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. If you are ready to register for the next available cohort, CLICK HERE, otherwise scroll down to find out more and some answers to some commonly asked questions.



Find more detailed information and answers to comonly asked questions about The Journey.

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 next Journey cohort begins in September 2023, and concludes in September of 2024. 

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

In addition, there are two weekend retreats which begin on a Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and conclude prior to lunch on Sunday as well as the final gathering which is a Friday evening/ Saturday and will be held locally (no overnight stay)

Current 2023/24 Journey Dates:

  • September 17, 2023
  • October 13-15, 2023 – Retreat 1 (overnight)
  • November 5, 2023
  • December 3, 2023
  • January 7, 2024
  • February 2-4, 2024 – Retreat 2 (overnight)
  • March 3, 2024 
  • April 7, 2024
  • May 5, 2024
  • June 9, 2024
  • July 7, 2024
  • September 13-14, 2024 – Turlock Retreat
Where will The Journey take place?

Sunday afternoon gatherings will be held in Turlock at Monte Vista Chapel in the South Education Building (SEB).

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

What should I do to prepare?

The Journey is an opportunity for everyone. However, to be best prepared we recommend some helpful preparations prior to the beginning of the cohort.

  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (an 8-week course offered regularly at MVC)
  • Complete an Enneagram assessment
    What is the cost for The Journey?

    $299 is the required portion for MVC members, regular attenders involved in community and first time participants in The Journey.

    Full price for non-MVC members or repeat attenders is $1200. This includes all local gatherings and retreat accommodations. A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration with the remaining balance due 3 weeks prior to the first Sunday gathering. Cancellation refunds are available until 3 weeks prior to the first Sunday gathering.