SIDE BY SIDE Through Life Challenges
We all have defining moments in our lives—challenging circumstances, relational pain, transitional seasons. How we respond during these times has a direct impact on our futures. Grace’s Caring Counsel provides a network of ministries, resources, trained volunteers, and professional counselors to help you move forward. To foster a compassionate, safe culture in which people can talk about challenges, we also offer a bi-monthly Speaker Series on a range of mental health issues.
Whether you are experiencing difficulty in your life or relationships or just want to enrich your relationship with Christ, Caring Counsel is a ministry for you.
Safe Harbor Christian Counseling (on site and local)
Safe Harbor Christian Counseling serves local communities by providing Christian-based, clinically sound counseling so that people experience the recovery of their hearts. Our unique approach to marriage counseling, family counseling and individual counseling includes offering an inviting atmosphere whereby a healing relationship is experienced in the counseling room.
Local Professional Counseling and Community Mental Health Referrals
Life has its ups and downs and sometimes transitions are difficult. Most of the time when we experience challenging situations, we can turn to friends, family members, or our Small Groups for support. Other times, however, problems become more troublesome and we need the guidance of professionals. You may be feeling overwhelmed, struggling in a relationship or going through a transition, and we want to help connect you with a competent counselor. The buttons below will provide you with professional counselors and community resources. We don’t want you to go through this alone, if you do seek outside help please also reach out to the leadership and other members of Grace to support you and encourage you through.
If you or a loved one struggles with overcoming addiction, the resources recommended here can help.
12 Step Recovery Bible Study
This is an open group on Monday nights at 6:30pm (drop in any week) to all who are recovering or have a relative struggling with an addiction and would like to draw strength from the Bible.
Crossroads Addiction Recovery Group
Are you struggling with an unhealthy behavior? Despite your willpower and best efforts you keep getting drawn back into it. Many Christians struggle silently, believing that if they have enough faith their problems will resolve themselves. It’s a lie which can keep us in the bondage of addictive behavior. Jesus told us to expect struggles in this life. Help is found in the community of believers and God himself. Crossroads is a group for individuals seeking freedom from addictive behaviors of all kinds. Using Ed Welch’s book, Crossroads, the 10-week group is a journey into the hope and healing God offers. Sundays 1:00 – 3:00pm starting March 4. $20.00 for the book.
Regeneration Rescue – Sexual Purity
The Rescue program is for men who long for purity yet struggle with sexual sin in any form. Rescue runs year-round in four, 12-week quarters. Receive support, coaching, and healing prayer from a team committed to helping you succeed. Next session starts in January. Click here to sign up.
Each group cycle closes after the second session but you can get immediate help from Regeneration staff year round. For immediate help, information about Rescue, or to learn about other programs offered by Regeneration for women, spouses, family and children visit www.regenerationministres.org.
DivorceCare Recovery Group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through separation or divorce alone. Current drop in sessions meet Mondays, February 12 – May 14, 2018 at 7:00pm.
Next session: Thursdays, September 13 – December 20, 2018
GriefShare is a place where hurting people find healing and hope through a Christ-centered perspective as they examine soul-level questions about death and eternal life. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to join our group. Current session: Wednesdays Jan 17 – May 2, 2018 7:00 – 9:00pm. Please RSVP.
Next session: Wednesdays, June 13 – October 3, 2018
Mental Health Group for Families and Friends
This care group is for families and friends of people dealing with mental illness or disorders. Find support, give support to others, and gain practical skills and tools. Rebuild your families through a focus on God’s grace for life transformation.
Next session: Thursdays, September 20 – November 15, 2018, 7-8:30pm. Group closes after September 27, 2018.
Stepfamily Small Group
Using The Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal, the group is for engaged, recently married, and experienced step-couples. Facilitated by step couples who understand what it takes. Registration for the next session are coming soon.
Next session: Thursdays, September 13 – December 6, 2018
Learn when to say yes, when to say no, and to take control of your life with God’s help. 10-session class. Current session meets Mondays 7:00 – 9:00pm March 5 – May 28, 2018.
Next session: Mondays, September 17 – November 19, 2018. Group closes after October 1, 2018.
Healing the Wounded Heart Support Group
Healing the Wounded Heart is an honest and hopeful journey into the damage of childhood sexual abuse.
Next session: Thursdays, September 27, 2018 – March 8, 2019, 10:00-11:30am. Group closes after September 27, 2018.
CONFIDENTIAL After Abortion Healing & Care
You don’t have to go through this alone! Laurel Pregnancy Center offers this confidential support. Contact Cheryl Dudek.
Rescued Women: Surviving and Thriving after Sexual Betrayal
Women dealing with the devastating impact of sexual betrayal are invited to join a community of women on this unintended journey. You are not alone! There is hope and healing through Jesus. This confidential group will be a safe place for support, encouragement, and growth. The next session will begin fall 2018. We will be using the workbook Rescued: A Woman’s guide to surviving and thriving after sexual betrayal by Shelley Martinkus. For more info, contact Caring Counsel.
Next session: Thursdays, October 4, 2018 – May 16, 2019. Group closes after October 11, 2018.