Support Groups

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

Support Groups are peer-led support communities. We believe there is a strong correlation between mental, physical and spiritual wellness. Peer support is not professional therapy, but a group of leaders who have a heart for those who are hurting.

Support Groups that meet at Cornerstone are for anyone in West Michigan who could use some support.

Fall Support Groups

Below you'll find support group offerings for Fall 2022. To see the group description and to sign up, click the box you're interested in.

Childcare is available for Tuesday evening groups at the 84th St. and South Wyoming campuses. When you register for a group, part of the confirmation email will provide details on how to sign up for childcare.

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
South Wyoming Campus | 2730 56th St SW, Wyoming, MI  49418

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

Blended Families

Tuesdays, September 13-November 1, 2022, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St, Caledonia, MI 49316

A group for couples or individuals who are in, or anticipate being in, a blended family or relationship.  We discuss practical, realistic situations and common challenges faced by combining families or relationships that involve kids and extended family.

Cost: $15 (scholarships available)

Boundaries

Tuesdays, September 13-November 1, 2022, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St, Caledonia, MI 49316

A group to explore how and when to set boundaries in your life, relationships, time, or even thoughts. Healthy relationships and sound living depend on maintaining smart personal boundaries. Many people don't know where to start, so you can start here!

Cost: $15 (scholarships available)

DivorceCare (84th St Campus)

Tuesdays, September 13-December 6, 2022, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St, Caledonia, MI 49316

We welcome you to our in-person group! This is a place where a caring group of peers understands your divorce journey, when others may not. Our leaders are welcoming and committed to meeting you where you are at in your own journey. They understand because they have their own story to share. They welcome you to join this care group at your own pace and comfort, and they will care for you no matter what. Cornerstone takes cleaning and safety very seriously, so that small groups can continue to meet, heal, connect with others, and stay safe. Up to date COVID restrictions and guidelines from both the state health department and Cornerstone Church, will be followed to ensure a safe and clean place to meet.

Cost: $20 for the workbook (scholarships available)

DivorceCare (HH Campus)

Tuesdays, September 13-December 6, 2022, 6:30-8pm
Heritage Hill Campus | 48 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We welcome you to our in-person group! This is a place where a caring group of peers understands your divorce journey, when others may not. Our leaders are welcoming and committed to meeting you where you are at in your own journey. They understand because they have their own story to share. They welcome you to join this care group at your own pace and comfort, and they will care for you no matter what. Cornerstone takes cleaning and safety very seriously, so that small groups can continue to meet, heal, connect with others, and stay safe. Up to date COVID restrictions and guidelines from both the state health department and Cornerstone Church, will be followed to ensure a safe and clean place to meet.

Cost: $20 for the workbook (scholarships available)

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)

Tuesdays, September 13-December 6, 2022, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St, Caledonia, MI 49316

This is a place where a caring group of peers understand the effects of divorce on kids. Leaders are a welcoming and committed group who seek to help children through their own feelings related to divorce.

Groups are for children ages 6-12. They join in games, music, and videos to help heal from hurts caused by the separation or divorce of their parents.

We seek to help kids turn to God with their feelings, seek Him for comfort and grow in their relationship with Him.

Cost: $10 for the workbook (scholarships available)

GriefShare (84th St Campus)

Tuesdays, September 13-December 6, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St., Caledonia, MI 49316

This is a peer-support community where you'll find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, partner, child, family member, or friend. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Join anytime.

GriefShare (SW Campus)

Tuesdays, September 13-December 6 9:30am-11:30am
South Wyoming Campus | 2730 56th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49418

This is a peer-support community where you'll find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, partner, child, family member, or friend. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Join anytime.

Growing Pains: Parenting Adult Children

Tuesdays, September 13-October 18, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St SE, Caledonia, MI  49316

Gain understanding, wisdom and insight on how to navigate the toughest and the most rewarding parts of parenting grown kids. Whether the child still lives under your roof or rarely calls you, this peer-led support group gives valuable tools from experts as well as other parents on the same journey.

Cost: $15 for the workbook (scholarships available)

LGBTQ+ for Families (84th St Campus)

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, starting September 6, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 

A peer-support community for family members or allies of someone who identifies in the LGBTQ+ community. Instead of choosing sides, the group provides a safe place to find support, understanding and education through shared experiences and a Christ-centered guided resource.

Cost: $20 for the book (scholarships available)

LGBTQ+ for Families (SW Campus)

1st and 3rd Mondays starting September 19, 6:30-8pm
South Wyoming Campus | 2730 56th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49418

A peer-support community for family members or allies of someone who identifies in the LGBTQ+ community. Instead of choosing sides, the group provides a safe place to find support, understanding and education through shared experiences and a Christ-centered guided resource.

Cost: $20 for the book (scholarships available)

Moving Forward: Support for Widows and Widowers

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, beginning October 5, 6-7:30pm
South Wyoming Campus | 2730 56th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49418

Dinner on the 3rd Wednesday of the month

Moving forward and taking the next step is the group for you if you are ready to tackle how to create a new life after the loss of a spouse or partner. This support group will be open to men and women of all ages who have lost a spouse or partner.  We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month starting October 5, from 6:00 to 7:30. We as a group will tackle difficult issues such as, setting boundaries with family and friends, and the stresses of daily life and loneliness with biblical support. We will be a support system for each other in this journey of life. This group is for anyone who has completed GriefShare or bereavement counseling that is ready to move forward.

No Cost

Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Group for Men

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning September 13, 6:30-8pm
South Wyoming Campus | 2730 56th St SW, Wyoming, MI  49418

Nearly a quarter million men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. It is the second most diagnosed cancer in men.

Even with so many men being diagnosed, treated or living with prostate cancer, many men feel alone. Most men, despite having loving and supportive family and friends, need someone to talk with who understands, because they are walking the same path. Don’t let a prostate cancer diagnosis leave you feeling frightened and isolated.

No Cost

REBOOT

September 13-December 6, 5:30-7pm
South Wyoming Campus | 2730 56th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49418

You aren’t broken. You’re wounded. And wounds can heal. REBOOT Combat Recovery is a no-cost, peer-support community for veterans and service members that combines clinal and faith-based perspectives. This group helps you heal from the spiritual and moral wounds of war.

No Cost

Restoring Hope

Thursdays, October 13-November 10, 2022, 5:30-7pm
Heritage Hill Campus | 48 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Healthcare professionals and first responders experience various traumas in their jobs. The COVID-19 pandemic, increased workplace violence, and other stressors have added to the trauma experienced. During Restoring Hope, we will work through these traumas in a methodical way that allows for a renewed purpose and revived optimism. This class is a faith-based, stress- and trauma-healing journey, designed to address the spiritual and moral toll that critical incidents take on healthcare workers.

Cost: $10

Restoring Joy for Educators

Tuesdays, October 11-November 22, 2022, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

A group for new or experienced teachers! We are going to focus on the JOY that can be found in teaching and how to do this based on biblical truths. This is a place where we can come together as educators and support one another through community.

Cost: $10

Special Needs Parenting

Tuesdays, September 13-November 8, 6:30-8pm
84th St. Campus | 1675 84th St SE, Caledonia, MI  49316

A peer led group for couples or individuals who parent a child or adult with special needs. Join us as we navigate the study, Beautifully Broken: A Journey through the Bible for parents of Children with Special Needs.

Cost:  $15 for the workbook (scholarships available)

You Can Share Hope

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Another Way to Share Hope: Support Group Cards

Each card includes a QR Code that takes people directly to this page. Let someone who could use some support know they're not alone!

You can pick up Support Groups Cards on Sundays at any Cornerstone Campus at the Guest Services Desk, or during the week during business hours at the Church Office: 1675 84th St. SE, Caledonia, 49316 (M-Th: 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri: 8:30am-12:30pm).

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the support groups above, or any support group questions at all, please get in touch with:

Rhoni Kaastra

Director of Support Groups and Counseling