Below is the material needed to complete the “Taking the Journey of Grief with Hope” program at The Summit Church (Durham, NC). If you are interested in studying this material as a part of a recovery program, which we call Freedom Groups, please click here for more information and to get connected.
From this material we offer four ministry options: (1) Women’s Grief Group, (2) Women’s Past Hurts Group, (3) Men’s Grief or Other Losses Group, and (4) mentoring ministry for mothers who experience miscarriage
NOTE: Many people have asked how they can get a copy of the seminar notebook referenced in this verbal presentation. You can request a copy from Summit’s admin over counseling at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail).
PREPARE yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually to face your suffering.
For the “Memorial Service for an Unborn Child” document click here:
Grief Seminar — Appendix A
For the “Applying the Grief Seminar to Losses Not Caused by Grief” document click here:
Grief Seminar — Appendix B
For the “Small Group Care Plan for the Whole Journey” document click here:
Grief Seminar — Appendix C
ACKNOWLEDGE the specific history and realness of my suffering.
For the “Grief Evaluation” document click here:
UNDERSTAND the impact of my suffering.
LEARN MY SUFFERING STORY which I used to make sense of my experience.
MOURN the wrongness of what happened and receive God’s comfort.
LEARN MY GOSPEL STORY by which God gives meaning to my experience.
IDENTIFY GOALS that allow me to combat the impact of my suffering.
For the “Healthy Ways to Capture Memories” document click here:
Grief Seminar — Appendix D
PERSEVERE in the new life and identity to which God has called me.
STEWARD all of my life for God’s glory.
For the “Job Description for Mentors for Mom’s Experiencing Miscarriage” document click here:
Job Description — Miscarriage Mentor
For the “Freedom Group Study Plan for Grief Groups” click here:
Grief Freedom Group Study Plan
For the “Freedom Group Study Plan for Past Hurts Groups” click here:
Past Hurts Freedom Group Study Plan