GriefShare, founded by Church Initiative, consists of a 13-week biblically based program for those that have suffered the loss of a child, parent, spouse, close relative or friend. It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve suffered such a loss, you may have been found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
Video seminar with experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring Christian experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.
Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling.
There is no cost to attend. Workbook is $15.
For more detailed information on GriefShare or to find the next gathering near you, go to: www.GriefShare.org.
DivorceCare, also founded by Church Initiative, is a 13-week, biblically based program that offers information, inspiration, and support for those divorced, separated, or those thinking of divorce. The DVD lessons offered by professionals in the field, supplemented by a workbook, and enhanced by group discussion, provide hope and healing. The leaders and participants, sharing their stories, bring further support to those attending.
The subject matter covers concerns such as finances, family, forgetting, self-esteem and forgiving. Each lesson is self-contained allowing for absences, if necessary.
There is no cost to attend. The workbooks are $15.00 each.
For the next gathering go to www.DivorceCare.org