Experienced loss? Don’t go through it alone.
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. GriefShare is a grief recovery program based on the promises of healing and comfort offered in God’s word. GriefShare is a safe place to process the deep hurt of loss and is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a family member, friend or loved one.
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The 13-week program features personal stories from people who have experienced loss, as well as expert insights on topics important to grief recovery. Each meeting revolves around three main activities: a lesson on DVD providing testimonies and biblical perspectives from those who have walked through loss, a workbook where participants can write down reflections on their journey and on the Scriptures we review, and a small-group where they can discuss the DVD content and their workbooks.
The purpose of the course is to introduce the class members not to a program or a formula or an insightful counselor, but to the person of Jesus Christ, who we believe is the only lasting source of comfort (2 Corinthians 1:4-5), and to His Word, which is our sole authority, conscience and guide (Joshua 1:8). It is our hope that those participating in GriefShare will avail themselves of the community the class offers, interacting with others who have experienced a recent loss, learning about others’ experiences, and sharing their own. We want to help those in grief avoid the isolation of toughing it out or minimizing their own pain in an effort to cope with their circumstances. Circumstances the world around them can seem ill-equipped to help them through. Each session is self-contained so that participants do not need to attend all 13 in sequence. Among the session titles:
- The Uniqueness of Grief
- When Your Spouse Dies
- Living with Grief
Watch a brief video that explains what GriefShare is all about:
For more information about the GriefShare curriculum, please visit griefshare.com.