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. 

Celebrate Recovery

Thursdays - 6:00pm

Benton Heights Campus - Sanctuary


Questions: George Myrkle (517) 712-6640

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 - 6:00pm

Stevensville Campus - Lobby


Questions: Scooter Delong (269) 277-4909 or Brad Bryan (269) 208-7525

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.

Divorce Care

Tuesdays - 6:30pm

St. Joseph Campus - Herritage Room

Starts September 17th

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.

Grief Share

Wednesdays - 6:30pm

St. Joseph Campus - Herritage Room

Starts September 18th

Questions: Andy Thompson (269) 277-9260

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you.  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.  This class runs for 12 weeks.