Why go to a Support Group?
- Discover Jesus Christ and live out of His strength.
- Understand how personal faith in Christ can help you live an abundant life.
- Surrender to His leadership of your life.
- Learn to ask "the right questions" as you face your situation.
- Develop new attitudes and a new perspective on your situation.
- Experience growth.
- See God at work in yourself and others.
- Fellowship with others in a climate of love and acceptance.
- Receive accountability and encouragement.
- Grow in strength and courage.
- Changes in life begin with changes in you.
For more information about any of the groups listed below, email or call 215.703.8926, ext. 613.
The following groups are conducted at various times throughout the year.
ADDICTIONS VICTORIOUS (for men and women struggling with addictions of all kinds)
Addictions Victorious (AV) is a network of Christ centered support and recovery groups. Our meetings are open to men and women of all ages who are seeking lasting change in their lives. We reach out in the love of our Lord Jesus to those who struggle with various addictions. We also embrace loved ones and friends who find themselves on the other side of addiction; those who are being adversely impacted by the addict’s destructive lifestyle.
Our open meetings are held on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm in room 201 at Calvary Church. Call 215.908.0965 or 215.799.0189 for more information or pick up a brochure in the church kiosks for details.
BLENDED FAMILY/ STEP FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesdays, October 30–December 11 from 7:00–8:30pm in Room 307A
If you are currently a part of a blended family or contemplating blending two families together, you may want to take part in this six-week book/video study, designed to help you handle some of the complex issues that you may experience. The sessions will involve a short video, chapter reviews, and a time of open discussion and sharing to encourage a feeling of support, friendship, and connection. This will be a closed group and registration is required to attend. SORRY: this group is now closed.
Contact Deb at email@example.com or x111 to register.
BETRAYED HEART (for wives of men struggling with sexual addiction)
Betrayed Heart offers support to wives of men dealing with sexual purity issues including pornography, affairs, and/or sexual addiction. This highly confidential group meets off-site. Call our confidential and secure number, 215.723.5385, ext. 180, for more information.
GRIEFSHARE for those grieving the loss of someone close to them)
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. At Calvary you will find those who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
Grief Share is starting a 13-week group Wednesday, March 6- May 29, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 pm in room 303 at Calvary Church
If you have lost a loved one, facing the holidays can be very difficult. Join us for this GriefShare seminar which will include a helpful video, individual workbooks, and a time to share and discuss. There is no cost to participate, but, please register to attend by calling the Counseling Center at 215.703.8926.
MEN'S PURITY (for men desiring to escape sexual addiction)
Sexual addiction is like heroin or crack cocaine addiction.
Just as occurs with drug or alcohol addiction, with sexual addiction you become dependent on external stimulation to meet your inner needs. The tragic cost of sexual addiction is seen in the many shattered marriages, broken families, accounts of sexual and physical abuse, destroyed ministries, and ruined spiritual lives. Sexual addiction is generally accompanied by remorse, guilt, and shame. For many caught in this web, it feels like there’s no way out. If you are caught in the web of sexual addiction and long to be free, there is hope. The first step from the snare of sexual addiction is to admit that you cannot win this battle alone. You need God’s help and the help of others who understand the battle and can show you how to gain victory.
The Men’s Purity Ministry is designed to help men overcome their dependence on sexual stimulation, especially pornography.
We offer a small group experience that provides insight, knowledge, and strength in a safe environment that fosters trust, openness, and accountability. The program is based on biblically sound principles that seek heart change-not just behavioral change.
Calvary offers two types of groups.
- The first is a closed group format that offers a safe environment with a small number of men who meet weekly for nine months. This structured group requires a commitment by members in regards to attendance and lesson work. Once the group begins, no additional members may join.
- The second group is an open group and is less structured that meets weekly throughout the year but is designed to include men who wish to be in a circle of fellowship with other men for teaching, accountability, and relationship building. This group exists to meet the needs of men struggling with sexual sin that are not able to make a weekly commitment to attendance, but still desire a safe and confidential environment that fosters openness, hope and encouragement.
Each of our Men’s Purity groups is led by two co-facilitators who are mature in their walk with Christ and have experienced freedom from sexual addiction. This freedom comes through God’s power and practicing the principles covered in the group.
In addition to our Purity Groups, Calvary’s Counseling Center offers personalized support to men seeking help with sexual purity. Call the Counseling Center at 215-703-8926.
Make the call: When you are ready to find freedom, call (215) 723- 1653, and dial ext. 176. Listen to the message and leave your name and phone number. This is a secure number. Only the coordinator of the Men’s Purity ministry has access to it. He will contact you to help you to explore options.
If you’ve read this far, you’ve taken a good first step. We commend you for your courage. The work will not be easy but, you will have our support and the promise of God’s power!
“SHELTER” (for women who are survivors of sexual abuse)
Women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse are encouraged to learn how God’s love, through Jesus, heals the wounds of past abuse and offers us physical, spiritual, and emotional wholeness.
New session begins February 6 - May 1, 2013. This is a Christian support group for women who have been sexually abused as children. This group will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm for 10 weeks. Childcare is provided.
To attend the group, call 215-723-3445 and enter our confidential and secure extension #197 and leave your name and phone number. The facilitator of the group will return your call.