Have you lost a spouse, child, parent, sibling or close friend? Losses like these can seem devastating, but there is hope. Find support and encouragement from those who have also experienced loss and the pain involved in grieving a loved one.

During this 13-week seminar, each GriefShare group is led by a trained facilitator. Every week the group watches a video seminar about a grief and recovery topic and then shares in group discussion. Those who do not wish to share will not be required to do so. During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help navigate your emotions in your own experience with loss.
When is Griefshare offered?
This seminar is offered each year in the Spring and Fall semesters.
Our Spring semester dates are: 
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
February 21st - May 15th

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Weekly Session Topics

WEEK 1: Is This Normal?
  • You’ll discover why your grief experience is harder than you imagined
  • Why the intensity and duration of your emotions are normal and appropriate
  • Despite how you feel right now, there is reason for hope

WEEK 2: Challenges of Grief
  • You’ll learn more eye-opening reasons why your pain is so overwhelming
  • Some of the overlooked, yet common, effects grief has on your mind, body, and spirit
  • How to get things done when you don’t feel like you have any energy

WEEK 3: The Journey of Grief – Part One
  • You’ll learn helpful goals to set on your journey of grief
  • How to deal with those who try to rush you through your grief
  • How long the journey of grief typically lasts

WEEK 4: The Journey of Grief – Part Two
  • You’ll learn why it’s important to put effort into your healing
  • How the events surrounding your loved one’s death affect your grief
  • The best ways to deal with your loved one’s belongings

WEEK 5: Grief and Your Relationships
  • You’ll find out how the death of a loved one affects your friendships
  • Why solitude can be a blessing and a curse
  • How to deal with friends who don’t understand your grief

WEEK 6: Why?
  • This session demonstrates that God wants you to share your feelings with Him
  • Why being honest with God is an expression of faith
  • What God has to say to you about your “why” questions

WEEK 7: Guilt and Anger
  • You’ll learn how to deal with false guilt
  • How to grieve conflicted relationships
  • How to handle grief-related anger

WEEK 8: Complicating Factors
  • You’ll begin to see how traumatic experiences affect grief
  • How to deal with nightmares and flashbacks
  • How your thinking affects your emotions

WEEK 9: Stuck
  • You’ll discover how to prevent getting stuck in grief
  • Common misconceptions that hinder healing
  • Why your path to healing isn’t always smooth

WEEK 10: Lessons of Grief – Part One
  • You’ll become aware of an often-overlooked reason that grief is so painful
  • Why going to church can be so difficult
  • The benefits of helping others

WEEK 11: Lessons of Grief – Part Two
  • This session provides a more complete picture of who you are now that your loved one is gone
  • Why no one grieves perfectly
  • What grief can teach you about relationships

WEEK 12: Heaven
  • This session answers questions about heaven and the afterlife, such as what heaven is like, whether you should communicate with your deceased loved one, whether near-death experiences are reliable descriptions of heaven, and many more

WEEK 13: What Do I Live for Now?
  • You’ll learn why moving forward is a necessity
  • Why it’s a process
  • Why peace and pain will always coexist