Support Groups

Proverbs 27:23, "Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds;"

What is the responsibility of a shepherd to his sheep? It is two fold and it is simple; to know the needs and meet the needs. We desire to meet that need with a loving heart and a helping hand. Please view a list of the various support groups we offer.

For those impacted by family concerns, relational problems or life dominating issues, visit the HopeQuest Website for more information.

Alcohol & Drug Issues - HopeQuest

Trek ministry

Residential Discipleship & Counseling Program
TREK (Transforming, Restoring, Establishing, Kingdom Life) is an intensive residential discipleship and recovery program for people struggling with life dominating issues. These issues may include drugs, alcohol and sexual brokenness concerns. We offer a safe, clean environment to help conquer these issues through Christ centered living.

For more information contact HopeQuest Ministries at 678.391.5950, TREK Program or email info@hopequestgroup.org.

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Romans 12:2

Agape Love Servants Ministry

Bariatric Surgery

We offer support to help people considering, undergoing, or completing the process of bariatric surgery. This group focuses on the long term needs of the post-operative bariatric patient, for both Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band® procedures. Additional guidance in addressing lifestyle changes, physical activity and psychosocial adjustments, nutritional needs and shared experiences during the months and years after surgery are a feature of this support group.

This group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at B100 from 10-11:30AM. For more information, contact Star Lee at 678.494.2640.

Bereavement/After Care

Contact: Barbara Smith // 678.493.8961 or flowersandangels@yahoo.com

Time: Meets each Wednesday (except the first Wed. each month)

Place: Building A-140 at 7PM

Objective: To help those who are grieving and need support in understanding grief and
assisting them as they walk through this process with a gentle and compassionate approach... always reminding them of scriptures that express God's love for them.

Cancer

Contact: Margie Greene // 770.592.0590
Mary Summerlin (on sabbatical) // 404.376.9829

Time: Meets every two weeks on the 2nd and the 4th Mondays

Place: Building A-140 at 7PM (5th Monday eat out)

Objective: To present a Christ centered environment for cancer patients and their care givers and families to come and receive encouragement and advice about going through cancer.

Enable

Contact: June Brown // 770.826.2283

Objective: To extend the love and message of Christ to individuals and families affected by disabilities and encourage their involvement in church and the community.

Grief Support for Children

Home Bound

IMPACT - Military Support Ministry

Intentionally Intersecting Lives
Ministering to Needs
Protecting Marriages & Families
Affirming Troops on the Frontlines
Caring for Military Families
Telling the Truth about Jesus Christ

"...Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth."
~I John 3:18 NIV

Military Support: It's more than a bumper-sticker!

The Military Support Minstry is for people who have loved ones currently serving in the military, or who have had in the past, with an emphasis on those whose loved ones have been, or will be, deployed overseas.

We welcome all branches of the military equally be they Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and/or Reserves. We welcome wives, husbands, parents and grandparents, family and friends, and 'significant others'.

Our Purpose:
  • Provide fellowship among families who are facing the challenge of having a loved one in the military, with special attention to those loved ones who will be, are, or have been deployed overseas. We include those whose loved ones served in the past, are serving currently, or who are committed to serving in the future.
  • Share the burden of having a loved one who is serving or has served in the military through group discussion.
  • Share news from our military men and women.
  • Provide links to important resources of particular interest to the families of those serving in our military, eventually becoming the 'one stop shop' for assistance of all kinds.
  • Educate each other with regards to the special needs of military families and the coping strategies available through the use of guest speakers and topic experts.

For more information, contact our Pastoral Care Office at 678.494.2907.
www.ImpactMilitary.org

Sexual Brokenness - HopeQuest

We offer several programs to help men and women deal with the many challenges that come from sexual sins. These programs are offered through our TREK Ministry and Walking Free Ministries.

TREK Ministry

Residential Discipleship & Counseling Program
TREK (Transforming, Restoring, Establishing, Kingdom Life) is an intensive residential discipleship and recovery program for people struggling with life dominating issues. These issues may include drugs, alcohol and sexual brokenness concerns. We offer a safe, clean environment to help conquer these issues through Christ centered living.

For more information, contact TREK at HopeQuest at 678.391.5950 or by email.

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2

Walking Free Ministries

Freedom from Sexual Brokenness
When a believer finds himself a slave to sexual sin, the shame he feels is enormous. Though he confesses his sin to the Father and vows to repent, he always seems to slip back into the same sexual sin time and time again. The agony of defeat is overwhelming. The stress in his life caused by his inability to live out what he believes becomes so unbearable that he is driven to seek relief - relief that only sex seems to bring. Thus, the terrible cycle repeats itself.

The good news is that healing and freedom are possible, and for this reason Walking Free Ministries exists...."to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." Isaiah 61:1

Support Group for Men
"Walking Free" Sexual Brokenness Support
In a time when the incidence of sexual addiction is increasing at an alarming rate across the nation, HopeQuest is reaching out to those seeking freedom in this area. Like substance abuse, sexual addiction is devastating to families. Men and women disconnect from reality to pursue the illusion of love and acceptance they find through pornography (in all of its forms), anonymous sexual encounters, and multiple affairs. The problem has reached epidemic proportions due to increased access through the internet, a fact evidenced by the growth of the "Walking Free" support group. Since its inception nine years ago, the group has more than quadrupled in size, with over 200 men regularly involved. Individuals seeking to join the group are interviewed and evaluated in an initial intake counseling session. The goals of the "Walking Free" support group include eradicating life-dominating sin patterns, establishing guiding foundations of truth, and encouraging life-changing relationships of love and trust in the lives of group members. The group meets once a week and utilizes both large and small group settings for ministry.

For more information, contact Troy Haas, 678.569.1784, or Walking Free at HopeQuest.

Support Group for Spouses
"Journey" Spouses of Sexual Strugglers Support
Women married to men struggling with sexual addiction experience overwhelming pain and loss. As men began finding healing and restoration through our "Walking Free" support group, their wives began to cry out for help as well. "Journey" was born out of the need to bring healing and hope to wives of sex addicts. The group began meeting in January of 2002 and ministers weekly to a growing number of women.

"Journey" exists to provide a safe, caring environment in which women can feel totally free to share their hurts and to grieve. In the large group setting, women discuss the different dynamics associated with addiction-grief, shame, fear, codependence, boundaries. Wives are then given opportunity to share personal hurts and struggles and to receive support from others in the context of a small group. Emphasis is placed on being completely honest with self, God, and others and on developing healthy, interdependent relationships with both spouses and other women.

For more information, contact Bonnie Palma, 678.569.1776, or Journey at HopeQuest.

Trichotillomania

Do you pull your hair? Is it causing problems? Does it feel out of control? Many compulsive hair-pullers feel shame in reaching out for help. We offer confidential support to you and your families. Don't face this alone.

The Trichotillomania Support Group meets the 1st Monday of every month in rooms A202 and A203 at 7:00 pm.

Please call Camilla Summerville at 770.634.6015 for more information.