Support Groups is a Christ-centered support group ministry that occurs twice a year over a 12-week period. Groups meet to support each other in sharing common life experiences.
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A support group is a meeting of members who provide help and support to one another. Our Support Group Ministry occurs twice a year in September and January and meets on Mondays for 8–13 weeks, pending the group. Groups are led by trained facilitators who desire to help those in need find hope, help, and healing. We offer 2 types of groups: open and closed.
All groups have an end date; however, an open group means that someone can join the group at any time. A closed group means that once the group meetings begin, new members cannot be added. This ensures the security and openness of group members as sensitive topics are discussed. We close these groups after the 3rd meeting.
We have 2 types of facilitators: peer and professional. Our Peer-facilitated groups are led by non-professionals who have been trained to facilitate a group. Many of these peer-facilitators have gone through and overcome similar situations that members are currently facing. Our Professionally-facilitated groups are led by those who hold a degree or practice in the field of psychology, social work, counseling/therapy, or have certification in the specific nature of the group.
Each support group is assigned a room where they will meet each week. The facilitators will lead the groups discussion as it pertains to the objective for each week. Some groups will use curriculum and/or workbooks. Other groups focus on a topic of discussion presented by the facilitator as it relates to that group and its members. Each group is unique and provides relevant support and tools needed in the healing/recovery process.
Yes. Our facilitators strive to create a safe environment of trust and respect. Anyone who participates as members of a group signs an agreement to confidentiality. Our facilitators uphold the AACC code of ethics as lay professionals facilitating support groups. This means that we recognize every member has a right to privacy and a wide range of thoughts, opinions, beliefs, and behaviors that are protected from public knowledge. This also means that we adhere to any ethics or laws that protect an individual from harm and in which confidentiality must be disclosed in order to maintain that protection.
Do you have something in your life you desire to change because of its hinderance to your health, happiness, or quality of life? Have you or are you currently undergoing a hardship in which you need support and encouragement? Are you struggling with unwanted feelings or in relational dynamics in which you feel stuck? If any of these questions or other like it are true of you, we encourage you to join a support group. While we cannot guarantee a specific outcome by attending a support group, the benefits of participating in support groups may include: feeling less lonely, isolated or judged; gaining a sense of empowerment and control; and improving your coping skills and sense of adjustment.
We are confident you will benefit from a support group; however, how much and to what extent is mostly up to you.
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