Care Support Groups

Divorce Care
Mondays Sept. 15-Dec. 8
7-9 p.m.
Libertyville Campus

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. The group leaders are helpful, caring people who understand what you are going through. You’ll gain a supportive community who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most painful experiences. Don’t go through this difficult time alone. Registration is $20. Childcare is available for a small fee.

For more information, e-mail Cathy Woodside.

Register here.


Divorce Care for Kids
Mondays Sept. 15-Dec. 8
7 to 9 p.m.
Libertyville Campus

Are your children hurt, angry and confused about your divorce? This group provides a safe, fun place for children ages 5 to 12. Adult ‘safekeepers’ will help children understand their feelings, express emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves, develop coping skills, and discover comforting biblical concepts. $15 per child. Parents must be registered for a support group for their child to attend. Childcare is available for a small fee for children under 5.

For more information, e-mail Cathy Woodside.

Register here.


GriefShare
Mondays Sept. 15-Dec. 8
7-9 p.m.
Libertyville Campus

If you’ve experienced the devastating loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably discovered there are few other people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Don’t go through your grieving process alone. Join a community that can help you find the hope and healing that Jesus offers to those who mourn. Registration is $20. Childcare is available for a small fee.

For more information, e-mail Cathy Woodside.

Register here.


Employment Ministry
Mondays Sept. 15-Dec. 8
7 to 9 p.m.
Lake Zurich Campus *LOCATION CHANGE*

Led by recruiters, human resources professionals, career consultants, coaches and counselors, this study is designed to support and equip those experiencing an employment transition. Many of the group leaders have experienced the challenge of job transitions or unemployment themselves. With the help of a career-planning workbook, individuals can explore careers and discover God’s calling. Additionally, participants will have access to over 150 online career tools!

Registration is $10. No childcare.

For more information, email Cathy Woodside.

Register here.


Celebrate Recovery
Wednesday evenings year round
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Mundelein Campus

Are you suffering from a past or present hurt? Do you feel the shame of an addiction to something or someone? Does your way of coping with people or challenges keep you stuck? You can find hope and healing through this 12-step biblically based recovery program. Click here to find other Celebrate Recovery locations.

Free. Childcare is available for a small donation.

For more information, e-mail Cathy Woodside.


Life’s Healing Choices: Freedom from Your Hurts, Hang-Ups, and Habits
Hosted by the Care Ministry at The Chapel—Barrington
Wednesdays Sept. 17–Nov. 19
7 to 9 p.m.
Barrington Campus

LIFE HAPPENS. Happiness and Healing are yours for the choosing.

We've all been hurt by other people. We've all hurt ourselves. We’ve all hurt others. As a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. The question we all face is this: Where do we go from here? Life's Healing Choices offers a path to freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, we’ll explore eight healing choices that offer true happiness and life transformation. You'll find real answers, real hope, and a real future—one healing choice at a time.

Childcare available with registration.

For more information, email: CareMinistryTCB@chapel.org

Register here.


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. 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.”