Fall Semester Care Groups: September 6 – December 6, 2017
Wednesdays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
The purpose of Hoffmantown Care Groups is to come alongside those who are hurting to provide hope, encouragement, the love of Christ, and strategies to help participants heal and grow. The bible verse most used by the Care Groups is II Corinthians 1:3-4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Confidentiality is a cornerstone of Care Groups, and participants are asked to read and sign a Statement of Understanding, which outlines expectation of participants to ensure a safe classroom environment conducive to care, support and healing.
There is no charge for the Care Groups, but most have companion workbooks/materials available for purchase at a nominal fee. Materials may be purchased in the Bookstore, the Life Resource Center (LRC), unless otherwise noted. Some groups may have limited enrollment (restrictions on size of class) and pre-registration is highly recommended for all Care Group. Other groups are open groups and can be joined at any time during a semester.
For more information or to pre-register for a Care Group, you may contact Tabitha Baker at 858-8624 or TabithaB@hoffmantown.org for more information.
Freedom From Addiction – Ruben Cisneros, B104
This class is for men only. It takes courage to face an addiction. However, no matter how bad things have become, God offers a way out. Freedom from Addiction is a biblical approach to discovering a whole new life – a life of joy, peace, of wholeness, of sobriety, of self-control, of FREEDOM! It is not self-help or a rehabilitation program, but is a paradigm shift. It shifts the focus from oneself to God.
Workbook is available in the bookstore.
Griefshare – Terry Heames Room B216
It may seem impossible to feel optimistic about the future. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may seem that people do not understand the deep pain you feel. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly Griefshare session covers a different topic that builds upon the prior week and has three distinct elements: a video seminar by Christian experts with personal stories, group discussion with focus, and a workbook-based personal Bible study and reflection to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Workbook is available in the bookstore.
Life Care – Barb Mulvey and Mark and Della Bassman Room B202
If you have attended Grief Share, Divorce Care, or Hope Ahead this class is designed to encourage you in the next steps of your Christian walk. (However, these classes are NOT prerequisites to this class and it is open to all). Our goal is to encourage you in your walk and help you understand four important Biblical truths: Our position in Christ, our power in Christ, our process in maturing, and our purpose in life. It is a teaching/power point presentation with class discussion afterward. Every teaching is based on key Biblical verses. It begins with understanding who God is and who you are and it ends with practical ways to live for His glory.
Tuesday mornings at 9:30am
Hope Ahead – Barb Mulvey Room B214
The class is designed for women to take a biblical approach on the issue of sexual abuse. You are welcome to this group if you have been abused, care for someone who has been wounded in this way, or would like to learn to minister in this area.
Materials needed: Hope Ahead book available in the Bookstore.
Many women who have had other issues in life have been helped in the class. I sometimes say, there are many onramps to the highway of pain. Although this book comes from the perspective of sexual abuse, it really is a guide on how to respond to being sinned against in a godly way. At this time, this class is for women only.
For D-Group and Care Group information, please contact us at Equip@hoffmantown.org