The COVID-19 crisis has deepened the need for virtual connections among families impacted by special needs. While we all may prefer to meet in person, the virtual experience has become a valued opportunity to help each other develop robust support systems and grow in faith together.
Be encouraged with others who understand…
Real Talk Connect!
Join us onLINE Tuesdays at 2 pm.
It’s never too late to get started!
Real Talk Connect is an online Christ-pointing community experience for special needs parents, grandparents and caregivers as well as siblings over 16 years old who have a brother or sister with special needs. Each week, we look at one family strengthening principle. Come ready to explore God’s Word together, ask your questions, receive prayer, find encouragement, share experiences and build hope through a growing personal faith in the living God.
Lisa Jamieson facilitates the Tuesday afternoon Connect Group. She is the mother of three grown daughters. Her youngest, Carly, has Angelman Syndrome. Lisa is the co-founder of Walk Right In Ministries where she serves as a caregiver consultant and pastoral counsellor. Her popular books and Bible studies include Finding Glory in the Thorns and Jesus, Let’s Talk. Lisa and her husband, Larry, live in Minnesota and have been married for 32 years.
When you contact us for the Zoom Meeting ID, we’ll provide a meeting agenda and some basic instruction for participation.
We can’t wait to meet you on Tuesday!
Looking for a small group discussion experience you can host yourself or with a friend?
The Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide offers an easy-to-facilitate, faith-based conversation opportunity.
The FG curriculum is designed to be easily facilitated by someone in your own group, flexible for your schedule and group type (e.g., special needs moms, dad or couples), valuable for single use (e.g., book club) or repeatable (e.g., for a support group).
When someone in your family is experiencing disability or other special needs, it can be difficult to move toward hope and purpose alone. Faith-based peer groups are a way to connect with others who understand. Your group becomes a place to explore the Bible’s answers to your questions and enjoy Christ-pointing fellowship together.
The Finding Glory Group curriculum is organized in six (6) core sessions, with an optional seventh session for reflection and relaxed fellowship.
The curriculum is designed to be flexible and “recyclable” so that your group can choose to repeat the 6-week cycle as many times as you like. Several discussion questions are provided for each session so that you can customize conversational themes according to the specific needs and interests of your group.
While appreciated by people from a range of life experiences, the Finding Glory Group curriculum is especially popular among those facing disability, illness and caregiving situations.
Finding Glory Groups provide a structure for you to make discoveries and experience fresh encouragement.
- Understand how your situation fits into God’s larger story.
- Find purpose, reassurance, encouragement and confidence in your challenges.
- Work through grief.
- Understand what the Bible has to say about the challenging circumstances of life.
- Build a support system for yourself and others.
- Face the future with hope!
Walk Right In Ministries offers FREE coaching and other tools for facilitators. The curriculum was created to make the process of facilitating a small group as simple and easy as possible. Tips and tools are included within the Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide to help you. No previous group leadership experience is necessary though basic coordination and communication skills will help you launch strong and support your group’s momentum.
If you’re interested, offer downloadable flyer templates and other promotional materials to help you get the word out about your group. Contact us today and we’ll help you get started.
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The Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide is also a personal study journal.
Study independently or in a group. But if you approach this as personal Bible study, we encourage you to identify a prayer partner who will pray for you and periodically check in with encouragement along the way.