About Care Groups
Whether you are carrying a significant burden in your life, looking to improve in your relationships or desire to grow personally and spiritually, we have a place for you. Care Groups help you find, trust and follow God through the challenges while connecting you with others for encouragement and support.
• Learn to trust God and lean on one another.
• Let go of the past, bitterness and destructive relationships.
• Form relationships that will make a difference in your spiritual growth.
Care Groups are not professional therapy groups and are led by volunteers.
2016 Fall CARE GROUPS
No evening Care Groups meeting the week of November 21 – 25, 2016.
Click here to register for a Care Group.
New starting time for Wednesday evening groups - 6:30 pm
GROUPS FOR ALL
Wednesdays • Aug. 24 - Dec. 7th • 6:30 pm • Room D220
Find comfort as you journey through the loss of a loved one. Adults who are grieving do not have to experience the journey alone. Let others who have experienced the grieving process help you in this difficult time.
Wednesdays • Aug. 24 - Dec. 7th • 6:30 pm • Room D220
Grieving the loss of a child can be painful and overwhelming. Find comfort with others in a safe and loving environment to express yourself and journey together on the road back to joy.
Wednesdays • Sept. 7 – Dec. 14th • 6:30 pm • Group is full
Discover hope for the future after the pain of separation or divorce. Each week a new topic is discussed to help you find healthy ways to overcome divorce-related challenges and experience God’s healing.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays • Sept. 9 – Apr. 12th • 6:30 pm • Call to register
Encouragement and support for families who have a loved one with a mental illness diagnosis or a special needs child. This group has limited spaces.
Tuesdays • Sept. 6 – Nov. 8th • 7 pm • Group meets off campus. Call to register
Unkindness and hurt caused by people – God’s people, leave deep and painful wounds that can impact your relationship with God. By His grace, there is healing from those wounds. This group meets for 8 weeks.
Healthy Step-Family Weekend
Friday evening & Saturday morning • See dates below • Call to register
Family life is full of challenges and so is step-family life. Integrating family styles, personalities and traditions can be difficult, yet possible by understanding the steps needed to build a healthy step-family. This event is on a Friday evening and Saturday morning. Limited number of couples.
Sept. 16 – 17th : For couples who are engaged or married 2 years or less
Nov. 4 – 5th : For married couples in preparation for the holidays
GROUPS FOR MEN
Wednesdays • Sept. 7 – Oct. 26th • 6:30 pm • Register online
Men of any age struggling with purity of thought and action meet weekly for accountability and encouragement. Increasing dependence on God and learn to apply biblical principles. Enjoy new-found freedom from the battle of impurity and develop healthy and balanced relationships.
Wednesdays • Sept. 7 – Oct. 26th • 6:30 pm • Call for more information
Understand and manage emotions that influence anger, such as frustration and fear. Learn healthy ways to express anger that leads to change and healing in relationships as well as receive encouragement and accountability. This group meets weekly for 8 weeks.
Tuesdays • Sept. 6 – Oct. 25th • 7 pm • Register online
Learning how to balance life, home and work. This is an 8 week group.
Men’s Substance Abuse
Thursdays • On-going • 7 pm • Room D223
Breaking the stronghold of addictions cannot be done in isolation. Through encouragement and accountability and the help of other men who understand the battle, find hope in Jesus Christ and seek His truth to live accordingly.
GROUPS FOR WOMEN
Tuesdays • Sept. 17– Nov. 5th • Group is full
Wednesdays • Sept. 7 – Oct. 26th • Group is full
Enjoy great freedom in learning when to say “yes” and how to say “no” to take control of your life. Recognize your responsibilities and identify boundaries in a biblical approach
Both groups will be studying Boundaries by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend this fall.
Tuesdays • Sept. 6 – Nov. 15tht • 9:30 am • Call for more information
For women who desire to honor God in their marriage even if their spouse is spiritually passive or not a Christian. By growing spiritually you can impact your spouse and therefore the relationship in positive ways. Space is limited.
Healing the Wounded Heart
Thursdays • Sept. 8 – Dec. 8th • 6pm • Call for more information
Care for women who have been hurt by childhood sexual abuse. You will find comfort and encouragement to bring healing to your emotions and relationships with others.
Wednesdays • Sept. 7 – Nov. 30th • 9:00 am • Call to register
Encouragement for wives whose marriage and family relationships have been harmed and impacted by their husband’s struggle with substance abuse.
First Place 4 Health (FP4H)
Thursdays • Sept. 8 – Dec. 1st • 10 am • Call for more information
FP4H is a Christ-centered weight loss and healthy living program. Experience the difference when Christ is first in all areas of your life – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. We meet weekly for 12 weeks.
God’s Grace FOR Your Emotions
Wednesdays • Sept. 7 – Oct. 26th • 7 pm • Group meets off campus • Call to register
Examine how primary emotions like fear, sadness, shame and anger are of gauge of where God is working in our lives. We will work to apply God’s grace to experience Him more fully and therefore He is more fully glorified.
GROUPS FOR CHILDREN
DivorceCare 4 Kids (DC4K) – Elementary – age children
Wednesdays • Sept. 7 – Dec. 14th • 6:30 pm • Register online
Helping elementary-age children whose parents are in the process of separation or divorce. Children need a safe place to understand and process their emotions, especially from the pain and hurt of their parents’ separation or divorce. This group runs concurrently with the DivorceCare Group. Limited space.