Care Groups

Care Groups are peer-support communities that offer emotional and practical help.

Along with faith in Christ, it's helpful to identify the circumstances underneath emotions and presenting behaviors (like grief, anger, or addiction) that may keep us isolated, stuck, or hopeless.

While our groups are not professional therapy, they do offer emotional and practical assistance in a peer setting to help people cope with challenges, find hope, and move forward. The peer setting fosters connection among members of a support group because they often have a common experience, sharing similar feelings, worries, or everyday problems.

Participating in a group provides connection with people who are likely to have a common purpose and likely to understand one another.

Groups meet Tuesday nights. Most get together at the 84th St. Campus (1675 84th St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316), but some meet in different locations; see details below. Some groups run all year; others have 8 to 13-week cycles.

Why Participate in a Care Group?

Because it can help you:

  • Feel less lonely, isolated or shamed

  • Reduce distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue

  • Talk openly and honestly about your feelings

  • Improve skills to cope with challenges

  • Gain a sense of empowerment or hope

  • Learn about emotional and practical resources

  • Strengthen or develop faith in Christ

Groups Meeting at the 84th St. Campus

Tuesday nights starting at 6:30pm.
1675 84th St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

Anger

September 10 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8pm

Registration closes October 16.

This group uses the curriculum “What’s Good About Anger?” to self-reflect and identify ways to cope positively with anger, while recognizing that the emotion itself isn’t always a bad thing. Cost: $25 for the workbook; scholarships available.

Blended Families

September 10 - October 19, 2019
6:30-8pm

A community for couples who are, or anticipate, being in a blended family. “The Smart Stepfamily” curriculum discusses practical, realistic solutions to common challenges faced by blended families. Join any time! Cost: $8 for the workbook; scholarships available.

DivorceCare

September 10 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8pm

This group is for anyone who’s separated or divorced. We come together once a week to process the pain of the past, and look forward to reshaping our future. You don’t have to go through separation or divorce alone. Join any time! Cost: $15 for the workbook; scholarships available.

DivorceCare For Kids (DC4K)

September 10 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8pm

Games, music, and videos are designed to help children ages 5-12 heal from hurts caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. Kids can join any time! Cost: $15 for the workbook; scholarships available.

GriefShare

September 10 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8:30pm

Find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Join at any time. Cost: $15 for the workbook; scholarships available.

Infertility & Pregnancy Loss

September 10 - December 3, 2019
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30-8pm

For anyone navigating the complex emotions of infertility and/or the pain of pregnancy loss. Discussion is led by teacher, speaker, and author Sarah Rollandini. You can check out her blog at sarahrollandini.com. No cost; join any time.

LGBTQ+

September 10 - December 3, 2019
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30-8pm

Registration closes October 30.

A peer-support community for anyone who identifies on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and wants to discuss relationship with Jesus. This group aims to lift the shame that prevents people from engaging with their faith. No cost. Meeting information provided after registration.

LGBTQ+ for Family Members

September 10 - December 3, 2019
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30-8pm

For family members of anyone who identifies on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Instead of choosing sides or debating theology, this group focuses on ways to love one another in ways that strengthen family relationships, and encourage personal relationships with Jesus Christ. Join any time. Cost: $20 for the book; scholarships available.

Living Grace: Anxiety & Depression

September 10 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8pm

Registration closes October 16.

This peer support community is clinically proven to decrease the severity of symptoms of depression and anxiety. The Living Grace Group curriculum incorporates biblical and clinical insights for anyone who is experiencing depression and anxiety. Cost: $17 for the workbook; scholarships available. (This group is for adults; there is a group for high school students below.)

Marriage Oneness

September 10 - November 19, 2019
6:30-8pm

The hope of deep, soul-level harmony is one of the reasons we get married in the first place, isn’t it? It's that good! But oneness doesn't just happen; you as a couple make it happen, and it can deepen over a lifetime. Marriage Oneness is a very engaging, 10-week, video-based series that equips you as a couple to grow in true intimacy and connection.

Cost of materials is $40 and you can pick them up at your first class. Limited childcare available for infants through 5th grade with pre-registration by September 4.

Reboot: Combat Recovery

September 10 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8pm

This is a community for veterans and service members. It combines clinal and faith-based perspectives to help people heal from the spiritual and moral wounds of war. No cost. Join any time.

Single & Parenting

September 10 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8pm

This group is for single parents to encourage one another, and discuss practical solutions to shared challenges. Cost: $15 for the workbook; scholarships available. Join any time.

Redefine Grace: Anxiety & Depression

This group is for High School students and starts Oct 1.

October 1 - December 3, 2019
6:30-8pm

Registration closes October 23.

This group incorporates a curriculum which combines clinical and faith-based insights to help high school students cope with the stressors in their lives, and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. No cost.

Groups Meeting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Tuesday nights starting at 6:30pm.

Please Note: While construction is ongoing at Cornerstone’s South Wyoming Campus, the groups below will be meeting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (next door to South Wyoming): 2670 56th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49418.

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Every Tuesday
6:30-8pm

This group shares experiences to learn from and support each other along the journey to recovery from alcoholism. No sign up – just show up.

Al Anon

Meets Every Tuesday
6:30-8pm

This community is for anyone who has been impacted by someone else’s alcoholism, whether or not that person has admitted to a drinking problem. No sign up – just show up.

Questions? Not Sure Where to Start?

You may not know where to start, so it can be helpful to talk to someone confidentially about the situation you are facing.  Please, contact the church office or Karen Baker for assistance.

Karen Baker

Karen Baker

Care & Prayer Team Lead