Welcome to Grace Community Church Care Groups!

Below you will find a variety of groups to help you through major life events you may be struggling with. If you do not see what you are looking for, please reach out to the 301 Equip office.

To find out more contact the Equipping Office at 575.623.5438 X 108. 

You can also email Jena Dornan at jdornan@roswellgrace.com or

Pastor Barry Anderson at banderson@roswellgrace.com.


CelebrateRecovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program offering a safe place to find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. CR is hosted at Grace Community Church on Friday nights in the Children's Building. 

Participants are encouraged to invite their families and friends to the pre-meeting dinner at 5 PM if they so choose; the dinner is hosted in the Children's Building and is designed for a time of great fellowship and great food at affordable prices with other Celebrate Recovery participants.

The large group meeting is designed for the participant to set aside the busyness and stress of the outside world by entering into a time of prayer, praise and worship, and teaching as a way of getting in touch with the one and only Higher Power, Jesus Christ. The service takes place in the large meeting room of the Children's Building, across the lobby from the nursery wing offering free childcare.

The open share small group meets immediately after the large group meeting in various breakout rooms and provides a place for the participant to connect with other Celebrate Recovery attendees. This is a safe place where participants can be in gender-specific groups and issue-specific groups.

After you’ve attended Celebrate Recovery for a while, you will want to join a step study. The step study small group is for those who are ready to delve deeper into their past and the choices they have made. This is where participants will see real, lasting changes start to happen. Step studies take place another night of the week.

Celebrate Recovery also offers programs for children and teens. Celebration Place is the uplifting, hope-filled, children's companion to Celebrate Recovery. The Landing is Celebrate Recovery written for teens that help them deal with their hurts, hang-ups and habits.

5-5:45 PM    Family Meal  

6-7 PM         Large Group Celebration - Auditorium

6-8 PM         Celebration Place - CR for Children - Room 205 

6-8 PM         The Landing - CR for Students - Student Building

7-8 PM         Open Share Small Groups 

                   Mixed Issues Women's Group 

                   Mixed Issues Men's Group 

Please feel free to join us for the entire night or come and go as you desire!



DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. At this 13-week, video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making.



Understanding & Acceptance

People at DivorceCare understand how you’re feeling and what you’re struggling with—because they’re facing similar challenges. Everyone’s story is different, and you’ll be accepted right where you are, in a safe place.

"I could be me and no one would judge me." -Lesia

Encouragement & Hope

It’s so comforting to know you’re not alone and that you’re going to be okay. Through the videos and small-group discussion time, you’ll hear from people who have felt there’s nothing left to look forward to—and now they’re starting to smile again. They’ll help you do the same.

"Going to DivorceCare, I was getting solid again. I was starting to heal. I had hope." - Mica

Good Advice

Each week, you’ll watch a 30-minute video filled with practical suggestions from counselors and other experts on divorce recovery. Plus you’ll hear from people who’ve experienced a marriage breakup and who share what’s helped them. Their insights will help you make wise decisions as you move forward.

"For the first time I had people that had answers." -Jonathan

A Structured Approach

When everything feels chaotic, DivorceCare’s structured approach provides stability. It helps you organize your thinking and manage your emotions. Each group is built around three main parts that work together to provide the most effective healing experience: video, group discussion, and a participant book for practical application.

"The process and information were amazing! The curriculum brought comfort and peace." -Sonia


Healing from loss is a journey

Everyone experiences grief differently


There’s no “right way” to grieve

Feeling angry or full of regret? Are you depressed and wondering how to heal? Do you walk around in a mental fog? All this is normal. And while your grief journey is unique, you’ll find many grieving people are facing the same struggles. And others who’ve gone before you can help.


Grief cannot be rushed

You may wish you could bypass the difficult emotions or push down the pain. Or maybe others are pressuring you to “get up and move on.” But healing from grief and loss requires you to go through your grief. We have resources that can help you find relief and stability.

Finding support is crucial

Grief is a journey that shouldn’t be traveled alone. You may feel like no one understands and be tempted to isolate, but as counselor David Bueno Martin says, “Healing happens in the context of finding others who can help you.” A GriefShare group is a safe place to find support.

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The Hope Circle
Hope is often hard to define or pin down; it can seem mysterious and illusive. When individuals living with mental illness repeatedly have the painful experience of dashed expectations for wellness, recovery, and emotional stability or continue to be plagued with suicidal thoughts, hope can disappear. A positive, optimistic outlook for the future can be replaced with a flood of negative thoughts, cognitive misperceptions, and even dangerous self-loathing. And yet we cannot live without hope! The Hope for Mental Health Community is founded on five simple spiritual truths that speak to the deepest longings of the human soul: to be loved, to believe you have a
purpose, to belong, to have autonomy, and to know you have a contribution to make. These five truths also combat the damaging messages that can keep people from moving toward hope.


These truths form The Hope Circle:
• You are loved
• You have a purpose
• You belong
• You have a choice
• You are needed

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You don't have to do this alone.


One of the best advantages of a support group is the realization that you’re not alone.  There are others who have experienced similar or the same problem and they want to encourage you, help you, pray for you - and we need YOUR encouragement, as well!  

At Cancer With Grace, we’ve experienced first-hand the power of learning together. Mutual encouragement brightens our attitudes, lightens our loads, and we are renewed in dealing with the ups and downs brought on by cancer. 

We understand that checking out a support group for the first time can be uncomfortable: Can I trust them?  What if I can’t identify with anyone?  But our first promise is that we’ll keep our stories confidential and honor each person and their journey. 

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What to expect

Our meetings last about an hour-and-a-half.  Being nervous about your first visit is natural, but we promise you’ll be loved and respected.  You'll be invited to share, but never pressured. You might get a lot out of the meeting by simply listening to the stories of others and benefit from the available resources provided. 

We want you to be encouraged in your first steps toward healing and becoming a thriving survivor.  

A word on "social distancing": some of us are still going through chemo or radiation and that makes our immune system weak. Even if you have a cold - but especially if you've got a fever or coughing - consider staying home and joining us via Zoom (just let us know ✉). 

So what do we do?

  • Emotional Support
  • Reduce Stress
  • Finding Joy
  • Reduce Feelings of Helplessness
  • Provide a Sense of Control
  • Better Manage Emotions
  • Improve quality of Life
  • Provides Coping Skills


Part 1: Warming Up.   We’ll always have some snacks, and beverages, so relax, chat, and make some new friends!  Next, we’ll have some introductions and you’ll hear some stories, and you’ll have the opportunity to share your own if you wish. 

Part 2:  Powering Up.  This is skill building.  Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, perhaps one of the most daunting and confusing tasks you’ll face is getting a handle on how to get healthy and how it affects everything.  We’ll discuss getting a grasp on therapy, the challenges for family, the management and mitigation of side-effects,  and where and who to turn to with specific  needs — just to name a few. It’s our goal to help give you a basic skill set of negotiating care and to self-advocate the process of healing, and build a network of friends and survivors who’ve walked the road.

Part 3: Prayer.  God instructs us through His Word to love and support each other, no matter what.  He wants us to trust Him. We should also pray for healing, strengthening and consolation in our affliction.  The secret weapon we have at Cancer With Grace is that we have a loving Heavenly Father who care about us at each step of our journey. 

Give it a try!  At Grace, we believe that no one should go it alone!  Our prayer for you is that you’ll be strengthened while walking with others, empowered with the grace God always intended for you to have.


WE MEET on the SECOND THURSDAY of the Month

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7:00 - 8:30

For more information, please call (575) 623-5438

This study offers practical, biblically-based guidance to lead you to identify, understand, and come to terms with the feelings and problems of growing up in a dysfunctional family.


Join other women as you dig deep into your past and work on healing from the dysfunction of your childhood family.