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.

You can contact the Church Office or send an email to supportgroups@christchurchmidrand.co.za.

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.

Dates

This course runs for 13 weeks.
Feel free to join at any stage of the course.

Divorce Care

July 7 - September 29

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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.

Dates

Grief Share runs over 13 weeks.

Grief Share

July 1 - September 23

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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.

Dates

Boundaries Course

September 14 - October 5

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Rooted Together

It is a support group for people with depression and  Bipolar disorder and their families. Meetings are held every second Saturday of the month. Meetings are held every second Saturday of the month. Due to Covid they are currently held via Whats App. Please contact Maia for more information.

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

Rooted together topics 2024:

13 January – Medication
10 February – Lifestyle
9 March – The Church
13 April – For Family and Friends
11 May – From experience: What helped or didn’t help
8 June – Social: Getting to know each other
13 July – What to expect
10 August – Burnout: We are not God
14 September – Burnout: Warnings and encouragement
12 October – Humility and Hope
9 November – Thankfulness and Joy

When’s the next meeting?

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ARC: Addiction Recovery In Christ

ARC is an ongoing recovery support program for those dealing with an addiction

Addiction is a difficult road to walk and is far broader than we think. It’s difficult because we become slaves and captives to our addictions and are unable to break the chains ourselves. Similarly, it’s often broader in that there are far more things we can become addicted to than we think.

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Addiction as a definition can be categorised into 2 sections.

    1. Main stream addictions: Addictions such as Alcohol, Drugs, Porn, Sex addiction etc.
    2. General addictions: Addiction to Work, Smoking, Social media, etc.

Addiction is something that we make an idol of because we become bound to it to the point that we can’t live without and it’s out of our control. Ultimately, we are detracted from who we are in Christ (which is sin). The First Commandment reminds us not to serve anything except God. By dealing with our main sin of separation from God we are able to deal with Addictions. Our goal in this ministry is to lead each person to the cross and to do so by walking with others who are struggling along the same road.

ARC is currently not running, but please contact us for support supportgroups@christchurchmidrand.co.za.

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