At Catalyst, our mission is to glorify God by loving all people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and Support Groups, an extension of our Groups Ministry, do that in the context of specific life challenges. Each group uses a Christ-centered, Scripture based approach and are offered two sessions a year during the Spring and Fall. These sessions occur between February-May and September-December. All registrations and inquiries will remain private.
Dads of Special Needs Kids // Curriculum Based Schedule
Being a dad means meeting all your responsibilities and obligations. It can mean even more if one of your children has a special need. Dads feel an immense level of responsibility in their everyday life to be able to provide for their family by going to work, reading and researching more while sleeping less and having little to no hobbies. When you're doing what God is calling you to do for your child, is there someone looking out for you? Encouraging you, lifting you up, telling you that "You got this!" and "Keep moving forward!" God didn't call us to do life alone, so this group is excited to do life with you! This group is geared toward dads who have kids with special needs/ disabilities/delays.
DivorceCare-Men & DivorceCare-Women (Separate Groups) // 13 weeks
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. You don’t have to go through separation or divorce alone. DivorceCare leaders have been through divorce themselves and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur. They are here to walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences using biblical, Christ-centered support.
Faith & Foster Care // Curriculum Based Schedule
Whether it is a temporary placement or a long-term living situation, we know that the local church can bridge the gap for the thousands of children in the North Carolina foster care system. Each child has their own unique background, experiences, and specific needs. Foster children need a family atmosphere, a place where they can belong. Most of all, they need to be loved and nurtured. Regardless of which stage of the foster process you are in - whether it is thinking about fostering, currently working towards licensure, newly fostering, or have experience with fostering, you will be able to give and receive information as well as experiences to and from other families in your same situation.
GriefShare // 13 weeks
If you are grieving the death of a family member or friend, you don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare leaders have experienced significant losses in their lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur. They are here to walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences using biblical, Christ-centered support.
Infertility // Curriculum Based Schedule
Wanting to experience God’s plan for you by having a family is an exciting process and should be celebrated. Some couples, however, face challenges. Not being able to conceive can be confusing, upsetting, saddening, and other emotions that you may have a difficult time identifying. Women who are unable to conceive may even question God’s purpose for themselves and their marriage. You are not alone in feeling this way. We invite you to join our support group for women just like you. If you are looking for answers as well as a shoulder to cry on, be encouraged that there is a group for you. Sign up to share your hardships, your questions, and your heart by allowing God to reveal His purpose for you during this emotionally challenging season in your marriage. This Group can help you process the emotion you’re feeling and how to cope with the journey of infertility.
Living Free // 9 weeks
If you’re needing support preventing and overcoming life-controlling issues such as (anger, eating disorders, fear, depression, addictions, anxiety, pornography) we want to provide the tools for you to live free from this captivity. Living Free focuses on biblical truth that confronts our issues, allowing the Spirit of God to search the secret places in our lives. Our leaders offer accountability, prayer, and show Christian love to all group members.
Moms of Special Needs Kids // Curriculum Based Schedule
Being a mom can be overwhelming at times, especially if one of your kiddos has a special need. Parents of a child with special needs will all say it can be the most challenging responsibility they have been given - many times above their career, family responsibilities, etc. When you advocate for your child, who advocates for you and your spiritual health? God didn't call us to do life alone, so this group is excited to do life with you! This group is geared toward moms who have kids with special needs/ disabilities/delays.
Trauma REBOOT // 12 Weeks
Trauma REBOOT can help you break free from the pain of your past and find renewed purpose and strength. This faith-based, peer-led course empowers everyday people to overcome trauma and embrace a brighter future. Some people can recall the exact moment their lives changed forever. The horrific accident. The miscarriage. The first time they were hit by someone who was supposed to love them. The moment when their innocence was taken. Others can’t remember a time when their lives weren’t marked by trauma, abuse, or neglect.