Care Groups

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

Read about our care groups below.

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.

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. Questions? Contact Pastor Bill Shepard 269-983-1524.

Meeting Virtually
New Groups Forming now, class will begin Wednesday Jan 20th @ 6:30pm.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. By participating in this group, you’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources and look forward to rebuilding your life. This class runs for 12 weeks.

Register here.

Benton Heights Campus
Year-round on Thursdays from 6:30pm-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.

Benton Heights Campus
Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
More information on next study cycle, coming soon.
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.

Saint Joseph Campus
New Groups forming in the fall of 2021
Don’t go through divorce alone. The DivoreCare Group at First Church 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. This class runs for 12 weeks.