G4 Groups

Support and Recovery Groups

What are G4 Groups?

G4 is a lay-led, group-based counseling ministry built around two nine-step models of change. G4 provides a context for participants to invest a season of their life overcoming a life-dominating struggle of sin or suffering. With the support of their fellow group members, G4 participants work through a biblically based curriculum focused on their primary life struggle.

G4 Group Topics

The topics listed are the ones we currently offer.

Anxiety/Depression

Begin to feel freedom from the burden of anxiety or depression. This group is designed to help individuals learn how the scripture can provide rest and reassurance that Christ is in control.

Blue Ridge

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Apex

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It’s a warm caring environment led by people who understand what you’re going through. Learn practical information as well as gain hope for your life.

Apex

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group that is designed to help you reclaim your life from debilitating grief. Led by individuals who understand the pain that you feel and desire to help. Learn practical information about how to cope with grief for life.

Brier Creek

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Infertility

This group is designed to provide support and encouragement to women who are in the midst of infertility and/or have experienced miscarriage. The grief surrounding the intense longing for motherhood can be truly overwhelming, so this will be a space for sharing in the highs and lows that the journey entails while leaning on the promises of God in the waiting.

Blue Ridge

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Marriage Betrayal
(Women Only)

For women who have felt the sting of sexual betrayal in marriage. This group is meant to help spouses heal from the hurt of discovery that their husbands have been engaging in impure behavior ranging from pornography through adultery. This group focuses on strengthening one’s relationship with Christ while learning tools to help over the pain and suffering of this specific experience.

Blue Ridge

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Brier Creek

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Apex

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Men’s Purity

Whether you struggle with habitual pornography or have walked through an affair, this group is designed with the help of community to point individuals away from sin and towards Christ. Learn truth, strategies, and experience grace as you pursue purity.

Blue Ridge

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Apex

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Brier Creek

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Navigating Destructive Relationships

Do you struggle with allowing others decisions to dictate how you live your life? This group is meant to help individuals find freedom from living a life that is controlled by others through learning how Christ has created us to live healthily in community. We hope to help participants to understand and establish healthy boundaries.

Blue Ridge

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Parenting LGBTQ Kids

When a child comes out as gay or transgender, it can be very difficult for parents to find the support that is needed to walk this journey and love their kids in Christ-like ways. Parents can experience shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness when their children come out as part of the LGBTQ community. No matter the age of your child, you can find a safe space in this group to talk through the challenges having an LGBTQ child presents.

Apex

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Postpartum
(Women Only)

Whether this is the first time you’ve become a mother, or the sixth time, becoming a parent to a child (whether biologically or through adoption) provides both challenges and changes. Parenthood is a blessing but that does not mean that becoming a mother or caring for a baby is without difficulty or that the adjustment feels easy or natural. Join the group to provide tools, perspectives and community as you walk through this season of life with others along the same journey.

Online

Contact our G4 Ministry for connection.

Substance Abuse

For individuals who have struggled to overcome an addiction to a particular substance such as drug or alcohol. This group is meant to provide a new understanding, strategies, and accountability for those who participate.

Brier Creek

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Apex

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Women’s Purity

This group focuses on bringing hope and healing to a place women often experience shame and secrecy. Whether your story is one around pornography, sexual addiction, masterbation, an affair, or another form of sexual brokenness, this group is a place to be know and begin to experience the comfort of Christ. Learn truth, strategies, and experience grace as you pursue purity and sexual wholeness.

Blue Ridge

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Surrendering the Secret: Healing and Hope for Women After Abortion

This powerful group offers help and healing for each hurting woman on her personal journey towards redemption and freedom. The weekly discussions will help reveal God’s redeeming love, forgiveness and peace, while uncovering the truths of who you are in Christ.

Brier Creek

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Women’s Trauma

This group is for women who have found themselves suffering after a traumatic event in their life. No matter the nature of the trauma we desire to show you the comfort and healing that can be offered through the power of the Gospel. We seek to care through experience, understanding, and wisdom.

Blue Ridge

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Why do we call them G4 groups?

G is for gospel-centered groups. Rather than making an issue, struggle, or sin the centerpiece of our groups, we strive to make the gospel of Christ the core of all our groups. Our identity is not found in an issue but in an individual — the person of Christ.

4 designates the four categories of groups offered:

  • Recovery: Groups for those struggling with a life-dominating sin, addiction, or traumatic life event.
  • Support: Groups for those needing encouragement and support during a period of suffering or hardship.
  • Therapeutic educational: Groups for those needing information and/or resources about a specific life issue.
  • Process: Groups for those needing help processing problematic emotions or multiple life stressors.

Seven Core Values

  1. Bible-based and gospel-centered.
  2. Recognize the difference between sin and suffering.
  3. Built on honesty and transparency.
  4. Uphold confidentiality.
  5. Avoid struggle-based identity.
  6. Blend discipleship, accountability, and a guided process.
  7. Transition into the churches discipleship ministries.

Nine Steps of a G4 Group

Struggling with a life-dominating sin:
  1. Admit I have a struggle I cannot overcome without God.
  2. Acknowledge the breadth and impact of my sin.
  3. Understand the origin, motive, and history of my sin.
  4. Repent to God for how my sin replaced and misrepresented him.
  5. Confess to those affected for harm done, and seek to make amends.
  6. Restructure my life to rely on God’s grace and his Word to transform my life.
  7. Implement the new structure with humility and flexibility.
  8. Persevere in the new life and identity to which God has called me.
  9. Steward all of my life for God’s glory.
Struggling through a period of life-altering suffering:
  1. Prepare myself physically, emotionally, and spiritually to face my suffering.
  2. Acknowledge the specific history and realness of my suffering.
  3. Understand the impact of my suffering.
  4. Learn my suffering story, which I used to make sense of my experience.
  5. Mourn the wrongness of what happened, and receive God’s comfort.
  6. Learn my gospel story by which God gives meaning to my experience.
  7. Identify goals that allow me to combat the impact of my suffering.
  8. Persevere in the new life and identity to which God has called me.
  9. Steward all of my life for God’s glory.