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.
WHO SHOULD COME
WHO SHOULD NOT
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation
WHAT CAN I EXPECT
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. There are three key parts to the GriefShare weekly experience: Video Seminars, Group Discussions, and a Personal Workbook. Each video seminar features dynamic teaching from top grief recovery experts. After the video/teaching time, your small group will discuss the video content and issues faced by group members. Each small group is led by people who have experienced grief in their lives and can relate to much of the pain, emotions, and challenges you are experiencing. Your personal workbook will help reinforce each topic throughout the rest of the week.
WHEN SHOULD I JOIN A GREIFSHARE GROUP
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin.