Meet God in a Powerful, Personal Way
Have you been craving authentic connection and deeper relationships? Despite attending church, reading your Bible, and praying, you may still feel disconnected or stagnant in your spiritual growth. You are not alone. Sadly, most Christians are not experiencing the fullness of God’s joy because they lack a real sense of community. Following Jesus was never meant to be a solo experience and growing in Him doesn’t happen by accident. We need each other. Someone a few steps ahead to walk with us and help us grow.
Extroverts, introverts, and omniverts — no matter your personality, you were designed to be in community.
– Leonard L.
Since 2018, Deeper Walk International has offered Journey Groups to believers like you who are hungry for a deeper relationship with Christ and thirsty for authentic community. Journey Groups are unique in that both Scripture and brain science are built into the lessons, which activate the renewing of your mind according to God’s design. Journey Groups help align your heart, mind, and spirit so that everything in your life works more smoothly — your emotions, health, relationships, faith, sense of belonging, and maturity.
It’s funny how just one small decision can change the course of your entire life. We can wholeheartedly attest that joining a Journey Group will be one of the best decisions you make this year. Once you join, you’ll get the sense that you’ve found “your people.”
– Kim C, MN
People just like you who care as much as you do about strengthening healthy relationships and investing in spiritual growth. And even better — you’ll learn and grow more than you have in years from the shared wisdom, love, and advice in the group. Reasons for not doing things will always come up. Doubts and fears may nag you. But if you take a deep breath (and a leap of faith)… being part of a Journey Group will re-energize your heart and spirit, leaving you refreshed and deeply satisfied. And by deciding to join NOW, you won’t have to wait until next year when groups reopen. Together, you and your group can expect God to be revealed in amazing and beautiful ways.
Want to see one in action before signing up? Try a free sample Journey Group live. Register below to be invited to attend a meeting in the next 30 days. Meetings are available at various times and dates so you can choose what works best for you.
– Carla B.
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Discover Journey Groups provide an 8-week introduction to the Journey Groups model and materials. It’s an easy way to get an overview of the curriculum and experience connection in a condensed schedule. If you want to keep going, you can continue to Level 1.
Answers to the questions you may have
A Journey Group is a small group that meets once a week either online or locally. We currently have over 100 groups going strong, with 25 new groups starting this fall. The groups typically have 7-12 members. Through this one-of-a-kind experience, Journey Groups walk you through a curriculum of faith-building exercises based on Biblical truths and neuroscience to help you hear God’s voice, dig deep, experience inner healing, and live the abundant life God designed. We share our journey of growth in freedom and identity in Christ, relational skills, maturity, walking by the Spirit, creating connection and community, and cultivating a deeper walk with God.
Not every small group is equipped to go deep. Our groups take seriously the practice of spiritual habits that transform us. We actively listen to God’s voice and discover His will. You don’t cruise in a Journey Group, rather you are truly seen, cared for, prayed for, encouraged, and supported to see and experience true growth.
Since 2018, Deeper Walk has facilitated Journey Groups under Amy Brown’s leadership. Given the huge growth and popularity of Journey Groups, Deeper Walk transitioned administration to individual group leaders to better serve Journey Groups. Deeper Walk continues to champion Journey Groups and provide leadership training through the Certified Journey Group Leadership Community.
Amy Brown is the Director of the Certified Journey Group Leadership Community, a relational skills trainer with THRIVEtoday, developer and trainer with Alive & Well, and author of the Journey Groups curriculum and co-author of Relational Skills in the Bible. She has a passion for developing local and online communities that build strong bonds between members, accelerate emotional and spiritual growth, and increase intimacy with our ever-present Immanuel.
Join from anywhere — meet online. Just find a group that best fits your schedule and sign up. We have 4 types of groups this fall: Discover Group (an 8-week intro starting in September); Level I (39 weeks); Level II (Starts in September for those who completed Level I), and Electives of varying lengths covering a number of Deeper Walk resources.
Weekly topics include life-changing material from Deeper Walk, Life Model Works, and THRIVEtoday. Your group will follow a curriculum that includes walking in freedom, growing your identity in Christ, developing emotional maturity, participating in a multi-generational community, practicing relational skills, and so much more! Unit 1 lasts for 4 weeks and covers check in, appreciation, relational circuits, listening to Jesus together and sharing what we sense. After you complete Level I, you can advance to Level II, Level III, or one of our Electives.
View the first-year curriculum here.
We meet weekly for an hour. There’s flexibility of days and times to fit your schedule.
We typically have at least 2 open enrollment periods per year: one in August and another one in February. Current Level I groups last 39 weeks and will run from early fall 2021 to summer 2022 with time off for major holidays.
The Journey Groups listed on the Deeper Walk website are offered by Certified Journey Group Leaders. These certified leaders have participated in a Journey Group, completed the Certified Journey Group Leadership Training Program and Deeper Walk Institute Course 1, and will be experienced with Life Model concepts of belonging, attachment, maturity, healing from trauma, and tuning in to God’s perspective.
Originally, Deeper Walk handled all the administration for Journey Groups, including payments from members and to group leaders.
However, as Journey Groups began to multiply, the administration required began to create a bottleneck and limit the growth of this life-changing ministry.
At Deeper Walk, our desire is to see exponential growth of Journey Groups so that tens of thousands of Christians can meet every week, cultivating community, connecting deeply with God, living out the love of Christ to their families, and show Jesus to the world day by day.
In order to move toward this goal, Deeper Walk will continue to train and support leaders through the Certified Journey Group Leadership Program, while each trained leader will now guide and administrate their own groups.
If you have more questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com