Bethany Story Groups
Returning March 2023, Apply below
Bethany Story Groups offer a safe and nurturing space to explore your story and reflect on what has shaped you to become who you are.
Many of us struggle to really experience ourselves as loved and accepted, even if our faith tells us that we are. Emotional wounds sustained during childhood continue to impact us: They shape how we relate to God, ourselves, and others. They keep us bound to coping skills and defensive mechanisms that restrict our ability to freely love and be loved, to take risks and to step into what we are called to and desire in life.
Bethany Story groups provide the opportunity to engage these stories of hardship in the midst of a small, caring community and experience acceptance, compassion and affirmation. As part of the process, each participant commits to writing one or two childhood narratives to read with the group, inviting feedback and reflection from others. In addition, participants engage with a chapter of our Bethany Story Workbook per week. Click here for an excerpt from our Story Workbook (chapter 1 of 10).
Groups will meet weekly for approximately ten weeks, and the program fee for this group is $150. (Partial scholarships are available upon request.)
If you are interested in joining us on this journey of (re-)discovering God’s redeeming presence, growing in self-awareness and experiencing more freedom in your life, feel free to fill out an application here.
For questions, please reach out to Petra Malekzadeh.