Living Free Recovery Night
God longs for us to experience freedom beyond our imagination, but often we are held back by deep hurts in our lives. While it takes courage to admit that we are struggling, help is here if we’re willing to take a bold step forward. If you, or someone you know in the Black Rock family, are dealing with the effects of abuse and trauma, abortion, childlessness or infant death, divorce, grief, chemical or other dependencies, Black Rock’s Living Free Recovery Night provides a safe place where you can find healing, hope and support. Small groups for each area begin on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. For confidential information, email . Here’s a brief description of each group:
Separation and divorce are among life’s most painful and stressful experiences. It’s a confusing time when people may feel isolated and have questions about issues they’ve never before faced. DivorceCare meets weekly to help you manage these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session begins with a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery in a compelling format with interviews, real-life case studies and helpful tools. This is followed by group discussion around the weekly theme with time to share what’s going on in your personal journey as you receive support from the group.
DivorceCare for Families
The stress and confusion of divorce impacts the entire family. This group focuses on supporting teens and adults whose lives have been affected by a parent’s divorce or the pain of parents with a turbulent marriage.
For Men Only
This group provides a safe place for men who are struggling with personal purity. You are not alone – it's every man's battle to use the eyes God gave us to appreciate his creation while thinking and acting with integrity. A weekly meeting allows men to share openly about behaviors and thoughts in a non-judgmental, supportive setting that focuses on building accountability and a plan to help prevent future relapses with the goal of developing healthy sexuality. FMO is committed to helping men mature in community as they follow the biblical principle that as “iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17, NASB)
Grieving with Hope
If you’ve suffered the passing of a family member or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future. This can be an intensely frustrating and lonely time as you face concerns for which there are no easy answers. Grieving with Hope meets weekly to help you work through these issues and move toward rebuilding hope. Each session has three features:
1) A video presentation where you will network with grief and recovery specialists. Videos include expert interviews, real-life case studies and reenactments. 2) After the video, group members take time to discuss the weekly theme and support one another through interaction and prayer. 3) A workbook is provided for personal study and journaling during the week.
A small group ministry to women who have suffered the loss of an infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and those who struggle with infertility. We also provide support for women who are dealing with the effects of an abortion. Our goal is to encourage growth in Christ as we move through the grieving and healing process that accompanies childlessness, infant death or abortion. During an eight week process focusing on God’s love for us and His divine plan for our lives, Hannah’s Hope seeks to provide a supportive group environment as members complete a weekly study from Learning through Loss and meet for discussion, prayer and sharing. As women in the group grow and heal, they can, in turn, strengthen others who are facing these areas of loss.
Threshold of Hope
A small group ministry to women that focuses on opening the door to the healing power of Christ’s love for survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. Our goal is to bring light into the dark places of secrecy, silence and shame that surround sexual abuse by creating a safe environment which allows women to experience God’s power to heal the brokenness of abuse. During ten weeks together, group members will complete a weekly study from On the Threshold of Hope and engage in group discussion and support. The group facilitator, a local women’s ministry leader and abuse survivor, will be walking with participants through this highly sensitive subject. If you've received personal counseling for this issue, the benefits of a confidential group dynamic have an even greater potential for life change. We welcome those seeking hope and renewal. This group is offered either Wednesday or Thursday nights each week.
Living Free Recovery Groups
The goal of these groups is to promote personal growth and spiritual enrichment for those who are seeking victory over the life-challenging issues of alcohol, drugs or other dependencies. For substance misuse issues, recovery is based on the twelve-step process as a spiritual discipline with emphasis on restoration through the knowledge and love of our Higher Power, Jesus Christ. Other processes are used based on the nature of the dependency. By attending a weekly group, participants will learn to surrender the care of their lives to Jesus. As dependence on God increases, the need to grasp for the illusion of rest through mood-altering substances or other dependencies diminishes, and group members will find true rest in Christ. Each group will provide a confidential, safe environment where people are free to openly share thoughts, feelings, struggles and victories as they develop healthy relationships with God, themselves and others. As individuals fully participate in the group process, they can move from discouragement and pain toward healing and wholeness. Using The Twelve Steps for Christians and other material, people will find renewed hope and joy along with the freedom to receive God’s transforming love as He uses them to share His message of healing. Note: Depending on the nature of the need, groups will be for men or women only or may be open to both genders.
“The LORD’S Spirit has come to me, because he has chosen me to tell the Good News to the poor. The LORD has sent me to announce freedom for prisoners, to give sight to the blind, to free everyone who suffers and to say, ‘this is the year the LORD has chosen.’’’ (Luke 4:18-19, CEV)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT REcovery Groups
We understand that joining a recovery group is a big step for many. We encourage you to connect with Pastor Lemke, who oversees our Living Free Recovery Groups, so that he can answer your questions and help you get plugged in with the leader of your group.