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ME | Journey Kids Summer Team

June 4th - August 27th, 2017

Are you looking for a fun & easy way to serve the church this summer? Interested in how giving just a little bit of your time can meet a huge need for our church? If so, the Journey Kids Summer Team is for YOU!

Journey Kids is looking for a few good men and women to be a part of our team this Summer! The JK Summer team is a low commitment, practical way for you to meet a big need in our church. It’s a way to step in alongside our regular JK volunteers and show them you appreciate them. It’s a way to show the kiddos of our church that you value them. It’s a way to keep our classrooms open and show hospitality to our visiting families this summer. It’s a way to make a little time go a long way!

So, what does volunteering on the JK Summer Team mean for YOU??: Serve just THREE Sundays: 1 in June, 1 in July, & 1 in August Receive a FREE T-shirt!! Lend a helping hand to our regular Journey Kids team who serve tirelessly! Hang out with some seriously awesome, cute, and hilarious kiddos. Seriously. Laugh A LOT. (See above.) UNLIMITED GOLDFISH. Or animal crackers if that’s more your thing. Share the gospel, sing, & pray with the most captive, unjudgemental audience ever. (Kids always love your singing — such a great confidence booster.)

Sign up today!

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SC | Gospel Fluency Equip Class - July 11

July 11th - August 29th, 2017

Join us for an 8 week Equip Class titled Gospel Fluency, which will begin on Tuesday, July 11, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, and will last eight weeks ending on Tuesday, August 29.

We will use the book "Gospel Fluency" by Jeff Vanderstelt as a starting point for our teaching and discussions. We do have copies of the book available for $10 for class attenders and you can reach out to Jeff Fox (jfox@thejourney.org) or Laura Lane (llane@thejourney.org) via email or at the SC Offices . The book is also available on Amazon. Some reading will need to be completed before the first class.

What is Gospel Fluency and why do I need to be Gospel Fluent? Gospel Fluency is the ability to speak the gospel of Jesus Christ – the good news – into all of life. It is applying the gospel as the solution to all things and it is also entering into other people’s stories and lovingly speaking the gospel into broken areas of their lives as well. The answer to every struggle, every suffering, every broken place, every trial and every longing is the gospel. Without being gospel fluent we cannot faithfully walk out our biblical mandate to be an evangel and a disciple-maker.

We will spend eight weeks discussing Gospel fluency - what the Gospel is, how the Gospel impacts our lives personally, how the Gospel impacts the lives of people around us, and lastly in how we communicate the Gospel to people who are not Christians.

This class will be taught at the The Journey South County Offices – 4167 Crescent Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis MO 63129

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TG| Community Group Registration

August 5th - September 10th, 2017

We are so glad you are wanting to join a Tower Grove Community Group! Please fill out this form to let us know more information about you and where you live so we can get you in a Community Group in your neighborhood!

Any questions please email John Chung at jchung@thejourney.org.

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TG | Connect Group

August 20th - September 24th, 2017

Come connect with us starting Sunday, July23rd at 11:00am in Reber Basement (4900 Reber Place). We will meet weekly on Sundays until October. Connect Group you will be able to meet others in the church, discuss the sermon together, and meet staff and leaders from the church. If you have any questions please email Jeff Hutchings at jhutchings@thejourney.org.

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WC | LAUNCH!

August 20th, 2017

Join us for our 2nd annual fall kick off! There will be food, fun and fellowship plus opportunities to learn about the different ministry areas at The Journey West County. Also, if you haven't joined a community group, this is your first opportunity to get signed up before spots fill up!

We hope our whole church family will come together for what is sure to be a fun evening!! If you're able to attend, help us plan for food by signing up!

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TG | Newcomer Dinner

August 24th, 2017

Scholars worldwide agree there are no free meals, but Newcomer Dinner at The Journey is exactly what it claims to be — free, and a great first step to connect with the life of the church. We’ll go over our history, our vision, and all of the ways you can plug in beyond Sunday services. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet pastors, staff, and attenders just like you in a casual setting over a free (yes, actually free) meal.

Please join us for our next Newcomer Dinner on Thursday, August 24th. Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 6:00pm.

Click the Register Here button to RSVP! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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TG | Premarital Classes Fall Session

August 26th - September 30th, 2017

$125

Marriage is an important relationship, one that we believe reflects God’s unconditional love for humanity (Eph. 5), and is meant to be a lifelong covenant commitment between one man and one woman. We want to help you prepare for, and maintain, a successful marriage. Our premarital program consists of a series of four group classes. Couples are paired with a mentor couple who will walk through the program with you. The classes and mentoring are open to engaged couples as well as recently married couples.

Register here for Premarital Classes to be held on Aug 5, & 26 and Sept. 16 & 30 . The four classes meet on Saturday mornings from 8:30am-NOON at The Journey Tower Grove in Reber Basement.

Aug. 5 - 101 God's Design for Marriage

Aug. 26 - 201 DISC & Communication in Marriage

Sep. 16 - 301 Communication & Dealing with Money

Sep. 30 - 401 Sex & Intimacy in Marriage

The cost covers classes, breakfasts, materials, DISC personality profile and mentoring with a married couple. The cost is $125 per couple- two people, one price, one registration. FYI: In the PCO registration, if you identify more than one attendee, it may appear each person is $125. There is a 100% discount applied at checkout for the second person which will resolve the total to $125/couple.

*Married couples, these classes are bent toward pre-marrieds, but every marriage mentor will tell you that these classes will benefit you greatly for years to come. It is God's word, after all.

TG | Admin Breakfast

August 26th, 2017

Please join me to talk about Church Administration and volunteer leadership at the Journey Tower Grove.

Administration is a beautiful gift from God to see what need to be done from beginning to end, and to bring order to that process. Some of us are gifted in that on a large scale and others of us prefer smaller jobs and ownership of processes.

We will talk about the gift of Administration, and discuss the on-going needs at the Journey for committed people to own parts of the churches Administrative processes.

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Southern Illinois | Newcomer Lunch

August 27th, 2017

If you’ve been with us for a few weeks, months, or even longer but would identify as feeling “new” to Southern Illinois then you are invited to attend our Newcomer’s Lunch, which will immediately follow our service, on August 27.

At this lunch you’ll get to know the staff, hear about ministries at the church, and learn about our mission, vision, and values. Childcare will be provided for those who register.

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WC | Painting Party (8/27)

August 27th, 2017

Sunday, August 27th (12-4pm) we need YOU to help us paint the downstairs children's wing, the kitchen, and the Family Ministries Room, previously known as the Multi-Purpose room.

We need experienced painters, those eager to learn to paint, and those who are ready to lend a hand in any way they can. Come invest in the kids and students of the church by giving them a great space to meet each week. Journey Students will be providing childcare, so no excuses, bring the whole family.

**bring roller frames/drop cloths/painters tape if you have extra

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Southern Illinois | Mom's Connection Group

September 1st - December 1st, 2017

A time for mom's of children ages Birth-PreK to come together and connect, have snacks and let the kids play and enjoy new friends.

Our first meeting will be on Friday September 1 at 9:00am and will continue on the 1st Friday of each month.

For more information, contact Erin Blue at jeblue4@yahoo.com

LDR Conference: Volunteer Sign-up

September 1st - September 2nd, 2017

Thank you so much for registering to help host this conference at Tower Grove! We are so excited to host and are glad you are going to partner with us!

If you are donating food please stop by the TG church office to pick up a foil pan with lid that will be disposable after the event. Or you can pick one up at Schnucks.

Food needs to be dropped off warm and ready between 5:00pm-5:30pm to the School Gym food runners.

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SC | Party in the Park

September 3rd, 2017

Join us as we celebrate all that God is doing at The Journey South County on Sunday, September 3! We will be celebrating 4 years as a church family as we gather together on our last Sunday before we move into our new building on September 10. We will celebrate through song, sharing, food, fun and games at Sylvan Springs Park from 10am to 2pm at the Ordnance Shelter. Please RSVP so we know how much food to provide. We will have chicken and pork steaks, several options for sides, and drinks. If you'd like to bring a dessert or additional side to share - it would be welcome but not necessary.

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TG | Youth Ministry Focus Group

September 3rd - September 24th, 2017

Parents, we are looking for your help in shaping Youth Ministry here at Tower Grove . Please take this opportunity to partner with us in raising up the next generation for Christ by participating in one of our Focus Groups.

These groups are only open to members of our church who are parents (both married and single). There are 4 dates available with 15 slots per date. If you have any questions please email Joshua Ragland at jragland@student.threefourteen.org Thanks!

Important: When you register please select the "Add On" date that you would like to participate in or you will not be signed up for a focus group.

TG | Monthly Admin Training

September 6th - November 1st, 2017

In order to grow out team in common necessary knowledge and move people into leadership roles and increase church ownership, we need to do some basic trainings. Please join me for these lunch trainings:

Sept: PCO Overview Oct: Serving Team On boarding process November: Scheduling weekend service team and building plans Dec- off

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TG | Journey Kids Fall Volunteer Training

September 9th, 2017

Journey Kids is hosting a volunteer training for ALL current volunteers (and anyone interested in learning more about our children's ministry). We will gather on Saturday, September 9th. This will be a time to connect as a team, be equipped through training and be reminded of the why behind what you do and how you serve. AND...breakfast and childcare are provided!

We’ll spend some time connecting over breakfast and hearing and discussing vision for this coming year in Journey Kids ministry. We’ll then split up into separate breakout sessions with our individual classroom teams to receive role-specific training. You'll also be receiving our new Journey Kids t-shirts!!

Important Info: If you're attending with a spouse, please be sure to register them as well.
If you need childcare, you'll need to register your children, too.

Please email Kerry Knuckey at kknuckey@thejourney.org if you have any questions.

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Southern Illinois | JKids Volunteer Training & Luncheon

September 10th, 2017

It's that time of year for our annual training & luncheon. If you are currently serving in Jkids, this is a mandatory meeting as we will be learning about & implementing new curriculum before the Fall season. Please make every effort to attend as we want to make sure you are up to date on our exciting new plans for our children.

If you are interested in serving in JKids, please join us. This is a great time to jump on board!

Be sure to register so we can make plans accordingly for food & childcare.

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ME | Journey Kids Fall Volunteer Quarterly

September 16th, 2017

On Saturday, September 16th, we will gather as a team for our Fall Journey Kids Volunteer Quarterly! Our Volunteer Quarterlys are about getting connected as a team, being equipped through training, and feeling encouraged in your giftings and the service you’re giving to the children and families of our church.

Our focus this Fall is Vision & Curriculum. We’ll spend some time connecting over breakfast and hearing and discussing vision for this coming year of Journey Kids ministry. We’ll then split up into separate breakout sessions with our individual classroom teams to receive role-specific training. You'll also be receiving our new Journey Kids t-shirts!!

Breakfast and childcare will be provided. If you're attending with a spouse, please be sure to register them as well. If you need childcare, you'll need to register your children, too.

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WC | Child Dedications: September 17th

September 17th, 2017

Child Dedication is a special time for parents and guardians to publicly announce their intention to raise their child(ren) to love God and to love others. We as a church family commit to support parents through encouragement, prayer, and ministries like Journey Kids and Journey Students as they raise the next generation to love God.

Here you can register for the Child Dedication (September 17th at both services) and required class (September 10th during the 8:30 service). Please send a photo of your child to Carrie Chapman, cchapman@thejourney.org by September 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Heckenberg at mheckenberg@thejourney.org.

"He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;" (Psalm 78:5-7 ESV)

Membership class

Southern Illinois | Membership Class

September 17th - September 24th, 2017

If you are interested in pursuing membership at The Journey, or if you are just interested in learning more about The Journey and what we believe, We hope you will join us for a 2 part class on Sunday Sept 17 & 24 from 3-6pm.

Childcare is available upon request.

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Southern Illinois | Trophies of Grace Sportsmen Dinner

September 30th, 2017

Trophies of Grace Sportsmen's Dinner

Come see a display of 16 World Class Trophy Whitetail Deer and hear the stories behind them.

September 30th 4-7pm

9835 Old Bainbridge Trail, Marion

$10 per person

BBQ dinner and door prizes included.

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Southern Illinois | Women's Bible Study

October 2nd - November 6th, 2017

The book of Judges is an exciting read, but not an easy one. It is full of flawed individuals living in a deeply flawed society. Judges shows us that the Bible is not a series of nice stories - it is a book of unvarnished history.

Judges shows us a God who is relentlessly loving to unlovely people!

The study begins Monday October 2 at 6:30pm. We will meet every Monday for 6 weeks.

Deadline to sign up is September 14.

Study guides cost $8.00 (Checks can be made to The Journey SI)

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Southern Illinois | Men's Bible Study

October 3rd - November 7th, 2017

The book of Judges is an exciting read, but not an easy one. It is full of flawed individuals living in a deeply flawed society. Judges shows us that the Bible is not a series of nice stories - it is a book of unvarnished history.

Judges shows us a God who is relentlessly loving to unlovely people!

The study begins Tuesday October 3 at 6:30am. We will meet every Tuesday for 6 weeks at the church.

Deadline to sign up is September 14.

Study guides cost $8.00 (Checks can be made to The Journey SI)

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Pure Pleasure Conference

October 7th, 2017

$10

"Fighting pleasure with pleasure in the battle for sexual purity."

You are invited for a morning of looking to Jesus, the All-Satisfying One, as the only hope to live sexually pure lives in a sexually broken world.

With the Lord’s help, Pastor Kempton Turner will transparently (yet non-graphically) share his journey from sexual bondage into sexual freedom and the blood-bought truths from Scripture that set him—and keep him—free!

Register with discount code PPCBOGO when you bring a friend. Youth ages 13 years old and up and accompanied by an adult are also welcome.

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TG | GROW Conference

October 13th - October 14th, 2017

$15

Karis House is hosting a conference at The Journey Tower Grove that will be focused on the science of relationships, child development and strengthening the parent-child relationship. Participants will be given practical tools to care well for children in the midst of big emotions, difficult and confusing behaviors and a growing brain. Attendees will be led through a series of discussion topics in order to construct an understanding of the role of a parent in the flourishing of their family, as well as the role of the family in the flourishing of God's kingdom in our communities.

This conference is for anyone who cares for children: parents, grandparents, foster parents, Journey Kids volunteers, professionals who work with children and anyone who wants to better understand how to love and care for children well. If you have questions please contact Kerry Knuckey at kknuckey@thejourney.org

Due to the layout of the conference we ask that you only sign-up if you can attend the entire conference. We also strongly encourage couples to attend together. Please also note that childcare is not provided, so we encourage you to start making childcare arrangements now.

Early Bird Discount.....$5 off per person through September 17th
Couple Discount....$5 off your total

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TG | Child Dedication and Child Dedication Class

October 22nd - October 29th, 2017

Child Dedication is a special time for parents and guardians to publically announce their intention to raise their child(ren) to love God and to love others. Our church encourages parents to dedicate their kids because as a church we want to partner with the parents of our church family–making a commitment to raise our children in light of God’s promises. The Journey commits to support parents through encouragement, prayer, and ministries like Journey Kids and Journey Youth as they raise the next generation to love God.

Child Dedications will be held during each service on October 28&29. We are offering a Child Dedication class on October 22 during the 11 service. The class will be located upstairs in Reber Offices. This class will discuss biblical foundations to raising your children to love Jesus. This class is not required but we encourage you to attend to meet other parents and to be encouraged about your calling as parents. If you have any questions you can email infoTG@thejourney.org

He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; (Psalm 78:5-7 ESV)