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 are not currently meeting but we hope they will resume this fall. There is ongoing discussion around plans for reopening the building for events and ministries that take place outside of Sunday morning services. COTC Leadership continues to evaluate current health trends and the recommendations of the government as they prayerfully consider and discern these next steps. More information about when support communities may resume will be shared as we get clarity
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 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. Re:generation meets weekly with a large group time of either teaching or a personal testimony followed by a time of discussion in a small group format.
Wrap Around: 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. So join us on Monday nights beginning February 24 for honest conversation, prayer, fun, laughter and encouragement from other parents who have “been there”. Every week we walk through veteran foster parent Pam Parrish’s Battle-Weary Parents: A Scripture Based Guide for Parenting in the Trenches, while our kids enjoy a fun childcare experience at no cost to parents. If you have any questions, please email Carla Hendricks.
If you want to discover where your joy has gone, why your relationships do not work, and why you feel disconnected from the image of God within you, we suggest taking a look at shame. Shame causes immeasurable destruction to humanity, but is also a pathway to a life of meaning. This is the Shame-Full Journey: to answer, through courage and wisdom, the invitation shame offers us to become more fully who we are so we can love the people we are made to love. Through this process, you will 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 12-week group is a mix of teaching and group experience led by Luke Brasel, a marriage and family therapist, writer and speaker. For more information, email us here.
Solo Parent Society
Solo Parent Society is a weekly gathering created for single moms and dads. During this time you will meet 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 single parent and looking for support and encouragement, you belong here! For more information about Solo Parent Society and to get details about virtual meetings, please visit their website.
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.