Walking Together

When life throws a ball that seems too difficult to catch, it’s good to have a family that helps you catch it. For most of the church, our Life Groups are where we really do family together, but there are challenges in life which require some of us to add to our Life Groups. That’s where our Support Ministries can be a real asset.

Here we have dedicated ministries to help people who have lost others, people who suffer with bio-polar, people who struggle with setting healthy boundaries and those who have been impacted by divorce. Sign up for one of these ministries and help us to walk with you.

Bipolar: Down Together

A support group for people with bipolar and their loved ones. Meetings are held every second Saturday of the month. We have them in the Teachers Staff Room (Find it on the Christ Church Map) from 2:30pm. If you

Purpose statement: to provide support, encouragement, spiritual growth from a Christian perspective, and information about bipolar.

DivorceCare

Is a special seminar and support group for people who are separated, divorced, or experiencing the breakup of any serious relationship. It is not a course, so anyone can join the group at any time. Each week is a separate topic.

Each weekly session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on the grieving process, all of whom are Christians. ‘Lay’ people also tell their stories as part of the videos.

Discussion of the topic of the video in a small group is the other main part of the meeting, during which you can choose to share your story, pain and emotions. There is no pressure for anyone to share, read the Bible or pray out loud.

Some of the topics are: depression, loneliness, anger, and new relationships, what the Bible says about divorce and marriage, single sexuality, helping the children, forgiveness and finances.

GriefShare

Is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the death of any loved one. It is not a course, so anyone can join the group at any time. Each week is a separate topic.

Each weekly session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on the grieving process – all of whom are Christians and have experienced loss themselves. ‘Lay’ people also tell their stories as part of the videos.

Discussion of the topic of the video in a small group is the other main part of the meeting, during which you can choose to share your story, pain and emotions. There is no pressure for anyone to share, read the Bible or pray out loud.

Boundaries

The purpose of this 4 week course is to help people learn when to say no and when to say yes – in a God-honouring way. It will also help you to live life under God’s control and self-control – not under people’s control.

Do you:

  • Think it is always rude to say ‘no’?
  • Believe that you must say ‘yes’, if you’re asked to do something, especially if it’s for the church or a charity?
  • Take all the responsibility for a relationship, especially your marriage?
  • Feel guilty about telling someone, “I’m busy right now. May I ring you back in an hour”?
  • Allow someone to control your life?
  • Always ‘walk on eggshells’ with someone, lest they get upset or angry?
  • Feel stressed-out or depressed-out?

If you answered yes to one or more of these, then you have some boundary problems

Care Connect

Every kid and teen deals with loss in a different way. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or the divorce of their parents, loss is a tough ordeal for them to go through. One common experience they all face is that they need a safe place to talk about their experiences and share with others who are going through the same journey. Care Connect is not a program that offers counselling, but a place where kids and teens find a family that helps them be themselves.

The program is cleverly designed to provide tools that encourage a warm environment and help children and teenagers explore their own emotions. While the content is not overtly Christian, it is biblically based, helping young people experience the love of the Lord through his community.

Keep an eye out on our diary for the starting of our next Care Connect, or email Christina Van Zyl

Contact our support ministries
Email: supportgroups@christchurchmidrand.co.za.
Tell: 011 318 2481

Redeemed

Family

Servants

Mission

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30

Jesus

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

If you’re not part of a life group, you should be. Christians are not saved to live alone, we’re saved into a family (Ephesians 1:1 – 14). Why not sign up to a life group?

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