Events at the Journey

We have many fun and exciting events for all ages. You can find details of our programs and events below:


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    New Comer or New Partners in Community Summit Classes

    This is a series of classes designed for those who wish to plug in or become regular "members" of our spiritual community, and guide one's next steps of their spiritual journey. There are four classes altogether:

    Summit I: Partners in Community - is designed to help you become more familiar with The Journey. We share our core beliefs, our mission, vision and values, and our strategies and structures for accomplishing our mission. By the end of the class we hope you will have enough information to make an informed decision about partnering together with us on the journey.

    Summit II: Exercising Spiritual Maturity - This class will focus on the four basic habits every Christian needs to develop in order to grow to spiritual maturity. This class will equip you with the skills you need to begin these habits and explain the tools you need to continue these habits. The four habits are: Reading God's word, prayer, tithing and fellowship.

    Summit III: Assessing My S.H.A.P.E.
    - Through the S.H.A.P.E. process, you'll learn how God can use your Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences to minister to others in need.

    Summit IV: Knowing My Life's Mission
    - This class is dedicated to helping you discover and realize your place in the world and in home missions. "Knowing My Life Mission" is a class that equips and empowers you for world and life-changing missions. This class has three primary emphases: Learning to share my faith, becoming a "world class" Christian; and discovering God's mission for my life.
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    ALPHA Small Group

    Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course meets once a week for 10 weeks, and usually includes a one-day or weekend getaway.  Sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short talk and time to discuss what's been taught. 

    During the discussion, everyone is welcome to contribute their opinions and no question is considered hostile or too simple.  Questions might include—Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Our groups are normally evening courses, typically lasting 2 hours.

    If you're interested, please contact Tim VanderBaan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (562) 867-3198 Ext.2
  • Programs and Events for all Ages

    Throughout the year we have several community-wide events at the Journey for all ages:

    Financial Peace University: We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Please contact Tim VanderBaan at the church for the next course.

    Annual Chili Cookoff: We kick off the Autumn season with a bang! Join us us for some free and sometimes hot chili and fun times.

    Missions and Outreach Events: Join us while on our many outreach projects to spread love and good will within our local communities. See the ACTION section for more details.
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    Childrens Programs and Events

    J-Kids: is a place for kids, preschool through 6th grade, to develop a relationship with God, as well as with their peers. The kids involved will have an opportunity to use their gifts and serve their community, spreading a message of Jesus' love to others. The Midweek Messengers meet every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm during the normal school year. All kids are welcome and may join at any time. For more information see our event calendar.

    Kids Station:  For children 5 and up who partake in our Sunday Worship Service, we provide activity pages & crayons at our Kids Station located in the foyer. If your child has their favorite coloring or activity books at home please feel free to bring them Sunday mornings.

  • Youth and Teen Programs and Events

    J-Teens: is a youth program to reach students in the community for Christ and connect them to a safe and loving environment, to encourage spiritual growth, to assist in discovering who they are in Christ so they become disciples for God. Meetings are every Wednesday evening during the normal school year.

    • Jr. High meets at 6:30 PM in the Jr. High "Quake" Room
    • Sr. High meets at 6:30 PM in the High School Beach House
  • Adult Programs and Events

    Prayer Ministry: an open invitation to prayer, every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm in the EDGE room at church. Come and join us if you need prayer or would like to pray for the needs of our church, our community and the world.

    Annual Backpacking Adventures: Our Backpacking Program brings a team of men or women into the wild where they are able to experience an unrivaled closeness to God and community. An important part of the adventure is the physical and psychological challenge - backpacking pushes you to your limits. Anyone wishing to participate must be in reasonable physical condition and be able to carry 30 to 50lbs of gear and supplies on their back. You live off what you carry for three to four days! 

    Both the Men's & Women's Backpack Trips in 2019 are still in the planning stages. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.