Support Groups Ministry
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.
Do you desire to stop negative cycles that are evident in relationship with others?
Do you hold on to the past and let those experiences define you?
Is there a lack of boundaries in your life, and do you have a hard time saying "no?"
Is there something in your life you want to change because it hurts yourself or others?
If these questions or others like it are something you have asked yourself; join us at LifePoint Support Group Ministry.
September 8–December 1, 2019
Sundays at 4:30–6:00pm
Childcare, Journal and Snacks provided
*(if cost is a concern please let us know).
If you need childcare, please register above. The church pays for our childcare workers, so if at some point you no longer need childcare, please let us know so we can adjust our childcare staff ratios and be good stewards of our church funds.
FAQs about Support Groups
1. What is LifePoint Support Groups Ministry?
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 12 weeks. 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.
2. Who facilitates a support group?
We have 2 types of facilitators: peer and professional. Our peer-facilitators are 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 professional-facilitators are 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. We believe there is value in having both the experiential and clinical aspects to our groups.
3. What do groups look like?
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. Addiction and Divorce Care groups use a set curriculum; 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.
4. Are support groups confidential?
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.
5. Is a support group for me?
Do you have something in your life you desire to change because of its hindrance 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.
Still have a question? Email Luis Segarra about Support Groups.
September 2019 Classes
Sexual Integrity Support Group
Sexual sins such as pornography are the manifestations of a deeper issue of the heart. In this group, we will dig deep into these issues so that the outcome is not that you stop some outward behavior but that you experience integrity and wholeness in this most important part of your life.
Women’s Support Group
This support group discusses topics such as esteem/worth, relationships, people pleasing behaviors, self compassion, setting boundaries, and identity.
Foster and Adoption Support Group
Join other foster or adoptive parents as we discuss and support each other through the hard and sweet times of parenting. This support group uses curriculum from Karyn Pervis called, Created to Connect.
Caregiver Support Group
This group will provide a place for caregivers to connect with others who truly understand what you are going through because they have been there. This group will provide a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends to meet and develop a healthy support system. We will share feelings, needs and concerns, as well as talk through challenges and discuss resources that are available. Caring for loved ones is a difficult and isolating experience. Attending this group is a great way to reduce stress, not feel so alone, and have others come along beside you and support you in this season of life.
Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone. While things may look bleak now, you’ll learn ways to restore your hope and rebuild your life.
Grief/Loss support group
Loss comes into our lives in many ways--death, job status, and relationship changes, to name but a few. Grief is a profound part of loss. The Grief Support Group is designed to help you explore your feelings and needs while pointing back to our great Comforter during your time of recovering and healing.
Teen Support Group (14-18yrs)
This support group is for teens girls ages 14-18. In this group we will discuss the challenges and issues you are facing as an adolescent; while recognizing your worth, value, and acceptance in the Lord.
Addictions Support Group (Smyrna Campus)
This group is both for those who are struggling with addictions to any substance, as well as those who love an addict and are looking for support on how to help them.
Catapult Addiction Recovery Group
Catapult is a community addiction recovery group that meets Thursday nights from 7–8pm at the LifePoint Church Riverdale Campus (located at 307 Warrior Drive; Murfreesboro, TN). The meetings consist of musical worship and a message of hope. Catapult meets the qualifications for court approved meetings.