Frequently Asked Questions

What is a journey?
A community-wide journey focuses the entire church on one topic for approximately six weeks. Everyone—from kids to the old folks—is on the same page, learning about the same topics and growing in similar ways. A journey consists of three parts: the weekend message, small group interaction and the weekend message. For the six weeks of the journey—beginning October 6—it is the main thing. Everything else shuts down. Everyone participates. Everyone is challenged.

How can I get into a small group?
Each participating church handles small groups differently, but we do our best to make it super easy to get in a group. Some churches use online tools, which you can get to by clicking here.

I’ll need to miss a meeting. Can I still be in a group?
Of course. Just let your small group host know in advance when you won’t be able to attend.

If I don’t consider myself a believer, should I participate in A Journey Home?
Absolutely. We welcome people from all different places of their spiritual journey. You will be asked to read from the Bible and complete some individual challenges, but your questions are welcome and expected. Just know your host may not have all the answers; hosts are just people willing to facilitate your experience and are not authorized counselors or Bible scholars. But we are willing to help in any way we can.

I’m already in a small group. Are we going to be asked to split up for A Journey Home?
We strongly encourage you to expand your group (to no more than 12 people), or to consider breaking up. Given the number of people who are not currently in small groups, and the need for hosts, we’d love for you to consider having your current group split, either temporarily or permanently.

If I miss a weekend service during the series, can I still be in the group?
Sure! Our weekend messages are posted online so you can catch up if you have to miss. The weekend experience is a large component of the journey, but it is just one of three important components. The materials we provide and the small group experience will be of great benefit, even on the weeks you have to miss.

What materials do I need for A Journey Home?
Personal guides will be available at your church on the first weekend of the journey, October 6-7. An online version of the materials are also available here. You’ll also want to get your hands on a Bible for the series. Your host will provide group materials.

I’ve got more questions. What should I do?
Relax. We’re here to help. Just send an email to host@makethejourneyhome.com.