Support Groups



The Brookwood Support Ministry offers support groups and workshops for almost every situation from individuals to families. These groups can provide a positive and nurturing environment for encouragement and healing, no matter the circumstances.

Scroll down to view a list of what we offer, including those currently open for registration. If you're interested in joining a group which is already in session or have any questions, please email Care Ministries or call 864.688.8355.

Areas of Support

Celebrate Recovery [show]
Celebrate Recovery provides separate groups for men and women that are safe and confidential. These groups are designed to equip individuals with the tools to cope with many different life issues—including anger, alcohol or drug dependency, food struggles, grief, controlling behaviors, family members with addiction issues, victims of abuse, those seeking sexual purity, and other issues.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday night at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. The Café opens at 5:30 pm with a meal and is open after groups are finished with complimentary coffee, healthy snacks and desserts.

DivorceCare [show]
DivorceCare is a 13-week class for men and women who are legally divorced. It offers a healthy recovery process within a safe and secure environment. The group combined with understanding leaders and DivorceCare resources, help men and women deal with the pain of the past, and encourage a life of hope.
  • Cost: $15 for the workbook.
  • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Foster Parenting Support Group [show]
This group is for parents who are
  • currently fostering children.
  • in the process of becoming licensed.
  • interested in becoming Foster Parents.
This group meets the third Wednesday of the month. Dinner starts at 6 pm upstairs in the Main Cafe’. Adults will then meet in classroom Chapel 284. Childcare is available. Register by noon two days prior to the start of the group. A childcare registration link will be in the support group registration confirmation email.

Cost is free. See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren [show]
GRANDS Standing on Faith is a support group that provides encouragement, support, and informational resources to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. In 2012, according to the Current Population Survey for the US Census, about 4.2 million households contained grandparents and their grandchildren (under 18) living together. This was about 3 percent of all households and about 10 percent of all children. These families have unique needs and issues that are not always addressed by traditional family support groups.

GRANDS meets each month starting at 4 pm with food and fellowship in the Main Café. Everyone brings a dish to share, (drinks are provided). Following the meal at 5 pm children go to childcare, and adults assemble in Pod I for an educational workshop and time of sharing. Topics are presented by our pastoral staff, human service agency representatives, and professionals from within the community each month.

Childcare for this group is FREE with a 48-hour advance registration for ages birth-grade 5. Register for childcare when registering each month or make childcare reservations by calling 864.688.8240. Please indicate that you are attending a GRANDS meeting.

See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

GriefShare: A Grief Recovery Group [show]
This 13-week grief support group provides an environment of open sharing and support. Members learn from one another about processing grief and encouraging others suffering from grief. Whether a loved one is terminally ill, has just died, or grief from the past is impacting your life, this group is a good place to start the healing process.
  • Tuesdays, September 13–December 6.
  • 6:30–8:30 pm in Room A127. 
  • Cost: $15 for the workbook.
  • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

The Landing for Teens [show]
The Landing is a support ministry especially designed for students in grades 7–12. Students can share and find acceptance when life gets crazy, and learn steps to deal with the challenges of life they're experiencing. The Landing meets each Thursday night 6:30–8:30 pm at South Campus. Enjoy complimentary dinner at 6 pm. For more information, click here or call 864.688.8228.

Sexually Abused Women [show]
This 12-week, confidential support group is specifically for women who are survivors of sexual abuse focusing on hope and healing. It provides insights from survivors and illustrates how only Christ can heal the deepest wounds. A book and workbook, On The Threshold of Hope by Diane Langberg will be used.
  • Cost: $15 for the workbook. 
  • Childcare is available with a 48-hour advance notice each week for ages birth-grade 5. 
  • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Surviving a Prodigal [show]
Surviving a Prodigal is a 13-week, Biblically-based support group for parents of older teens and adult children who have left the home with a heart of rebellion. This class helps parents find healing from their family’s past, offers tools for the present, and focuses on hope for the family’s future. 
  • Tuesdays, September 13–December 6.
  • 6:30-8:30 pm in Room Chapel 284.
  • Cost is FREE, registration is required.
  • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.

Facilitators: Debbie Exstein and Debbie Grainger

For more information, email Care Ministries or call 864.688.8355.

Veterans Fellowship Group [show]
Veterans Fellowship provides connection, support and resources for veterans of every military branch. A guest speaker will address current topics that affect military veterans such as health, employment, eligibility, housing and family/relationships. Group meetings include a time of fellowship, a guest speaker, and Q & A.
  • The group meets the second Wednesday of each month
  • Childcare is available with a 48-hour advance notice each week for ages birth-grade 5. 
  • See Upcoming Support Groups below for more information and to register.
For more information, please contact one of our lead volunteers below, or email Care Ministries or call 864.688.8291.

Lead Volunteers:
Bud LaPoint
864.340.9115 [email protected]
Dave Davidson
570.885.6670 [email protected]
Theresa Totherow
864.905.1993 [email protected]

Upcoming Support Groups

DateEvent/LocationWhoCostRegister By
Oct
04
Tuesday
• Tuesdays, September 13-December 6.
• 6:30-8:30 pm in Chapel 284.
Where: Brookwood
Adults$5.00October 11, 2016
Available spots: 8
Register Now
Oct
04
Tuesday
• Tuesdays, September 13-December 6.
• 6:30-8:30 pm in Room A127.
Where: Brookwood
Adults$15.00October 04, 2016
This event is full. Click here to reserve a spot on the waiting list.
Oct
06
Thursday
• Meets every Thursday.
• 6:30 pm in Chapel.
Where: Brookwood
Adults Click event title for details.
Oct
06
Thursday
• Meets every Thursday.
• 6:30 pm at South Campus.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 7-12) Click event title for details.
Oct
16
Sunday
• Meets every third Sunday.
• 4-6:30 pm in the Upstairs Cafe and Pod I.
Where: Brookwood
Adults May 21, 2017
Available spots: 8
Register Now
Oct
19
Wednesday
• Meets every third Wednesday.
• 6:30-8 pm in the Upstairs Café and Chapel 284.
Where: Brookwood
Adults May 17, 2017
Available spots: 9
Register Now
Nov
24
Thursday
• Thursday, November 24.
• 5:30-8 pm in Chapel.
Where: Brookwood
Adults November 22, 2016
Register Now
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