Good Shepherd has several support groups available to help you in times of need.
L.I.F.E. Recovery Support Groups (Sexual Addiction Recovery)
L.I.F.E. Recovery International is a Christ-centered support group ministry whose mission is to encourage, empower, and equip God’s people to live every day in sexual integrity. The L.I.F.E. program uses workbooks, presentations, and a support group structure to those who want freedom from sexually compulsive behaviors such as pornography, unfaithfulness or sexual addiction.
At Good Shepherd, there are two L.I.F.E. Recovery Support Groups:
- MEN who struggle with sexually compulsive behaviors.
- WOMEN who have a spouse struggling with sexually compulsive behaviors.
Both groups are a safe and confidential environment and offer a journey toward sobriety and healing. Meeting times and locations are not published.
For more information, please send us an email.
DivorceCare (Adults and Kids)
DivorceCare is a biblical, Christ-centered divorce support group ministry. Group members apply biblical principles as they heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. Using videos and workbooks, participants will discover how the gospel brings hope and restoration.
DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is a program that complements the adult support group, helping single parents and their children find biblical, Christ-centered healing.
To find a group in the area, visit: www.divorcecare.org
Living a New Normal: Widows Supporting Widows
Do you know someone whose husband has passed away? Or perhaps you are walking this grief journey yourself and coming to grips with the idea of being a widow? Join a group of widows where support, encouragement and fellowship are as close as the person sitting next to you. Join us as we journey together to a new "normal." Meets the first Wednesday of every month.
Meal Ministry Angel Food Care Ministry
Oh, taste and see the the Lord is good. -- Psalm 34:8
Angel Food is a care ministry that helps families that are going through a difficult time and could use help. When a need is identified, an e-mail request is sent to Angels and they can choose dates to prepare & deliver a meal to someone's home. This is a great opportunity to serve in a ministry that you can do from home and on your own schedule!
If you know someone that could be blessed with a meal from Angel Food, please send us an email.
Stephen Ministry One-on-One Crisis Care
Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. -Galatians 6:2
Lonely? Sad? Discouraged?
- Are you going through a tough time - emotionally and spiritually?
- Is life more than you can handle alone right now?
- Are you adjusting to a new job, changed marital status, serious illness, the death of a loved one, or a recent move?
- Have you been simply feeling down?
A Stephen Minister can HELP. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who are called to this ministry. They are Christian men and women— trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, family difficulties, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. They are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times while providing distinctively Christian care. Through caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them through life's hardships. This valuable care is confidential, free of cost, and very helpful.
Stephen Ministers are:
Stephen Ministers usually serve for two years, which includes an initial 65 hours of training followed by twice-monthly supervision by Stephen Leaders, as well as continuing education sessions. They are typically assigned one care receiver at a time and meet with that person for about one hour each week.
Our Stephen Ministers are there to care!
To learn how you - or a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative - can receive care, please call the church office and ask to speak to a pastor.
Do you have a passion to bring Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need? If you feel a calling in your heart to become a Stephen Minister, the next training class will begin in September. Please contact us below for more information.