The Pentecostals of Alexandria are excited to introduce the web-based component of the POA Emotional Health Ministry. Over the next few weeks further information will be available at this site. Resources will include a reading list, related articles, support group opportunities, and other helpful tools. The POA Emotional Health Ministry is dedicated to the process of helping individuals reach spiritual and emotional wholeness. We believe that a strong relationship with God and healthy relationships with others cannot be achieved without spiritual and emotional maturity.
Listed below are the Fall 2017 support groups. The groups will meet on Wednesday nights, with varying dates. To become a potential participant in any of the groups listed below you will need to complete the assessment form. Even though you completed this assessment for past groups, you must complete it again.
When completing the form, please choose a minimum of two groups from the list below and specify these groups when completing the assessment. Space is limited; if your first choice is not available, your second choice might be. Confidentiality is strictly maintained and only the ministry leader will view your information. Your assessment will be forwarded to the appropriate facilitator once group placement has been determined.
No more than two absences are allowed during the weeks of group sessions, so please carefully consider the dates offered before making your decision.
The assessment form is located at the bottom of this page.
Uninvited (Females Only): Dates offered: August 9-September 27 (7pm-8:15pm) Have you ever felt rejected, abandoned, or set aside? Left behind, ignored, or unworthy? If so, thenUninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely is the small group for you. This 8-week small group session focuses on the healing truth of honesty and God’s love, and challenges the message of rejection placed in us by others. Sign-up deadline: July 26.
DivorceCare (Females Only): Dates offered: August 16-October 11 (7pm-8:15pm) Unless you've been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. Find help and healing with a friendly, caring support group who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. We understand how you feel because we have been in the same place. In this support group, you will discover hope and learn biblical principles for healing the pain caused by separation and divorce. Let DivorceCare help you meet the challenges, while bringing healing and wholeness to your life. You can have a better and brighter future, as God intended. Sign-up deadline: August 2.
Boundaries (Females Only): Dates offered: August 30-October 25 (6:50pm-8:15pm) When to say Yes, how to say No, to take control of your life. If you have struggled with any of the following questions this group is for you! Are boundaries biblical? How can I say no, and not feel guilty? How can I set healthy limits, and still be a loving person? How can I keep people from taking advantage of me? What if setting boundaries will upset or hurt someone? How do I answer people who want my time, love, energy, or money? How do I deal with my disappointment with God because of unanswered prayers? Sign-up deadline: August 16.
Search for Significance (Males Only): September 27-November 29 (7pm-8:30pm) After we have found the Lord in all His glory and experienced the wonder and blessings of salvation, we embark on a life-long journey of creating and growing our relationship with our Savior. What exactly did Jesus do for us when He died for our sins? What does His resurrection mean to me personally? There are four major salvation works and truths embodied in the words justification, reconciliation, propitiation, and regeneration. They are not widely understood, and few men have spent the time necessary to make these life-changing truths their own. Join us for an eight-week study that will fundamentally alter your relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the only wise God! Sign-up deadline: September 13.
Overload (Males Only): October 4-November 8 (7pm-8:15pm) Men carry a very unique and significant load in life that must be understood and managed in a Godly way. Come learn about dealing with issues such as stress, self-discipline, and just the daily walk as a Godly man. We will talk about avoiding pitfalls and managing the gifts God has given you as a man. You will not want to miss this honest look at what it means to be a man, sincere, open, and submitted to God's guidance all along the way. Sign-up deadline: September 20.
Life Losses (Females Only): November 1-December 6 (7pm-8:30pm) No one sets out to experience a loss in life. The Life Losses group is an interactive, personal journey of learning about loss. This group explores common beliefs about loss and secondary losses, and how the power of our beliefs and expectations concerning loss affects our journey of healing. The life losses group reminds us of who we are and how to reconnect with others. Sign-up deadline: October 18.