LifeGroups 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 The 5 Love Languages, which is $50 per couple.
Date: Starting January 14 for 13 weeks
Place: Woodvale Church, 205 Greenbank Rd
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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 offenses 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
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.
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Do you ask questions like:
Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
What are legitimate boundaries?
What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries?
How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
Aren't boundaries selfish?
Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries?
This course offers biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.
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
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.
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.
Battlefield of the mind - for women
overcoming negative thoughts
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all are attacks on the mind. If you suffer from negative thoughts, take heart! You will learn to deal with thousands of thoughts that you may think every day and how to focus your mind the way God thinks. Through personal stories, biblical truth, and encouragement you will learn to think with purpose, win the battles of your mind, and begin a joy-filled life.
Offence: Don’t allow yesterday’s pain to steal tomorrrow’s Joy
We all encounter offence. Its up to us how we let it affect our relationship with God. Our response determines our future. The video series “The Bait of Satan” will help free us from offence and escape a victim mentality.
the 5 love languages - For Couples
Word’s of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, physical touch - learning these love languages will get your marriage off to a great start or enhance a long-standing one! Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner - starting today. Cost: $50/couple