Grief

Grief

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Grief & Bereavement Help

Posted on September 12, 2018

BY CAROLINE JAMES We’ve been caring for my aging parents over the last several years, and a few weeks ago, we had the worst scare of our lives: my father had a heart attack....

Jesus in the Pain

Posted on July 12, 2017

BY SHERRIE MCDANIEL, GRACE ATTENDER I just got home from the 9:00 a.m. service at 146th Street. I have never felt more compelled to share my God story than today. I have...


Sermons

Theology of Pain & Loss

Pain, loss, and suffering – this is the common language of the human soul. We all have or all will, at some point, come face to face with tragedy, misfortune, and anguish. This series looks at the 5 false beliefs of grief and our hope is that it will give you a new sense of hope. Click here to watch/listen.

Worship in the Midst of Tragedy

We were not made to be able to process tragedies. We don’t have the capacity to assimilate it, understand it or explain heartbreaks of this magnitude. It’s why we say things like – there had to be a reason for this. When, of course, we know there isn’t an answer to that – there is no answer to the question “why?” Click here to watch/listen.

His Abiding Presence

Someday we will speak that language and when that moment hits, and we wake up to find our lives suddenly altered, the natural reaction is to ask a couple of very big questions…why? When you are at your worst and don't know which way to turn, turn to God. Only He can restore your soul through the valley. Click here to watch/listen.

RightNow Media Recommendations

From Grief to Healing

Shannon struggled in her relationship with both of her sisters and then had to grieve losing both of them to drug addictions. Only when she relied on the Lord did she find healing and begin using her experience to help heal others. Watch now.

Grief Used for God's Glory

Becki was devastated when tragedy took her daughter and suffering struck her family. In this real-life story, which originally appeared in Watch Your Mouth with Tony Evans, hear the story of God turning grief to work for His glory. Watch now.

Losing a Child, Finding Faith

Smith and Julie lost their young son in a dreadful accident. As they suffer in their sadness, they ask God, “Why would you allow this to happen?” This heart-breaking real-life story shows how God is working in their lives in the middle of intense, personal tragedy.  Watch now.

Local Support & Recovery Groups

Grief Share - Grace Church & Northview Church

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Learn more at gracechurch.us and northviewchurch.us.

Brooke's Place 

The death of someone you love can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. When a child experiences the death of someone significant, his or her feelings and thoughts may become confusing and overwhelming. Brooke’s Place provides an environment where children and their families have the opportunity to share their story and begin to heal. Learn more at brookesplace.org.

Heart to Heart - Trader's Point Christian Church

Comfort those who have lost a babyIf you have recently lost a baby, we're here to listen and come alongside you. Heart to Heart is a ministry and support group for women who are suffering from the loss of a child through a miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, or early infant death. For more information, contact jparker@tpcc.org or learn more at tpcc.org. 

Safe Haven - Hazel Dell Christian Church

Safe Haven is a ministry that offers a place of love, acceptance, and healing as well as freedom from the bondage of guilt and grief from abortion through God's healing grace. "Forgiven and Set Free" is an inspired Bible study that effectively ministers God's healing grace to women who are suffering remorse and guilt after an abortion. This study guides suffering and hurting women to bring their emotional scars out of the dark and into His Holy light, where true and lasting healing can take place. Contact crandolph@clrandolph.com or learn more at hdchristian.org.

Serenity Way - White RiverChristian Church

Serenity Way is a support group for those who suffer from abortion. Connect with God's word to help with healing.
Learn more at wrcc.org.

Counselor Referrals

  • Bethany Hart – (317) 537-7906

  • Kelli Franz – (317) 431-3021

  • Sally Groff – (317) 502-0330

  • Thomas Valek – (317) 836-0569