Care Groups

Find a Care Group to help you through a difficult time.

Sometimes we really need each other, maybe for a little encouragement or, occasionally, a helping hand. Sometimes we just need others to pray for us. First Church knows and understands the importance of sharing life together...in good times and bad. Therefore, we offer support groups, home visits for shut-ins, crisis intervention and emergency care in times of need.


We also offer encouragement and spiritual guidance for people who are going through the pain of divorce, unemployment, financial difficulties, or life-change uncertainties. First Church partners with Southwestern Christian Counseling Services and offers 2 complimentary visits for attending church members. In times of crisis, you may also call our 24-hour emergency hotline: 866-695-0501.


Read about each of our care groups below.

Care Groups

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is an international volunteer ministry equipping individuals to provide one-on-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the First Church community. A Stephen minister provides confidential care, support and encouragement for emotional and spiritual needs to adults experiencing an immediate crisis. 

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

Benton Heights Campus

Year-round on Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered support group for anyone struggling with hurts, habits

or hang-ups. It is a safe place to find community and freedom from the many issues that can

control our lives. Meeting consists of a group lesson or testimony, followed by gender specific

open share groups. Child-care provided. Questions? Contact Jaime Cervantes 269-224-8658.


Celebrate Recovery Step Study

Benton Heights Campus

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

Starting January 7th

Celebrate Recovery Step Study is a Christ-centered journey through the biblically grounded 12-

steps of Celebrate Recovery. Groups are gender specific and offer a safe place where we can

find freedom from our Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups through the Word of God and the principles

of the program. Questions? Contact Jaime Cervantes 269-224-8658.

DivorceCare

DivorceCare

Saint Joseph Campus, Heritage Room

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

Starting January 7th

Don’t go through divorce alone.  Our DivorceCare group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future through a 12 week curriculum that includes video teaching, discussion, & a workbook. Questions? Contact Norm McPherson 269-930-2441.


GriefShare

GriefShare

Saint Joseph Campus, Heritage Room

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Starts January 8th

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you as you navigate grief.  You don’t have to manage this process alone. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life through video teaching, discussion, & a workbook. Questions? Contact Andy Thompson 269.277-9260.