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Hurting Hearts Connecting to Jesus and One Another

Sometimes in life you just need people around you who get it — people who will point you toward Christ’s love.

The Support/Recovery Ministry offers support groups, growth groups, recovery groups, and recovery workshops. Each group functions independently with different formats and curriculums. All groups and workshops are open to members and non-members.

Encounter and Encounter Groups
Thursday Night Encounter begins with a time of worship followed by support, growth and recovery groups. Encounter worship includes inspirational music, testimonies, drama presentations, teaching, prayer support and guidance for those who need help in determining which group to attend. Find out more on the Encounter page.

Additional Support Groups
We also offer groups outside of the Encounter groups that meet on a regular basis. These could be summarized into three types of groups: Support, Growth and Recovery groups.

  • Support Group: A support group is a group of people with similar issues and feelings who meet regularly for Christ-centered support, encouragement and prayer. 

  • Recovery Group: A recovery group is a group of people with similar issues and feelings who meet regularly for Christ-centered support, encouragement, prayer, and to work through their issues.  With a Biblically based curriculum in place, the group works together toward the goal of recovery.

  • Growth Group: A growth group is designed to be a “next step” in the process of recovery. With a Biblically based curriculum in place, that is not necessarily specific to participant’s personal struggle, a growth group enables individuals to deepen – to grow -  in their relationship with Christ.  For instance, a person who has attended an addiction group and is “clean and sober” would be a good candidate for a growth group as they would be taking a “next step” in their recovery by growing deeper in their relationship with Christ.

  • Recovery Workshop: A workshop is a group of people with similar issues and feelings who meet regularly for Christ-centered support, encouragement, prayer, and to work through their issues.  With a Biblically based curriculum in place, the group works together toward the goal of recovery.  The workshop has a beginning and ending date. Find out more on the Workshops page.

A listing of these additional groups are under the Additional Support Groups page.

Upcoming Events
  • DivorceCare Workshop

    DivorceCare is a Christian-based program that glorifies God through His teachings of grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where people can find help and hope as they recover from the hurt of separation or divorce.

    Childcare available by calling 253-8805 by September 2.

    Dates: Tuesdays, starting September 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Room ED 214

    Workshop closes after September 16.

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  • Encounter Worship Topics Heroes of the Bible

    September 4:    Jehoshophat - Jan Freibert
    September 11:   Esther - Linda Allen

    September 18:   Rahab - Amy (testimony)

    September 25:   Paul - Darryll (testimony)

    October 2:         Joseph - Rich Shank
    October 9:         Jesus - Dave Kennedy

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  • Search for Significance Workshop Thursdays | Starting September 18 | 7:15 pm | Room FH 109

    No registration | No fee 


    Aside from being loved, our greatest need as humans is to be significant. Unfortunately, our pursuit of value and genuine importance is often based on lies instead of truth. If you find yourself striving to meet a certain standard, looking for approval, fearing punishment, or feeling hopeless to change, then it is time to discover true, real significance based on God’s truth. Then we can begin to apply that truth to make foundational changes in how we see ourselves, others, and God.

    We will journey for eight weeks to gain the tools to begin the process and put into practice this transforming perspective. 

    Workbook, Search for Significance, available in The Living Word Bookstore.
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  • Support Group for Families of the Incarcerated

    We are a support group for those who have family members or friends who are incarcerated. Our goal is to facilitate healing for the brokenhearted, to foster coping methods for the hurting, and comfort for the distraught. We will address topics such as: depression, guilt, co-dependency, anger, embarrassment, devastation, and frustration.

    Thursday Night Encounter 
    Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1 
    Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | AT 109

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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