Care & Support

Support can mean the difference between surviving and thriving in the challenges life presents. We are here to encourage you to find and follow Jesus through the transitions, struggles, and sorrows of life.

If you are looking for help, explore the resources and groups below, or reach out to Ministry Coordinator Lauri Lanier (lauril@stonebriar.org). We also encourage you to read this letter from Care Ministries Pastor Steve Fischer about four resources always available to you.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Many local groups are meeting online throughout the week, so visit the websites below to find a meeting time that fits your schedule.

Cancer Encouragement

cancer encouragement groupIf you have been diagnosed with cancer, find comfort and support through Stonebriar’s Cancer Encouragement Ministry. We will partner you with a cancer survivor who understands the challenges, symptoms, and emotions you may experience during treatment. These volunteer ministry partners are uniquely equipped to listen and share their own stories with you, all while praying for you and encouraging you with the love of Christ. If you would like to be paired with one of these ministry partners, please reach out to Lauri Lanier at lauril@stonebriar.org.

DivorceCare

Divorce CareA divorce is tremendously stressful for everyone involved. DivorceCare is a 13-session support group led by others who have experienced divorce and who understand the feelings, issues, and difficulties surrounding it. Videos and small-group discussions offer a Christ-centered focus on topics such as loneliness, anger, and forgiveness.

Even if you have not previously registered, you may attend class at any time. Workbooks ($15) are available for purchase on the first day of class (cash or check). Spring session begins January 5 at 6:30 p.m. in room B231.

Frisco Connect

Frisco Connect OnlineIf you are searching for work, join our online Frisco Connect meetings! You’ll receive practical guidance for your job search and have the opportunity to network with recruiters and other industry professionals. Frisco Connect meets on Zoom on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend and no need to register—just join the Zoom call by 8:50 a.m., as there is a 100 attendee maximum for each meeting.

GriefShare

GriefShare OnlineLosing a loved one changes your life. GriefShare is a 13-week program that enables you to experience the loss with supportive friends who can help you move through the grieving process.

GriefShare will be meeting online for the Spring semester. We will meet on Tuesday nights, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Once registered through the GriefShare site, the group leader will contact you with instructions on how to join the telephone conference. Online classes begin January 5. It helps to start at the beginning of a 13-week class cycle, but please feel free to register at any time.

Shift

Shift: Hope for grieving kids and teensWhen the "shifts" of life occur, the aftermath is unpredictable and rarely stable. Our hope for kids dealing with the loss of a loved one is that as they process the shift they've undergone, they'll be equipped with the tools they need to build a solid foundation of faith and hope.

SHIFT is a 13-week program that features facilitators who have experienced loss, a small group consisting of peers who are also processing the death of a loved one, and age-appropriate lessons and activities to help kids explore their grief and God's promises regarding comfort, healing, hope, and eternity.

SHIFT will be meeting on campus in B156 for the Spring semester. Starting on January 12, 2021, we will meet on Tuesday nights, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and will run concurrently with GriefShare, our ministry for adults over 18 who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Parenting Prodigals

Parenting Prodigals is an encouragement group for parents and grandparents with wayward children of all ages. Whether your child is struggling with drugs or alcohol, sexual immorality or identity, wandering away from faith, or any other issue, this group provides tools and support to help you manage your personal life while facing the challenges of loving a child gone astray. Join us online on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. using Zoom. If you have questions about joining the online meeting, please contact Jim Parry at jimparry1@me.com.

Reach Up Reach Out: Unemployment Encouragement Group

Reach Up Reach Out - OnlineScripture tells us that even though Christians may suffer hardship (1 Peter 4:12), we need never do so without faith (1 Peter 1:3–7), comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3–7), and hope (Romans 5:3–5). While unemployment and career transition affect all of us differently, we are here to help you in the spiritual challenges that result from the journey to new employment.

Reach Up Reach Out was created to encourage those in transitions by applying and connecting the truth of God’s Word with the spiritual challenges associated with a job loss and job search. Led by Stonebriar pastors and volunteers, this group meets to discuss, encourage, and pray for one another in the walk toward employment.

We meet online every Friday at 7 a.m. Join the Zoom Meeting (823 1002 6988)

Recovery Groups

Recovery groupsIn any challenges you face, our church is here to walk with you on the road to recovery. We invite you to connect with a recovery group on our campus or explore other local programs to help you on your journey with hope and grace.

For details, please visit our Recovery Groups page.

The Rooted Marriage

The Rooted MarriageYou can now find online community and resources from Stonebriar’s Marriage Ministry through The Rooted Marriage on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! The Rooted Marriage exists to enrich, equip, and encourage strong, healthy marriages in every season of life. Use the links below to get connected and gain support to make your marriage the best it can be!

Stronger Women

Stronger Women: Support for survivors of domestic abuseIf you are a survivor of domestic abuse, find support for your journey of healing through Stronger Women. This small group is a safe place to share your story, heal from trauma, build self-esteem, and connect with other women. Come and reclaim what abuse took away and experience new hope in God’s love for you.

Sign up to join us beginning Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with further details about the meeting location on campus.

Please note that this group is for women recovering from domestic abuse. If you are currently in an abusive situation, please use the referral links below to receive urgent help, including emergency shelter, counseling, and a 24-hour crisis hotline.

Care Ministries Team

Steve Fischer

Steve Fischer
Pastor of Care Ministries
stevefischer@stonebriar.org

Roy Williamson

Roy Williamson
Associate Pastor of Care Ministries
royw@stonebriar.org

David Aké

David Aké
Associate Pastor of Marriage Ministries
davida@stonebriar.org

:auri Lanier

Lauri Lanier
Ministry Leader of Care Ministries
lauril@stonebriar.org

Lindsay Grove

Lindsay Grove
Ministry Coordinator for Care Ministries
lindsayg@stonebriar.org

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