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Common questions
about DivorceCare ministry
for church staff
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How long has DivorceCare been around?
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For the past 25 years, approximately 18,000 churches around the world have chosen DivorceCare.

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Could we offer a DivorceCare group online?
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Yes. Each DivorceCare kit comes with access to online materials so you can offer a group either online or in person. Some churches offer a hybrid group—one that meets online and at a physical location.

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Do we need licensed counselors or therapists to lead the group?
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No. DivorceCare is designed to be a lay-led ministry. Because the teaching is presented on weekly videos featuring Christian experts on divorce topics, your DivorceCare group can be led by a team of mature lay volunteers.

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How do I identify leaders for our DivorceCare program?
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Typically you’ll find the most committed leaders are those who have personal experience with separation or divorce—whether their own or that of a family member or friend. These people are passionate about helping others recover from divorce. If you find one lay leader, our DivorceCare coaches will help your leader build a team of volunteers.

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Is there training for my volunteers?
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Yes. Your lay leaders will have access to online training videos, a user-friendly leader’s guide, an online leader resource hub, and a (free) DivorceCare coach to answer questions along the way.

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How will DivorceCare affect our staff counseling load?
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Pastors have reported that an active DivorceCare ministry in their church has reduced their counseling load. The video seminar experts and the workbook content offer wise counsel and practical exercises for healing from the hurt of a marriage breakup.

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Why do you encourage separated people to attend DivorceCare?
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Often, people are separated for long periods of time before a divorce is finalized. During that time, they are hurting deeply and need support, information, and encouragement. Because of the emphasis on reconciliation throughout DivorceCare, some separated people will see the wisdom of reconciliation and attempt to restore their marriage.

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Can we review the materials before committing to this ministry?
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Absolutely! Your DivorceCare kit comes with a 30-day guarantee. You can review the materials, share them with other leaders, and decide if this ministry is a good fit for your church. If you decide that it’s not, simply return your kit within 30 days for a full refund (minus shipping).

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How do we start a DivorceCare ministry at our church?
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Your DivorceCare kit has everything you need to get started. Contact a ministry coach to learn more, or place your order here.

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How can I find out more about DivorceCare?
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DivorceCare ministry coaches are available to answer questions and would love to connect with you. Reach a coach at 800-489-7778 or schedule an appointment whenever is convenient for you.

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Is DivorceCare associated with a specific denomination?
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DivorceCare is a nondenominational, Christ-centered divorce recovery ministry. See our statement of faith.

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What does DivorceCare teach about divorce?
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As a program, DivorceCare presents balanced, biblical teaching on marriage, divorce, forgiveness, conflict resolution, and reconciliation. Read more.

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How many volunteers are needed to start this ministry?
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Just one to start! Identify a lay leader to head up this ministry, and our DivorceCare coaches will take it from there to help that volunteer build the ministry. It’s free to work with a coach.

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Money is tight these days. How can we fund this?
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With the Participant Pay feature, all your church has to cover is the cost of the kit. Many churches charge a registration fee, which covers ministry expenses and could reimburse the kit cost over time. Other churches offer the opportunity for the kit cost to be gifted by people who have a heart for this type of ministry.

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