6100 W Maple St, Wichita, KS//Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00am

Support Groups

No one ever claimed that life would be easy. Even Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Where do you turn when life takes an unexpected turn? When life is changing and you wonder how you will survive, you need hope; Living Hope. Romans 15:13: “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

God’s Word has the answers to life’s most difficult questions, and His Spirit brings comfort, clarity, and guidance. Living Hope Support Groups are designed to help participants gain personal and spiritual awareness, and to learn how to apply what they have learned. The curriculum is sometimes video-based with interviews of skilled professionals and people who share their experiences, and always includes a take-home book for further reference.

Living Hope Support Groups provide a safe place to come together with others sharing your experience to share stories and struggles. There is something comforting about connecting with people who understand what you are going through because they have traveled a similar journey. (2 Corinthians 1:4) Together, we are united through God’s Spirit to discover biblical answers and direction resulting in hope.

Surviving the Holidays: DivorceCare

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 // 7:00PM

Are you recently divorced or separated? Do you know someone who is? Join us for this encouraging seminar. When a marriage ends, the holiday season can be especially painful. This seminar helps participants face challenges, and you’ll learn:
  • How to deal with emotions
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • Ways to help children through the holidays
  • How to see hope for the future
There is a $10 registration fee for each seminar, which includes a Survival Guide.

Surviving the Holidays: GriefShare

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 // 7:00PM

Are you wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? This seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:
  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future
There is a $10 registration fee for each seminar, which includes a Survival Guide.

Active Support Groups

Prayer Warriors

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Meets Tuesdays at 6:00pm // Room 107

“If you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

Are you facing what appears to be an immovable situation that you hope God will breakthrough?

Prayer Warriors group meets weekly with intercessors available to pray for your individual requests. The group also prays together over a weekly list of needs from personal to global.

Is God calling you to join us as we battle from our knees until we witness God’s victory? Additional prayer warriors are always welcome.

No registration required.

Alpha

NOT CURRENTLY MEETING // New Session begins Jan. 19, 2023

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly. open and informal environment. It’s a ten-week course that meets casually around a meal. Essentially, Alpha is a safe place to explore life’s biggest questions with friendly hosts and others searching for answers, too. You are welcome to explore faith at a pace that is comfortable for you. Invite a seeking friend to join you.

Breaking Free

Uprooting destructive habits and thought patterns

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00PM // Room 217

Breaking Free Living Hope Support Group, Central Community Church, Wichita, KS

This series deals with fleshly strongholds or “root issues.” These strongholds are destructive habit structures of thinking. They produce anger, lust, poverty, sickness, manipulation, insecurity, and emotional pain These resulting behaviors can all be exposed at their root source and cut off.

Strongholds are habit structures of thought that exist in the area of our souls.  They are so hidden within our souls that they have the ability to influence the thought patterns of our lives.  Our childhood wounds and experiences create these ungodly beliefs in us, which lead to the strongholds and incorrect views of God in our lives.

Strongholds have a sick core, or center, like a boil, that sends forth poison in a person twisting thoughts and feelings throughout the soul. This series will help you discover true freedom as you break free from the strongholds that have held you bound.

The ten sessions include:

  1. Sea of Fear: Freedom From Entanglements
  2. Characteristics of Strongholds
  3. House of Pain: Foundations of How A Stronghold is Built Pt 1
  4. Foundations of How a Stronghold is Built Pt 2
  5. Principles of Laws of Relationship Pt 1
  6. Principles of Laws of Relationships Pt 2
  7. Breaking Free of Bitter Root Expectancies
  8. Renewing the Mind for Supernatural Breakthroughs
  9. Principles of Freedom
  10. Principles of Freedom: Dying to the Process

Registration Fee: $20 // Scholarships available.

Conquer Series

Men’s Battle for Purity

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm // Room 212

Conquer Series Living Hope Support Group, Central Community Church, Wichita, KS

Try smarter, not harder.

Let’s face it. You’ve been trying harder and it hasn’t worked. What starts out as a moral problem quickly becomes a brain problem. Often, men who’ve tried to quit have failed because they don’t understand the brain. Understanding the brain is so important in this battle. Men in sexual bondage go through a cycle of triggering, ritual, and acting out. Discover how to renew your mind and break destructive patterns.

Registration Fee: $30 // Scholarships available.

DivorceCare

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm // Room 220

DivorceCare Living Hope Support Group, Central Community Church, Wichita, KS

DivorceCare is a special weekly support group and seminar conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Support Groups

  • Become part of a small support group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce.
  • Meet others who understand what you are feeling and who will be able to offer you encouragement.
  • Talk about the information presented during the DivorceCare seminar.

DivorceCare Seminar

  • DivorceCare features 13 dynamic video seminars featuring 32 renowned experts on divorce and recovery.
  • Begin attending DivorceCare on any week.
  • Each session is “self-contained,” and you can continue through the next cycle to view any of the topics you have not seen.

Registration Fee: $22 // Scholarships available.

Experiencing Father’s Embrace

Not Currently Meeting

Experiencing Father’s Embrace shows you how you can personally feel your Father’s loving and comforting embrace, and points out areas that may be hindering you from experiencing a more intimate relationship with your Creator.

Registration Fee: $16 // Scholarships available.

Finding Hope

Meets Second and Fourth Thursdays at 7:00pm // K-Chapel (room 118)

Finding Hope Living Hope Support Group, Central Community Church, Wichita, KS

Worry. Fear. Pain. You think something might be wrong with your loved one—your son or daughter, your husband or wife, your mom or dad—but you can’t be sure. Can it just be a phase they’re going through, or can it be something worse? Can it even be addiction? Are you looking for a place to find education, inspiration and a community of others that are dealing with the same issues? If so, Hope is Alive Ministries wants to invite you to attend our family support groups, called “Finding Hope.” Each week you will have the opportunity to learn more about addiction, find tools to the help those you love and find hope to help you as you journey down this treacherous road. Don’t miss this opportunity to find the HOPE you’ve been searching for.

Registration: no fees.

GriefShare

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm // Room 219

Facing Tomorrow
GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours. During the small group discussion time, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note taking, journaling and grief study.

When to Begin
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

Registration Fee: $20 // Scholarships available.

Knowing Christ in Me

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm // Room 216

Knowing Christ In Me Living Hope Support Group, Central Community Church, Wichita, KS

Knowing who we are In Christ produces renewed freedom as we learn to live from the abundant life that Christ provided us rather than trying to produce that life through our own efforts. Love, acceptance, provision, courage, value and other essential characteristics are already ours in Christ and we simply need to uncover and embrace them. At the same time, we come to recognize that we have an enemy whose purpose is to steal, kill and destroy us through lies that he plants in our minds. When we know the truth from God’s Word about who we are in Him, we disarm the devil because we do not look to anyone else to affirm us but are secure as the Masterpieces that God designed us to be. We can cease striving and learn to rest in the peaceful unfolding of our true selves. Interactive discussions and audio visual illustrations enhance each unique session. Registration is $20 for 13 sessions and includes a workbook. Led by Pastor Cheri Clark, Dana Bannister, and Lori Little.

Registration Fee: $20 // Scholarships available.

Life Recovery

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm // Room 215

Life Recovery Living Hope Support Group, Central Community Church, Wichita, KS

We believe everyone can benefit from a Life Recovery experience. We all have struggles in life, struggles with addictions, food, depression, anxiety and relationships to name a few. This twelve step support group uses the Life Recovery Bible and Workbook to provide a biblical guide through the 12 steps. Take the first steps to transformation: from death to life, from addiction to recovery in the supportive environment of a caring group of like minded companions.

“Although the path of recovery involves hard and sometimes painful work, it is worth the effort. God will meet us on this path as we become willing to take each step toward new life. As we apply ourselves, we lose our old coping mechanism of excessive consumption and experience spiritual growth. Honesty, humility, and courage are components of the vital faith that can allow us to face any circumstance, difficulty, or feeling with grace and strength.” (The Life Recovery Workbook)

Registration Fee: $20 // Scholarships available.

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan 101 (Basics) MEETS TUEsdays at 6:00pm // Zoom only
The Daniel Plan 102 MEETS Tuesdays at 12:00pm // Zoom only

The Daniel Plan is a healthy lifestyle program framed around abundance, not deprivation. Centered on five essentials – faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends, this series will launch your journey to health. You will enjoy eating delicious whole foods; food grown on a plant, not man-made products created in a plant. Start by bringing in the good, and with a healthy choice, you will begin to feel better.

Registration Fee: $10 // Includes study guide.

Victory in the Valley West Cancer Support Group

first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm // K-Chapel (Room 118)

Living with a cancer diagnosis is often one of the most stressful experiences in someone’s life.  Coming together with other survivors and supporters helps many people cope with the different aspects of cancer and treatment by providing a safe place to share concerns, learn from one another, and work through the various challenges associated with cancer.  No one should have to feel alone on their cancer journey.  This group is open to patients and survivors of any type of cancer, and their caregivers/supporters.

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