Journey is described in some detail in the book, and there are examples, suggestions and other material. The Journey is a series of twelve stages, from the first, Getting Together to the last, Going on Further.
Each stage of the journey contains four elements:
- Jesus's Journey
- Our Journey
- A visit or group experience
- An image
Thus in each stage you relate the gospel stories to your own life and possibilities, look to the examples of others and sum up what you have found in terms of a memorable image. The material provided is a framework that can be summed up in the table below. Groups may be expected to take very different times over the different stages depending on their interests and prior experience.
Stages of the Journey
|Stage||Jesus's Journey||Our Journey||
Visit or Group
|1||Getting together||A long story||What's on offer||Arrange a meal together||Picnic|
|2||Getting started||Incarnation||Where we are||Have an Orientation Day||Map Making|
|3||Getting Focussed||Jesus as Leader||Why Jesus?
|Consult a Gospel Enthusiast||Treasure Houses|
|4||Listening and Looking||Call and wilderness||What to go for||Call on a Disciple||Fisherman's tale|
|5||Finding Allies||Getting a team together||Who to be with||Visit a Disciple group||Hidden treasure|
|6||Healing Brokenness||Jesus's Ministry||How to be with||Consult a Servant Minister||Crowded City|
|7||Answering Questions||Jesus and Questions||What to think||Stay in the Group||Raft on Rapids|
|8||Proclaiming Possibilities||Jesus's Project: the Kingdom Country||How to act||Join in a Project||River Monster|
|9||Challenging Enemies||Jesus dealing with Opposition||How to prophesy||Join in a 'God's Country' campaign||Village|
|10||Finding Places||Jesus's Community||Where to be||Go on a Community Weekend||Campfire|
|11||Keeping it Together||Spirituality||How to be||Go on a Retreat||Hermit's Cell|
|12||Going on Further||Jesus's Future||What to Expect||Do a Journey Send-Off||Lighthouse|
Further resources for the Journey continue to be produced.