At the Intentional Journey, we believe God is interested in us as whole people. Yet we tend to leave out part of what makes us healthy if we concentrate only on the spiritual side of our lives. We believe that our emotional and spiritual health are inherently connected, and that the depth of our spiritual health will be limited without an awareness of self. It is difficult to give mercy if we cannot accept mercy. It is difficult to give love if we cannot accept love. It is difficult to give forgiveness if we cannot accept forgiveness. These are the types of things we approach in the Intentional Journey.

What kind of exercises?

Some are individual, others one-on-one, and still others in a small group setting. From an aerial view, it seems almost innocuous. Yet there is something about the combination of the structure and group dynamic that yields extraordinary participant insight in a remarkably short period of time.

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How do I get in my own way, and what can I do about it?

The Intentional Journey is a seven day training experience spread out over three weekends. It is based on the concept that our life experiences have significantly impacted us, often in ways we do not consciously see or fully comprehend. Through a series of short topic presentations and group exercises, participants are able to identify core issues which inhibit their effectiveness. By understanding this at a fundamental level, attendees can then take steps to work through those obstacles and strengthen their personal relationships, improve their professional performance, and deepen their connection with their Creator. As humans, we inherently protect ourselves from pain and uncertainty - often times at our own expense, and that of others. By understanding how and why we do this, we can change our reactive, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, and create community with others in the manner for which we are intended. It is our belief that we are designed to have life - and have it abundantly. We invite you to explore what abundance can look like in your life.

I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand

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What Kind of Topics Will Be Presented?

We believe that not knowing the exact exercises or the sequence of the Intentional Journey is essential to its effectiveness. If participants know precisely what’s coming and when, they will likely lose the spontaneity of the seminar - and subsequently compromise the effectiveness of their experience. That stated, topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Why our desire to be right often keeps us from experiencing happiness
  • How staying in our comfort zone isn’t always comfortable, and can keep us stuck
  • What we tell ourselves and why - and how our self-talk (for better or worse) impacts our relationships
  • How painful and legitimate victimization can continue to limit us years after the event - and how to break away from the victim role
  • What communication tools yield the most effective professional and relational results
  • Who we are at our inner core, and how understanding this will indeed make all the difference relationally, professionally, and spiritually


Upcoming Dates

Weekend 1

October 19-20, 2018

Doors open at 6:30pm

Weekend 2

November 1-3, 2018

Doors open at 8:00am

Weekend 3

November 16-17, 2018

Doors open at 6:30pm

Times subject to change


New Beginnings Church
214 NE Chipman Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086


Registration is available by calling 913-815-0979.

Cost for all eight days is $500, or $300 for full-time students. Payable by personal check, cash, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to The Intentional Journey Inc.

Participants are responsible for their own meals.

The Intentional Journey is recognized as exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Donations may be tax deductible.