ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
The Following brief Video (about 1 minute)
will explain what Griefshare is about.
It will open in a new window. When it is done click the X in the window at top right and you will come back to your church web site.
What is Griefshare
The Following Link will open in a new window and take you to the corporate Griefshare Web Site. After you are done browsing this Web site click the X at the top right and you will come back to our church web site.
This is a 13 week Seminar and you can attend any or all of them.
Griefshare’s Content – Comfort, Answer, and Hope
GriefShare is a 13-session program. At each meeting, participants learn about grief-related issues. The topics covered during those 13 sessions are grouped into the following categories:
COMFORT (Sessions 1-5) Sept2,9,15,23,30
ANSWERS (Sessions 6-9) Oct 7,14,21,28 Hope (Sessions 10-13) Nov 4,11,18 and Dec 2
While its ideal for group members to attend all 13 sessions, each weekly session is designed to be “open,” meaning a person can begin attending at any time. Members will find comfort, answer, and hope in every session!
COMFORT: Sessions 1-5
Many grieving people feel like they are going crazy. They are unprepared for the intensity of their emotions and the duration of their grief. The first five sessions of GriefShare will comfort you by helping you realize that your experiences of grief are normal. These sessions also describe what you should expect to experience (emotionally, relationally, physically, and spiritually) as you move along the journey of grief. This information stabilizes you, helps you realize you’re okay, and prepares you for what lies ahead.
ANSWERS: Sessions 6-9
You will have a lot of questions. You will be facing unique and challenging circumstances. It’s important you receive answers to yourr questions and solutions to your problems; otherwise, you won’t heal from your grief. That’s why Sessions 6-9 focus on giving you answers. You will hear answers to the “why” questions and sound advice on how to handle the circumstances and emotions that complicate grief, and discover practical ways to avoid getting stuck in grief.
HOPE: Sessions 10-13
The last four session of GriefShare point forward. They give you a vision of how God can use your grief in positive ways and offer hope for what the future holds. These sessions explain important lessons of grief, what heaven is like, and how to move forward without leaving behind the memory of their loved one.
Copied from Church Initiative, GriefShare Your Journey from Mourning to Joy/Leader’s Guide