June 18 - September 24, 2017

This unit is about sensing the deep calling within ourselves that comes from Something. There’s vocation in this, and passion/desire/hope in this, and direction in this, and listening in this… That Something that's calling — what does it sound like? How will I even know? Let's dig into this together.

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What I'm Called To

Spirit calls to us in many ways, to do many things. For the next few weeks, we will explore how that can look. Here we go...

Hearing Something

This unit is about being called. Well, something — Something — is calling. What does it sound like? How will I even know? Let's practice listening... 

What Is It

The voices are calling. Which will we listen to? What are they even saying? And which ones are worth hearing?

I'm Ready

What is it like not only to hear the callings with in us – and begin to recognize them – but to respond? To take steps? To risk? To even say what we’re hearing?

Saying Yes, or, Less Is More

Our callings theme continues. This week is Journey’s 13th anniversary, so we’re celebrating JIFC as a tool for following the call from God. Happy birthday, Journey!

Saying Yes... and Saying No...

What does it mean to say “yes” to God’s call? What does it mean to say “yes” if that means saying “no” to where we are now, “no” to what we are attached to, “no” to what (we think) gives us safety and identity? Let’s dig into the “yes” and the “no.”

What's My Name?

As we continue our exploration of what it means to hear -- and answer -- Gods's call, this week our theme is the strength we find in choosing our names based on our callings from the Spirit. So, what's your name?

Listening – Practicing

"Be radically inclusive – Create safe community – Ask, listen to, and obey God – Love yourself as God loves you – Love and serve God – Love and serve the world – Follow Jesus." Today we will be looking at the Journey banner and its suggestions about practicing following Jesus.

What Next

Today we will be looking at the long and winding road, and signs along the way. We are wandering – but not without intention and help. After all, not all who wander are lost.


You want ME to do that? Me? Really? As we continue to explore our theme of callings, we examine whether our list of required qualifications just might be a little different from God's list. With special guest Nathan Brown!

You Know You Know

As discerning spirits call, sometimes we can over complicate things. What if we approached our discernment questions with the belief that we already know the answer we are seeking?

Golden Child

This week, we are continuing the "Iron Hans" story and looking at how each of us is full of promise and the Imago Dei — which we resist. Moses's response to the call from the shrub on fire is "No, no! Pick somebody else." We do that, too. Let's try something else together.

The Gift of the Wildflowers

The boy in the Iron Hans story has left the kitchen and is now working for the gardener. The princess will notice this strange boy down in the garden, and ask him to bring her some flowers. Do you think he’ll take the flowers to her, or will he avoid the possibility of his golden hair shining? Let’s see what calls us into the courage to give our gifts…

Your Army Awaits You

In the final section of the "Iron Hans" story, the boy goes to war. No one believes he will be any help; they leave him a three-legged horse. But, like the children of Israel at the Red Sea, all he has to do is to take one step and follow his calling… and all that he needs will be given to him