For those pursuing emotional and relational wellness. The fee for participation in a Marriage Enrichment Class, Support Group, or Personal Development Class is $20 and covers all curriculum.
Sign up below using the “Register Here” button, call our Counseling Center office at (816) 554-0944 or Email us.
The information you provide for registration is completely confidential and under HIPAA compliance. If you would feel more comfortable registering privately, please don’t hesitate to contact our Counseling Center office and we would be glad to assist you.
Our 8-week pre-engagement/pre-marital counseling workshop focuses on communication skills, relational maturity, financial planning, and a healthy sex life. Two additional weeks will be provided for couples that are blending families.
There is a $100 enrollment fee per couple which include teaching from professional counselors, a relationship assessment and two counseling sessions.
Winter Workshop: January 21 – March 11
Summer Workshop: June 3 – July 29
Created for Connection
Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith, and sometimes need a little help. The curriculum is based on Dr. Sue Johnson’s book, Created for Connection, the “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples.
Learn new skills for deepening intimacy, managing conflicts, and enhancing your sense of shared meaning as a married couple. The curriculum is based on many of the principles found in the work of Dr. John Gottman.
Blending God’s Way
Blending God’s Way provides further structure and teaching for blended families and is ideal for those who have completed the Smart Step Family support group. This group provides a support structure for blended families, and focuses on family system dynamics, marriage issues, and child training.
Depression and Anxiety
Living with a chronic illness like depression, bi-polar, or anxiety can feel overwhelming. Although you cannot control the fact that you may have a clinical mental illness, you can seek a support system for yourself.
DivorceCare is a 13-week class featuring videotaped seminar sessions with nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar topics include depression, loneliness, financial survival, anger, forgiveness, reconciliation, spiritual growth and more.
DivorceCare for Kids is designed to help children ages 5-12 cope with the losses they are feeling. This ministry parallels the adult DivorceCare group. The same subjects are discussed but on a child’s level.
While men who struggle with sex addiction, pornography, and past infidelity face many serious challenges in their effort to find healing, their spouses and partners also struggle. Enduring love provides a support system for those spouses who are dealing with the consequences of betrayal and are seeking recovery. To register, please contact Emily Duggan at 816.554.0944 or register online. All correspondence is confidential.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
Living Free is a Christ-centered, 12-step program for those dealing with life-controlling issues. If you or a loved one struggles with substance abuse, depression, anger, or another life-controlling issue, Celebrate Recovery will benefit you.
Parenting Children with Special Needs Support Group
Loving and parenting a child with special needs comes with a variety of challenges. This ministry provides parents an opportunity to receive support, encouragement, and hope through the Word of God and the sharing of experiences in raising children who have special needs. This group will meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
This support group is structured around John Townsend and Henry Cloud’s bestselling book Boundaries. The classes offer guidelines on how to recognize and establish healthy boundaries, while providing assistance on how to deal with such issues as disappointing others, saying no, and overcoming fear and guilt.
7 Steps to Freedom
Many women long for transformative healing – the kind of healing that mends the wounds of the past, emotional disturbances, difficult issues of life, lies, sin and strongholds. Neil Anderson’s Seven Steps to Freedom serves as an effective on-ramp onto that highway to healing.
Potential Future Groups
The cancer support group is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and professional program of emotional support and education designed to enhance the lives of those who have been impacted by cancer. If you are interested in this group at a future time please contact us.
Her Choice to Heal
This 9-week class led by trained peer-facilitators is for those struggling with the pain of abortion utilizing the “Her Choice to Heal” book and study guide by Sydna Masse of Ramah International, Inc. Please call If Not For Grace Ministries at 816.847.2911 if you’re interested in registering. If you are interested in this group at a future time please contact us.
Understanding Your Child
This educational support group is structured around Daniel J. Siegel’s books, No-Drama Discipline and The Whole-Brain Child. Participants will learn guidelines and be equipped with practical tools, to assist them in training up children, 4 – 12 years old, utilizing biblical principles, scientific research, and behavioral models focused on healthy brain development. If you are interested in this group at a future time please contact us.
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Spring 2018 Schedule
|Pre-Engagement/Pre-Marital Workshop||Sundays @ 11 am||Jan. 21-March 11||Counseling Center, Self Control||Open|
|Blending God's Way||Wed. @ 6:30 pm||Jan. 24-April 25||Counseling Center, Goodness||Open|
|Boundaries||Wed. @ 6:30 pm||Jan. 24-April 25||Counseling Center, Love||Open|
|Created for Connection||Sun. @ 11 am||Jan. 28-March 18||Counseling Center, Peace||Open|
|Depression & Anxiety||Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm||Jan. 23-April 24||Counseling Center, Peace||Open|
|DivorceCare||Wed. @ 6:30 pm||Jan. 24-April 25||Counseling Center, Peace||Open|
|DivorceCare4Kids||Wed. @ 6:30 pm||Jan. 24-April 25||Journey Kids Wing||Open|
|Enduring Love||Mon. @ 6:30 pm||Meets Year Round||Counseling Center, Self Control||Open|
|7 Steps to Freedom||Wed. @ 6:30 pm||Jan. 24-April 25||Counseling Center, Patience||Open|
|GriefShare||Wed. @ 6:30 pm||Jan. 24-April 25||Counseling Center, Joy||Open|
|Living Free||Wed. @ 6:30 pm||Meets Year Round||Counseling Center, Self Control||Open|
|Marriage Principles||Sun. @ 11 am||Jan. 28-March 18||Counseling Center, Kindness||Open|
|Parenting Children with Special Needs||Sun. @ 9:35 am||Meets Year Round||Main Campus Journey Kids Wing||Open|