Small Groups

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 2:42

Church isn't a place we go to one day a week.  Church should be the people who become like family to us, the friends we make as we live out our faith in our everyday lives.  Bend is a place where most community takes place at bars and pubs.  We think genuine community involves something deeper, which is why we want to bring Jesus into the mix.  There is something meaningful about real fellowship, when someone cares for our souls.  These are the kinds of friendships we want to establish and build up in our Small Groups.

Small Groups are focused on a common hobby or interest, such as recreation, Bible study, scrapbooking, dirt biking, astronomy and so on.  While we always want to see discipleship taking place, the spiritual depth of these groups will vary greatly.  It may be a Saturday morning hiking group that simply discusses a devotional, or has a quick prayer time before heading out.  It could be people who can’t wait to dive deep into a study of Leviticus.  Or anything in between.  


Small Groups run on a term schedule: 12 weeks in the spring, 6 weeks in the summer, 12 weeks in the fall.  
Our first groups are launching summer 2020!


Small groups exist to create fun, meaningful ways to cultivate friendships, and encourage people along in their faith journey.  We want to make it easy for people to find community and get plugged into Journey Church.



Various Saturdays and Mondays this summer.
Group Leaders: Cathy Zorbas & JoAnne (Jo) Kienzle

A Fun + Recreational Group for Women // Kids are welcome to participate if old enough.
Sign up is required // Contact the leaders for exact schedule or visit the link below. //
Launching September 21, Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Group Leader: Dana Goesher
Seven Pillars of Freedom Groups for men struggling with sexual bondage and sexual integrity. These are grace oriented and clinically grounded.
Limited room. (Appx 15 men)
Age range 18 and up
Meeting at Journey Church Offices Wall St.
Order workbook Seven Piillars of Freedom, and textbook Pure Desire, by Dr. Ted Roberts at
Sign up is required // Contact Dana at 541-699-6013
Usually Saturdays, but events vary
Group Leaders: Tom & Jeanne Royce
A Fun, Recreational + Fellowship Group for anyone 50+// Childcare is not available.
Anyone is welcome, but the Royce’s need contact info in order to let participants know about upcoming events.
Contact Tom & Jeanne for more information
Tuesdays 7:15am, Black Bear Diner, 1465 NE 3rd Street, Bend
Group Leaders: Geoff Perry, Jeff Violet
A Bible Study + Christian Living Focus Group for Men // Childcare is not available.
Anyone is welcome.
Contact Geoff Perry for more information: 541.848.9669

If you are reading about these groups and think, “Hmm…it would be fun to have a (fill in your favorite hobby) small group, maybe God is tapping you on the shoulder to lead one!  We would love to talk to you more about this.  We will help prepare you, equip you, and cheer you on if this is something you want to do.  Completing Growth Track is your first step toward leading an Interest Group of your own. Please contact Amy Elliott at for more information about starting a small group.