Support Groups

Find a Support 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 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

Support 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. 


Wednesdays - 3pm & 6:30pm

St. Joseph Campus - Heritage Room

Starts September 18th

Questions: Cindy Herzog (269) 921-4320

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.You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.


Tuesdays - 6:30pm

St. Joseph Campus - Heritage Room

Starts September 19th

Questions: Norm McPherson (269) 930-2441

Don’t go through divorce alone. Our DivorceCare support 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. This class runs for 12 weeks.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)

Tuesdays - 6:30pm

St. Joseph Campus - Room 214

Starts September 18th

Questions: Barb Vegter (269) 429-5129

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) provides hope and support through addiction education for parents dealing with an addicted loved one. We meet every week to offer education and support at no charge.

Reboot - Combat Recovery

Wednesdays - 6:30pm

St. Joseph Campus - Prayer Chapel

Starts September 19th

Questions: Everette Gaston (269) 470-2300

Our 12-week combat trauma healing course provides a unique blend of clinical insight with faith-based support for combat veterans and their loved ones seeking answers to defining questions about life, death, meaning and purpose. Reboot 'communities' are safe, private and mostly veteran-led.

Celebrate Recovery

Thursdays - 6:30pm

Benton Heights Campus - Sanctuary

Starts September 20th

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 steps with accompanying scriptures and the 8 principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship bringing hope and freedom. The 12 steps and 8 principles work seamlessly together tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.

Narcotics Anonymous

Tuesdays and Fridays - 6:30pm

Stevensville Campus - Lobby

Starts September 18th

Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs and alcohol have become a problem. The meet regularly to help each other stay clean. The focus of N/A is on solutions and how they can help each other, rather than the past.

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