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Scope and Sequence

(skōp) n.                                                                                               (sē’kwəns, -kwĕns’) n
1) The area covered by a given activity or subject.           1) A following of one thing after another; succession


No fluff, intellectually engaging messages that treat you like a smart adult — and in 20 minutes or less.

For most of us, we come to college to get a degree to equip for a job in the real world once we graduate. Yet, why don’t we approach our faith in a similar way?

The Journey wants to provide you with a holistic understanding and practice of Christianity that equips you for life in the real world after you graduate.  Whether you’ve been in church since before you can remember or are just beginning to ask big spiritual questions, we’ve designed a three-year scope and sequence intended to delve into the “basics”—though you’d be surprised how deep the basics can go.  In addition, a fourth capstone year where you would repeat similar material of three years ago is intended for you to lead and walk with freshman students in the very same topics and questions you had at that age.

We have Q&A and discussion after every message where students can text in questions anonymously.

Each semester is good enough to be a standalone theme, so don’t feel like you need to commit to three years or can’t show up in the middle of year two, semester one, week seven.  You’ll still fit in fine.  However, if you do stick around with us for four years (or how many it takes you to graduate), expect to feel like you came away with a second degree, only obscenely cheaper and potentially more useful.


Spring 2019


Jan 17
Deaf mute (7:31–37)
Feeding the 4000 (8:1–9)
No sign will be given (8:10–21)

Jan 24
Healing with spit (8:22–26)
Peter’s confession (8:27–30)
Jesus predicts his death (8:31–33)
Instructions for followers (8:34–9:1)

Jan 31
Transfiguration (9:2–13)
Possessed boy (9:14–29)
Teaching in Capernaum (9:33–50)

Feb 7
Entering Judea and Transjordan (10:1)
On divorce (10:2–12)
Little children (10:13–16)

Feb 14
Rich young man (10:17–31)
Son of man came to serve (10:35–45)
Blind Bartimaeus (10:46–52)

Feb 21 RETIREMENT HOME TRIP to Presbyterian Village in Summerville

Feb 28
Entering Jerusalem (11:1–11)
Cursing the fig tree (11:12–14,20-24)
Temple incident (11:15–19)
Prayer for forgiveness (11:25–26)

March 7
Authority questioned (11:27–33)
Wicked husbandman (12:1–12)
Render unto Caesar… (12:13–17)
Resurrection of the Dead (12:18–27)

March 14
Great Commandment (12:28–34)
Is the Messiah the son of David? (12:35–40)
Widow’s mite (12:41–44)


March 28
Plot to kill Jesus (14:1–2)
Anointing (14:3–9)
Bargain of Judas (14:10–11)
Last Supper (14:12–26)

April 4
Denial of Peter (14:27–31,66-72)
Agony in the Garden (14:32–42)
Kiss of Judas (14:43–45)
Arrest (14:46–52)
Before the High Priest (14:53–65)
Pilate’s court (15:1–15)

April 11
Soldiers mock Jesus (15:16–20)
Simon of Cyrene (15:21)

Crucifixion (15:22–41)
Entombment (15:42–47)
Empty tomb (16:1–8)


Fall 2019

Apologetics and Really Hard Questions

Spring 2020

Christianity, Politics, and Culture

Fall 2021

Healthy Christian Community

Spring 2021

The Basics of Christian Belief