Lents Gilbert Church
12230 SE Harold St
Portland, OR 97236
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We support each other through a transformative process of self-examination, sharing, encouragement and accountability. Refuge strives to be a safe place where our pain and our struggles are met by Christ’s love and grace. This Fall, we’re hosting small groups for transformation, health and healing.
Come to our Intro Night on October 4th to learn about the groups and sign up. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our groups for fall include:
Genesis Change groups are gender-specific small groups of people who desire to change because they are tired of struggling with chronic personal problems or destructive coping behaviors such as drug/alcohol abuse, sex and food. These groups utilize a biblically grounded curriculum which guides participants through their recovery process.
From the text: “The Genesis Change Process is an attempt to provide the necessary understanding, as well as the practical tools, for real and permanent change. It is a blend of biblical principles, understanding of the brain, and proven recovery strategies for not only freedom from self-destructive behaviors, but also addressing the underlying issues that drive them.”
Abuse can take on many forms: physical, verbal, sexual, emotional, spiritual… it happens in all kinds of relationships and can be overt and public, or subtle and secretive. While the details of our individual stories may be quite different, the consequences of abuse are often strikingly similar. When we experience abuse, it usually results in feelings of shame, powerlessness, isolation, and emotional detachment. Abuse colors the way we feel about ourselves and the way we relate to God and others. In Mending the Soul, we explore the nature of abuse, learn more about how it may have impacted us, and engage in a process of healing as we reconnect with God and others from a place of hope and healing. Mending the Soul is offered in separate groups for men and for women and typically lasts 12 weeks.