Care Groups

CARE GROUPS | September 2 – December 9, 2015, 6:30 – 8:15 PM

All the Care Groups are confidential groups and require your signature on a Statement of Understanding the first time you attend. Materials may be purchased in our 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 Groups. Some groups close to new participants after the second week of class. For more information or to pre-register for a Care Group, you may contact Marietta Olson at 858-8624 or mariettao@hoffmantown.org.

Griefshare Room #B216 Leaders: Terry & Karen Heames
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.
Materials Available in the LRC

DivorceCare Room #B214 Leader: Kathy Tesch
Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful, stressful experiences they have ever faced. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly DivorceCare 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.
Materials: Available in the LRC

Freedom From Addiction ( Men Only) Room #B218 Leader: Ruben Cisneros
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 habilitation program, but is a paradigm shift. It shifts the focus from oneself to God.
Materials: Available in the LRC

HOPE AHEAD (Women Only) Room # B118 Leader: Barb Mulvey
This class is designed to take a Biblical approach to the issue of sexual abuse. The goal is to walk beside those who are hurting and encourage them on their journey to healing and freedom.
Materials: Handouts given in class as needed

Cancer Support Group
Thursdays from 7:00–8:30pm (1st Thursday of each month) • Facilitators: Frank and Brooksene Thompson

This is a caring, sharing group who has walked with God through cancer. 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. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NASB95). If your life has been touched at any time in any fashion by cancer, come be a part of this group as we encourage each other by using God’s Word.