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

Important Childcare Info (available at 84th St. only)

There’s limited childcare for children through 5th grade. The deadline for childcare registration is January 3rd, 2020. You will receive a link to the childcare registration form in your confirmation email when you sign up for a care group.

If you are registered for childcare and will miss one or more weeks, please notify Abby Young at abbyy@cornerstonemi.org as soon as you know. Thank you so much for doing this!

Anger

January 7 - March 31, 2020
6:30-8pm

Registration closes January 28.

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

Blended Families

January 7 - February 25, 2020
6:30-8pm

For you if you’re a couple who are in, or anticipate being in, a blended family. The Smart Stepfamily curriculum discusses practical, realistic solutions to common challenges faced by blended families. Cost: $8 for the workbook; scholarships available.

Registration is open all semester.

DivorceCare

January 7 - March 31, 2020
6:30-8pm

This is for you if you’re separated or divorced. We come together once a week to process the pain of the past, and learn how to look forward to reshape the future. You don’t have to go through separation or divorce alone. Cost is $15 for the workbook; scholarships available.

GriefShare

January 7 - March 31, 2020
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

January 7 - March 31, 2020
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30-8pm

For you and/or partner if you’re 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+

January 7 - March 31, 2020
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

January 7 - March 31, 2020
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30-8pm

This community is for family members of someone 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 encourages personal relationships with Christ. Cost: $20 for the book; scholarships available.

Living Grace: Anxiety & Depression

January 7 - March 31, 2020
6:30-8pm

Registration closes January 28.

Clinically proven to decrease the severity of symptoms of depression and anxiety. The Living Grace curriculum incorporates biblical and clinical insights for anyone experiencing depression and/or anxiety. Cost: $17 for the workbook; scholarships available.

Reboot: Combat Recovery

January 7 - March 31, 2020
6:30-8pm

If you’re a veteran or service member, this group combines clinal and faith-based perspectives help you deal and heal from the spiritual and moral wounds of war. No cost.

Registration closes January 28.

Redefine Grace for High School Girls

January 7 - March 10, 2020
6:30-8pm

Redefine Grace is a curriculum for high school students (this group is for girls) that incorporates clinical and faith-based insights to help students cope with the stressors in their lives and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. No cost.

Registration closes January 28.

Redefine Grace for High School Boys

January 7 - March 10, 2020
6:30-8pm

Redefine Grace is a curriculum for high school students (this group is for boys) that incorporates clinical and faith-based insights to help students cope with the stressors in their lives and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. No cost.

Registration closes January 28.

Single & Parenting

January 7 - March 31, 2020

We’re single parents who meet to encourage one another and discuss practical solutions to the challenges we share. Cost: $15 for the workbook; scholarships available. Register any time.

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