How DivorceCare works
We guide you, step by step, through the whole process of starting and running a successful group. Here’s what you can expect after you order your DivorceCare kit.
Here’s what happens after youOrder your kit
Receive your kit and a welcome call
A few days after your kit arrives, you’ll receive a call from one of our DivorceCare ministry coaches welcoming you to the ministry.
Our ministry coaches are seasoned DivorceCare leaders who are experienced in running successful DivorceCare ministries. They’ll help you get set up and answer any questions you have. There is never a charge for you to talk with a DivorceCare ministry coach.
View the “Watch me first!” video and read the Leader’s Guide
Take 5 minutes to watch the “Watch me first” video that you’ll find on DVD Disc 1.
Start reading through the Leader’s Guide in preparation for launching the ministry.
Assemble your team and watch the Leader Training Video
You’ll need at least two leaders to start a group. The Leader’s Guide will show you how to identify potential leaders in your congregation and provide you with resources for recruiting them.
Once you’ve selected your team members, watch the Leader Training Video together and begin planning the launch of your DivorceCare group.
Set your dates and publicize
Work with your church staff to set dates for your group, then start publicizing! (If you can, get someone else to help with promotion.) Hang posters, pass out brochures, put an announcement in the church bulletin, show one of our video promos during church services, and post a listing for your group on our website. We even provide professionally produced ads you can use in area publications and on the web.
Lead your group through the 13 weekly sessions
Your group meets for
13 weekly sessions
1. What’s Happening to Me?
2. The Road to Healing/Finding Help
3. Facing My Anger
4. Facing My Depression
5. Facing My Loneliness
6. What Does the Owner’s Manual Say?
7. New Relationships
8. Financial Survival
10. Single Sexuality
13. Moving On, Growing Closer to God
Find out more about the session topics.
Group members receive a workbook to help them sort their thoughts and emotions and help them discover what God says about their situation. The workbook contains a daily Bible study, weekly journal, a gospel presentation, and tear-out Scripture cards.
Participants view a 30–40 minute video featuring the insights of the Christian community’s top divorce recovery experts and the stories, reflections, and advice of those who’ve healed from divorce or separation.
You will facilitate discussion using the discussion questions from the Leader’s Guide. Group members will share about what they’ve seen in the video, explain how their daily DivorceCare workbook exercises are helping them see their situation from God’s perspective, and share the challenges they’re facing and victories they’re experiencing.
Celebrate, debrief as a team, rest up, and set your next dates
Celebrate leading your first cycle of DivorceCare! Gather feedback from your team on how things went and share your experiences with your church staff and with other DivorceCare leaders in our online community.
Give your team some time off, but don’t forget to schedule your next cycle. DivorceCare is typically run three times a year: fall, spring, and summer.
Have a question? Need help? Call 800-489-7778 Mon–Fri, 8:30am–5:30pm ESTOrder your kit