In the fall of 2006 I received the most devastating phone call of my life – my mom had lung cancer. What? In my family?! How could this be? She had never smoked a day in her life, was always the picture of health and, we all expected her to live well into her 90s, maybe even 100. Needless to say, I was confused, overwhelmed, emotional, and distraught.
The next few months were a blur of visits, prayers, tears, and then finally, the call in the early morning hours on February 20, 2009 that she had peacefully passed away. I was shocked and speechless. My grief landscape crumbled. – From the Introduction
Grief Journey In Motion: Finding Peace in Grief Recovery is a book that can be used in a group setting or individually. Grief and mourning work is best worked on with others in a safe and confidential, loving environment. These eight-week groups provide the needed support for church members and visitors to walk this journey together, most effectively.
God has placed on my heart an idea that I want to seek your help with! I am a Treatment Counselor at a residential treatment facility for kids with mental health and behavioral challenges. The population of kids we serve are those who suffer from any mental health struggle possible: depression, anxiety, bipolar, suicidal, and so much more. Most of the children have also been severely abused, neglected, or abandoned and have experienced trauma that is hard to imagine. The children who live on campus range from 10 to 17 years old.
"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." -- Proverbs 4:23
Pure and Simple VII is returning to Chicago from November 6-8, 2015. Come join a group of brothers and sisters from around the world who have sought God with all of our hearts to be victorious over sexual sin and the devastating effects that it has had on our lives and our loved ones. We have become a family who loves to meet together and hold out hope.
There has been a trend in the past decade in the International Churches of Christ away from mentoring and counseling in the church, toward private counseling – that is, disciples going outside the church for many “ordinary” counseling needs.
This is prevalent in some of the more persistent problems such as addiction to pornography, depression and anxiety, deep-rooted bitterness, childhood abuse issues and a variety of marriage or other relationship issues.
Pure and Simple 2014 presents class schedule and extended registration
The place? Orlando, Florida. The dates? November 14-16, 2014. The event? A spirit-filled gathering of disciples from all over the United States and beyond.
Greetings brothers and sisters,
The Pure & Simple VI conference, which is a conference devoted to sexual purity, is still taking registrations. Monday, November 3, 2014 will be the last day to register and stay at the hotel. We have just a handful of rooms remaining, so register today. We will continue to take program-only registrations up to the day of the conference.
If you wish to register or have additional questions please visit our site at www.pureandsimpleministry.com.
The power and devastation of sexual sin has left many without hope, looking for answers and looking for help. Likewise, churches have often felt inadequate in the face of the complexity of today’s sexual sin and how it impacts everyone—from those they study the Bible with to those who have walked with God for many years. Whether men or women, married couples, single or divorced individuals, campus or teens, many of us seek real answers on how to find the freedom God promises. Whether you are seeking personal freedom or concrete answers for your marriage or your ministry, you’ll find freedom and renewed confidence at the 2014 Pure and Simple Conference.
The mature ministry of the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ invite you to participate in our 2014 Cedars Conference:
On January 12, 2014 from 2-3 PM Pacific time, Dr. Joy Bodzioch will discuss these questions in a FREE WEBINAR: