Care Support Groups

Surrendering the Secret: Post-Abortive Healing Ministry and Bible Study

Women experiencing a struggle with a past abortion can find support and healing through the ministry of Surrendering the Secret. Post-abortive women can speak, confidentially, with a ministry leader who is also post-abortive and begin to find supportive resources. There is also an opportunity to find God’s freedom and redemption through an eight-week Bible study. The study will journey with women to release this burden and find freedom through ‘redemptive community’ while experiencing hope and joy as shame and failure are replaced with beauty.

If you are post-abortive and are looking for a safe place to journey to new levels of freedom and forgiveness with God, Surrendering the Secret is the safe place you are looking for. A new session is beginning mid-February 2014. 

To confidentially contact a post-abortive ministry leader, email surrenderingthesecret@chapel.org.

Study testimony: 

“The Surrendering the Secret journey made a huge impact on me. I always knew that God is a compassionate God who loves us and forgives us for our sins, but never really felt forgiveness for 'that' sin, my abortion. It was too awful. The process of the Surrendering the Secret study helped me to release that sin and truly feel forgiveness.

“The first few weeks of the study were an incredible roller coaster ride of emotion, bringing up feelings I thought I had long buried and I didn't want to re-live. The middle was even messier as I started to believe God's truths about the whole picture and I started to gradually deal with why I held on to my own un-forgiveness of myself.

“I finally came to accept the beauty and peace God wanted for me and in the end I was relieved of a lot of pain as I was actually allowed to mourn for the children that deserved to be acknowledged. I am so grateful I did this study and am forever changed. I have been a part of many Bible studies, but none have impacted me quite like this one. I strongly encourage anyone who has had an abortion to go through this study. It is life changing and really powerful.”

Employment Ministry

Mondays, Feb. 3 – May 5
7-9 p.m.

Join us this spring for an eight-week study designed to support and equip those experiencing an employment transition. This study utilizes a career-planning workbook from Crossroads Career designed to help individuals explore careers and discover God’s calling through a unique six-step process. Additionally, participants will have access to over 150 online career tools! 

Led by individuals with specialized skills (recruiters, human resource professionals, career consultant/coaches/counselors) – many of whom have also experienced the challenge of unemployment or job transitions.

We will not meet March 24 or April 14. Childcare is available for $15/child. For more information, contact Cathy at cwoodside@chapel.org.

Divorce Care for Kids

Mondays, Feb. 17 – May 19
7-9 p.m.

Are your children angry, hurt, and confused about your divorce? This group provides a safe, fun place where your children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves, develop coping skills, and be introduced to biblical concepts that will bring comfort. For ages 5 – 12. $20 for registration and materials

Single and Parenting

Mondays, Feb. 17 – May 19
7-9 p.m.

If you’re a single parent, you’re probably tired, overwhelmed, and feeling a bit under appreciated. This group is designed to help you find rest, hope, and encouragement. You will learn how to wisely encourage your kids to obey, help your hurting child, eliminate debt, deal with verbal onslaughts, and figure out what your emotions are telling you. Plus, you’ll develop meaningful friendships with other single parents, who, like you, are tired of hectic mornings and chaotic evenings, the kids fighting, and a never-ending to-do list. Take the guesswork out of parenting alone! 

$20 for registration and materials
Childcare available for $15/child

Divorce Care

Mondays, Feb. 17 – May 19
7-9 p.m.

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Led by a caring group of people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain a supportive community of friendly people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through this pain alone.  

$20 for registration and materials
Childcare available for $15/child

Grief Share

Mondays, Feb. 17 – May 19
7-9 p.m.

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably 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.

$20 for registration and materials. Childcare available for $15 per child.