journey Groups

We believe lasting life change happens best in the context of meaningful relationships. That's why we offer Journey Groups. Joining a Journey Group provides opportunities to connect, tackle questions, discuss personal challenges, study the Bible, pray, and receive support in a way that isn't possible on Sunday mornings. 


Journey Group sessions typically begin four times a year: fall, winter, spring, and summer. We offer groups for all ages, interests and commitment levels. Some groups are one-time events while others meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Our system is designed to provide clear on-ramps and off-ramps. It is easy to try a group and, if it's not a good fit, you can try a different group the following session without feeling guilty. 


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    • Jesus Among Secular Gods | FOR High school students

      LED BY BRIAN PAPP | 7-8:30PM TUESDAYS | 8 Sessions | starts 10/2

      The rise of secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Jesus since the founding of Christianity itself. Over the next 8 weeks, join us as we begin the fight to challenge the popular "isms" of the day, skillfully point out the errors in their claims, and provide convincing evidence for the absolute truth found in Jesus. Group meets at Bob and Stephanie Coyne's home in Shorewood. Required resource may be purchased at group on 10/2 for $10.

    • CHOICES & CONSEQUENCES | FOR ADULTS

      LED BY JOHN & SUSAN BIEKER | 6:30-8PM TUESDAYS | 8 SESSIONS | STARTS 9/25

      Using creative, hands-on techniques, this group will explore how God dealt with the choices Old Testament characters made. Get a better sense of how the OT stories tie together and learn how our choices impact the way God responds to us. For a first step into groups, this is a great option! Group meets at SouthField.

    • FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT | for couples under 30

      LED BY DON & MISTY YOST | 6:30-8PM MONDAYS | 12 SESSIONS | STARTS 9/17

      If you’re under 30, and are married or engaged, this group is for you! Explore how two fruits of the Spirit—faithfulness and gentleness—impact your relationship. Group will explore faithfulness for six weeks, take a short break, and then explore gentleness for six weeks. Group meets at Don and Misty Yost’s home in Channahon (one mile from SouthField). Directions

    • GENESIS | FOR ADULTS

      LED DAVE & CAROL MOREY | 6:30-8PM SUNDAYS | 6 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/7

      Genesis sets the stage for everything we believe. Is the Genesis account just a bunch of stories, or can it be trusted as the foundation of our faith? Explore what the Bible says about creation and see how what we believe matters. Group meets at SouthField.

    • DEEPER | FOR ADULTS

      LED BY DENNIS PAPP | 6:30-8PM WEDNESDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/3

      Want to take Sunday morning to the next level? Join us as we dig into the deeper meanings and applications of our Old Testament sermon series. Group meets at SouthField during Refuge. Drop off your kid and stay for the Journey Group!

    • NEHEMIAH | FOR ADULTS

      LED BY DALE & PATTI HANSEN | 6:30-8PM SUNDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | START 10/7

      Nehemiah's heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. Explore his journey from dust to destiny and learn how to put feet to your faith. Group meets in the Hansen home in Joliet (off Essington Road). 

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    • MEMBERSHIP | FOR ADULTS

      LED BY DENNIS PAPP | 7-8:30PM TUESDAYS | 3 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/9

      This short group gives you a chance to ask questions, meet leaders, and learn more about what SouthField believes, how we function, and what steps you need to take if you would like to formally become a member. Group meets at SouthField.

    • CREATION | FOR ADULTS

      LED BY ROD & TRISTI CARLSON | 3-5PM SUNDAYS | 6 sessions | starts 9/23

      Whether we admit it or not, the seven days of creation impact every facet of our lives. Explore how recent scientific advances confirm the Bible’s account and what it means in our everyday lives. Group meets at the Carlson home in Joliet.

    • MEN'S PRAYER | FOR MEN

      LED BY DALE HANSEN | 7-8PM FIRST/THIRD MONDAYS | 5 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/1

      Prayer doesn’t have to be intimidating, but it does make a difference! Our time is informal and there’s no pressure for you to pray out loud. Experience being prayed for as we peel away the mystery of prayer and watch God answer! Group meets at SouthField.

    • ONE HOUR | FOR MEN

      LED BY DENNIS PAPP | 6:30-7:30AM | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/4

      One hour. Spend one hour before heading off to work with some other guys who want to grow. Each week will feel like a conversation with friends and we'll send you on our way in 60 minutes with a prayer to bless the day ahead. Group meets at SouthField.

    • IS GENESIS HISTORY | FOR MEN

      LED BY ROD CARLSON | 7-8:30pm tuesdays | 6 SESSIONS | STARTS 9/25

      Do recent scientific advances confirm the Bible’s account of how our universe came to exist? Explore why more and more scientists are agreeing with what the Bible says about creation. Learn why what we believe about Genesis makes a difference in every part of our lives whether we admit it or not. Group meets at SouthField.

    • JOSHUA MORNING GROUP | FOR WOMEN

      LED BY TRISTI CARLSON | 9:30-11am WeDNESDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/3

      “Choose today whom you will serve” is the command Joshua gives to God’s people. Examine Joshua’s life with us and learn how choosing to follow God really can make us strong and courageous regardless of our circumstances. Group meets at SouthField.

    • JOSHUA EVENING GROUP | FOR WOMEN

      LED BY TRISTI CARLSON | 6:30-8PM mondays | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/1

      “Choose today whom you will serve” is the command Joshua gives to God’s people. Examine Joshua’s life with us and learn how choosing to follow God really can make us strong and courageous regardless of our circumstances. Group meets at SouthField.

    • first Things first | FOR WOMEN

      LED BY KIM PAPP & DORA KRUGER | 6:30-8PM THURSDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/4

      Life with God doesn’t have to be elusive IF we tackle first things first. Dig deep into the "Greatest Commandment" to see what it really means to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love others as ourselves. Group meets at SouthField.

    • DOING LIFE TOGETHER | FOR WOMEN

      LED BY VICKIE CLAIBORN | 6PM THURSDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 10/4

      God intends for us to do life together. But how can that happen unless we have regular, informal time together where we’re able to share questions, struggles, joys, fears, etc.? Do life with us! Group meets at a different restaurant each week.

    • Saturday basketball | FOR MEN & GUYS 14+

      LED BY BRIAN PAPP | 9-11AM SATURDAYS | 8-10 SESSIONS | STARTS 9/29

      The hoops are up and the lines are down. What does that mean? It’s time to ball! So dust off those J's, whip out those knee braces and come shoot some hoops with us on Saturday mornings. All abilities welcome! Feel free to bring a friend. Group meets at SouthField.

    • BACK TO BOOTCAMP | FOR ADULTS & TEENS

      LED BY BOB COYNE | 6:30-7:30PM MON & 7:45-8:45AM SAT | 6 WEEKS | STARTS 10/1

      Join us for a new round of bootcamp that will help you connect with new friends, get fit, and care for your soul. Beginner friendly and low impact modifications available. Bring your own workout mat and a friend. We'll provide everything else you need. Group meets at SouthField.