WELCOME TO OUR RECOVERY & SUPPORT MINISTRIES

Getting through life can sometimes be a struggle. It's even worse if you're trying to go it alone. Jesus never promised it would be easy, but He did promise that He would always be with us (Matthew 28:20). He accomplishes this, in part, through our relationships and support of each other.

If you're struggling in life or if you've gone through hardship, let us come alongside and share with you the comfort, care, support and understanding that comes from the Lord. Join others who have gone through similar experiences in life and gain strength.

You'll also find people who have been through the same things you have. Together you can share your struggles, strengths, hurts and hopes, and overcome through community, God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. In addition to having two licensed counselors on staff, we offer faith-based classes listed below. Scholarships are available for all classes. Please don't let the cost prohibit you from attending. Contact the class leader for more information on scholarships. 

For more information about Recovery Ministries please contact Adam Hieb at ahieb@vrl.church.

Celebrate Recovery

Are you struggling with hurts, habits or hang-ups? We have a safe environment Monday night for all who attend where acceptance, love and forgiveness will be present. Dinner starts at 6:15pm with worship beginning at 7pm.

DivorceCare Fall 2020

Mondays starting October 5th at the Barker campus for 13 weeks VRL offers DivorceCare. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they've ever faced. It's a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about the issues you've never faced before. Cost $20

GriefShare Fall 2020

Starting Monday, October 5th, if you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. It may be difficult for you to feel optimistic about the future. GriefShare is a special 13-week support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.

Betrayal & Beyond

Betrayal & Beyond on Tuesdays is designed to help bring healing to women who have experienced betrayal and broken trust through their spouse's struggle with pornography and sexual addiction.

SAVAnon: Sexual Abuse Anonymous

Savanon, or Sexual Abuse Anonymous, is a free 8-week group for women who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. In this group, victims will be able to safely process the trauma they experienced and learn how to recover. “SAVAnon gave me the tools I needed, and my hope returned." New groups launch monthly.

Pure Desire

There is a battle going on with millions of victims trapped in the struggle of sexual addiction with no apparent way out. Pure Desire is the answer. Offered at the Barker campus Tuesday & Fridays and at the Otis campus on Monday evenings.

ABANON (ABORTION ANONYMOUS)
Ongoing Group | Contact Leader for location (Spokane Valley) & next group date
AbAnon (Abortion Anonymous) exists to help women recover from the emotional pain caused by abortion. Members participate in an 8-week recovery program that involves weekly, gender-specific small group meetings facilitated by a trained, post-abortive leader. Groups are safe, confidential, and held in neutral locations. Groups typically have no more than eight participants. Women will have an opportunity to talk about:
•Their abortion story
•Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS)
•Their unborn child
•Their relationships
•How abortion has affected them
•Their coping methods
•Their guilt and shame
•God, faith and forgiveness
•Their healing
There is no charge for the class, but you will need to purchase The Power of Your Story book. For more information and to register, contact Gilah Messerer at 509.981.7842 or @ messerer.gilah@gmail.com
For more information on AbAnon visit www.AbAnon.org
Link to purchase The Power of Your Story book

COUNSELING
Individual and marriage counseling services are available to help people heal from past or present hurts. This professional service and ministry is provided at an affordable rate for the members of Valley Real Life. As time is available, the service is extended to others in the community. It is Christian based counseling where Christ is at the core of healing.
Contact:
Molly at mbove@vrl.church or 509.232.0840.
Sara at syarbrough@vrl.church or 509.232.0840.

STEPHEN MINISTRY
Scott Sparley | ssparley@vrl.church
VRL's Stephen Ministry equips and empowers gifted caregivers within our church family to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting and isolated. If you or someone you know is in need of Stephen Ministry, please submit a referral form.

Are you wanting to listen, support, and encourage someone going through a challenging time in their life? Apply to be a Stephen Minister!

Forms can be emailed to leaders or dropped off at Connecting Point during services. You can also mail the form to Valley Real Life, Attention: Scott Sparley P.O. Box 397, Spokane Valley, WA 99016.