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Anchored Hope Counseling Groups

Receive specialized help in a virtual group setting on a number of select counseling topics

Counseling groups provide care, focused-help and equip group members over several hand-selected topics.

Our counseling groups offer weekly, hour long, virtual sessions. Our counselors will provide foundational instruction along with weekly homework assignments.

At this time, registration for group counseling has closed. If you are interested in being notified when registration opens again, simply fill out the form below.

Anxiety       $125

The feeling of anxiety is not foreign to any person. In fact, anxiety has become the norm in our current culture. This small group of 8-10 people will walk through understanding what anxiety truly is, what to look for, how to combat harmful anxiety and how to leverage it in your walk with God.

What to Expect

Members of the Anchored Hope Anxiety Counseling Group will receive homework at the end of each session and individualized proposed next steps at the end of six weeks. Each hour consists of teaching time, Q&A, and homework. This is a great option for someone not wanting individual counseling but wanting to learn and grow in a particular area in a cost-effective manner.

Details

Start Date: April 12th
Time: 8:30pm EST
Length: 6 weeks

Group Counselor

Anxiety Counseling Group Outline

Week 1 – Theology of Anxiety

  1. The Names of Anxiety
  2. Mind and Body Responses
  3. Fear in Scripture
  4. Q&A / Homework
    1. Journal Exercise

 

Week 2 – Behind Anxiety

  1. Emotions Primer
  2. Common Lies
  3. Possible Causes/Triggers
  4. Q&A / Homework
    1. Journal Exercise

 

Week 3 – Hope in Suffering

  1. Honesty
  2. Lamentation
  3. Trust
  4. Thankfulness
  5. Q&A / Homework
    1. Examining Suffering in Scripture

 

Week 4 – Fighting Against Anxiety Pt. I

  1. Examining Thoughts
  2. Examining Behaviors
  3. Grounding Exercises / The Body
  4. Q&A / Homework
    1. Meditation using Scripture
    2. Grounding Exercise

 

Week 5 – Fighting Against Anxiety Pt. II

  1. Involving Community
  2. Medication (Pros and Cons)
  3. Making a Plan
  4. Q&A / Homework
    1. Make Your Own Plan

 

Week 6 – Moving Toward Others / Wrap-up

  1. Sharing Your Testimony
  2. Suffering Used For Others
  3. Resource Guide
  4. Extended Q&A / Homework
    1. Share Your Testimony

Marriage       $125

Marriage is a wonderful gift from God. This life-long covenant relationship between one man and one woman is designed to image Christ’s love for his bride, the Church. The goal of this counseling group is to encourage husband and wife in their love for God and one another while living under God’s good design for marriage. The group will prayerfully and practically endeavor toward deeper cherishing of Jesus and conformity to Jesus.

What to Expect

The group will investigate and apply God’s Scripture to marriage over the course of six sessions that include Scripture-based conversation, Q+A, prayer, and practical “edifying exercises” so each couple can apply what was discussed. This is a great option for any person(s) wanting to further a God-centered approach to marriage in a cost-effective manner.

Details

Start Date: March 29th
Time: 8:00pm ET
Length: 6 weeks

Group Counselor

Marriage Counseling Group Outline

Week 1 – Marriage: Beautiful and Broken. (Eph 5:22-33)

  • The Word (Scripture)
  • Our Walk (Application)
  • What about? (Q+A)
  • Prayer + Practice (What next?)

 

Week 2 – Forgiveness: Received and Required. (James 4:1-12, 1 John 4:9-12)

  • The Word (Scripture)
  • Our Walk (Application)
  • What about? (Q+A)
  • Prayer + Practice (What next?)

 

Week 3 – Prayer: Pursuing God’s Presence. (Eph 1:15-23, 3:14-21)

  • The Word (Scripture)
  • Our Walk (Application)
  • What about? (Q+A)
  • Prayer + Practice (What next?)

 

Week 4 – Communication, Pt 1: Walking Together Instead of Waring Against. (James 3:1-17)

  • The Word (Scripture)
  • Our Walk (Application)
  • What about? (Q+A)
  • Prayer + Practice (What next?)

 

Week 5 – Communication, Pt 2: Renewed in Christ and Reformed in Speech. (Eph 4:17-31)

  • The Word (Scripture)
  • Our Walk (Application)
  • What about? (Q+A)
  • Prayer + Practice (What next?)

 

Week 6 – Planning: The Goal is God’s Glory. (Rev 19:6-10, Psalm 34:1-3, Rev 21:1-4)

  • The Word (Scripture)
  • Our Walk (Application)
  • What about? (Q+A)
  • Prayer + Practice (What next?)

Ministry Wives       $125

A 6 week group for ministry wives based on 1 Peter and how to leverage it in your walk with God.

What to Expect

Members of the Anchored Hope Ministry Wives Counseling Group will receive homework at the end of each session and individualized proposed next steps at the end of six weeks. Each hour consists of teaching time, Q&A, and homework. This is a great option for someone not wanting individual counseling but wanting to learn and grow in a particular area in a cost-effective manner.

Details

Start Date: March 24th
Time: 10:00am MT
Length: 6 weeks

Group Counselor

Ministry Wives Counseling Group Outline

Week 1 – “Cropping God into the picture” ~Bob Kellemen

Scripture

1 Peter 1:3-7; 2:3,23-25; 4:19; 5:10

Homework

  • Make a list of God’s attributes from the passages we read together. Incorporate any other things you are learning about God from your own Bible reading.
  • This week, identify some of the hardest things in your crisis/ministry. Next to each of these, try to answer the question: “Who is God in this? What would it look like for me to face these facets of crisis/life and trial with God?”
  • Catch your inner conversation this week and learn to speak about who God is to your heart.

 

Week 2 – Who we are in this: our identity

Scripture

1 Peter:1:1-2, 3:5; 2:9-10, Prov. 29:25

Homework

  • This week, trace how much of what you do stems back to your identity in Christ, or some other aspect of you. Read Eph. 1:3-14 and make a list of everything you see pertaining to your identity.
  • Resolve this week to bring every decision, every conversation under the hat of your identity in Christ.

 

Week 3 – Spiritual battle along with suffering

Scripture

1 Peter 2:11; 5:9-11; Eph. 4:20-24

Homework

  • Identify what fleshly desires and temptations have been especially hard to resist.
  • What patterns do you see in your life in how you have been satisfying these desires?
  • What would it look like for you to put the old self off and put on the new self?
  • This week, as you struggle to accept your circumstances, ponder Peter’s call to humble yourself under HIs mighty hand. Think back to the list of God’s attributes in week 1: who does this heavy hand belong to? Teach your heart to find comfort in these truths.

 

Week 4 – What God wants us to do in trials

Scripture

1 Peter 2:1-3; 2:18-24; 3:8-17

Homework

  • This week, identify what your “treasure” is – what do you tend to “set apart as holy” in your heart? How is this preventing you from seeing God’s will clearly and following it?
  • What would it look like for you to set this treasure aside and follow Christ? Read Heb. 12:1-3, and “Looking Unto Jesus” booklet. Identify what you tend to “look towards” rather than Christ.

 

Week 5 – Loving my family in the context of ministry

Scripture

1 Peter 1:22-2:3; 3:1-6; 2:15-17; 5:1-7

Homework

  • Based on what we learned, write down your objectives for you as a wife and a mother. Commit these to the Lord and ask Him to help you.
  • Have a conversation with members of your family about your commitment to follow the Lord and of your support of them, and that you can be a safe place for them to voice questions.
  • Commit to not speaking evil about anyone and hold each other accountable.

 

Week 6 – Moving forward in faithfulness and sober mindedness

Scripture

1 Peter 2:1-3; 4:7-11; 5:12

Homework

  • Read through 1 Peter again, mark passages that were especially significant for you, commit them to memory.
  • Which characteristic of God are you clinging to right now?
  • What would it mean for you to cast your cares upon God?
  • Make an inventory of your habits and examine them: which of them do not encourage sober mindedness? What habits can you incorporate, moving forward?