Grow Journey

Journey FAQs

What are the dates of the Journey?
Group Host Sign Ups begin: August 14
Group Participant Sign Ups begin: August 28
Week 1: September 18 (Groups begin)
Week 2: September 25
Week 3: October 2
Week 4: October 9
Week 5: October 16 (Baptisms)

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What's the Journey?
The Journey is a five-week self-discovery process. The entire community (kids and adults) comes together to focus on one topic to kick-start spiritual growth. It has three components: the weekend teaching, individual challenges in a printed guide, and a group discussion.

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I’m sorting out the whole God thing. Can I participate?
Absolutely. We welcome people from all different places on their spiritual journey. You will be asked to read from the Bible and complete some individual challenges, but your questions are welcomed and expected.

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I’m not sure how I feel about doing this, why should I participate in the Grow Journey?
A journey is a great step for everyone to explore more, no matter what they believe or where they’re at in their spiritual journey. Grow is about seven key practices we're prioritizing as a community. If you want a better life, these practices are tools to help.

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How can I get into a group?
Search our available Journey Groups and join one in the Group Tool. You can filter by the kind of group you’re looking for and the area of town where you’d like to meet.

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When should my Journey group start?
Your first group meeting should start the week after the September 18 services. You’ll need to complete your individual work before your first meeting. Each week the individual work should only take about 30-60 minutes. (It’s important to keep a rhythm of the weekend message, individual work, and then group discussion.)

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I can’t find a group that works for me.
We have tons of ways you can connect to a group: in your neighborhood, at one of our locations or online. If you're not able to find what you're looking for, chat with us or email groups@crossroads.net.

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Will there be Crossroads Hosted groups?
Yes! You’re always welcome to join any of our groups that meet at our sites and other locations (besides the Healing Groups) and do the Journey with them. You can find the available Crossroads Hosted groups in the Group Tool.

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What if I’m already in a group?
Great! Do the Journey with your current group. If your group is larger, we suggest breaking up into groups of 8-10 people for the sake of time. If you have space for additional people, we would encourage you to unhide your group for others to join on the Group Tool! Or if you’ve had the itch to lead, this is the best time to start. You can edit and manage your group at crossroads.net/mygroups.

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If I miss a weekend service during the series, can I still participate?
Sure! Our weekend messages are posted online at crossroads.net/watch and in the Crossroads app, so you can catch up if you have to miss. The weekend experience is a large component of the journey, but it is just one of three important components. The weekend message, individual work, and group materials are all integrated so you’ll have the best experience participating in all of them. Remember that you can catch services even when you’re out of town by streaming live through the Crossroads app or crossroads.net/watch.

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I’ll need to miss a meeting. Can I still be in a group?
Of course. Just let your group host know in advance when you won’t be able to attend. You may be able to join virtually, or your host will catch you up on what you missed.

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How do I host a group?
If you’re interested in hosting a group, create a Journey group in the Group Tool. Then sign up for Host Training.

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What materials do I need for the Journey?
The Journey printed guide will be available the first weekend of the Journey, September 18 at your site or request one to be mailed to you if you don’t live near a site. You’ll also want to get your hands on a Bible for the series. You can pick one up for free at the Info Center or download the YouVersion app.

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Will there be a printed guide?
Yes, you can pick one up at your site on September 18th. If you won’t be at service that day, pick up your guide during Open Hours from a Coffee Volunteer, September 19-22.

You can also request one to be mailed to you if you don’t live near a site. We’d like more money to go towards changing the world rather than postage costs, so if you’re part of our Online Church but you live near a site, we ask you to not request a book be mailed and instead pick up your book during the week at a Crossroads site, September 19-22, during open hours from a coffee volunteer.

Don't live near a site?
Request your free guide be mailed to you here.

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I’d like to host a group. What materials will I need?
Your first step at hosting a group is creating your group in the Group Tool. Why, you might ask. We've got some things up our sleeves you won't want to miss out on. So make sure your group is there. Second, the Crossroads App will be your go to tool for leading your group discussion. In the app under the “guides” section you will find the Grow Group Guide. Everyone will need to use the app for the full group guide experience. Before you meet, host, make sure everyone has the app downloaded. Everyone else in the group simply needs to bring their individual printed guides and be ready to discuss. Simple.

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What system requirements do I need to download the app?
iOS Version 12 or greater.
Android Version 5 or greater

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What if I don’t have a data plan on my phone?
No sweat. You can leverage free wifi at all sites or hit up your local coffee shop.

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What if I run into problems downloading or accessing the app?
We’ll have a support team that can be reached at hello@crossroads.net.

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I don't have the ability to scan QR codes, where can I find the links from the book?
Page 3: www.crossroads.net/journey/sevenpractices
Page 37: www.crossroads.net/journey/learn
Page 39: www.crossroads.net/journey/teachers/
Page 56: www.crossroads.net/journey/storytellers
Page 75 and 77: www.crossroads.net/baptism

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Have more Questions?
Relax. We’re here to help. Send an email to hello@crossroads.net.

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Where is the Group Guide within the Crossroads App?
We made a little GIF to help you find it.