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With the spring classes we are offering three class options, “ABC’s for Couples”, “Boundaries” and “Learning To Tell Myself The Truth”. 

Whether you find yourself so devastated in your pain and hurt that you don’t know which way is up, or if you just need more of Jesus operating in your every- day life, Freedom Groups are for you! New classes starting in February.  We are offering three classes for the spring sessions, “ABC’s for Couples”, “Boundaries” and “Learning To Tell Myself The Truth”.   Boundaries: to help improve your relationships and “Learning To Tell Myself The Truth” for you to find freedom from tyranny of anger, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and other emotional difficulties.  “ABC’s of Lifechange For Couples” is our original Freedom Group.  This group is specifically designed for married couples.  Everyone has something in their past or are currently working through that is holding them back from being all that God wants you to be.

The Youth (6th-12th grade) will be offering a new series of “Life Hurts, God Heals”, email Jeremy.Goggans@cbcowasso.org for more information or to sign up with the youth class.

 

FAQ

What is a Freedom Group?
Freedom Groups are a safe place using a safe process for individuals or couples to improve relationships or find freedom from crisis and addictions.

Why do I need a Freedom group?
Because we all are broken and captive. We all need to be free through Jesus Christ.

How and where do I sign up?
Sign up through our private email freedomgroups@cbcowasso.org.

I have heard the term Hospital church used. What is Hospital Church?
The term “Hospital Church” is a general term we use to describe the philosophy of the ministry of acceptance and healing we are offering to anyone. It’s not a separate church or ministry as much as it is who we are. Freedoms Groups are one of the tools used to accomplish healing.

What classes are offered?
Boundaries – Being a loving and unselfish Christian does not mean never telling anyone no. This workbook helps you discover what boundaries you need and how to avoid feeling guilty about setting them. It will give you biblically based answers to questions you have about boundaries to provide practical, non-theoretical exercises that will help you set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even yourself.

Learning To Tell Myself The Truth –  Utilizing the resources of the Christian faith–the power of the truth and the Spirit of truth–truth therapy has already empowered people to break free from the tyranny of anger, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and other emotional difficulties.  Through self-evaluation, growth exercises, and the spiritual discipleship unique to a workbook, readers will be enabled to identify their own misbeliefs and replace them with the truth. Based on the premise that people feel and act the way they think, freedom from emotional anguish and behavioral paralysis is possible if true thoughts replace the lies a person believes.

ABC’s of Lifechange for Couples – This class is for married couples.  Each person will need their own workbook.  John 10:10 says, “The thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I [Jesus] come that you might have life and have it to its fullest!” So, if we are supposed to have this full life, why does it at times feel so empty? Hurts from our past that we never got over, addictions and behaviors that we can’t get victory and deliverance from, just not trusting and truly believing in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, can and does destroy many a believer!  Whether your marriage is struggling, or if you are just looking to turn a good marriage into a great one: Life Change for Couples is a practical and Biblical process for any couple that desires life change in their marriage, while growing in conformity to the image of Christ.

What if my spouse does not want to participate in a Freedom class with me?
The spring 2017 classes, “Boundaries” and “Learning To Tell Myself The Truth” are designed with the individual in mind.  We welcome any adult, married, single or attending alone, to join one of these classes.  However the “ABC’s of Lifechange for Couples” does need both spouses in the class.  We will be offering an individual class (ABC’s of Lifechange for Every Christian) in the future but not with these spring classes, we would suggest signing up for Pastor Scott’s “Learning to Tell Myself The Truth” class or “Boundaries” instead.

How much will this class cost me?
We only ask that you cover the cost of the book, $15.  (If this causes a hardship, we of course want you to find freedom, please email and inquire about getting your workbook for free or at a discounted price.)

How do I find out Where and when do we meet?
Please email:  FreedomGroups@cbcowasso.org – we are offering this series of classes on Wednesday evenings (during Student Takeover so there will be activities for 1st-5th grade in kids and 6th-12th in youth, as well as nursery for babies-kindergarten).  Please specify if you are wanting to sign up for “Boundaries”,  “Learning To Tell Myself The Truth” or “ABCs of Lifechange for Couples”.