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THRIVE  • MARRIAGE  • FINANCIAL PEACE • SOBRIETYRETREATSPRISON

God cares deeply for each of us, and when we hurt, He hurts.
The ministries you will find listed on this page offer help to those who are hurting.

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Thrive


Thrive


THRIVE

Thrive Ministry at Woodcrest exists to help everyone understand and learn how to be emotionally healthy. Whether you are hurting and longing to find hope and healing in Christ, struggling with addictive behaviors that keep you from relating fully with God and each other, or just looking to understand more about emotional intelligence, we have a class for you!

The Thrive drop-in classes (Life Skills and GriefShare), along with Liberated (sobriety support), are open to anyone throughout the semester.

Thursdays 6:30pm- 8:30pm on the Columbia campus during our spring and fall semesters. Click INFO/REGISTER for details.


Making Peace with Your Past – In this course you will identify the ways your past currently affects you as well as find a sense of hope and healing from your past. This course provides practical guidance to identify and understand feelings and problems related to your childhood experiences.

Conquering Codependency (Part I and Part 2) – is a Christ-centered 12-step process so you can recognize and move away from the codependent compulsion to fix and control every person and situation in your life. It will enable you to understand better your emotions and actions and will teach you to use the 3-part process identify, detach, and decide to bring change into your life. Prerequisite: Making Peace with Your Past


Life Skills – Inside Out with Kelly Wright - How in the world do we actually deal with our emotions and become an emotional healthy person?  This 13 week course will cover many aspects of emotional wellness such as understanding and dealing with emotions, emotional needs, boundaries, depression, anxiety, and much more!  This is a drop in class for everyone because the truth is if you don't deal with your emotions, they will deal with you!

GriefShare – 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 there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: video seminar with experts, support group discussion, and personal study and reflection. This course is female only and led by Linda Grone.


Teen Talk – A support group to help navigate the challenges of life. Teens will learn strategies to build confidence and gain control of their lives. In this non-judgmental group, teens will have a safe space to share freely

How We Love – Are you tired of falling into frustrating relational patterns in your marriage? Do you and your spouse fight about the same things again and again? “How We Love” explains why the ways you and your spouse relate to each other go back to before you even met. Drawing on the powerful tool of attachment theory, this material explores how your childhood created an “intimacy imprint” that affects your marriage today. Led by Farron and Rebecca Fitzpatrick


Liberated: God's Desire For Us To Live Free Of Substance Abuse And Guilt  is a group of women and men who offer a safe and confidential environment to help each person figure out what it looks like to honor God in their decisions about their use of alcohol or drugs.  The group, led by volunteers with extensive experience in both the sobriety and emotional health components of Woodcrest Recovery Ministry, works to provide an environment for discussion, perspective and encouragement. Participation is limited to those who are examining their alcohol or drug use, but participants are not required to declare themselves as addicts or alcoholics, nor does the spiritual nature of our discussions require any profession of faith. This group meets year round on Thursdays at 6:30pm in Room 9.


Relational & Emotional Healing Consultation

There are times when our lives or our relationships seem to be falling apart. Sometimes you may feel like there is no help for your situation. However, we believe there is hope! We offer you the opportunity to meet with church staff to discuss your situation.

Through this discussion they will help connect you to the community and to resources that can be a bridge to bring hope and healing to your life or relationship.


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Marriage


Marriage


Marriage classes

We offer several marriage classes at Woodcrest that span from premarital to developing stronger relationships to help with troubled marriages to navigating step-families. These classes meet on the Columbia campus during our spring and fall semesters. Click INFO/REGISTER for details


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Financial Peace


Financial Peace


Financial Peace University (FPU)

The goal of FPU is not just information — we’re looking for transformation. This 10-week video course covers Biblical financial planning principles as taught by Dave Ramsey. This class will change the way you think about money. Learn the importance of and how to save, budget, pay off debt, purchase the right types of insurance, buy a house, save for retirement and more. Change your life… one budget at a time.

Classes for FPU in the Fall 2019 semester are closed. Please join us for the free dumping debt class on Tuesday, September 10th.


FREE DUMPING DEPT LESSON - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

There will be a Free Dumping Debt Lesson on Tuesday, February 10, 6:30 to 8:00pm, open to everyone. We open up the Dumping Debt class each semester to anyone who wants to attend. This free lesson can get you started towards financial freedom or could serve as a great refresher if you’ve been through the class before. There is no need to register for this one-off, free class but you can join our event on Facebook to let us know you are coming. Enter on the Columbia campus using the Terrace entrance.


Please email Kelly Wright with any questions.

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Sobriety


Sobriety


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Liberated: God's Desire For Us To Live Free Of Substance Abuse And Guilt  is a group of women and men who offer a safe and confidential environment to help each person figure out what it looks like to honor God in their decisions about their use of alcohol or drugs.  The group, led by volunteers with extensive experience in both the sobriety and emotional health components of Woodcrest Recovery Ministry, works to provide an environment for discussion, perspective and encouragement. Participation is limited to those who are examining their alcohol or drug use, but participants are not required to declare themselves as addicts or alcoholics, nor does the spiritual nature of our discussions require any profession of faith. This group meets year round on Thursdays at 6:30pm in Room 9.


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Retreats


Retreats


SILENCE & SOLITUDE RETREAT

We live in a busy, noisy world, especially during the Advent and Christmas season. One gift we can give to ourselves is the gift of retreat. Retreat is a spiritual practice where we make space for God. Emilie Griffin writes, "Retreat is a generous commitment to friendship with God." During retreat we practice spiritual disciplines like silence, solitude, teaching, and reflections. 

We host an Advent-focused Silence & Solitude Retreat around the first weekend of December each year. Our focus for this retreat will be to prepare our hearts for the Christmas season. The retreat typically begins on a Saturday at 1:00 pm and ends Sunday at 2:00 pm. It is held at the beautiful Lakeview Lodge at Windermere, Lake of the Ozarks.  


SACRED JOURNEY RETREATS

The Sacred Journey retreats consist of a cohort that meets 8 times together over the span of two years. The retreats will explore the spiritual disciplines of desire, rest, prayer, scripture, known, listen, called and thrive. We also offer “GUEST SPOTS” at each retreat for those unable to commit for the two-year cohort or for those simply wanting to test the waters.


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Prison Ministry


Prison Ministry


Woodcrest Prison Ministry

The ministry strives to carry the message of God’s love to those impacted by incarceration through the ministry of presence and encouragement.

Prison ministry may seem intimidating at a glance, and while most volunteers find the experience fulfilling, it is important to recognize the logistic, environmental and social challenges of entering the world of a prison. In short, it is a different world.

Although we welcome all to discover ways to support the ministry, we find that serving inside the walls of Algoa Correctional Center (ACC) is best suited for individuals with solid interpersonal skills and a healthy sense of personal boundaries.

Those expressing interest in volunteering with the ministries that take place inside ACC are first introduced to the process through a visit to the Woodcrest Algoa chapel service. This is a great way to determine someone’s comfort level with entering Algoa and interacting with the men. After the first successful visit, regular volunteer opportunities abound for those that wish to continue visiting ACC up to five times per year.

Please contact Pat Concannon, Restore Team Assistant, for more information.


Prison Family Support Group

We host a support group for families on the last Sunday of every month. This group meets at 12:30 pm in room 8 on the Columbia campus. Please contact Pat Concannon, Restore Team Assistant, for more information.