Lessons on Grief provides community and discussion for those who have lost a loved one. Each of the eight lessons is centered on a theme often experienced by those who journey through grief. As a group walks through the lessons together, the teaching content, handouts, and videos will help facilitate a discussion among group members with the goal of providing help, hope, and growth. These lessons are likely best suited for participants who are still grieving but who are not necessarily in the initial phases of grief and are ready to share together in a group setting. You can find out more information in the Courses portion of our website or you can enroll in this course by clicking on the link below.
- Participants reflect on their emotions and experience walking through grief.
- Participants build a support community to help prayerfully process through this grief.
What is the commitment?
Participants should plan on spending 20-40 minutes per week to complete their lessons and are encouraged to spend an additional 15 – 20 minutes commenting on the lessons of fellow participants. In-person or virtual meetings are left up to the group to determine and carry out. All participants should have a desire to be open and engage with others. They should be willing to help and encourage others as well as being helped and encouraged themselves.
Ideally, each group should have a facilitator identified. The facilitator coordinates and encourages online participation and in-person meetings.
Week 1: Grief Emotions and Feelings – Sitting with Pain.
Week 2: Who is God?
Week 3: Deceased Loved One’s “Work is Done” – Transitioning to a New Normal.
Week 4: Actions to Heal Grief Emotions.
Week 5: Tests and Temptations in Grief.
Week 6: Identity.
Week 7: Security.
Week 8: Purpose.
Course Notes (optional):
The link below is a pdf of the course content in note form. If you wish to print and use them as a paper guide feel free to do so. This, however, is not required.