Vineyard Church Columbus (located in Westerville, Ohio) has a number of special needs based support groups - to learn more about what they offer go to https://www.vineyardcolumbus.org/support-for-life-ministry/support-groups They have Life Support Groups for a number of topics -(women's groups, men's groups, and co-ed groups)
Faith Life Church (they have churches in New Albany and Powell) they offer a variety of small groups and a number of support groups addressing specific issues related to life stages and specific life issues. These groups are offered usually either through the New Albany Church or Powell church. The following URL link will give a detailed description of when and where a specific group meets. Some of the groups are currently closed for enrollment and other groups have dates of when they are starting, how often the groups meet and for the ending dates of a group. The best way to learn more is to go Faith Life's URL for small groups and explored https://flc.groupvitals.com/groupfinder
They are a nondenominational church and have various locations in the Columbus area including Hilliard, Polaris, Short North, Whitehall, and a Prison ministry.. They offer many small groups - organized around age groups, coed, life stages, and women only and men only groups, online groups, and a few groups related to specific life issues. Go to the following URL to learn more https://rockcity.churchcenter.com/groups/smallgroups?entollment=open_signup%Crequest_to_joion&filter=entollment
Go to https://www.divorcecare.org to find a group near you.
I am offering one time online small group events which will involve teaching and interaction with others through zoom. In the future, I will offer Christian Life Coaching Support groups for a variety of specialized needs in the Christian Community where there is an identified topic and need for healing individuals, couples, and/or families within the Church. Right now, I am first focusing on forming a Christian Men's Online Support group (the details of that group are described below). Each single stand alone small group event will be scheduled for 1 and 1/2 hours and the cost for each individual to attend the group will be $50, to be paid in advance, of attending a group event. As of November 2023 and anytime thereafter as enough people express an interest in a group and make a commitment to attend I will facilitate the online teaching / small group interaction event. The group(s) will be scheduled in three different time slots all based on a EST zone. Options for participation in a group are as follows: Tuesday 6:30 am - 8:00 am EST; Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am EST: Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST. Knowing that that these are all stand alone one time online teaching/ small group interaction events should make it easier for an individual to attend making a one-time adjustment in their work/home schedule for the date of the scheduled event. You can attend the teaching / small group event from your work place as along as you set up privacy so that you are assured of confidentiality and that others will not interrupt you while attending the event. Contact me if you are interested in attending one of these events. Specify what day of the week and time works for you (of the three options listed above). Once, I have 10 people wishing to attend one of those time slots for a group I will contact you and firm up a specific date for all of the participants and get a commitment to attend on that day. I will then collect $50 payment (via credit card) from each person who has committed to attend the group event. This payment is non-refundable unless for some reason I have to cancel a group and in which case I will refund you the amount you paid. The first step in signing up (or inquiring about an event) would be to email me at email@example.com or use the contact me tab located in the menu at the top of this page. Please leave me a name (you may choose if you like to only use your first name), an email, and a phone number to reach you at. This information will be kept confidential.
If attending an online support group does not work for you. I am also available to provide individual (couple or family) life coaching sessions online for $120 per session. To learn more about Life Coaching or to schedule a Life Coaching appointment go to https://www.emapdrschulz.com/life-coaching
Current online Small Group Event(s) being offered
This group is offered to anyone in the United States. It is uniquely designed for men seeking anonymity not wanting others from their local church knowing they are attending a group meeting. People attending the group can virtually be anyone in the United States You can use a first name and not identify your last name. You can choose to mute the video and just use audio. Each group meeting is scheduled as a one-time event scheduled for 1 hour and 30 minutes. The group will be facilitated by George O. Schulz, Ph.D who has over 40 years of professionally working with people dealing with struggles in life. The group will involve both teaching and provide an opportunity for interaction with others for support and encouragement. To offer an event 10 men are needed to commit to attending a group event (group size will be capped at 15 attendees). The cost of the group is $50. It is designed to address difficult personal issues that as men they are struggling with and who are trying to follow Christ but know they have lost their way and have fallen short. This group is not for men who feel their life is going well - this is a group for men who feel defeated and lost, who desire to follow Christ but knowing they are not.
If you know of another support group offered through a church or program in the Christian community to help in "healing the Church" please share about that group and I will review the program offered and add it to the list of support groups here. Each group must be Biblically based and be distinctively Christ centered. You can contact me about a group being offered by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact tab from the menu at the top of the page.