Support & Recovery

Come and experience the goodness of God found in shared sorrow and joy, shared pain and gain. 

We all need His healing grace to transform the wounded parts of our lives.

These groups give us an opportunity to journey alongside one another…masks down, real and authentic. God tells us He is close to the brokenhearted…may we become healing reminders of His love as we journey together.  No matter what your hurt, hang-up, struggle, or loss there is a place for you.  You are deeply loved!

Am I Hurting?

Take a listen to Claire’s story from her experience with grief and shame. Claire has found community and healing through her participation in support groups at College Church.
Date TBD | Spring 2019

Wired for Connection Institute

Sundays I Nov. 11, 18, & Dec. 2 & 9 I 9:30-10:45am I Garrett Chapel

Wired for Connection Classes

Have you ever wondered why you think, feel, and respond the way you do? Does conflict send you running, or do you rush to fixing? What about relationships... do you ever struggle to experience deep, meaningful connection with others? We are hard-wired to connect with God, others, creation, and even ourselves; but connecting is hard because we are also broken in our capacity to give and receive care. Join us for this one-day Institute OR for the 4-week class, where we will uncover how God has shaped us for connection. You will see God’s truth revealed in scripture, psychology, theology, and neuroscience. Join the conversation, & discover how you can grow in your capacity for meaningful connection in your families, friendships, neighborhoods, and work spaces! Teacher: Melissa Frye

Fall 2018 Support + Recovery Groups

Grief Share

Mondays | 6:30 - 8 PM | K-101

12 Weeks | September 17-December 17

GriefShare is a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This group equips through education and connection. No childcare is available for this group.

Depression + Anxiety

Mondays | 6:30 - 8 PM | K-104

12 Weeks | September 17-December 17

12-week support group for men and women who are struggling with the isolation and challenges of depression and/or anxiety. Gain a greater understanding of depression & anxiety and find hope and healing through community. No childcare is available for this group.

Caregiving Journey

Wednesdays | 6 - 7 PM | V-302

September 19-December 13

A 12-week equipping support group/class that makes space for us to encourage and care for one another as we take on the role of care-giver. This class will also tackle difficult topics and offer a variety of resources as participants navigate this journey together. Open group: All are welcome, childcare is provided!

Parent's Circle + Kid's Club Groups

Wednesdays | 6 - 8 PM | K-101 + K-103

September 19 - November 21


Family Circle: This is a group where you can learn how to develop strong, healthy, attachment bonds with your adopted or foster child. Kid’s Club: This group, for adopted and fostered kids, is a place where kids learn and practice the same connection points each week as their parents, who are in the Parent Circle group. These groups equip both parents and kids in creating meaningful connection bonds at home! Must sign up. Limited spots for both groups. Email to register!

Divorce Care

Wednesdays | 6:45 - 8:15 PM | V-303

September 19 - December 13

Caring support group for men and women who are working through the challenges of divorce. Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Open group: runs twice a year.
Childcare provided!

E3 Educational Class


Spring 2019

E-3: Encourage • Empower • Educate is 9-session course taught by trained volunteers that have personal experience caring for someone with mental illness. Each two- hour session will focus on a different mental health diagnosis and will include information about treatment options, techniques for handling real-life situations, and strategies to help caregivers manage their responses to the illness. These classes offer support to anyone caring for a friend or family member with mental illness. Childcare is available! $25 for course materials. Pre-registration preferred:

Family and Friends of Those with Mental Illness

Thursdays | 7 - 9 PM | V-304

Year Round

This group offers insight and support to family, friends, and individuals living with the challenges of mental illness. All are welcome! Open group that is available year round.

Individuals with Lived Experience of Mental Illness

Thursdays | 7 - 9 PM | V-305

Year Round

This group offers insight and support to family, friends, and individuals living with the challenges of mental illness. All are welcome! Open group: Runs all year.

Band of Brothers

This amazing support group is for men who are struggling with sexual addiction and/or pornography.
In order to ensure extra confidentiality, this group meets offsite and information is given by appointment only.
Contact Hal Purdue for more information: 816.304.7658