Creating compassionate safe places for those struggling with addictions and life-controlling issues to explore and find freedom in Christ.
Training for starting a local Free! group can take place in your local church or on Zoom.
There will be a cost for this. This will vary according to which you choose. All material and videos will be available in downloadable/streaming format.
More information at email@example.com
Who is the training for?
Anyone who desires to facilitate a support group either with the main Free! ministry or facilitate a new Free! support group ministry in their local church, community or online.
What is covered?
Part 1: The basics of starting such a ministry with opportunities to ask questions relevant to your local situation.
You have a desire to come alongside others in their struggles, you have heard about support groups, you sense God might be leading you to form a group in your church. Now what?
The differences between facilitating a Bible study and a support group.
The use of Bible and prayer within a group.
Basics of what is included in a Free! support group.
Touching on safeguarding and risk issues.
How to use teaching content in a support group setting?
A deeper look at listening.
Why is "STOP" such a hard concept? The chasm between " I want/need/don't want to stop" and actually stopping.
Part 3: (in process for later in the year)
What to say and when? A flexible look at the types of issues that can arise in support group work.
Addiction insights: A closer look.
Who you could meet in your congregation and how to come alongside.
When to signpost and be realistic as to capacity level of your local church/organisation.
The help Free! ministry could provide as you embark on coming alongside others with addictive issues.
To be decided
We can facilitate a training anytime if you are noticing a need to come alongside addictions/life-controlling issues in your church or local community.
Just identify potential leaders/facilitators in your church with a heart for this work. It would be a joy to help them facilitate a work that will reach not only the wider community but also people in your congregation.
There will be a greater need for a "coming alongside" others as we navigate moving forward out of the crises we have been experiencing and navigating the many present national crises.
If we can be a resource and help in any way please connect via firstname.lastname@example.org