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Why and What is The Journey?

Jesus is a wise leader, a profound teacher, and as God-in-the-flesh knows what abundant life looks like. Out of deep love, he offers that life to anyone who chooses to follow him. The Journey is a year-long spiritual formation and discipleship cohort where you will learn to follow and become more like Jesus in deeper ways. Through a combination of weekend retreats and monthly gatherings, you will be given practical tools to deepen your relationship with God, with yourself, and with others. By the end of The Journey, you will have a clearer image of how to cooperate with God as He invites you to become the kind of person who naturally does the things Jesus would do in any situation.

Who is The Journey for?

The Journey is for any adult who is:

Hungry Longing to know God more

Humble Open to cooperate with God’s work in and through them

Willing Interacting honestly and transparently with God, self, and others

Available Committed to being present and prepared for all gatherings and retreats

When is The Journey?

The Journey cohort begins in September of 2018 and concludes in September of 2019.  

Monthly Sunday gatherings are scheduled from 3-6pm followed by dinner.

  • September 9, 2018
  • November 4, 2018
  • December 2, 2018
  • January 6, 2019
  • February 3, 2019
  • April 7, 2019
  • May 5, 2019
  • June 2, 2019
  • July 7, 2019
  • August 4, 2019

Retreats (Friday evening beginning at 6 pm through Sunday lunch)

  • October 5-7, 2018
  • March 15-17, 2019
  • September 20-22, 2019

Where will The Journey take place?

Sunday afternoon gatherings will be held in Turlock.

Weekend overnight retreats for the 2018-2019 cohort will be held at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos.

Are there prerequisites for The Journey?

The Journey is an opportunity for everyone. However, to be best prepared we are asking applicants to have completed a few foundational steps prior to the beginning of the cohort.

  • MVC’s Discovery   (2hr seminar)
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (8-week course offered this Spring & Summer)
  • Complete an Enneagram assessment

What is the cost for The Journey?

$250 is the participant’s portion which includes all local gatherings and retreat accommodations.

How do I register for The Journey?

Click the button below to access some questions that will help you discern whether The Journey is right for you in this season life.