What is Growing Seasons?
Growing Seasons is a Biblically-based support group/course aimed at children between the ages of 6 (Grade R) and 12/13 (Grade 7) who are dealing with loss through death, separation, divorce, and custodial care.
It is led by a team of facilitators / safe-keepers, who understand children and who provide a safe and caring environment in which your child is equipped with tools and skills that will help them to heal. It is geared to help children from the community (not just limited to PBC families) develop healthier relationships within their own families.
Topics that are covered include:
- A new beginning – What has happened to my family?
- God’s plan – God loves all kinds of families – Faith
- I am not alone
- Facing anger
- Guilt – It’s not my fault
- Love – loving my parents
- Choices – talking to my parents – money matters
- Acceptance – Moving on and growing closer to God – developing new relationships
The course runs for 10 weeks, and each session is a fun place with games, music, activities and small group discussion. Course Dates to be confirmed. The last course ran in 2016.
If you know of a child or your own child who needs help to deal with their loss and find a way of coping better, please contact the ministry leader to register your interest.
We will confirm when we will be holding the next Information Evening at the church, where we’ll share more information and answer any questions you may have. We’d love to have the children join us and experience the freedom that others have found through this course.
Renee is a retired pre-school principal with a big heart and sensitivity to children’s needs.
Like the related Divorce Care and Griefshare courses, this one runs based on the number of interested people. Please register your interest with the church office.