Healing Comes When We Call on the Healer
"I am the Lord, who heals you." Exodus 15:26
affliction ... disease ... hurts ... habits ... hang-ups ... grief ...
At Grace, we know that tragic events or circumstances can help us or hobble us. The difference is found not in HOW we handle it but to WHOM we take it.
As long as we live in this world, our bodies and minds are going to be prone to the ravages of physical, emotional and spiritual woundings. That's the deal.
But Jesus is our Redeemer and Renewer! He sent His Spirit to empower us to endure, to be enriched, and to bring Him glory!
We all want the rescue. Sometimes that happens. Sometimes, it's walking with Jesus in the "valley of the shadow of death." Life will never be perfect - but God can perfect our lives. God wants us to be active participants with his purposes, will and ways.
For Heaven's Sake, Don't Go it Alone!
The best thing is that God never intended for us to experience this alone. In fact, part of the act of healing in our lives IS through His Body, the Church. God made us to be more than just believers, but belongers! We don't claim to have the answers - just a promise that if you'll give us a chance, we'll with you through it all.
Check out the ministries below:
Life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups can lead us to do some crazy things to stop the pain. One thing EVERYONE knows is that we need the help of others because it's pointless and powerless to do it "by ourselves". But, in a safe, steady, and strategic environment, we can progress in healing!
Based on The Beatitudes of Jesus, CR is more than a step study (which there are) and more than support groups (which we have), it's a powerful form of discipleship. In fact, only 1 in 3 go to CR for substance issues.
Visit the CR webpage for more information, or contact James Tucker or the church office. Here's a video to get a better look.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Built around a 13-week video curriculum, DivorceCare support groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of divorce or separation and move you toward rebuilding your life.
Here's a video introduction.
Contact Kaye Thompson or (575) 317-3515.
Divorce Care for Kids
Help your children heal from the pain of divorce.
Are your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) support group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos, and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly and are designed for children ages 5-12. Here's a video introduction.
Contact Lorraine VanDyke or (253) 293-2488.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Built around a 13-week video curriculum, GriefShare support groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of grief and move from mourning to joy. We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
Here's a video introduction.
Contact Bonnie Gilcrease for more information
Every cancer fighter, survivor, and their team deserve the appropriate support they need so that their lives are richer and fuller and their cancer battle meaningful. That's the vision of Cancer With Grace.
We are a place where we can share stories of love, faith, hope, and courage with other cancer survivors.
We (usually?) meet the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays in room 105 on the EAST side at 7:00pm, BUT please check the calendar.
Contact Sean Lee or Kim Cavin for more information.
You are a creation of significance and worth! You are loved, you have a purpose, you belong, you have a choice and you are needed. Find out ways to help navigate out of the negativity and dark cycles.
We meet Wednesdays at 6:00pm in room 105
For more information, contact Tony Kessel.
The Lord Jesus gave specific teachings about how our attitude towards money can have a direct correlation to the quality of our relationship with God our Father and his expectations of how we use it in the stewardship of our lives. But many of us have found the sting of what it means to be shackled by debt instead of using it as a means of joyful blessing. Find out the important principles of not only getting out of debt and staying out of debt, but also guidance on making God's resources count for his purposes.
For more information, contact Kevin Price or call the church office.
Please check the Grace Calendar to verify the event.
If you feel like you need more immediate attention, please contact one of the pastors at Grace at (575) 623-5438.