There will always be times when you just need a little help and hope, and one of our greatest traits as a church family is that we stand together in support of each other during times of trouble. We have ministries to aid those who are facing tough times, and we're firmly committed to helping in any way we can.
Support for Those Who Are Grieving
Support groups and individual counseling are available at the Plano Campus for those who have suffered the loss through death of someone they love. Please call 972-820-5112 for details on any of the following groups.
Grief Counseling Class
This group meets every Tuesday for 13 weeks at 9:30 a.m. at the Plano Campus, beginning on January 29. GriefShare is a video/workbook series produced by H. Norman Wright with Christian leaders and laypeople sharing their stories and how they reconciled their grief to their lives. It is led by certified grief counselors.
Individual Grief Counseling
Private, person-to-person counseling is also available throughout the year by appointment only (972-820-5112).
Support for Those Caring for Others
Memory Care Support Group
If you are caring for a loved one with memory issues, whether at the beginning or latter stages, please join us for this special time of encouragement.
Hear helpful suggestions and gain insight from knowledgeable speakers on how to care for those suffering with memory disorders, and find practical and spiritual support from fellow caregivers.
The group will meet at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays in Room W202 at the Plano Campus on:
- February 11
- March 11
- April 8
- May 13
- June 17
The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room A207 at the Plano Campus on:
- February 13
- April 10
- May 15
- June 19
Note: Wednesday evening sessions will feature the same speakers as the Monday sessions.
For more information, call 972-820-5325.
Caregiver Support Group
Caregivers do some of the most important work in our society and some of the hardest. If you find yourself in this role, join our newly formed Caregiver Support Group. Here you will find encouragement, information, inspiration, and a place to share what you are going through with others who are in a similar situation.
The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month in Room A207 at the Plano Campus:
- January 30
- February 27
- March 27
- April 24
- May 29
- June 26
For more information, call 972-820-5325.
Special Needs Network Group: Onward and Upward
You are invited to meet with us monthly on the fourth Sunday (excluding holiday weekends) after the Worship Service for lunch at the Onward and Upward table at Main Street Cafe at the Plano Campus (no reservation required). This forum, offered through our Special Needs Ministry, is for those who have family members with special needs, and helps provide information, ideas, resources, positive coping strategies and effective interventions. Lifelong relationships are formed as families fellowship in these monthly gatherings.
Living Free: Breaking Addiction’s Chains
Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. (Room W214)
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. (Room A109)
Learn and develop skills based on biblical truth to break the chains of addiction and live free. The class offers support for those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, drugs, alcohol and pornography. Childcare is available.
Teacher: Randy Mohundro
Ongoing groups - Prestonwood Pregnancy Center
This healing class is a post-abortion, Bible-based recovery course meeting in a confidential and safe environment. It has helped both men and women experience the grace and forgiveness that comes from our heavenly Father, restoring their hope and the freedom to live without the weight of guilt and shame. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare is not available. Materials are provided at no cost. All inquiries and participation is highly confidential.
Offered every January and August
Embrace Grace is a support group and Bible study for single and pregnant girls. Girls, the father of your baby may be involved or you may be completely on your own. Either way, we are here to help. We want to come alongside you and cheer you on! We’ll help you meet a lot of your needs, but more importantly, you will make lifelong friends with other girls going through the same situation as you. Join Embrace Grace and we will even host a baby shower for you! Be brave and just show up. Embrace Grace is a powerful yet simple study on how God’s grace and love is never-ending, no matter our past or what we’re going through now. It offers hope to the hopeless and brokenhearted who have found themselves with an unplanned pregnancy. For more information or to register, please e-mail email@example.com. Childcare is not available. Materials are provided at no cost.
Living with Loss after Suicide
Offered every August
If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, recently or years ago, please join us for a 10-week series as we look at the book Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide, and talk about the unique pain and grief that only those who are left behind after suicide can grasp. Author Frank Page, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and his wife, Dayle, lost their daughter to suicide in 2009. Writing from personal experience, he examines the biblical truths that carried him through such a painful time and continue to minister to him. For more information or to register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare is not available.