Refuge Groups
How to Join a Group

While most fall groups are now closed, you can still join the groups listed below, including our two open classes! View each group’s description to learn how to join. 

Our next season of groups will begin winter 2021.

All groups are subject to the availability of facilitators and participants. Attending an Imago Dei campus is NOT a requirement for joining either campus’ groups.

Finding Peace during Pandemic Open Class

This class is available online only. This is a stressful time. All of us are feeling the effects of so many changes and uncertainties. Our online open class this season will focus on tools to reduce stress and build resilience. Topics include home self-care, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, trauma’s effect on the brain, resolving conflict and healthy boundaries. We may be distant but we’re in this together! Meeting by Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm. No homework or commitment required. Email for the link. 

Changes that Heal Open Class

UPDATE 11/10/20This group is currently on hold in compliance with Governor Brown’s COVID Pause order.  If you’d like to receive notice when we restart, please email

Available in-person only. Using Dr. Henry Cloud’s book, Changes that Heal, we will cover the four basic tasks of becoming mature image-bearers of God: bonding to others, separating from others, sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others and becoming an adult. We’ll talk about each task, identify the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task, and learn what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing. Participants must wear a mask and maintain social distance while indoors. Drop in any Monday at 7pm at Central campus, 1302 SE Ankeny. No homework or commitment required.  

Sexual Wholeness for Women Preview

How are you allowing culture and experiences to frame your perspectives and choices about sexuality? Our conversations, or lack of conversations, about this topic impact our view of ourselves as women and frame the spoken and unspoken messages we send to children, grandchildren and others whose lives we touch in our community.

Before we commit to a curriculum on Sexual Wholeness, we need your help! We need a few women to participate in two sample classes to preview some content from Behind the Mask, a workbook designed to help women identify choices and behavior patterns and replace unwanted choices and behaviors with biblically based knowledge and tools. If we fail to intentionally seek understanding from a biblical perspective, we default to previous beliefs or emulate the values and views of the influences around us that may be leading us away from God.

For more information about this preview opportunity, contact