Whole Hearted Ministry Support Group
Our simple desire is to help women understand they are not alone in their struggles. Our goals include helping them understand the powerlessness during their abuse, while giving them hope and encouragement to move forward in their lives.
Group members can expect confidentiality, with no more than six participants. We offer a safe place to speak and listen with no pressure to share. Participants will work through a 12-weeks curriculum written by Dr. Dan Allender.
Our Fall Session will begin Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weddington UMC Hemby House. For more information please contact Kim Trout.
An Honest and Hopeful Journey into the Damage of Sexual Abuse
The goal of the group is to help women understand that they are not alone in their struggles. It also helps them understand their true powerlessness in their abuse, while striving to teach them hope and empowerment where they are in their lives.
Our desire is for women to experience freedom in the Lord as Isaiah 42:16 states, “I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.” Our hope is that women find hope, healing, and restoration in Christ as He sheds light on the dark and painful places of their past. Whole Hearted is a place where women can find true restoration for their hearts, minds, and souls as they cultivate an intimate walk with the Lord.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
What You Can Expect
A Safe Place to Speak and to Listen
A Small Group with No More Than Six Participants
Two Facilitators Who Have Experienced Healing From Sexual Abuse
Encouragement, But Never Pressure, to Share at Your Own Pace
You do not need to be a church member or of the the faith to join
Participants will work through On the Threshold of Hope written by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Langberg is a practicing psychologist and director of a group practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose clinical expertise spans 40 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She is a columnist for Christian Counseling Today and is on the boards of the American Association of Christian Counselors, GRACE (netgrace.org), and World Reformed Fellowship (wrfnet.org). Dr. Langberg has authored, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, and Counsel for Pastors’ Wives. She teaches for the Global Trauma Recovery Institute
Costs include a $5 registration fee and $20 for the purchase of the book and workbook, On the Threshold of Hope.
One Person’s Testimony
If you’re a woman who has survived sexual abuse and you’re wondering whether you should join this support group, you should. The very act of wondering means that you’re feeling led to this group.
That’s how I became involved. I felt led. I took a huge leap of faith and trust and I joined this group. I’m so thankful that I did.