Eastside Refuge
Day/Time

Wednesday Nights
7:00pm-9:00pm

Location

Lents Gilbert Church
12230 SE Harold St
Portland, OR 97236

Childcare

For childcare, please contact:
eastsiderefuge@idcpdx.com

Refuge strives to be a safe place where our pain and our struggles are met by Christ’s love and grace. We find support, trust and accountability working through a transformational process with others experiencing similar life struggles.

Our spring season of groups is underway, but many groups still have space! On February 13, there will still be an opportunity to buy books, meet facilitators, and learn about the different groups. Small groups meet every Wednesday for about 13 weeks.

We also offer an open class typically on the 4th Wednesday of the month. No registration or commitment required, just drop in.

Questions? Contact eastsiderefuge@idcpdx.com.

All groups are subject to availability of participants and facilitators.
Our prospective groups are:

Remendando el Alma

Estás deprimida? Estas triste?

Te resulta difícil perdonar a alguien que te ha hecho daño? 

         No te preocupes – sé valiente! 

Invitamos a todas las mujeres de la comunidad y sus familias a una noche de información. Hablaremos de un grupo de apoyo basado en el libro:

          Remendando el Alma

Habrá comida, música, convivencia, y cuidar de niños.

Cuando: El 28 de Noviembre a las 7pm.

Donde: Lents Gilbert Church 12230 SE Harold St., Portland, OR 97236

 

Genesis Process

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.”

Mending the Soul

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.