Online Journey of Generosity
An Online Journey of Generosity (JOG) is a virtual experience that’s similar to an in-person JOG. Led by a trained facilitator using Zoom (a video call platform), participants connect around stories, readings, and discussions. Together, you’ll explore the life-changing message of biblical generosity and the power it has to bring freedom, purpose, and joy.
If you have been invited to an Online Journey of Generosity, we hope you are able make time to be a part of it. Those who participate in these small, online gatherings have found them to be exceptionally meaningful. Here is a short video that explains what a Journey of Generosity is and why you might consider attending: Why Attend a JOG?
How does the Online JOG work?
Our team will provide the host of an Online JOG with an invitation to send to the friends they are convening. Our team also provides a Zoom line for everyone in the JOG to use. Zoom is a video conferencing platform. When someone registers online through the invitation, they will receive an email copy of a JOG booklet to print at home, and additional instructions will come in follow-up email communications from Generous Giving.
How long is the Online JOG?
6.5 hours with a break.
The online JOG is split into two blocks. One is 3 hours and one is 2.5 hours. We placed a break in the middle, which is an excellent time for a meal. You have the option to host the two sessions in the same day, or to host one session per day for two days.
Can I be trained to facilitate an Online JOG?
For most Online JOGs, we will have one of our team members facilitate, and currently, there is no Online JOG facilitator training.
If you are already a trained JOG facilitator who is interested in getting certified to facilitate an Online JOG, or if you are interested in learning how you can get trained to facilitate, email email@example.com.
What is an ideal group size?
6 to 12.
How is the online JOG different from an in-person JOG?
To accommodate the appropriate length of time for the online format, some discussion and reflection times that typically take place during a JOG have been shortened. We have combined sessions 2 and 3, making the online JOG four sessions in total instead of five.
How can I host an Online JOG?
If you already know you would like to host an OJOG, you can use this link to get your invitation started for your friends! Begin your invitation here: generousgiving.org/invitations/online-jog-new
If you are interested in learning more, you can reach out to our JOG Concierge, Lindsey Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are people experiencing the Online JOG?
The content was just as good, in some ways better [than an in-person JOG], without the distraction of live participation.
Gathering together with a group of like-minded believers seeking to grow in the knowledge and love of God is always refreshing, and doing so during this time of isolation was an extra blessing. It set my heart and mind back to where it should be, on the Kingdom of God, even when the world right now is fighting for my attention to be elsewhere.
On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to recommend this experience to a friend?
10. Loved it.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this experience. It felt like the right pace, good conversation, slow and still restful . . . not like I was taking an online course.
People are hungry for this conversation. It’s relevant and timely. A grace-filled call to the body of Christ to arise and reflect Christ to a hurting world.
If you are interested in learning more, reach out to our JOG concierge, Lindsey Johnson, at email@example.com. If you already know you would like to host your JOG online, you can use the button below to get started on your invitation for your friends, and we’ll be in touch!