When you’re hurting, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than the pain. Whether it’s a conflict in your marriage, an addiction, a death in the family, or another emotionally difficult issue, life can quickly become unmanageable. The Care Ministry is here to help people proactively grow as individuals and as couples and also to provide assistance for those seasons in life when you need someone to lean on.
At GFC, support groups are offered to give you a chance to recover from the curveballs of life, and to experience our “hand’s on” God who cares about what’s really going on in your life. The following groups will be offered for the Spring semester. Click on one of the group names below for more information and to register.
DivorceCare 4 Kids
Now offering DivorceCare 4 Kids from 5 to 12 years of age on Monday evenings. For a child to be able to attend this group, a parent must be presently attending the adult DivorceCare group or has attended previously and is now attending one of our Monday night support groups. To register see Women’s Groups below. Click on Divorce Care 4 Kids.
- A Beautiful Heart – Sexual Integrity
- Amazing Grace for Women – Recovery Group
- Beauty for Ashes – Healing from Abuse
- Changes that Heal
- DivorceCare for Kids
- Every Heart Restored
- Griefshare for Women
- Surrendering the Secret – Post Abortion Healing
- Untangling Relationships – Codependency
There is POWER in coming together as a community to PRAY. We will have stations that will guide you through several opportunities to pray for family, friends, the church, our world and anything you need healing from. Come as your schedule allows.
What is Soul Care? Everyone longs to be known, explored, discovered and touched. Soul Care is a relationship with a trained leader who is willing to come alongside you when life gets hard. Through one on one meetings your Soul Care provider will simply listen, encourage, support and be with you wherever you are on life’s road.
This ministry provides pastoral counseling to those in need.
- In times of loss, we will be there to give you ministerial guidance for funerals.
- In times of crisis, we want to be a support to you through compassionate listening and giving you guidance that hopefully will help you through this crisis.
- Premarital counseling is given to couples prior to their wedding.
- We will officiate weddings that have gone through premarital counseling.
As a part of the Care Ministry, we have a team of trained, caring volunteers that are available to visit shut-ins and loved ones of Grace Family members or regular attendees who are in a hospital or in hospice care.
The Grace Family Church Van Dyke Campus facility may be used for weddings and receptions by members or regular attenders based on availability.
The Grace Family Church Van Dyke Campus may be used for funeral and memorials by members or regular attenders and their families based on availability.
It is important to note that the counseling we provide is strictly pastoral care counseling. We do have a list of certified counselors that we can refer you to.
One-to-One Financial Counseling
Through our Money Mentors Program, Grace Family Church provides financial counseling in a one-to-one setting. Our mentoring approach is Christ-centered and consists of spiritual, emotional and practical components.