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Pre-Marital Program information & registration, Marriage Enrichment, Resources

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Life Support Group descriptions and open registrations

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Wellness workshops, Creative Coping Workshops, Emotions that Destroy Registration

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Group availability and workshop information and registration

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Parenting groups and workshops, and resources

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Hello World

WHAT IS LIFE SUPPORT ?


We offer a variety of groups on various topics that may be impacting your life.  These Life Groups support the spiritual and emotional development needed to live an abundant life in Christ Jesus. In group, you can gain tools that will enhance that life while providing a space for healing and wholeness in the areas that have caused challenges and struggles for you.

Crisis Support-Clergy and Trained Leaders provide guided support to assist those in crisis to connect with the appropriate service agency for their immediate distress. Give us a call during our regular business hours for the church.

WE ARE NOT A CRISIS CENTER. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A LIFE THREATENING CRISIS OR EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY FOR SUPPORT.

frequently asked questions

We offer Life Groups to support the spiritual and emotional development needed to live an abundant life. Workshops to sharpen skills for holistic wellness. Crisis Support from clergy and trained leaders to provide guided support to assist those in crisis. Referrals to counseling and service agencies. Pre-Marital and marriage support from trained seasoned couples.
We DO NOT offer counseling. We can refer you to various agencies that support your needs. We ARE NOT a crisis center. If you are experiencing a life threatening crisis or emergency, call 911 immediately for support.
Location : MAIN Location Kingdom Building 2nd Floor

Call us : 216-332-9673 Ext. 230

Email us : lifesupport@wordcity.org

marriage matters



PREPARE

PRE-MARITAL ORIENTATION

Our program is designed to equip the engaged couple with the tools necessary to achieve a sanctified covenant relationship with God. Seasoned Marriage Coaches lead couples in dynamic skills assessment and application of proven techniques for marital success. Each couple completes a compatibility assessment prior to getting started. This allows them to focus their skills on problem areas and celebrate relational strengths.

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ENRICH

THE MARRIAGE YOU ALWAYS WANTED
(5 weeks)

Couple led engaging discussions on key topics including communication, intimacy, positive change, understanding friction points or serious betrayals in marriage and move beyond them to mutual respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.

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grace filled marriage (10 weeks)

Whether your marriage is just beginning, seems healthy, or is struggling on life support, a deeper understanding of the power of grace will help it not just survive, but thrive.

The missing ingredient in most marriages isn’t love, it’s grace. Love inclines us to get married, but we need grace to keep that love healthy, strong, and committed.  More than simply “nice”, grace is that game-changing ingredient that enables us to treat each other the way God treats us—even when we don’t deserve it.

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RESTORE


torn asunder
(10 weeks)

by appointment only

Torn Asunder sorts through the factors that contribute to infidelity and then maps out a recovery process for both partners with compassion and wisdom that is rooted in the Bible.

Along the way answer questions like:

  • Why did this happen?
  • We didn’t actually sleep together, so is it still an affair?
  • Can I trust my spouse again?
  • Should I reveal a secret affair?
  • What if my spouse doesn’t want me back?
  • What do we tell the kids?
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boundaries in marriage (6 weeks)

by appointment only

Whether your marriage is just beginning, seems healthy, or is struggling on life support, a deeper understanding of the power of grace will help it not just survive, but thrive.

The missing ingredient in most marriages isn’t love, it’s grace. Love inclines us to get married, but we need grace to keep that love healthy, strong, and committed.  More than simply “nice”, grace is that game-changing ingredient that enables us to treat each other the way God treats us—even when we don’t deserve it.

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PISD Post Infidelity Stress Disorder (10 weeks)

by appointment only

Have you been traumatized by infidelity?

The phrase “broken heart” belies the real trauma behind the all-too-common occurrence of infidelity. Psychologist Dennis Ortman likens the psychological aftermath of sexual betrayal to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its origin and symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, rage, emotional numbing, and flashbacks. Using PTSD treatment as a model, Dr. Ortman will show you, step by step, how to:

  • Work through conflicting emotions
  • Understand yourself and your partner
  • Make important life decisions

Dr. Ortman sees recovery as a spiritual journey and draws on the wisdom of diverse faiths, from Christianity to Buddhism. He also offers exercises to deepen recovery,  such as guided meditations and journaling, and explores heart-wrenchingly familiar case studies of couples struggling with monogamy. By the end of this book, you will have completed the six stages of healing and emerged with a whole heart, a full spirit, and the freedom to love again.

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emotional WELLNESS


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality-EHS (9 weeks)

You cannot be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. This group provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. “The combination of emotional health and contemplative, spirituality unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ.”-Peter Scazzero

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books needed for emotionally healthy spirituality Group


ehs workbook
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ehs book (updated & revised)
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ehs devotional
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more group options

Healing the Mother Wound (12 weeks)

No one has influence on who you are today like your mother. The relationship you had with her as a child has shaped your worldview today. It has also affected your relationships and your self-image. This Life Group will help you understand how you were affected, rewrite messages from the past, find forgiveness and make progress in building new relationships.

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book needed (1 of 2)
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book needed (2 of 2)
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Emotions That Destroy
(One-Day Workshop)

This one-day workshop will help you identify how you handle your negative emotions and give you practical biblical tools to express appropriately and deal with those who express their negative emotions toward you. Get practical help for those negative feelings that ruin relationships.

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Healing the Father Wound (12 weeks)

No one has influence on who you are today like your father. The relationship you had (or did not) with him as a child has shaped your worldview today. It has also affected your relationships and your self-image. This Life Group will help you understand how you were affected, rewrite messages from the past, find forgiveness.

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grief recovery (9 weeks)

Are you suffering from a broken heart? Did a death, divorce, or the end of a romantic relationship cause it? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person might experience such as moving, pet loss, or a change in finances? Regardless of the cause, you know how you feel and it probably isn’t good. We aren’t going to tell you, “We know how you feel,” because we don’t. Neither does anyone else. What we will do is provide a safe environment where you will be given specific tools to help you recover from loss and ultimately lead a happier life.

  • Our Grief Support Groups provide a safe environmentfor you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, which losses have affected your life, and take actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain.
  • It’s an action-based group that involves reading and writing assignments outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition.
  • It’s not a drop in group.You’ll do an 8-week group format .
  • Each Grief Support Group is facilitated by one of our Certified Grief Recovery Specialists. Specialists come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds, but have one thing in common: a desire to help people.

TEEN GROUP AVAILABLE!

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creative coping


LIFE SCRIPT
(ONE-DAY WORKSHOP)

A creative twist on the highly therapeutic practice of journaling. Workshop attendees will gain valuable perspective on their life through by creating their personal
narrative using elements from storytelling. A composition notebook is needed for this workshop.

Adults only unless other noted. (18 years+)

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COFFEE AND CANVAS
(ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

We borrow concepts from art therapy as local artists stop by to guide you in artistic
expressions. Mediums vary depending on the featured artist. Sessions last about one and a half hours.

Adults only unless other noted. (18 years+)

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support groups


Hope Haven (1st Wednesdays of the month)

A SUPPORT GROUP FOR “SURVIVORS”

Whether you are newly diagnosed, in remission or pressing through treatment and the process, this support group provides a safe place to share your story and find helpful tips from those who understand what is like to be saved and sick.

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Mother to Mother (every other sunday at 10a)

A SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Topics include:

  • Dealing with guilt and denial
  • Setting boundaries
  • Special issues with discipline
  • Advocating for your child
  • Importance of self-care

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Never Forget ( Saturdays at 10a)

A SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRAGICALLY LOST FAMILY OR LOVED ONES.

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you may feel alone. Friends and family want to help but they don’t always know how.  Never Forget is a support group for those who have lost loved ones in a traumatic way.  Their death is premature and often due to homicide, suicide or addiction. This support group is led by caring people who have experienced a similar grief and successfully rebuilt their lives. 

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Surviving the Holidays (5 weeks)

Our Surviving the Holidays Life Group is especially for people who are recently separated and/or divorced. Together we will tackle:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • Ways to give your kids a good holiday experience
  • How to discover hope for your future
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$ 10 materials cost
(due at registration)


DivorceCare (12 weeks)

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. The support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.

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MAN CAVE (Mondays)

A real place for real men to really deal with all their “stuff”.  Content of group varies and is known only by the attendees. But rest assured, if it is an issue for you-it mostly likely be discussed in MAN CAVE. Topics may include: anger control and domestic abuse, , sexual addiction, issues with sexuality,  personal empowerment, fatherhood, grief recovery, and emotionally healthy spirituality.

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Youth and Family

ACTIVE PARENTING

Turn the stress of raising children well into a fun and exciting adventure for the entire family; sign up today for a parent education workshop and get ready to see changes in yourself and your children. Each parent education workshop is customized for children of different ages, but this group will cover some core effective parenting techniques for children ages 5-12 years old, including but not limited to:

  • Effective, nonviolent discipline techniques
  • Teaching mutual respect
  • The power of encouragement
  • Successful communication skills
  • With these tips in effective parenting, and many more, you will be sure to make parenting decisions with confidence when confronted with difficult situations in the future.

LIFE SUPPORT GROUP REGISTRATIONS

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spiritual guidance


We provide Spiritual Guidance for members of the church and the community. Spiritual Guidance is a biblically based response to the various challenges one may have in life. It is an opportunity share your heart with a trained listener who will guide you back to Christ.
This is not “counseling ” in the clinical sense. It is a one on one conversation with an Elder, Minister or skilled helper that is safe and confidential. Imagine a heart with ears on assignment to provide support, resources, and in some cases- loving correction. There is no fee for Spiritual Guidance.
We provide Spiritual Guidance for:
• Grief
• Personal, Couple or Family Concerns
• Life Transitions
• Emotional Wellness
• Spiritual Identity
Your first appointment will be an intake session. It is a confidential gathering of important background information that will better assist your Elder in providing relevant guidance. These sessions are done by the Department of Life Support and can take about 30 minutes. Your Spiritual Guidance session will be scheduled with the next available Elder, Minister or skilled helper.
You expect to spend a little under an hour in your session.
To request an appointment contact us at:

Spiritualguidance@wordcity.org or call 216-332-9673.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY