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 an official Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step Group using the Big Book. We have a led discussion for both men & women in recovery and those who support them. Anyone whose life has been affected by alcohol is welcome to attend.
You can also visit the Alcoholic Anonymous website at www.aa.org


Contact: Care Ministry
(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 (12 Step)| ED246
A Christ-centered program for men wanting to overcome addictions and compulsions. This study is open to anyone interested in working through the 12 steps from a Biblical perspective

Women | ED 261
A Christ-Centered 12 step group for women struggling with addictions or eating disorder type issues.
Contact: Care Ministry
(502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

The 3rd Thursday of every month | 1:00-2:30 p.m. | Room FH 111
*Early Stage Group (*for those who have Alzheimer's themselves) meets in FH 109
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is a monthly gathering which fosters the sharing of faith, prayer, feelings and information through other caregivers along with periodic professional input. We want Caregivers to experience comfort, hope, peace, and wisdom in meeting the needs of their loved ones, while caring for themselves, with strength from Jesus and support from others.
Contact: Care Ministry (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 254
For those seeking help, support and understanding of anxiety issues. Please feel free to bring spouses or loved ones to group meetings so they can be a part of the recovery process.
Contact: Care Ministry
care@secc.org

This is a Christ-centered 12-step program for men struggling with sexual addictions. ARC is a safe, anonymous place to journey toward recovery with help from others. This program ministers to men who experience issues that impacts themselves, their most important relationships, intimacy with God and others. No one is called to walk alone. ARC has been a life-changing journey for many men and will continue to help men overcome temptation on the path to recovery.
 For confidentiality please contact through Email: arcmen911@gmail.com
Website: arcmen911.com

This group offers support, encouragement, prayer, and scriptural foundations for women whose husbands are dealing with sexual boundary issues.
Contact through Email: arcwives@hotmail.com

Sundays | Room FH 109 at 10:45 a.m.
"Finding a Community Among The Wounded".  This Sunday class is led by Paul Crecelius who also facilitates Encounter's Anxiety group on Thursday nights. This class is open for anyone to attend and can provide a “next step” for those who have been in the support and recovery community. 
Contact: Paul at (502) 594-4610
  care@secc.org

Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 252
This group offers support and encouragement for families that are blended. The group is ongoing and families & individuals can join at any time.
Contact: Care Ministry (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 253
For men to find support and prayer with other men who have had cancer or are currently dealing with the illness.
Contact: Care Ministry (502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

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

This group is for women who have been touched by cancer who feel they would benefit from walking with others with similar experiences and with the Lord.
Contact: Care Ministry (502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

We Meet: The 4th Friday of each month | 1:00 p.m. | Fireside Room
This group supports persons dealing with chronic pain and/or illness. Hope is our goal, and Jesus is our focus.
Contact: Care Ministry (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 217

This group is for persons who are family or friends of those who struggle with addictions, compulsions or other dysfunctions. Relationships where others who deal with such issues, bring about boundary and dependency patterns that can be uniquely challenging. This group looks to support, listen, empathize, understand and walk with those who experience codependent relationships and situations.

Contact: Care Ministry (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 215
The Depression recovery group is an open discussion for anyone struggling with depression. While this group is for those who are seeking a clearer understanding of their own depression; Please feel free to bring spouses or loved ones so they too can be a part of the recovery process.
Contact: Care Ministry (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 open for those dealing with ongoing issues from divorce who are seeking support, encouragement and prayer.

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: Care Ministry (502) 253-8400
care@secc.org

For family or friends of those struggling with alcohol or substance abuse.

This Group meets on Wednesday's at 6:30pm on our Indiana Campus.

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.

Marriage Growth Workshop – ED216 Start date: October 4 – 7:15 pm – 8:30pm.
This workshop provides preventive care for marriage. We will work through material from the book fight your Way to a Better Marriage. This is a class where you learn to build your relationship by using healthy conflict to take you to deeper levels of intimacy with your spouse.

Contact: Care Ministry (502) 253-8400 

care@secc.org

This is a Christ-centered 12-step program for men struggling with sexual addictions. ARC is a safe, anonymous place to journey toward recovery with help from others. The program ministers to men who experience issues that impact, themselves, their most important relationships, intimacy with God. No one is called to walk alone. ARC has been a life-changing journey for many men and will continue to help men overcome temptation on the path to recovery.

Contact: Care Ministry (502) 253-8400

Email: arc911mail.com

Website: arcmen911.com



Thursday Night Encounter
Join us for Worship | 6:30 p.m. | FH 1
Followed by Group | 7:15 p.m. | ED 212
This open group strives to provide a safe place for supportive community that gives, encouragement, acceptance, and hope to individuals who are going through a variety of difficult life issues.
Contact: Care Ministry (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.
Contact: Care Ministry (502) 253-8400

care@secc.org


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

  • Overcoming Adversity • Starting April 8
    7:30 – 8:30p.m.

  • Veterans Support • Starting April 8
    7:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Addictions • Mondays
    7:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Families of Addicts • Mondays
    7:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Stillborn, Miscarriage, or Infant Loss
    First Monday of the Month • 7:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Women's Abuse
    Mondays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.


  • Grief Workshop
    Mondays • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Families of the Incarcerated
    Mondays • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Southwest Campus

  • Alzheimer's Caregivers • Last Wednesday of Each Month
    2:00 p.m.

  • Overcoming Adversity
    Mondays • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Post Abortion Support Group
    Contact southwest@secc.org for more information.


Elizabethtown Campus

  • Enounter
    Wednesdays • 7:00 p.m. • Fireside Room
    Breaks into the following individual groups: Addiction Supprort & Recovery, Friends and Families of Addicts, Grief Support, and Cancer Support