First Baptist Church Lubbock
Monday, October 20, 2014
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GriefShare

Video Seminars

SESSION 1 - When Your Dreams Fall Apart
An overview of the GriefShare program; the first steps to understanding your grief and the losses that accompany it; sharing your hurt with others.

SESSION 2 - Seasons of Grief
What to expect during your “season” of grief; how grief can ambush you; how men and women respond differently to grief issues.

SESSION 3 - Emotions of Grief(1)
Facing the flood of emotions that accompany grief; examining shock, anger, denial, blame and regret; feeling out of control and helpless; avoiding self-destructive solutions to easing the pain.

SESSION 4 - Emotions of Grief(2)
Avoiding emotional ruts; avoiding traps of self-pity, fear of the future and bitterness; discovering the freedom of forgiveness.

SESSION 5 - When Your Spouse Dies
Why the death of a spouse is unique and an especially deep loss; how to respond when you feel like you’ve “lost your identity”; how to deal with feelings that you will “never feel normal again”; discovering how the Lord can fill the gap left by your mate’s death.

SESSION 6 - Your Family and Grief
Coping with the loss of a child or parent; the stresses such a death can bring to a family; coping with suicide; how to help children grieve.

SESSION 7 - Where Is God?
Why did God allow this death to happen? What do you do with unanswerable questions? How to trust God and grow closer to Him even when you don’t have all the answers.

SESSION 8 - Your Greatest Resource
How to draw upon your relationship with Christ for strength as you face grief; how to find Christ if you’ve never known Him; how He can guide and comfort you through this difficult time in a way nobody else can.

SESSION 9 - Stuck in Grief or Moving On?
Understanding false guilt; identifying hidden grief; confronting actions and attitudes that cause you to become “stuck”; steps you can take to move forward through the grieving process.

SESSION 10 - Growing Through Grief
Becoming “bitter or better” through your grief experience; experiencing unparalleled spiritual growth; reaching out to others to help them in their time of grief.

SESSION 11 - Grief Recovery Tool Kit
Claiming God’s joy and hope for the future in your life; using practical tools such as a journal, conversations with friends, helping others, prayer, Bible study and praise to assist you in recovering from your grief.

SESSION 12 - God's Spiritual Hospital
How the church can serve as “extended family” and assist you in the healing process; how to use your own experiences in ministry to others.

SESSION 13 - Longing for Heaven
Can a person really recover from the hurt and pain that comes during the grieving process? Will there ever be a time when all sorrow and pain are gone forever? Discover how one day the Lord will wipe away every tear and there will be no more sorrow or pain.

Facing Tomorrow

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

That's the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos also include on-location video and the real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.

After viewing the video, you'll participate in a small group discussion about what you've seen on the tape. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with other s who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and have the opportunity to share your own.

GriefShare is a non-denominational group for ages 20-50 and features bible teaching on grief and recovery topics. Please join us for the next GriefShare session.  Email Randy Holman.
 

When To Begin

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained," so that you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week session and to view any of the videos you have not seen.

Real Help for Deep Hurt

  • COMMUNITY - "You need other people to listen to you, to validate you, to encourage you and help you through this time." Dr. Jim Conway
    The finality of death is hard to accept, and that's what a grief group is about...is getting you to accept that reality...so that you can go on with your life." Virgil
  • UNDERSTANDING - "I felt like I had a big hole in my heart." Melissa
    "I didn't feel like being around people. I didn't want to talk...it's like I didn't really care." Kim
  • SUPPORT - "I don't think we should ever apoligize for our tears." H. Norman Wright
    "Emotions are probably the least controllable thing about our existance." Dr. Larry Crabb
  • ENCOURAGEMENT - "It does get better." Barbara Johnson
 

Top Expertise

The experts featured on the GriefShare video seminars are highly respected authors, counselors, pastors and speakers. They have a special understanding of the issues that accompany grieving and the process for rebuilding your life.

Dr. Robert Abarno
Kay Arthur www.precept.org
Dr. Richard Bewes www.allsouls.org
Dee Brestin www.deebrestin.com
Dr. Bill Bright www.ccci.org
Pastor Buck Buchanan
Rev. Noel Castellanos
Dr. Tim Clinton www.aacc.net
Dr. Jim Conway www.midlife.com
Rev. John Coulombe www.fefcful.org
Dr. Larry Crabb www.newwayministries.org
Joni Eareckson Tada www.joniandfriends.org
Elisabeth Elliot
Rev. Clay Evans
Anne Graham Lotz www.angelministries.org
Jim Grassi www.letsgofishing.org
Dr. Jack Hayford www.jackhayford.com
Dr. E. V. Hill
Dr. Thomas Ice
Dr. Robert Jeffress www.fbcwf.org
Barbara Johnson
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer www.moodychurch.org
Bruce Marchiano www.brucemarchiano.com
Cindy Morgan
Dr. David Olford www.olford.org
Dr. Luis Palau www.palau.org
Janet Paschal
Dr. Norman Peart
Dr. Ray Pritchard www.calvarymemorial.com
Dr. Joseph Stowell www.harvestbible.org
Dr. Stephen Tong
Dr. John Trent
Dr. H. Norman Wright www.hnormanwright.com