How to walk with someone through grieving

It can be hard to know how to help, and what to say when someone is going through the many stages of grieving. Download or print the PDF below for guidance on what IS help and what is generally NOT helpful when walking alongside someone through their grief.

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COUNSELING

The counseling ministry of Open Door Fellowship Church exists to help individuals and families experience the fullness of God’s grace in their lives. It is designed in line with the preaching, teaching and other ministries in meeting the needs of the body. ODF has one part time staff member, Nancy Conner, who ministers in one-on-one counseling. In addition, we have a team of trained lay counselors who meet with people who attend Open Door that have requested one-on-one counseling. We are not equipped to meet with everyone and we refer to professional counselors when the need arises. If interested in one-on-one counseling at ODF:

-Download Counseling Referral Form & drop it off to the ODF office, or mail to ODF 8301 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021 Attn: Louise Sedgwick.

SUPPORT/CARE CLASSES & GROUPS 

Support and Care ministries at Open Door Fellowship provide group settings of support for those walking a path of healing or deeper understanding of life issues. Trained facilitators guide each group in learning and sharing. Please contact Nancy Conner (info below) for details on what is offered. Groups generally begin in the fall and continue throughout the school-year.


 

FOR MEN, WOMEN & COUPLES:

HOW WE LOVE Support Group (Room H1) THURSDAYS. BI-WEEKLY during the school-year. For couples & singles who have been through “How We Love” and desire to process the material more deeply. 


FOR MEN:

MENDING THE SOUL Through the school-year. For any man who has experienced abuse in his past, this confidential, Biblical and safe group helps process toward healing and freedom in his identity in Christ. Contact Dick Keiffer. dkeiffer@cox.net or 602.995.1445 [Now Closed]

LIVING REAL Meets each THURSDAY during the school-year. For men who desire to process unresolved relational issues in a safe and confidential environment. Biblical principals are taught & lives are shared so that healing can happen. Sam Samolinski dbacksam@aol.com 602.363.7444 [Now Closed]


FOR WOMEN:

LIVING REAL Each WEDNESDAY throughout the school-year. For women who desire to process unresolved relational issues in a safe and confidential environment. Biblical principals are taught & lives are shared so that healing can happen. Nancy Conner queenancy@cox.net 623.302.2355

 

polaroid louise Louise Sedgwick, Pastor of Adult Ministries 602.242.4414, louise.sedgwick@odfchurch.org

 polaroid-nancy Nancy Conner, Care Ministries Director 602.242.4414, nancy.conner@odfchurch.org