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MAY NEXT STEPS AND CONNECT CARD

May NS

WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY

GUESTS
Welcome to Journey Church. You can get a religious experience anywhere. We focus on taking steps in our relationships and we believe that God wants to have a personal relationship with you. We want to encourage you to explore or take steps to experience more of God. In Him, we find our best life. If you're new to Journey Church, fill out the guest card here. If you're at church, you can fill out the card in the seat and bring it to the Next Steps Center in the lobby. We will send you a gift card to say thanks for joining us and we promise not to harass you.

DISCOVER THE JOURNEY - MAY 16 ONLINE OR IN PERSON
This quick meet-up is for anyone new to The Journey in the past year so we can connect with you, help you know more about what we're like as a church, and share some next step opportunities.  It'll be casual and fun but it will be helpful if you are interested in learning more about other steps to take. You are invited to join us for this 10-minute event right after each service at Journey Church or online at 4:00 pm. Register here for the online event! 

CONNECT CARD
You can use the online connect card to submit a prayer request, request any assistance or take a next step.  You can find it here.

CURRENT SERIES: ENCOUNTERS WITH CHRIST
In this Sunday series, we are working through the book of Mark at people whose lives were changed because they encountered Jesus. We hope you can take steps to encounter Christ so you can experience your best life. You can watch the message at any time on the series page or the whole service on our Youtube channel.

As part of this series, we are encouraging you to read through the book of Mark to give yourself time to encounter Christ on a regular basis. More details here.

CHURCH ON THE LAWN: May 30
We will have a special service on May 30 for Memorial Day Weekend as we have a special year in review & celebration. We will have Church on the Lawn at 9:30 am. Bring your own chair & coffee. This will be a family gathering so no Journey Kids. 

MAY CALENDAR
Here's a list of everything happening this month.
You will find more details as you scroll down.
May 1: Fruitport Network Team Project
May 2: Encounters with Christ - Week 1
May 9: Encounters with Christ - Week 2
May 13: Growth Pathway Class: Taking Greater Steps of Faith
May 16: Encounters with Christ - Week 3
May 16:  Tri-Cities Network Garden Planting

May 16:  Norton Shores Network Beach Clean-up

May 16: Discover the Journey
May 23: Encounters with Christ - Week 4
May 30: Church on the Lawn - 9:30 am Only (no kids)

NETWORK TEAMS

NETWORKS MAY PROJECTS
Network Teams are a great step way to connect more with The Journey, spread kindness in our community, and take steps together. Check out upcoming events to connect and make an impact in our community on the Network page here

KIDS & TEENS

JOURNEY KIDS: WEEKLY 
Find a Journey Kids experience in-person or online, as well as additional parent resources here.
JOURNEY KIDS: SERVICE ONE SUMMER SUNDAY
Want to show appreciation and have some fun? Our Journey Kids volunteers build relationships with kids by serving consistently through the school year, so we like to give them a break in the summer. You can step in to serve with kids just one Sunday this summer. We prepare all the materials, you choose what age group and date works best for you. Sign up on the Connect Card.


JOURNEY TEENS
Color Wars - for Middle School & High School - Sunday Night May 16
Middle School Hangouts during the 11:00 service on Sundays May 9 & 23.
More details on the event page.

JOURNEY CLASSES 

GROWTH PATHWAY CLASS
TAKING GREATER STEPS OF FAITH: May 13, 7:00-8:00pm.
 
A significant part of following Jesus is to take increasingly greater steps of faith. This class will help you take another step to surrender more of your life to Jesus so He is the center of it all. You'll get some tools to let go and let God work in & through your life in greater ways. DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE.

MORE STEPS & RESOURCES

GIVE ONLINE
If you normally give at church in the boxes or the kiosk, you can still give online here or you can Text-to-Give (message journeydonate to 77977). Thanks for your generosity and giving to the mission.  

GROWTH PATHWAY
The Growth Pathway is a series of next steps to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus. It's not a list of tasks to complete, instead, it's a guide to give some direction to continue to move forward in your faith. Find the guide here.

SONGS
You can find all of the songs we play at church and our Spotify playlist here. Take some time to listen and focus on God.