Start a Support Group
Build spiritual and emotional support for yourself and others!
The key to overcoming isolation caused by chronic illness and pain is building relationships with others, who are struggling with similar problems. In Christian churches, you will find support groups for many different struggles including: grief, divorce, addiction, weight loss, etc., but chronic pain/illness support groups are few and far between. We are trying to change that, but we need your help!
Would you be willing to lead or co-lead a small group of fellow strugglers online, in person, or both in a regular support group meeting? If you are willing to meet with your group even as little as once a month, we think you can make a big difference in your life and others. Some groups meet more frequently. Do what works best for you!
While anyone is welcome to attend our meetings, we do require that our ministry partners (group leaders) agree with a simple Christian statement of faith and fill out an application (see below). There is no charge to apply. There are some costs associated with the Leader’s Guide and Participant’s Guides (for your members).
Additionally, the team at Broken and Mended is always available to talk through any logistical and strategic issues that come up. You can even join another group meeting to see how others run their meetings. Most meetings consist of introductions, covering session material, someone sharing a short version of their story, and a time of prayer. It is no different than leading most any other kind of small group, but it can make a big difference in your life and the lives of others!
So, read our “Statement of Faith,” (password: statementoffaith) and if it fits your beliefs, feel free to proceed with the application. Contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to partnering with you!