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.  


                                                      

2018 Fall CARE GROUPS

No evening Care Groups meeting the week of November 19-23, 2018.  Click here to register for a Care Group.

FOR AlL

GriefShare & 
Parent’s Grief    

Wed., Aug. 29 – Dec. 12th; 6:30 pm in D220. 
Support during the journey of grief

DivorceCare

Wed., Sept. 5 – Dec. 12th; 6:30 pm; Group is full
Help and healing from the hurt of separation or divorce

Frazzled Families

2nd & 4th Wed., Sept. 12 – Dec. 12th; 6:30 pm; Call to register
Family members who are caregivers of children with special needs or a loved one with a mental health diagnosis


For Men
 

Honorable Men

Wed., Sept. 12 – Oct. 31st; 6:30 pm; Register online}
Balancing life, home and work.  Fall study:  Boundaries

Men’s
Substance Abuse
 

Thurs., ongoing; 7 pm in D223
Biblical-principles and accountability for strength against addiction 

 


For Women
 

Boundaries – Tues.

Tue, Sept.  11 – Oct. 30th; 9 am; Register online
Learn to set godly limits.  Limited in space.

Boundaries – Wed.

Wed., Sept. 5 – Oct. 24th; 6:30 pm; Group is full. Call for info
Learn to set godly limits.  Limited in space

Healing the
Wounded Heart

Thur., Sept. 6 – Dec. 6th; 6 pm; Call to register
A safe place to work through the harms of childhood sexual abuse

Torn Apart

Dates TBD.  Call for more information
A 6-week group for women who are currently separated or considering marriage
separation


 
For Children (elementary-age)

 

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)

Wed., Sept. 5 – Dec. 12th; 6:30 pm; Register online.  Limited space
Helping children through the pain of divorce

Grief Care 4 Kids

Wed., Oct. 3 – Nov. 14th; 6:30 pm; Call to register. 
Helping children work through their grief




                                                                                          

GROUPS FOR ALL
 

GriefShare

Wednesdays  •  Aug. 29 - Dec. 5th  •  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.   
 

Parent’s Grief

Wednesdays  •  Aug. 29 - Dec. 5th •  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. 

 
DivorceCare

Wednesdays  •  Sept. 5 - Dec. 12th  •  6:30 pm  •  Call for more information 
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. 
 

Frazzled Families

2nd & 4th Wednesdays  •  TBD  •  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.
 


 

GROUPS FOR MEN


 

HONORABLE MEN  
Wednesdays  •  Sept. 12 - Oct. 31st  •  6:30 pm  •  Register online
Balancing life,home and work.  Fall study is Boundaries.

Honorable Men living a life of courage and respect by honoring God with the gospel and their commitments,  as well as modeling integrity in their home and relationships.  
        Honorable Men...
            •  Have the courage to ask for help (from God and others) 
            •  Model integrity in the areas of sexuality (according to the scriptures)
            •  Treat women with great respect because they were made in the image of God
            •  Lead as Christ would want them to lead (as a servant)
 


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

 

BOUNDARIES 
Tuesdays  •  Sept. 11 - Oct 30th  •  9:00 am  •  Group is full.  Call for info
Wednesdays  •  Sept. 5 - Oct. 24th  •  6:30 pm  •  Group is full.  Call for info
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. 


RELATIONSHIP TORN APART
Dates TBD  •  Call for more information

A marriage separation 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 a marriage relationship.  This group is for women who are seriously considering separation or are currently separated.                       


HEALING THE WOUNDED HEART

Thursdays  •  Sept. 6 - Dec. 6th  •  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.

 

 

GROUPS FOR CHILDREN


 

DivorceCare 4 Kids (DC4K) – Elementary – age children

Wednesdays  •  Sept. 5 - Dec. 12th  •  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.
 

Grief Care 4 Kids – Elementary – age children

Wednesdays  •  Oct. 3 - Nov. 14th  •  6:30 pm  •  Call to register
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.  Limited space.

 


                                                             


                             FUTURE GROUPS


 

CHURCH HURTS
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.  
 

GOD'S GRACE & YOUR EMOTIONS
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.  
 

BALANCED LIVING

Thursdays  •  Winter 2019  • 10 am  •  Call for information
Experience the difference when Christ is first in all areas of your life – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.  The winter session will be a First Place 4 Health Bible study.

 

TRANSITIONS
We face many losses as a result of transitions in our life – job loss, empty nest, health, moving or divorce.  Learn how to grieve and deepen your relationship with God as you recover from those losses.  (This group is not designed for losses experienced from a death.)

 

FORGIVENESS
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.  We will look at the depths of God’s mercy to help us chose forgiveness to move beyond the feelings of anger and heal the pain.