An ongoing group that is designed for those who have
experienced a broken relationship caused by divorce, death of a
spouse, or breaking of a long-term dating relationship. Time is spent in
fellowship, teaching and small group discussion. The objective of the group
is to take brokenness and turn it into healing.
The purpose of Uplifters is to help
people adjust to the critical loss of a partner which is sometimes sudden
and sometimes at the end of a long and painful process.
There are three
phases to dealing with critical losses:
Coping with the situation and hold one's
life together in the midst of crises. To get through this acute and
difficult time we need reliable and effective coping skills.
Grieving, satisfy the need to express
pain, let go of past realities and the old vision of your future and
normalize the change in your life.
Choosing between baseline or personal
growth. Baseline is our skill level prior to the crises and growth is the
improvement our level of skills. Going on, restructuring your life and
your future, and, in hope, taking your first steps toward it.
Our main source of power to adapt to crises is found in the indwelling
power of the Holy Spirit. And judging from the Bible, God seems to
multiply that power in the context of social gatherings of all sizes,
including small groups.
Uplifters is a small group ministry based on the increased power in the
small group experience. Heroes take dramatic individual action and make a
big impact in the world. The rest of us usually find help and great
results through collaboration with others. Many have found comfort and
support in coping, grieving and restructuring their lives in groups with a
purpose like Uplifters."