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. 


WINTER SESSION BEGINS JANUARY 13. SCROLL DOWN FOR GROUP OPTIONS.

    winter SESSION JOURNEY GROUPS

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    • the art of parenting | FOR families

      LED BY kamron & jessie majerus | 6:30-8PM FriDAYS | 8 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/18

      Every parent needs help and encouragement along the way. There’s too much at stake to try to handle the job on your own! Learn how to integrate faith into every day moments. Group meets at Majerus home in Rockdale. Kids of all ages are welcome! 

      DIRECTIONS | REQUIRED RESOURCE

    • BIBLE STUDY | FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

      LED BY BRIAN PAPP | 7-8:30pm tuesdays | 6 sessions

      Last fall 20 students gathered to dig deep into the Bible and into each other’s lives. It was so amazing we’re doing it again. We’ll get started 2/12 at the Coyne’s home in Shorewood. Details about the topic will be available soon!  DIRECTIONS

    • Evening Basketball | for men over 30

      LED BY tom surges | 7-8:30PM mondays | 7 SESSIONs | starts january 14

      The older we get, the more we realize there’s just not time to do everything we’d like to do. But 90 minutes a week is doable, right? This low key basketball group offers you an easy way to stay active and hang with other guys. Group meets at SouthField.

    • living second | FOR women

      LED BY kim papp & guest speakers | 6:30-8pm MOndays | 6 sessions | starts 1/14

      Philippians 2:3-4 challenges us to deny giving in to me first impulses and learn to live second. Living second isn’t easy, but the rewards may surprise you! Dive deep into these verses with a different gifted guest leader each week. Group meets at SouthField.

    • battlefield | FOR adults

      LED BY DAve morey & dALE HANSEN | 7-8PM saturdays | 6 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/12

      Whether we realize it or not, our church sits on a battlefield. Every week an unseen war for hearts and minds rages. Join us as we pray over seats, parking spots, children’s rooms, etc. begging God to do great things at SouthField. Group meets at SouthField.

    • genesis people & nations | FOR MEN

      LED BY ROD CARLSON | 7-8:30pm tuesdays | 6 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/15

      Learn about The Who’s Who of the first people to ever encounter God. Explore their discoveries, struggles, losses, and victories. See how their stories can still impact us today. Our lives are more similar than you might imagine! If you enjoy history and digging deep, this group is for you. Group meets at SouthField.

    • LIVING STORIES | FOR ADULTS

      LED By jOHN & SUSAN BIEKER | 6:30-8PM TUESDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/15

      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.

    • SELF CONTROL | for couples under 30

      LED BY DON & MISTY YOST | 6:30-8PM MONDAYS | 6 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/14

      If you are under 30, and are married or engaged, this group is for you! Explore how self control impacts every aspect of your relationship. Learn how to let the Holy Spirit help you win everyday battles to relinquish self control. Group meets at Don and Misty Yost’s home in Channahon (one mile from SouthField). DIRECTIONS

    • ONE HOUR | FOR MEN

      LED BY DENNIS PAPP | 6:30-7:30AM | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/17

      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.

    • revelation | FOR ADULTS

      LED by DAVE & CAROL MOREY | 6:30-8PM SUNDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/13

      What does the future hold? What will Heaven be like? What does Jesus have to say to the church? Learn answers to these and other questions as we investigate the book of Revelation. Group meets at Dave and Teresa Field's home in Channahon.  REQUIRED RESOURCE | DIRECTIONS

    • the ask | FOR women

      LED BY eileen miller & kim PAPP | 7-8PM thursdays | 3 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/17

      The Bible tells us that we don’t have some things because we simply don’t ask God for them. Gather with other women who will “make the ask” with you and for you. Start the year out right by asking God for things that affect your family! Group meets at SouthField.

    • Saturday basketball | FOR men & GUYS 15+

      LED BY BRIAN PAPP | 9-11AM SATURDAYS | 6 SESSIONS | STARTS 1/19

      Looking for a break from your normal workout routine or don’t have time to workout regularly? Come play basketball at SouthField! Join us for some adrenaline infused fun on Saturday mornings. Open to men of all skill levels ages 15 and over. Group meets at SouthField.

    • the psalms | FOR ADULTS

      LED BY DALE & PATTI HANSEN | 6:30-8PM SUNDAYS | 7 SESSIONS | STARTs 1/13

      Walk with us through the Psalms to better understand God. Each week we’ll do a real time study by reading, listening, applying, and praying through the Psalms. Group meets at the Hansen home in Joliet (off Essington Road).  DIRECTIONS

    • second friday | FOR WOMEN

      LED BY TRISTI CARLSON | 7-8:30PM fridays | 2 SESSIONS

      With life pulling us in so many different directions, it seems impossible to connect

      face-to-face. Come out the second Friday of January & February (1/11 & 2/8) so we can

      be together! Group meets at Tristi Carlson’s home in Joliet.  DIRECTIONS

    • DOING LIFE TOGETHER | FOR WOMEN

      LED BY VICKIE CLAIBORN | 6PM thursdays | 2 SESSIONS

      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 will meet at a restaurant of the group's choosing on 1/17 and 2/21.

    • membership seminar | FOR adults

      LED BY dennis papp | 9am-12:30PM january 12 | 1 SESSION

      This 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.