What is a Support Group?
Support groups at Vineyard Columbus consist of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional, spiritual, and moral support for one another. While all believers are called upon to come alongside of each other in this way, members of
a support group intentionally gather on a regular basis to ensure this happens in their lives in ways that might not naturally occur. These groups are led by trained volunteers who are there to help minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth
in difficult seasons or situations. Some groups are time-limited and follow a set curriculum, while others are ongoing and focus on the present needs of the participants.
Support groups are not the same as group therapy sessions. Group therapy is a formal type of mental health treatment that brings together several people with similar conditions under the guidance of a trained mental health provider.
Current Groups Include:
All Things New
The purpose of this eight-week group is to create a safe place for women with past childhood sexual abuse to share their stories and to receive further healing. We will go through Nicole Bromley’s "HUSH" book and "SOAR" workbook. Registration and books
for a nominal fee are required for participation. To register, visit our Support for Life ministry page.
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical, Christ-centered recovery fellowship for those desiring to heal from any addictive, compulsive or destructive behavior — hurts, habits or hang-ups. At Celebrate Recovery you will find a safe place to share pain, struggles,
victories, and hope with others focused on Christ-centered recovery. Meetings include a time of worship, teaching, sharing and fellowship. Come experience God’s love and power to transform! For more information, contact Dave Kuta, 614-259-5472
or the Celebrate Recovery Team.
Circle of GraceCircle of Grace is a discussion group seeking to explore how the church can be a safe place for people with same-sex attraction to explore their relationship with Christ in a loving, biblically-faithful environment. Discussions are focused around books, videos, and other resources. We also seek to be in dialogue with church leadership to this end.
Circle of Love
This group meets to bring hope to the family and friends of people who have same-sex attractions. We offer support and resources with loving compassion. Meeting is confidential. For more info, contact Linda.
Dealing with Difficult People 1 & 2
As a leader, you encounter a lot of the “mess” in people’s lives—and often may not feel equipped to handle it! This class—which will also include “lab time” to practice what you’re learning—will give you some basic skills on how to handle things like self-harm, suicidality, difficult emotional situations, mental illness, and the exposure of sin issues as a group leader. This class is only for group or ministry leaders. Registration is required.
DivorceCare for Men
DivorceCare is a 13-week support group is for men who are separated or divorced and it can be joined at any time. For more information, contact Dave Kuta.
DivorceCare for Women
DivorceCare is a friendly and caring group of women who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This 13-week support group is for women who are separated and/or divorced and it can be joined at any time. For more information, contact Susan.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This group is an opportunity for grandparents to share the joys and the struggles of parenting again with those who understand. Each month a relevant topic will be addressed by guest speakers. Child care is available upon request and registration. For
more info, contact Kris.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This 13-week co-ed discussion/support group is for those grieving the
death of a loved one and can be joined at any time. For more information on future sessions of this Bible-based program, contact Chuck or Support for Life, 614-259-5472.
Hearts Restored Nine-Week Recovery Class
The experience of sexual betrayal is traumatic and disorienting. This nine-week class will feature teaching discussion, prayer and testimonies from women who have seen God work powerfully in their lives through their healing journey. We will cover topics
that are foundational to God-led recovery including an overview of what true recovery looks like, the effects of trauma, establishing safety, self-care, building a support system, setting boundaries, detaching, accountability, managing triggers, finding
hope and planning for the future. The workbook “Journey to Healing and Joy” will be used, and there will be weekly homework assignments. To help facilitate safety and community the class will be closed to new participants after the first session.
Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Hearts Restored Support Group:
The discovery of your husband's sexual betrayal can be a life-shattering experience - it can literally knock you off your feet. We are committed to helping women get back up, regain their footing and by the grace of God learn to walk this journey with
him- "right foot, left foot".
Find Your Footing - for those in the early phase of recovery
Walking it Out - for those who are further in their journey
For more information, contact Hearts Restored.
This is a nine-week closed support group offering hope, healing, encouragement, and accountability for women who want to be more hungry for God and less dependent on food (compulsive or emotional eating) or dieting (obsession with weight or exercise)
to meet emotional needs. Meetings will include a short teaching, group discussion, and prayer. There is no cost, but space is limited, so preregistration is requested. For more information, contact Meg Kuta.
Integrity for Women
This group is for women who desire healing for sexual brokenness while finding freedom from addiction, shame and rejection. Pre-registration is required. This group is cyclical and no new participants after the first class. For more information, email
Integrity for Women.
Life's Healing Choices
This class offers freedom from your hurts, habits and hang-ups through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, pastors Rick Warren and John Baker of Saddleback Church developed the eight choices shared in this book. Regardless of what you are struggling with - whether it's emotional, financial, relational, spiritual or sexual - the principles that lead to happiness and healing are always the same, and the choice is always yours. Registration is required and space is limited. Please contact Katie to register.
Loving Someone with Mental Illness
Loving Someone with Mental Illness is a support group for families and friends of people with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline personality disorder, etc.). Each meeting includes a short teaching, plenty of
time for discussion, and prayer. For more information, contact Karen Twinem, 614.439.8475.
Mondays, 7pm, Cooper Road Campus, not meeting September 5
180 - Men's Ministry Group
180 exists to help men who struggle with sexual brokenness find healing through Jesus and his Holy Spirit and grow in a healthy relationship with God our Father. This ongoing ministry is open to all men, meets weekly throughout the year, and emphasizes
both the healing power of God AND the personal responsibility of men to do whatever it takes to live a life of purity. The evening includes worship, teaching, small group accountability, mentoring and healing prayer. For more information, contact
John Doyel, 740.649.6050.
Redefining Christ is a closed cyclical support group for people who have been given a false witness as to who Jesus Christ is. We offer spiritual support for men, women, and families breaking free from high control religious organizations. Often, those
breaking free don't realize that they can have a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ, so this is our focus. We are not a theological debate group, but rather a support group for those who want to take a stand for Christ having come from
a high control group.
No participants may join after the first class has begun, and preregistration is required. Each meeting will include worship and teaching, but the main focus will be on sharing and prayer. For more info or to register, contact Gina.
This is a substance (drug/alcohol) abuse recovery group for young men. For more information, contact Tom.
Usually meets 1st Thursdays, 7:15-9:15pm
Sisters of Sarah
Sisters of Sarah is a hope and support group for women facing the hardship of primary or secondary infertility. We invite you with open arms for a time of sharing food, socializing, open discussion and prayer. For more info or to register, Contact: Melissa, email@example.com or Jeannine, firstname.lastname@example.org
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9pm
We are a group of women who have ALL survived multiple tragic events and have come out better and able to help other women do the same. We are outreach and discipleship focused. We study God's Word, have praise, worship and prayer. We share our lives
as sisters in Christ. Contact Elizabeth, 614.397.7764.
Understanding Life and Conflict God's WaySept 5, 2018Anger and conflict go hand in hand; it's woven into the human fabric of each individual. Yet, many do not understand the dynamics of anger and conflict as they live life with their spouse, family, companion, and friends at work. Where does anger come from and how can we resolve conflict so as we can live in peace with others? Come to this class to better understand yourself and others as we look into what God has to say about these basic issues of life. For more information about the group and when it will be running next, contact Walt.
Learn more about our trained lay counselors and clinically-trained counselors.
Learn more about our entire Support for Life Ministry.
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