CARE GROUPS at Hoffmantown Church
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 Kathy Tesch at 858-8650 or email@example.com.
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Tim and Jennifer Hale, Russ and Mary Spicher, and Vicky Kohnke
This group offers spiritual solutions for struggles with PTSD, specific to combat, by creating an environment in which God can work in the wounded soul. This group study combines the latest insights in medicine and counseling with the timeless principles of God’s Word, and presents a step-by-step program that will help PTSD sufferers. Some of the issued addressed: understand your trauma – spiritually, psychologically and physiologically; experience the freeing influence of giving and receiving forgiveness; rebuild your identity based on what God says about you. Materials available in the LRC.
Spouses – God sees you, you are not alone. Receive the same insights as above, plus the shared experiences of other military spouses. Some of the issues addressed: understand what happened to your husband or wife – spiritually, psychologically and physiologically; learn how to deal positively with grief, loss and forgiveness issues associated with PTSD; understand and focus on your true identity in Christ. Materials available in the LRC.
Freedom from Addiction
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Ruben and Louise Cisneros
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, of 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. Materials ($39) available in the LRC.
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Ron Marler and Jeanne Wolfenbarger
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.
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Wayne Byrd, Linda Alexander, and Terry Koehler
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.
Boundaries / Searching for Significance
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deepen Level) • Facilitators: Roger and Kathy Tesch
Having clear boundaries is essential to following after God. All too often, however, Christians focus so much on being judged as loving and unselfish that they fail to follow God’s unique call upon their life. Living for the praise and approval of men, they forfeit God’s best. How do I answer someone who requests my time, love, energy, or money, when God has not led me to say “yes” to their request? Jesus said, “No man takes my life, I lay my life down freely”. Learn how to walk in the freedom of allowing God to determine how your life is spent (your life belongs to Him) rather than trying to please men (and so become their slave). Materials available in the LRC.
Care & Counsel for Combat Trauma (C3T)
Wednesdays from 6:15–8:15pm (Deploy Level) • Facilitator: Judy Young
The C3T Course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the effects of Combat Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There are no special requirements or background needed to enroll in or benefit from this course. Anyone suffering with combat trauma, family members of sufferers, clinicians, or people with a heart to provide care will benefit from participating in this unique and powerful training program. Objectives: 1) The C3T course will give you a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding the post-combat experience of hundreds of thousands of active duty and veterans military members, 2) C3T will broaden professional and ministry-based skills, and 3) C3T will equip Christian pastors and lay ministers to reach out with sensitivity and relevance to military members, veterans, and families in their congregations and communities. Materials: depends upon your desired level of participation. A) Information only – bring paper for taking notes B) Certificate Training Program – order C3T Certification Workbook from Military Ministry at 1-800-444-6006 or http://resources.militaryministry.org/products/care-counsel-for-combat-trauma-certification-kit (allow delivery time) or C) 30 CE’s from American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) – order Stress & Trauma Care Workbook from AACC, must call 1-800-526-8673 to order workbook only (allow delivery time).
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 comfo rt, 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.