New Session of Grief Workshop Starts Soon

After a funeral when family and friends have moved on, navigating through the emotions  of grief can be lonely and isolating. Many times, people do little or nothing with their grief. Following conventional wisdom, they keep their grief to themselves and vow to “get over it” by moving on as quickly as possible.

Since grief is personal, many believe it should be kept private. But isolation is perhaps the greatest enemy of the grieving heart. We're created for relationship with God and each other. We are designed to do life together. This includes loss and grief. Unresolved grief can cloud perspectives, cause depression, and result in unhealthy lifestyles and destructive behavior.

Beginning August 24th, 2022, the Dwell Grief Ministry will offer its “Navigating your Grief” workshop at the Main Campus Café, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. This 10-week workshop is designed to support, educate, and equip individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one. 

Please encourage anyone in your home group or friend group who has experienced the death of a loved one to attend. 

Why attend Navigating Your Grief?

Whether your loss is recent or in the remote past, this workshop can be beneficial to your understanding of grief and mourning. This workshop will help you:

  • better understand of the effects of grief on your life,
  • receive support and comfort from interacting with others in grief, 
  • develop a clearer theology on pain and suffering, and 
  • identify ways to use your experience to minister to others.

What happens at Navigating Your Grief?

Each meeting lasts no more than 90 minutes. At a typical meeting:

  • a past grief group member is interviewed regarding their grief experience.
  • a 20 to 25 minute video is shown, addressing pertinent grief topics. 
  • small groups are formed to discuss the video (but no one is required to speak).

Do you have to attend all 10 sessions?

While it’s ideal for someone to attend all 10 sessions, each weekly session is designed to be “self-contained,” meaning a person can begin attending at any time. Members will find comfort, encouragement, and hope in every session!

Is Navigating Your Grief appropriate for non-Christians?

If someone is hostile towards the idea of God, then this workshop probably would not be appropriate. However, if someone is open to spiritual discussions, Navigating Your Grief can help them move forward on their spiritual path. Each session discusses Biblical principles and the gospel message is explained in a meaningful way. 

How do I register?

You can register online at the Dwell class page (https://member.dwellcc.org/classes). 

The cost is $20 standard and $10 reduced which covers the cost of the workbook. Scholarships are available.

For more info, email grief@dwellcc.org.