, treading in the shallow waters of our borrowed convictions rather than diving deep into the good story that God is writing into our lives.
 

Something needs to change about how we get to know God and how we do ministry. We believe this change begins with simply paying attention to the epic stories within you and those you lead. We believe this is where discipleship begins today.
 

Select a role (above) to see how VantagePoint3 draws you into a bigger story.

 
To hear about the changes recently made to The Journey (formerly The Emerging Journey) as well as an introduction to the newer process, A Way of Life, click here.
 

LIST OF PARTICIPATING CHURCHES: click here
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Overview of The Journey Process
Take a peek at The Journey manuals:
Stage 1: Biblical Foundations
Stage 2: Personal Foundations
Stage 3: Relational Foundations

Epic tales and timeless stories take time and commitment to tell. They do not happen overnight but rather over decades, filled with countless victories and losses. Yet for the most part, discipleship has been forgotten and neglected because it is counter-cultural to the instant media era in which we find ourselves. Something needs to change about how we get to know God and how we do ministry. Simply put, this change begins with paying attention to the epic stories within you and those you lead. We believe this is where discipleship begins.
 

At VantagePoint3, we believe pastors have a responsibility for the formation and release of passion-filled disciples who will do their part in serving and leading wherever God plants them. Yet we also know that these same pastors often feel alone as the weight of discipleship falls on their shoulders. But what if there was a solution that would relieve the pressure of developing a discipleship process for each individual church? What if there was a process – a journey perhaps – that was designed to take each participant deeper into relationship with Jesus, while developing the strong roots of spiritual and leadership formation to better equip individuals to in turn serve others?
 

Through a biblically-based curriculum called The Journey, we uniquely integrate leadership development, discipleship, and spiritual formation in a community-based manner. Led by trained facilitators from your own church, each participant will embark in a slow and deep process to explore three key questions: Who is God? Who am I? What does God want to do through me?
 

Join with us as we explore a way of life that has been neglected for too long. A Jesus way of life.
 

Call us at 605.362.1165 to begin a deepening process today.
 

Or, select a role above to see how VantagePoint3 draws you into a bigger story.

You have chosen to facilitate a remarkable seven-month process called The Journey. It uniquely integrates leadership development, discipleship and spiritual formation in a community-based manner. Each participant will embark in a slow and deep process to explore three key questions: Who is God? Who am I? What does God want to do through me?
 

Your role is not to be the “subject matter expert,” but to guide the group of eight to twelve people to a glorious destination. Each week`s material provides much more than you could discuss in a group, so you will prayerfully and skillfully decide how to set the stage, what to discuss and how to end your time together.
 

As part of your investment as a Facilitator, The VantagePoint3 (VP3) team invites you to join a regional Facilitator Training event. Click here for more information. During this event you will meet other facilitators, be trained by a VP3 representative and become very familiar with the content from The Journey.
 

The material is designed to show you and the participants to move beyond living just below the surface of life and beyond borrowed convictions. Rather it guides us into the deep, epic story that God is writing in all of our lives.
 

Join with us as we explore a way of life that has been neglected for too long. A Jesus way of life.
 

Training events begin in May. Call us at 605.362.1165 to begin a deepening process today.

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Or, select a role above to see how VantagePoint3 draws you into a bigger story.

At VantagePoint3, we believe that all Christian leaders, including pastors, have a responsibility for the formation and release of passion-filled disciples who will do their part in serving and leading wherever God plants them. As a result, we have developed The Journey: a process that is designed to take each participant deeper into relationship with Jesus, while developing the strong roots of spiritual formation to better equip individuals to in turn serve others.
 

We believe that discipleship is so much more than an eight-week bible study course. Discipleship is the lifelong development of spiritual habits and relationships learned in community that allow people like you to notice the epic nature of your own story and discover how it fits into the remarkable story of what God is up to today.
 

Through this biblically-based curriculum, VantagePoint3 uniquely integrates leadership development, discipleship and spiritual formation in a community-based manner. Led by a trained facilitator from your church, each participant will embark in a slow and deep process to explore three key questions: Who is God? Who am I? What does God want to do through me?
 
The Journey is a six to eight month commitment with a small group of people (men and women, young and old) who meet once a week for a couple of hours. Regular study, reflection and prayer are required prior to each weekly session (about two to four hours a week). You will acquire a spiritual mentor who you’ll periodically meet with and learn from throughout the process.
 

Join with us as we explore the biggest questions of our faith and recover what has been lost in the 21st century church; a way of life that has been neglected for too long. A Jesus way of life. Let’s discover together the good story that God is writing over your life and the lives of those you lead.
 

Check with your church leadership about joining or starting a group in your setting.

 

Materials:

 

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