Women’s Ministry

*NEW COURSE STARTING TODAY!!! see below

“God saved you by his special favor when you believed.  And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God”. Ephesians 2:8

BIBLE STUDY is currently being offered every Tuesday evening at Peardonville Treatment Centre. We study a booklet called God’s Great Love. This is also being offered at Solace House in Abbotsford.

ALPHA is offered at Peardonville, Level Ground Church and other locations in Abbotsford.

1 to 1 MENTORING is offered to ladies who choose to stay in Abbotsford after they graduate

CHURCH on Sundays is offered at the Abbotsford Vineyard Church

CHRISTMAS PARTY AT PEARDONVILLE TREATMENT CENTRE

Decorating picture frames for the glamour photographs taken in the afternoon of the party day.

 

Hair styles or manicures for everyone during the afternoon by volunteer hairdressers and manicurists.

 

The FreeStyle trailer paid a visit during the party. Brand new clothing for all courtesy of the Abbotsford Vineyard Church.

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THRIVE – the course

 

FOR MEN AND WOMEN

STARTING  JANUARY 16 2017 at Level Ground Church

WILL ALSO BE OFFERED EVERY 12 WEEKS

 Please call Keith St Jean to sign up.  The class is filling up quickly. 

Some excerpts from the Thrive Course that ran in the fall:

What is Secure Attachment?
– God created us to be in secure attachments with Him and each other.  It is this reality that brings us joy.
– When our attachments are secure and healthy then life can be powered by joy.  We are synchronized, we are working together and we are fulfilling our purpose and destiny.  The two most basic desires of the human soul are being filled, we are beginning to discover the answers to the two root questions of existence; who am I and why am I here?  The quest for identity and purpose begins to be realized.

Returning to Joy

– “Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life.  Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them – living and breathing God!  Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.  Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God.  That person ignores who God is and what he is doing.  And God isn’t pleased at being ignored.”  Romans 8:5-8

– Our perception and reactions to pain are what guide our reactions to good and evil.  We live with this kind of belief:
– If it hurts it is bad and therefore must not be God
– It is not painful it is good and therefore must be God
– If I am in relationship with God and there is pain then it can’t be God’s will, I must be wrong about this, God and/or others don’t care about me
– If I am in relationship with God and there is no pain then it must be God’s will, I must be right, God and others do care.


WHEN THIS HAPPENS THEN OUR LEVEL OF PAIN EXCEEDS OUR LEVEL OF JOY

This program is a revolutionary solution-based approach for building joy, receiving inner healing, and developing life-giving relationships.  Advancing beyond traditional treatment, current support group methods, and secular or spiritual approaches to recovery.  THRIVE offers hope for those that have tried other approaches and still feel hurt, empty, alone, and ashamed of their struggles and behaviours.  Restart your recovery for the first time!  The 12 week course includes:

Week 1 – Train your Brain for Change!

Week 2 – The 2 Skills your Brain Can’t Live Without

Week 3 – Calming our Painful Emotions

Week 4 – Strategies that Keep you Stuck

Week 5 – Healthy Relationships

Week 6 – Painful Relationships

Week 7 – Toxic Relationships

Week 8 – Trauma, Hope and Recovery

Week 9 – Leaving Co-Dependency Behind

Week 10– Attachments That Kill:  How Addictions Re-wire your Brain

Week 11 – Recovering our Lost Identity

Week 12 – The Blueprint for a New You!

I could go on forever here – the course is for anyone with a difficult childhood – someone who wants to reshape the neural pathways into finding love, joy and quiet in their lives.  That could actually be all of us…take a step – call Keith and you will be happy you did!!!This has been an awesome journey – understanding how the brain processes events, how it is organized, how to return to joy and how a secure attachment to someone can change our life.

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AVAILABLE TO MEN AND WOMEN

COURSE OFFERED AT LEVEL GROUND CHURCH 31216 KING ROAD ABBOTSFORD

XPLORE

Xplore is a series of topical sessions that seek to encourage ongoing growth and transformation in those participating.  Each topic will be five weeks in length and will explore concepts like –

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

RESPONDING TO ANGER

SETTING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES

DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS

GOAL SETTING

Our first five week session will be “Setting Healthy Boundaries”.  Each of these topics will combine a biblical perspective with the best of today’s psychological and medical research.

Dessert and coffee will be included.

These sessions are open to anyone (male or female)  who is seeking growth and transformation in their lives and participants can choose to attend one or all of the sessions.  If you are interested please contact Keith St. Jean or Jane Cooper.

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