Encounter Groups

Blankenbaker Campus

Encounter Groups typically meet at 7:15 p.m., immediately following the Encounter Worship Service, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in FH 1. Follow the links below to find out more information about each group or download the brochure.


Thursdays | 6:00 p.m. | Room FH 131

This is a 12-step recovery focusing on the first 164 pages of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. The group is an open discussion meeting for those in recovery and those who support them.

Purpose: To be a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, faith, and hope. The group does not endorse outside issues so that we can maintain our primary purpose.

Vision: To focus on the first 164 pages of the book Alcoholics Anonymous. While the meeting is a led discussion, opportunity for discussion among attendees is ample. Anyone whose life has been affected by alcohol is welcome to attend.

Mission: Upon completion of the study: the member will have a grasp of the spiritual awakening as a result of completing the 12 steps. He or she will be able to carry this message to those who still suffer.

You can also visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website at www.aa.org.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m.
Men | ED246
Women | ED261

A Christ-centered 12-step program for individuals wanting to overcome addictions and compulsions. This study is open to anyone interested in working through the 12 steps from a Biblical perspective.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

Meets 2nd Thursday of every month | 7:15-8:30 p.m. | ED 213

This group will educate and discuss issues affecting adoptive parents.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

The 3rd Thursday of every month | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Room FH 111
The 4th Thursday of every month | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Room ATLR 203

Mission: The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group is a monthly gathering which fosters sharing of faith, prayer, feelings, and information through professionals and each other. Individual contact is also made through calls, cards, email, and prayer.

Purpose: To offer support so that caregivers can be a "best friend" to their loved one who has memory loss, also to help caregivers to find ways to take care of themselves.

Vision: Alzheimer's Caregivers will feel comfort, hope, peace, and wisdom in meeting the needs of their loved ones and themselves through the strength of Jesus and support of others.

Our foundation in Scriptures are these:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NIV

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

Letter from Facilitator
Resource List

Contact:
Debra Buckler
debra.buckler@att.net

This group meets to offer support, encouragement, prayer, and Scriptural foundations for women who are coping with husbands who are sex addicts.

Contact:
Email: arcwives@hotmail.com

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 252

This support group is designed to offer support and encouragement for families that are blended. The group is ongoing and families can join at any time.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

2nd Tuesday of each month | 1:00-2:30 p.m. | ATLR 203

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. | ATLR 203

Mission: The mission of the Cancer Care Connection is to serve the spiritual needs of people whose lives have been touched by cancer. With God's guidance, we provide for them one-to-one support and/or monthly group meetings, which are also open to family and friends who provide care.

Purpose: To provide encouragement and support to participants through discussion, prayer, the reading of devotionals and God's Word, and the sharing of personal testimonies of God's faithfulness in providing strength, comfort, and hope during difficult times.

Vision:
To be a vessel of God's love for the hurting; pointing to Him as their true source of courage, hope, peace, and joy, and in doing so, strengthening our relationships with each other, but more importantly, with our Heavenly Father.

Who this group is for:
Women of any age who have been touched by any type of cancer who feel they would benefit from walking with others with similar experiences who walk with the Lord

What to expect: A safe, informal, small group that includes prayer, Bible reading, devotionals, and testimonies as desired.

We want to offer our very best to our Lord. Our primary intention is simply to point others to the One who helped us overcome.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28

Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.Psalm 54:4

Contact:
Diane Doyle
Phone: (502) 253-8400
Email: care@secc.org

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 253

For men who are coping with cancer.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

Hopekeepers is a support group for persons dealing with chronic pain and/or illness. Hope is our goal, and Jesus is our focus.

Meets: 4th Friday of each month | 1:00 p.m. | Fireside Room

Testimonials
Letter from Facilitator
Resource List

Contact:
Diane Doyle
Phone: (502) 253-8400
Email: care@secc.org

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 214

The Depression recovery group is an open discussion group for anyone struggling with depression. The group will utilize Les Carter's Freedom from Depression Workbook which can be purchased at The Living Word bookstore. The group is for those who are seeking support and a clearer understanding of their depression. Feel free to bring spouses or loved ones to group meetings so they can be a part of the recovery process.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | ED 270

The group is for those struggling with issues from divorce seeking support, encouragement and prayer.

Divorce Workshop—Fall 2016
Tuesdays • September 6-December 6 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • ED 210/211
Using a DivorceCare video, this workshop is designed to help you work through both practical and emotional issues due to divorce

Limited childcare is available. Please call 502.253.8805 to request childcare.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 214

Every Thursday we offer support for anyone going through the death of a loved one. On certain weeks we provide distinct care for specific situations:

Focus Grief Groups
First Thursday of the month: Loss of a child & loss of a spouse
Second Thursday of the month: Loss of a parent & loss of a loved one to suicide
Third Thursday of the month: An all men's group and a young adults group (ages 18-30)

Grief Workshop—Winter 2017
Tuesdays • January 10-March 7 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • ATCR 207
Opened to all for the first two weeks, and then the class will close after the second week. This workshop is designed to help you work through the stages of grief due to the loss of a loved one.
Limited childcare is available. Please call 502.253.8805 to request childcare.

Grief Memorial Service
Sunday • September 11 • 7:00 p.m. • Chapel • reception after in ATCR 207
We will hold a service to remember loved ones that have passed away.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
Phone: (502) 253-8400
Email: care@secc.org

Family & Friends Group: This support group provides Christ-centered love, hope, support, and understanding to families and friends of those struggling with homosexuality.

Women's Group: Journey to Freedom is for all women desiring freedom from unwanted same-sex attraction. This includes those who have found themselves in emotional enmeshment, thoughts of attraction but have never acted out, to those who have lived in the lesbian lifestyle.

Letter from Facilitator

Contact:
Diane Doyle
Phone: (502) 253-8400
Email: Family and Friends familyandfriends920@gmail.com
Women's Groups changeispossible@twc.com

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 251

Support for women with primary or secondary infertility.

Contact care@secc.org for more information.

Wives Only

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 264

Husbands & Couples Only

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 263

We believe in the power of prayer and pursuing an intimate relationship with God, for therein lies true contentment and joy. We turn our marriages and our spouses over to God. Marriage is a covenant between God, man, and woman. In times of testing and trials we can trust God to be faithful even when we are not. We are called to love and respect our spouses, not because of their behavior, but because of our obedience to God's Word.


Workshops


The Marriage Project
Thursdays following Encounter Worship | September 22-November 17 | ATCR 209
A workshop offering help, guidance, and tools for married couples who want to improve their relationship. Taught by Don Delafield.

Safe People
Thursdays following Encounter Worship | September 15-November 17 | ATCR 209
Restructure your approach to relationships. Start enjoying healthy, balanced relationships everyone wants and needs. Taught by Linda Allen

Letter from Facilitator

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

This is a Christ-centered 12-step program for men struggling with sexual addictions. Men's Sexual Addiction (ARC) is a safe, anonymous place to journey toward recovery from sexual addiction. This program ministers to men who experience difficulties with sexual addiction relating to themselves, their relationships, and intimacy with significant others and God. No one is called to walk alone. ARC, as a journey toward recovery, has been, and will continue to be, life-changing.

Letter from Facilitator

Contact:
Email: arcmen911@gmail.com

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 206

The group strives to provide support, encouragement, acceptance, and hope to individuals who are going through difficult life issues.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

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

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.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

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

Please call 502.253.8400 for room number or email care@secc.org.

Are you in a relationship or have you been in a relationship with a family member, friend, spouse, or boyfriend where no matter what you do it is never right? Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells or waiting for the other shoe to drop? Do you anticipate what kind of mood someone will be in even before you see them? Does someone tell you regularly that you are worthless, no one will love you except them? Do they tell you who you can see and if you can have friends? Do they control you through money or your children? Do they yell at you? Do they hit or push you? After an argument do they tell you they are sorry and they will stop treating you badly but they don’t?

Abuse comes in many forms and knows no economical boundaries. Please join us for open discussion and to learn about tools to process relationships and accept the healing touch of Jesus in your life.

Contact:
Diane Doyle
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

Sundays | 10:45 a.m.

A “next step” for those in support/recovery.

Contact care@secc.org for more information.

Indiana Campus

  • Addictions • Tuesdays • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    (Separate groups for men and women)
  • Support for Loved Ones of Addicts • Wednesdays • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Crestwood Campus

  • Addictions • Mondays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Families of Addicts • Mondays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Women's Abuse • Mondays • 7:30-8:30 p.m

Southwest Campus

  • Overcoming Adversity • Mondays • 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Alzheimer's Caregivers • Last Wednesday of Each Month • 2:00 p.m.
  • Post Abortion Support Group • Mondays • 7:00-8:30 p.m.