Family Life Ministries benefits people experiencing life's problems and challenges. Those willing to participate are often helped by doing so. Members of support groups share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Greenville Avenue Church of Christ offers six support groups to the community to assist in facing the pitfalls we sometimes encounter.
Meet Us Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ
The Addictions Support Group is for those suffering from the challenges of addiction including alcoholism, drug addictions, sex addiction, gambling addiction and other. It seems to be an almost universal truth that before things can get better; they have to get worse and in some cases a lot worse. When someone "hits the bottom" and wants to reach out for help, this group is committed to being there. Because addiction is progressive in nature, there comes a point when even the most addicted person decides that there just might be a problem. Addiction does not stay in one place. It doesn't hit a certain stage and then level off. It keeps deepening, affecting each of us physically, mentally, morally and spiritually. The Addiction Support Group is committed to providing help and support.
Building Healthy Relationships In this complex and stressful society, statistics confirm the fact that there is a need for support in our effort to develop and maintain healthy relationships. The path to developing and deepening relationships with others often begins by looking within. This involves supporting concepts such as being compassionate, gentle and loving to ourselves and then caring for others in the same way. We must ask ourselves “do I love and accept myself as I am, in this moment?” We are committed to assisting participants in developing a healthy relationships with self, family and loved ones.
Grief Support Group is to provide ways for dealing with grief; to provide support for the process of grief; to provide an environment to meet other people who are grieving and to identify support systems. When we lose a loved one, it may be hard to feel optimistic about the future. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. The Grief Support Group is a special group of people who have experienced the pain of losing someone and is sensitive to those currently grieving the loss of someone close. The group is made up of people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. Sometimes when we lose a loved one, the pain we feel is much worse than we anticipated. When our friends and family seem to have gone on with their lives, we feel alone and lost. Sharing our memories and grief with others can be helpful to us, for as we begin sharing, we receive support and begin healing. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, whether recent or not, you are invited to attend our grief support group meetings.