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, Jesus offers that life to anyone who chooses to follow him. The Journey is a year-long spiritual formation and discipleship cohort where participants learn to follow and become more like Jesus in deeper ways. Through a combination of weekend retreats and monthly gatherings, we teach 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.

I am Interested


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.

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:

  1. MVC’s Discovery (2hr seminar)
  2. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
  3. Complete an Enneagram assessment
When is The Journey?

There are monthly Sunday gatherings scheduled from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. that are followed by dinner.

There are two weekend retreats and a Friday night / Saturday wrap up.  Each weekend retreat begins on a Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and concludes prior to lunch on Sunday.  The final Friday night / Saturday gathering will be held locally (no overnight stay) and the location will be announced as the time approaches.

2021 Dates are TBA due to Covid-19

Where will The Journey take place?

Sunday afternoon gatherings will be held in Turlock. Weekend overnight retreats will be held at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos.

What is the cost for The Journey?

$299 is the participant’s portion which includes all local gatherings and retreat accommodations.

Cohort 3 Dates Announced! (October 2021- September 2022)

Cohort 3 Dates Announced! (October 2021- September 2022) by Ken Van Vliet Good news!  We have secured the dates for Journey Cohort 3, which will begin October of 2021.  There will be two retreats at the Jesuit Retreat Center and a final Friday night – Saturday dinner...