What is the Deeper Journey?
Jesus gave the Church a single assignment: to make disciples. We accept the fact that we benefit from guidance in almost every area of our lives, except when it comes to being a disciple. But just like we need someone to show us how to tie our shoes, we need someone to show us how to live God’s way.
The Deeper Journey is a small group experience designed to guide those pursuing God as they take steps to KNOW Jesus, THINK like Jesus, and LIVE like Jesus. A Journey group consists of doing life together alongside other spiritual travelers and a trained spiritual guide.
What makes a Deeper Journey group special is that instead of simply being a program of transferring information over a specific number of weeks, Deeper Journey groups focus on a process of life transformation in which the schedule is determined by the needs and pace of the travelers, not the calendar. The Deeper Journey includes three (3) phases:
- KNOW Jesus. Typically lasting 9-12 months, travelers are guided in establishing a solid spiritual foundation.
- THINK like Jesus. Typically lasting 9-12 months, travelers are guided in understanding how the Bible is arranged, learning some basic Bible study methods, and developing a Biblical worldview.
- LIVE like Jesus. Typically lasting 6-9 months, travelers are guided in preparing themselves to share what they have learned with others.
Join the Journey
The most common way to join the journey is to participate in a Deeper Journey group. Each fall, PSC launches new Deeper Journey groups that partner a trained spiritual guide with 3-5 spiritual travelers. Groups typically meet on a bi-weekly basis with regular communication happening between group meetings.
For individuals who have been walking faithfully in a relationship with God for many years and would like to become spiritual guides, there is another way to join the journey. Periodically, PSC offers guide training called a “FastTrek”. This 6-month training includes bi-weekly meetings with 4-6 hours of homework between each session.
If you’d like to know more about Deeper Journey or have any specific questions, please contact the church office. We’ll be happy to help in any way possible.