Divorce Recovery Workshop
The Divorce Recovery Workshop provides biblical hope for divorced and separated people. The large and small group sessions encourage people to accept their new life circumstances and ultimately to forgive. With the help of others who have 'been there before' and who are 'going through it now,' you can develop safe, meaningful friendships that last long after the workshop.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NKJV)Richland Creek Community Church offers two 6-week Divorce Recovery Workshops each year, in the Spring and in the Fall. Each session occurs on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 pm.
In addition, Richland Creek Community Church provides biblical intervention services (counseling) at no charge. To request a meeting, simply email or call the church office at (919) 556-9292. We regret that no divorce recovery teaching sessions are available for children or teenagers at this time. However, child care is available at a highly discounted price.
The Fall workshop begins on Thursday, September 12 and runs for six weeks, until October 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
Registration for the workshop is $40. "Early bird" registration for the Fall workshop is $25, if received by 11:59 pm on August 29, 2013. "Early bird" registrations are not accepted on August 30 and later. Alumni who have attended prior workshops may enroll for $10. Childcare is available for one payment of $10 per child, which includes all 6 sessions of the workshop.
Registration can be made online, through the mail, or in-person at the workshop. Click the appropriate button below for registration. Checks should be made payable to: Richland Creek Community Church, writing "Divorce Recovery Workshop" in the memo line. It is not necessary to pre-register. Participants may enroll at any time during the 6-week series and continue through the next workshop to attend the sessions that were missed. On the first night that you attend, if possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early.
Session 1: The difficulty of divorce
In this session you will learn of God’s desire for your marriage, His tremendous love for you, and discover where to find hope in the midst of hard and trying circumstances.
Session 2: Peace through a storm of feelings
See how seemingly overwhelming feelings of fear, anxiety, bitterness, anger and depression are overcome with a vibrant trust in the all-powerful God and an acceptance of your circumstances.
Session 3: Bible boundaries
Reject the notion that the Bible condemns divorced people to misery and loneliness. The Bible’s boundaries are God-ordained ‘guard rails’ for keeping us out of trouble and releasing us to experience peace, satisfaction, and joy. This session discusses the implications for each of Bible's passages on divorce and remarriage, emphasizing the context in which these Scriptures fit together.
Session 4: Single-parenting, but not alone
Learn how to help your children overcome the affects of divorce. This session provides practical ways to model your obedience, love, and trust in God—even through awful difficulties. The friendships developed within your workshop small group are a big help for putting this session’s resources into action.
Session 5: Forgiving the “unforgivable”
The key to recovery is humanly impossible to produce ourselves. Discover God’s amazing forgiveness for your life and unleash His power, in Christ, to forgive your “ex.”
Session 6: Relationships that last
Learning to love and trust again is best developed with a loving and trusting relationship with God and with His people. Discover the strength of a church family.
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