The journey of grief is a painful process, and you do not need to walk it alone. If you are grieving the death of a loved one, we encourage you to come to a special seminar and support group called GriefShare offered at the Keller Church of Christ. The materials in this ministry specifically address topics and issues for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.
GriefShare is a Christ-centered, video-based program, which ministers to multiple bereaved people at the same time and leads to healing and hope. All who have suffered the death of a loved one are welcome. The program is designed to help you understand the feelings that are likely to be on your grief journey.
Each GriefShare weekly session consists of three essentials to help you face the difficult emotion of grief:
- Video presentation: Others talk to you. These are people who had experienced the death of loved one or counselors who provide many answers to our questions.
- Group discussion: You can talk and share with each other.
- Bible-based workbook exercises: God talks to you, and you talk to Him.
Each of these components is linked together and is important to the healing process. Be aware that as a participant, you do not have to share your thoughts during the group discussion time. There is no requirement that you talk. However, you will benefit from hearing from others.
In the GriefShare classes, you will find that this is a place where you can be around people who understand the pain of your loss. You will be prayed for and learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult season of your life. This is true regardless of how long ago your loved one died.
The next GriefShare group will begin meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The group will meet from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm for thirteen weeks and will cover topics such as
- Is This Normal?
- Challenges of Grief
- The Journey of Grief
- Grief and Your Relationships
- Complicating Factors
- Lessons of Grief
- What Do I Live For Now
Please remember your loss is shared by others, and what you are experiencing is sometimes easier to bear knowing others are listening and do care. May God’s love continue to comfort and strengthen you.
Please feel free to call the GriefShare group leader at (682) 237-7481 or the Keller church of Christ office at (817) 431-1822 for more information about the group.