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Support Ministries

Divorce Recovery

This program, offered on Wednesdays, September 10 – November 12, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm, is for those who are experiencing the pain of divorce and for those who have been divorced for some time. Clinical psychologists from the staff of the Christian Psychological Center will address topics including self image, forgiveness, encouragement, single parenting, relating to a former spouse, and others. Time is given to questions and discussion, as well. Registration is required ($30); the last day to register is September 24.

More about Divorce Recovery.

Next Steps

Next Steps is a ministry designed for anyone who has spent time recovering from disruptive events in his/her life (such as addictions, divorce, death of a loved one, etc.) and is ready to take the next steps in moving forward.

When: Wednesday nights, beginning September 10, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Downstairs, in room C101

Who: Anyone who has spent time recovering from disruptive life events 

Cost: There is no fee for Next Steps. 

Email   for questions.

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Safe Places 

Through this ministry, we hope to provide a secure environment for those in our church who are struggling with serious issues in their lives that they may be keeping hidden out of shame or discomfort. Different topics will be included within this ministry over time—the first two will be for those struggling with wayward children and for those struggling with infertility. Each group will be kept small, be facilitated by a pastor, and remain completely confidential. Here is the process for becoming part of a Safe Places group:

1. After the topics are announced, you can send an email to . This account will only be accessed by one pastor, and kept extremely confidential.

2. You will then receive a reply with the day, time, and location of the Safe Places meeting. The meetings will take place in homes, and will not be disclosed to anyone outside the group. 

3. At each meeting there will be a pastor to greet and to share resources. Each meeting will include a time for sharing among the group, with the hope that participants will make connections for ongoing and supportive relationships. Some meetings will also include a testimony by a lay person. Each meeting will last 1.5 hours maximum, for a minimum of five times, and be kept confidential.

Grief Recovery

Grief affects us all in different ways. Sometimes it weighs us down and doesn’t seem to go away. We need support. Grief Recovery is a four-week series open to anyone experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one. There will be a lecture on different aspects of grief recovery and discussion in each session. See the full schedule at

There is also a group available for women who have lost their husbands within the past year, that meets May-July. For more information, please contact Gail Turner at 454-0034.

Caring for Our Aging Parents

As our parents age, we need information and guidance about caring for them. Caring for Our Aging Parents is a nine-week course that outlines what we need to know and directs our attention to issues and actions that need to be addressed before a major crisis takes place. See the full schedule at

Career Transition Group

The Career Transition Ministry welcomes those currently in transition or looking for a career change. This group, led by Robert Sutton, meets on the first and third Thursday mornings of the month at 8am and focuses on prayer and support, networking, and practical employment advice. All are invited!

Faithful and True

Faithful and True is a grace oriented support group of men committed to faithfulness in Biblical sexuality who meet at the Christian Psychological Center Thursdays from 5:30pm until 6:30pm.

Call Don at 461-2819 or William at 619-3019 for more information.