Life Groups

Life Groups  meet weekly on Monday evenings to help people grow, change and overcome their life struggles through Bible-based course study. These courses are led by facilitators who want to see people grow and change, and most facilitators have overcome the struggle themselves. The course fee of $35 covers the cost of course materials and snacks, with the exception of Marriage Oneness, The Smart Step Family and Winning with Money, which are $50 per couple. For these courses, register one for the course and the other as “Spouse”.

Date: September 9, 2019 for 13 weeks on Mondays
Time: 7pm
Place: Woodvale Church, 205 Greenbank Rd
Registration in now closed for the fall term. Check back in December to register for the next term.

Childcare is not provided

 

Divorce care - Journey of Hope

The divorce recovery support program provides the care needed to heal the hurt.  It allows group members to personalize each concept and focus on specific issues as the challenges of divorce are faced.  The group helps discover the important keys to balanced relationships and moves members beyond bitterness, anger and loneliness. As well, the members are helped to acquire increased strength and self-knowledge as well as embrace a time of healing through reflection, re-creation and refocusing.

 
Better future ahead sign against a blue sky and Winning with money! on the side

winning with money

Take control of your money and your future. This course will address topics like paying off debt, budgeting, insurance, wills, saving money and giving generously. Couples must attend together.

Cost: $35/single, $50/couple (Register one for the course and the other as a “Spouse”)

 

Breaking free of depression

Light in the Darkness; Finding Hope in the Shadow of Depression

This course will help you understand depression and how it affects your life. Discover how depression should be an instrument of transformation, rather than cause for shame and condemnation. It's in the darkness that God can prompt sufferers to examine their emotional well-being and clear away whatever would hide his joy.

 

STRENGTHENING BLENDED FAMILIES - Discover The Keys To A Healthy Stepfamily

This course reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily.  Whether married or soon-to-be-married, you'll discover how to: 

  • Solve the everyday puzzles of step parenting and stepchildren relationships

  • Communicate effectively with an ex-spouse

  • Handle stepfamily finances confidently

  • "Cook" your stepfamily slowly rather than expect an instant blend

Cost: $50/couple (Register one for the course and the other as a “Spouse”)

 

H.O.P.E. - (For Women)

Helping Others Persevere Everyday

Recovery and healing from abuse using Jan Frank's, "The Door of Hope", as a vehicle driving recovery; taking past experiences meant to harm and turning them to good. Jan's personal journey of recovery and healing can become your reality. H.O.P.E. is about believing in what we cannot see, yet knowing all things are possible with God.

 
“Overcoming Emotions that Destroy” Book Cover

Anger: Overcoming Emotions That Destroy

Life is full of hurts and bumps and bruises. Every emotional hurt we experience produces an automatic reaction of anger in us, even if we are not aware of it. As a result we tend to repress our anger instead of using it to help us deal with life’s hurts. Anger is often misunderstood and when we express it in a destructive manner, we experience hurt again.

In this course, you’ll learn how anger can work for your benefit and how to use it to overcome hurts and offences through forgiveness.

Here are a few of the topics covered:

  • Understanding anger’s purpose

  • How depression, anorexia, sarcasm and yelling can all come from a similar root

  • How to deal with hurt by turning anger into a friend

  • Developing a strategy that turns anger into motivation

  • Distinguishing between anger and bitterness

  • How to heal hurt and bitterness through forgiveness