Support Communities

We believe that support and healing happen best in community – that God calls us to bear one another’s burdens. We recognize that we all face seasons of struggle, pain, and uncertainty in life where it is helpful to walk with others who are currently where you are or have been through what you are facing. Support communities offer space to be reminded that we are not alone and there is a greater hope we can cling to in the midst of our uncertainty. (Below you will find more details about the different support communities).

Support Communities will re-launch beginning Monday, October 12, unless otherwise specified below. These groups will pause for Thanksgiving and conclude on Monday, December 14. 

As we are adjusting to weekly gatherings again, there will be no childcare or worship experience provided this semester. 

DivorceCare

Mondays | 6:30PM | Room 325

DivorceCare is a caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This support group meets weekly and covers topics essential to help you find healing from divorce and separation.  Questions? Email Daniel Gagliano.

RE:Generation

A date for Re:generation has not been set yet. Stay tuned.

Re:generation is a 12-step discipleship journey leading to recovery. By working through these Biblical steps within an authentic community, people have found freedom from substance abuse, codependency, pornography, depression, fear, control, and many other personal struggles. We believe that anyone can experience new life and freedom by working through steps of healing given to us by God through the Bible. All who are tired, broken, or hurting are invited to come find recovery in Jesus Christ. If you are interested in receiving updates about the relaunch, please click the button below.

Foster Together

Wrap Around invites you to “Foster Together,” a weekly support gathering for foster families. Foster parenting is hard, but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Join us for honest conversation, prayer, fun, laughter and encouragement from other parents who have “been there.” This group will meet off-site during this season, and the exact day is still being determined. Please register below, and we will update you soon. If you have any questions, please email us at wraparound@churchofthecity.com.

adoption together (NEW)

Wrap Around invites you to “Adoption Together,” a bi-weekly support gathering for adoptive parents. Raising kids from hard places can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be lonely. So join us for honest conversation, prayer, fun, laughter and encouragement from other parents who have “been there.” This group will meet off-site every other Sunday, beginning October 18, from 4:00-5:30PM. Please register below, and we will send you more details. If you have any questions, please email wraparound@churchofthecity.com.

Solo Parent Society

Mondays | 7PM | Online

Solo Parent Society is a weekly gathering created for single moms and dads. This season will look a little different than it has previously, with our weekly gatherings happening virtually and some occasional in-person gatherings as well. During this time you will connect with other single parents, experience authentic community, support one another, and find simple, yet practical, steps to find peace through our resources. If you are a solo parent looking for support and encouragement, you belong here! Please register below and will send you the information you need. If you have any questions, please email care@churchofthecity.com.

Priority Parenting

No current dates are scheduled. Please check back for updated information.

Priority Parenting is a 4-hour educational course designed to help divorcing couples understand the trauma and painful transitions associated with divorce. This 4-hour educational class focuses on the needs of children and offers insight on avoiding mistakes parents often make during this crucial time. Facilitated by compassionate parents who have personally experienced divorce, the course combines video, discussion and community-building to share this vital information. Additionally, Priority Parenting meets all the requirements of the 21st Judicial District Court-mandated Co-Parenting Course and childcare is not provided. Questions? Email Cindy Harper or call 615-218-6199.

Shame-Full

Shame-full will not be relaunching this fall. Please stay tuned for more details regarding this support community returning in 2021.

Shame-full provides you with an opportunity to learn more about the presence of shame in your life, the impact it has had on you and your relationships and then begin to find the way forward, towards a healthier, deeper connection to yourself, God and others. This group is a mix of teaching and group experience led by Luke Brasel, a marriage and family therapist, writer and speaker.

Have pastoral care questions or needs? Contact our Pastoral Care Team here.