Care Groups

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.



No evening Care Groups meeting the week of November 23 - 27, 2015.

Click here to register for a Care Group.


                                                                                        GROUPS FOR ALL


Wednesdays • Aug. 26 - Dec. 16  • 7 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.

Parent’s Grief
Wednesdays • Aug. 26 - Dec. 16  • 7 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. 9 - Dec. 16  • 7 pm • Register online
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.         

Caring for Your Elderly Parents
1st & 3rd Thursdays • Sept. 3 - Nov. 5 • 7 pm • Call for more information
How does one honor God as a caregiver for their elderly parent(s) when the demands are physically, emotionally and spiritually draining? The challenges of care giving can leave one feeling lonely and isolated. We meet twice a month to offer encouragement, prayer and a safe place to share. 

Frazzled Families
TBD • Call for more information
Encouragement and support for families who have a loved one with a mental illness diagnosis or a special needs child. This group is limited and space.

Church Hurts
2nd & 4th Tuesdays  • Sept. 8 - Dec. 8 • 7 pm • Call for more information
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 off-campus for 8 weeks.

                                                                 GROUPS FOR MEN

Just Men

Wednesdays • Sept. 9 - Nov. 18  • 7 pm • Register online
Men who want to walk with integrity in 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.

Overcoming Frustration/Anger
Wednesdays • Sept. 9 - Oct. 28  • 7 pm • Register online
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 closes after week 2.

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. 8 - Oct. 27  •  9 am • Group is full
Wednesdays • Sept. 9 - Oct. 28  • 7 pm • 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.
Wednesday: Fall study – Boundaries; Winter 2016 – Beyond Boundaries; Spring 2016 – Changes that Heal


First Place 4 Health (FP4H)
Thursdays • Sept. 10 - Dec. 3  • 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. The 12 week session will teach us to move forward towards God's purposes for our lives.  Contact Barb Smith at 661-252-3189 to register.  This group closes after the third week.

Healing the Wounded Heart
Thursdays • Sept. 10 - Dec. 17 • 6 pm • 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.

Heart Longings
Tuesdays • Sept. 8 - Nov. 17 • 9 am • Register online
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.

Relational Pain
Mondays • Sept 14 – Nov. 16  •  9:30 am • Register online
How we respond to emotional pain influences our relational, physical and spiritual choices. Sometimes our beliefs about pain are false when compared to Scripture’s teaching about pain. Exchanging those false beliefs with the truth can positively impact present and future relationships.  Limited space.

Relationships Torn Apart
A marriage separation or divorce is painful and you don’t have to experience that pain alone. Be surrounded by other women who will encourage and pray for you as you work through the struggles of keeping your marriage together or are in the process of divorce.

Women’s Substance Abuse
Call for more information
Addictions keep us from healing the pain in our lives as well as growing in the joy of knowing the Lord. With encouragement and support to be transparent, we learn Biblical truths to deepen our relationship with God and increase our dependency upon Him instead of relying on our addiction to drugs or alcohol.  This group meets in 12 week sessions.

Life Hope 
Tuesdays • Sept 1 – Nov. 17  • 6:30 pm • Call for more information
Encouragement for wives whose marriage and family relationships have been harmed and impacted by their husband’s struggle with substance abuse.

Forgiveness Care Group
Hurtful relationships can leave deep and painful wounds and holding onto the feelings of hurt can lead to anger, resentment and bitterness. We know that we are to forgive, but it is not so easy when the pain is so great. Join us as we look at the depths of God’s mercy to help us chose forgiveness to move beyond the feelings of anger and heal the pain.

                                                                GROUPS FOR CHILDREN

DivorceCare 4 Kids (DC4K)
Wednesdays • Sept. 9 - Dec. 16  • 7 pm • Register online  • Space is limited
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. 

Grief Care 4 Kids (Elementary-age)
Call for more information
Helping elementary-age children work through their grief in "kid-appropriate" ways. Children need a safe place to understand and process their emotions, and be encouraged in their grief journey.  This group runs concurrently with the GriefShare Care Group.

                                                                                GROUPS FOR TEENS

Grief Care for Teens
Wednesdays • TBD • 7 pm • Call for more information
Adolescence can be a confusing time and the loss of a loved adds pain and even more confusion to a teen’s life. Processing grief and emotions in a safe place helps you in your journey through grief.


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