Care Groups & Resources

We value seeing God’s body thriving, growing, and being conformed to the image of Christ. Sometimes life circumstances and sin can get in the way of our sanctification, so we want to walk alongside you on your journey of maturing. We would love to support and care for you in whatever stage of life you are in, whether you are working through marital strengthening, loss of a loved one, or any other challenges. 

Need more info? Send us a message.

Celebrate Recovery

A biblically-based, Christ-centered ministry of recovery not only serving our church family, but also reaching out to our community, offering real help and hope.

The purpose of Good Shepherd Community Church’s “Celebrate Recovery” is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems.

By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a strong personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program, we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ.

Welcome to an Amazing Spiritual Adventure!

On Friday evenings, dinner starts at 6:15 p.m. (see meal schedule below) in the North Auditorium, our large group follows at 7 p.m. and the small groups start at 8 p.m.

Each weekly large group meeting begins with praise and worship, followed by either a lesson, personal testimony, or a special guest speaker. Then small groups gather that are gender and topic specific.

General Celebrate Recovery is for adults 18+.

The monthly meal schedule:

  • 1st, 2nd & 5th week – bring your own dinner
  • 3rd week – dinner will be provided for $4.00/person
  • 4th week – potluck (bring something to share)

Childcare is available for ages 2 through grade 5, with a maximum cost per family of $8 ($4/child).

How to get involved? No sign up necessary, just show up. We can’t wait to meet you!

Prayer Ministry

We know that sometimes life is challenging, but we also know that God cares about us and wants to hear about our struggles. We would love to partner with you in praying for both the hard things and the joyful things happening in your life! 

Physical Needs

If you have physical needs, we have a team of dedicated deacons who are available to assist you. Whether your needs are yardwork, moving, or assistance in paying bills, Good Shepherd would like to come alongside you. 

GriefShare

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. “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.” 

GriefShare meets weekly on Sundays in the Spring and Fall to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Cost for class materials are $25. You can register and pay online.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Next GriefShare Class: Sept. 8 – Dec. 8
  • Next Loss of Spouse Seminar: August 25
  • Surviving The Holidays Seminar: November 2024

Mending the Soul

This 12-15 week small group provides a path to recovery and wholeness for those affected by abuse and neglect, promoting healing within safe and nurturing relationships.

In a sensitive and artistic manner the MTS small group process carefully guides the participant in the critical process of integrating one’s history of pain with the present. This allows each one to find his or her redemptive story to tell, and if they wish, in time, share it to encourage others.

MTS small groups don’t direct survivors, but instead empower participants to own their story and voice as they work through the exercises.

If you are interested in participating in a MTS small group at Good Shepherd Community Church please contact Cindy Hubert at (503) 680-5399.

Memorials

If you have recently lost a loved one, we want to be there to support you. Good Shepherd has a trained team that offers assistance and guidance in the process of honoring your loved one through a memorial service. 

Watch Past Memorials on YouTube

Sexual Integrity Groups

Have you struggled to get free from sexual sin? Are you tired of feeling the shame that it brings, or seeing the hurt it causes your loved onesIf you want to make a change in your life, Sexual Integrity 101 offers an easy, judgement-free first step into a life of recovery. Let us walk with you on your journey toward healing. 

DivorceCare

Divorce Care is a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This support group meets weekly and includes dynamic and information-packed videos featuring top divorce recovery experts along with time for facilitated group discussion.

Registration cost is $20. You will receive a workbook for journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce each week’s topic. The next DivorceCare class will begin on January 11.

This 13-week class meets several times throughout the year.

Contact Doug Henkle for more info.

One-To-One Discipleship

This is a great opportunity to deepen your relationship with God in a casual one to one discipleship atmosphere. Get to know a discipler in this short term series of studies designed to help you take some next steps in your journey with Jesus.

Contact Larry VanTuyl for more information or let us know you’re interested by filling out a Connect Card!