A Grief Recovery Small Group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. There are several different ways we can experience loss that causes us to grieve, and they are not all from death. The goal of this group is to reshape lives, convert struggles into prayer and courage, and to allow God to show each person how to look to Him to fill their days and nights with His peace, joy, and healing.
Through this group many have discovered that what Barbara Baumgardner says is true Suppression [of grief] leads to momentary relief and permanent pain. Feeling your experience leads to momentary pain and permanent relief.
For the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13b
This small group meets for 7 weeks and goes through the instructional material in the book A Passage Through Grief by Barbara Baumgardner. Each week we discuss the book content and have time for personal sharing. The personal sharing time allows each group member time to talk about their feelings and experiences. Much healing occurs when we have the opportunity to share our grief experiences and listen to what God is doing in others lives. We come to understand that we are not alone and there are many others who are going through similar experiences. The small group really becomes a family.
If you're grieving the loss of someone, will you allow yourself to heal by seeking guidance from the Lord and the body of Christ through a Grief Recovery Small Group?
For more information, contact Janet McAuliffe at 619.980.2128.