7-5 Journey Church Mission & Vision for Small Groups




To bring those far from God, close to God, one step at a time.



To see 100,000 people doing life together and connected in healthy small groups by the year 2028.



“And every day, in the Temple and from house to house,they continued to teach and preach this message: Jesus is the Messiah.”  Acts 5:42

Every day they continued to meet together in thetemple courts. They broke bread in their homesand ate together with glad and sincere hearts,praising God and enjoying the favor of all thepeople. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47



Our Group Model

Our model for small group ministry is the earlychurch. The book of Acts records the tremendousgrowth of the first church in Jerusalem. Small group meetings in homes were the foundation ofthe early church. We are convinced that small groups are the most effective way to produce healthy followers of Christ. We believesmall groups are vital to the care and development of people, therefore wehave groups for all ages, interests, days, times,and locations. We foster an environment where ourgroups “do life together” because that’s when genuine life change happens!


How to Get Connected

If you would like to join a small group (Journey Group), there are several ways for you to do so. For a list of available groups, meeting times and locations, please visit our website at www.myjourneygroup.com. To set up an appointment with our small group pastor, feel free to text or call the church office at 318-640-1273 and simply indicate you are interested in joining a small group. Lastly, you may fill out a next step card on a Sunday morning and turn it in at the Next Step Center located in the lobby of the auditorium and someone will follow up with you as soon as possible.




“Investing into relationships is one of the greatest things we can do! From the beginning, we see that God’s design is for us to do life together. We can’t do life alone! Life is most rewarding when we live it the way God designed it. One of the greatest tactics of the enemy is to isolate people because isolation leads to desolation. Small groups are so important because they grow us, encourage us and empower us.”

Pastor James Greer