As Small Groups Sign-Up’s get started this fall, we wanted to tell you about a few of the options. Here are a few words from Christine Wilson, one of the leaders of Small Group #26
Sandra Sellmer-Kersten of Elijah House says that guilt is a gift of God that draws us to the cross and keeps us on the right path, while shame is a tool of Satan that keeps us from walking in dignity and fulfilling God’s destiny for us. The strongholds of shame can be difficult to recognize, but the roots of shame run deep and get planted in many ways. These roots of shame produce bitter fruits and can leave us feeling humiliated, desolate, and defeated.
Louise Brooks and I will be hosting a women’s small group this trimester that walks through a curriculum from Elijah House called “Healing Shame,” together with related materials and activities (e.g., “Praying in Color”). We’ll meet at Louise’s house in Arlington from 7:30 to 9 pm on Thursday evenings. If you fear rejection or being vulnerable, if you are uncomfortable with expressing emotions or depending on others, or if you struggle with perfectionism (hello, Arlingtonians!), compulsive behavior, or feelings of worthlessness, this small group could be right for you. This curriculum is also good for those who do prayer at the rail with parishioners.
Join us, experience healing, and walk into the destiny that God has planned for you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV).
Interested in joining this group? Sign up here