What is Join The Journey?

A Realistic Daily Bible Reading Plan, where we read the Bible TOGETHER.

What is Join the Journey?

Ever found yourself having started something you just weren’t able to finish? Or have big aspirations about reading the Bible that you’ve just never quite followed through with? Oftentimes we fail to reach our goals because we’re working toward them alone.

Join The Journey (JTJ) is a daily Bible-reading plan from Watermark Community Church that invites you to read the Bible, every day, with us! You can jump in with us at any time, and we’d love for you to invite your friends, family, kids, and community group to Join The Journey too!

JTJ is for anyone who wants to regularly read, understand, and apply God’s Word.

In 2024, our daily reading plan is called, "Thinking and Feeling God's Way."

Our prayer is that the truth and hope of these books (wisdom & poetry) establish and deepen your relationship with Jesus and influence the way you live your life, process emotions, make decisions, treat others, and obey and worship God!

So how does it work?

Each day, Monday through Friday, we post a chapter or two to read, a devotional written by a faithful Watermark Member, and discussion questions to help you think through the text and talk about it with others! Plus, we release a new Join The Journey podcast episode every day to help you dive deeper into each day’s Scripture.

And the best part? You can access ALL of this content for free!

Start Here: Read.

While there are many ways to Join The Journey, the best place to start is with God’s Word. Simply read along with us. You can access the yearly Join The Journey reading plan through the resources tab at the top of the page or download the Join The Journey app.

We also offer Join The Journey Jr., a reading plan inviting kids to dive into the adventure of reading the Bible “from Genesis to Jesus” with family and friends! With a shorter reading assignment per day, the plan is designed to help kids start forming the daily habit of spending time in God’s Word and help parents guide them on that journey.

The Join The Journey plan uses the English Standard Version; whereas, Journey Jr. uses the New Living Translation.

Want to receive JTJ in your inbox? Scroll down to the bottom of the page and submit your email to receive each day’s reading via email.

Go Deeper: Listen.

Stuck on a tough verse? Having trouble feeling like it applies to you? Want to learn more about the context? The Join The Journey podcast is a resource to accompany your daily JTJ Scripture reading.

Hosted by Emma Dotter, or another Member of our church body, each episode is designed to help you dive deeper into the text in 10 minutes or less. Perfect for your morning commute or walk to school! New episodes post daily Monday – Friday.

We have a podcast for Join the Journey Jr. too! The Journey Jr. Podcast features weekly retellings of our favorite Bible stories and conversation guides. Tune in on Friday afternoons in the carpool line or around the breakfast table before school!

Need Less Screen Time? Write.

Let’s be honest; some of us don’t need any more screen time. That’s why we offer a Guided Journal that will walk you through the JTJ readings in an interactive, helpful, and engaging way to help you get the most out of your time in the Word. The 2024 reading plan is broken into two journals, which are both available for purchase now! Find the JTJ Guided Journals on Amazon or pick one up at Watermark Dallas.

To help kids dig deeper into God’s Word and think through ways to apply it to their lives, we also offer a Journey Jr. Journal! This full-color journal will guide kids through the reading plan with questions to think on plus activities, coloring pages, and more!

Invite friends to join!

The best part about Join The Journey is that we’re reading God’s Word together—you don’t have to do it alone! Invite your friends to read the Bible with you and help us spread the word by posting on your social media accounts. We’ve even got some graphics for you to share!

Whether it's January or July, you can jump in anytime! And as always, we’re so glad we’re all on this journey, reading the Bible together!