The support groups at Wooddale Church provide peer support, understanding and encouragement. Some of the groups also include a lecture/educational element. They are not therapy groups and are not designed to take the place of professional counseling. They are a place to meet other people facing the same life issues and to support each other while facing these challenges. All groups meet on the Eden Prairie campus unless otherwise noted.
Christian Groups at Wooddale
An ongoing group that is designed to give comfort and support to those who have experienced a broken relationship caused by divorce, separation, death of a spouse, or breaking of a long-term dating relationship. Time is spent in fellowship, teaching and small group discussion. The objective of the group is to take brokenness and turn it into healing.
- Wednesdays • 6:45 - 8:15 PM
- Contact: Ken Lundquist • 952-831-6146 or Joan Perry • 612-866-8970
Sex Addicts Anonymous
A Christian-based fellowship for men to share experience, strength and hope with each other in order to stop compulsive sexual behavior and help others to recover from sexual addiction and dependency.
- Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.
- Contact: Dave 952-334-4160
Living with Mental Illness
Table groups are in the process of being developed to provide a place for confidential prayer support and community. If you are interested in joining the Table group please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Six Weeks Dealing with Grief
There are many ingredients that move us from hurt to healing. The class consists of music, constructive discussion, interaction and supportive fellowship. There are also small groups for the purpose of listening and learning from others as well as having freedom to express your personal concerns and struggles. Prayer and scripture meditation will be a central focus. Registration fee is $12.
- Mondays • 7- 9 p.m.
- September 17- October 22, 2012
- Meets in Room 285 Eden Prairie Campus
- To sign up or for more information, please contact: Linda Jeffrey • 952-345-6125
Individualized Grief Care
Anyone desiring a one-on-one visit following the death of a loved one may contact Rosemary at 952.656.1069
This 12-week study incorporates video, discussion and teaching. It is a great place to begin following a divorce or separation. Topics include facing your anger, depression, loneliness, new relationships, kids, forgiveness, reconciliation, moving on and God’s role in it all.
- Wednesdays • 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.
- September 5 -November 21, 2012
- Contact: Lee and Dawn Anderson • 952-942-0762
- Cost is $15.
In Touch (Single Moms' Support Group)
On Wednesday nights, vibrant women gather together to share their lives as part of Wooddale’s InTouch Single Moms Group. Through life circumstances, these women are doing the job of two parents and have assumed the responsibility of ensuring their children grow up in a Christian home. Their journeys are challenging, but their support for one another is amazing. The women come to share struggles, receive advice and grow in their faith. Many women simply come to be an encourager.
If you’re a single mom in need of a fresh outlook on your life, check out InTouch!
- Wednesdays • 6:45-8:15 p.m.
- Where: Room 108
- Cost: Free
- Contact: Donna Lundborg, 952.935.7956 or Donna@lundborg.org
For Men Only
This is a confidential group for men who are dealing with issues of purity. Struggles may include impure thoughts, pornography, or unwanted sexual behaviors. Join other men in a setting of support and accountability. We use the Pure Desire materials by Dr. Ted Roberts available in the Wooddale Bookstore.
- Mondays at 6:30 pm
- Begins October 8th
- Contact Reed, 612.866.1035 or Dr. Doug Frey, 952.920.2789
- Email Douglasfreyphd@gmail.com
Christian Groups Outside Wooddale
Conquerors Post Abortion
For those experiencing painful effects from a past abortion. Conquerors support groups offer hope and healing. There are confidential, separate groups for men and women interested in a graceful recovery program based on biblical principles.
For more information on Conquerors groups being formed in the Twin Cities call New Life Family Services,
Main phone number (612) 866-7643
Outpost Ministries reaches out to those who struggle with same-sex attractions and offers support to those who struggle with relational brokenness. Men and women who struggle with homosexuality, pornography or other sexual addictions are supported in their need. God is currently inviting the struggler into an intimate relationship with himself, and his primary desire is for them to be healed and made whole.
For more information or counseling referrals, group meetings and literature or tapes, contact Outpost, Inc. at 763.592.4700 or email: email@example.com.
Christian Recovery Center
Contact: Jeanette Vought, 763.566.0088
Location: 8441 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 120, Golden Valley, MN 55426
Christian Recovery Center’s main mission is to help men, women, and children find freedom and hope from the life experience of emotional, sexual and physical abuse. The Center’s treatment model is founded on teaching biblical principles and on prayer which permeate the individual, group, marriage and family counseling.
- Assist group leaders with programs
- Special event committees
- Write grant applications
- Prayer partner
- Administrative office work
Community Groups Meeting at Wooddale
Alanon for Parents (Edina Campus)
A 12-step recovery program for parents of someone suffering from addiction.
Meeting each Thursday night from 7:30-9 p.m.
Located on the EDINA campus in Fireside room.
A 12-Step recovery program for those who care about someone suffering from addiction.
Monday Evenings 7-9 p.m. Room 275
Eden Prairie Campus
Contact: Jennifer 952.452.6515
Visit www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org for more information.
Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)
A Twelve-Step program for those who desire to stop drinking alcohol. These are mixed group using the steps and traditions of AA.
All Meetings are held at Wooddale Eden Prairie unless noted.
Monday evenings • 7 p.m.
Contact: Andrea • 612.942.8328 or Rudy • 612-325-7410
Tuesday evenings • AA for Women • 6 p.m.
Contact: Mary • 763.210.8177
Wednesday evenings • 7 p.m. EDINA
Contact: Ward 612.869.5108
Thursday evenings • 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Brenda • 952.471.9321
Visit www.aaminneapolis.org for more information
This is a fellowship of men and women who meet together to help each other recover from compulsive debting. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop compulsive debting. Debtors Anonymous uses the Twelve-Step program.
Saturday mornings • 9 a.m. - Noon
Contact: Phone line • 952.953.8438
A support group to help family members and other concerned people who relate to people struggling with gambling. Gamanon uses the Twelve-Step program.
Gamanon meets Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Contact: John: 952.829.5739.
This is a fellowship of men and women who meet together to support each other in their efforts to abstain from gambling. Gamblers Anonymous uses the Twelve-Step program.
Thursday evenings • 7 p.m.
Contact: Joan at 612.886.2565