The Dwell Grief Ministry will offer its workshop "Navigating Your Grief," starting August 25th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. This is a 10-week workshop designed to encourage, educate, and equip individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Please encourage anyone (even high schoolers) you think might benefit from this workshop to attend. People are free to check out the first few sessions without obligation in order to determine whether this workshop is right for them.
Why attend Navigating Your Grief?: Whether your loss is recent or in the remote past, this workshop can be beneficial to your understanding of grief and mourning. This workshop will help you:
- better understand of the effects of grief on your life
- receive support and comfort from interacting with others in grief
- develop a clearer theology on pain and suffering
- identify ways to use your experience to minister to others.
What happens at Navigating Your Grief?: Each meeting lasts no more than 90 minutes. At a typical meeting:
- a past grief group member is interviewed regarding their grief experience.
- a 20 to 25 minute video is shown, addressing pertinent grief topics.
- small groups are formed to discuss the video (but no one is required to speak).
Do you have to attend all 10 sessions? While it’s ideal to attend all 10 sessions, each weekly session is designed to be “self-contained,” meaning a person can begin attending at any time. Members will find comfort, encouragement, and hope in every session!
Is Navigating Your Grief appropriate for non-Christians? If someone is hostile towards the idea of God, then this workshop probably would not be appropriate. However, if someone is open to spiritual discussions, Navigating Your Grief can help them move down their spiritual path. Each session discusses Biblical principles and the gospel message is explained in a meaningful way.
How do I register? You can register online at the Dwell class page. The cost is $15 standard and $10 reduced which covers the cost of the workbook. Scholarships are available.
Here are some comments from former participants of one of the grief workshops:
- “After my father’s death, I went through the most painful year of my life. The grief group meetings were the highlight of my week. I loved the fellowship and just being with people who knew what I was going through. I pray that more people will use the grief classes to help them through their grief.” — Karli Alger
- “The grief ministry helped me to feel normal about the things I was going through. It enabled me to work on my grief instead of stuffing it down. It reignited my prayer life. It lead me to meet wonderful people who were experiencing similar things. All of the facilitators were extremely humble and genuine and communicated God’s love with patience and compassion.” — Kat Nielsen-Mayer
- “I loved how insightful and God-centered the grief program was. It helped me address many aspects of my grief with God. I greatly enjoyed breaking into small groups and connecting with others.” — Andrew Pugh
- “The videos and workbook provided information and scripture that helped me move past my difficulties. They deepened my understanding of other passages and helped me see how to apply them to my grief.” — Sean Pusey
- “The videos helped me understand what I’m going through better (including physical symptoms), as well as learning how to deal with grief in my daily life. It was very practical.” — Celene Burt
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.