Grief Support Group in Greenville
It hurts to lose someone. You don't have to go through it alone. If you know someone who has experienced a loss, we have resources to help.
Helpful ways to support someone experiencing grief
- Pray for them, often.
- Coordinate a meal schedule among your group. This is a sweet tangible way to and bless our friends. (If you need additional meals and cannot coordinate enough needed among your group, then contact our Care Coordinator, who will initiate our Taste of Grace ministry (designed to provide a meal for families in our church who are recovering from illness or surgery, or who have lost a loved one through death).
- Send a card and let them know you are praying for them. Don’t forget them a week later or a couple months later.
- Other examples may be to mow their lawn, clean their house, or watch their children. Often times it is most effective if you just DO these things. If we ask them to call us if they need us, it is not as effective and they will often not ask for help. If you find they have some physical care needs beyond the capabilities of your group, the church also has a group of volunteers that help with these needs. You can contact the Care Coordinator to see if this assistance is available.
- Encourage them to consider the following ministries available through the church...
GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. During the 13-week session, those in the group will view videos and participate in small group discussions with others who have experienced a loss. Visit GriefShare.org and contact the Care Coordinator. New sessions begin each January and September. We also offer a 2-hour event, Surviving the Holidays, which is held on a Sunday evening in November.
Our counseling ministry is designed to provide biblical-based counseling to individuals and couples in a church setting. We have competent, skilled counselors who can help address your situation in a godly and professional way. Contact us to get started, or to receive a complete list of licensed counselors in the community.
When you or someone you love is struggling, it can be helpful to meet with one of the pastors. The pastors are not licensed counselors, but they can offer pastoral counsel, prayer, and encouragement. Appointments with the pastors can be made by contact us through the button above. A list of local licensed Christian counselors is also available.