Heroes Journey

Journey FAQs

What are the dates of the Journey?
Group Host Sign Ups begin: August 29
Group Participant Sign Ups begin: September 5
Book orders close: September 14
Week 1: September 26 (Groups begin)
Week 2: October 3
Week 3: October 10
Week 4: October 17
Week 5: October 24

What’s a “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 service, individual challenges in the app, and a group discussion.

How do I sign up for the Journey?
To do the Journey, you need 2 things: a book and a group:

  • The Journey book is a printed guide with all the info, exercises, and challenges you’ll need to participate, and you have to have one to participate. You can sign up here (link to book form) to have one shipped to your house, free! Signups for books close September 14th.
  • After the weekend teaching, you’ll meet as a group sometime during the week to discuss, unpack, and take on individual challenges. You can sign up to host or join a group at crossroads.net/connect. While you can meet digitally, don’t forget you can also form groups locally with your friends, family, and neighbors.

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.

I’m not sure how I feel about doing this, why should I participate in the Heroes 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. You will be asked to read from the Bible and complete some individual challenges, but your questions are welcome and expected.

I want to host a group but I’m nervous. What does it involve?
No worries! Hosting a group isn’t so different than participating in one - your main job will be to organize the meeting times and facilitate discussions. We’ll also have a special Online host training on September 13th to answer your questions and make sure you’re equipped.

I'm hosting a Journey Group, will there be training for hosts?
Yes, each site has scheduled training opportunities. Check out the details here.

Online Host Training

September 13th
8-9pm (EST)

Sign up for Online

When should my Journey group start?
Your first group meeting should start the week after the September 26 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 weekend message, individual work, and then group discussion.)

I can’t find a group that works for me.
If you haven’t found a group in the Group Tool that works for you, you can always join an onsite group. Or, if you prefer to join a group that meets online, you can filter by “online groups” in the Group Tool.

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 make your group public for others to join on the Group Tool! Or if you’ve had the itch to lead, this is the best time to start.

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 four 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.

I’ll need to miss a meeting. Can I still be in a group?
Of course. Just let your group leader know in advance when you won’t be able to attend.

What system requirements do I need to download the app?
iOS Version 9 or greater.
Android Version 5 or greater

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.

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

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