Sunday, January 29, 2012

Divorce and Beyond Workshop

Before i finished my blog post on Conflict and Its Impact on Kids I received a note from Bill Koontz who many years ago developed a seminar at the Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati on supporting separated and divorced adults and children. I am very happy to recommend it to you.

If you are having serious conflict, get help. Research shows that Counseling does help in most cases. So, do not delay. Find someone to help you now.

By the way, we have over 30 videos on our web page. They are short and free!

Here are the details.

Dear Divorce & Beyond Supporter :

Our next Divorce & Beyond Seminar will be held Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd. Instead of mailing brochures this year we are requesting that you forward this e-newsletter on to friends or loved ones who may be separated or divorced. Our hope is to reach more people who can benefit from the seminar.

As an Alumnus of a previous Divorce & Beyond Seminar or group you know how helpful the seminar can be in dealing with the pain of separation and divorce. If someone you invite does not feel comfortable attending the seminar alone, please feel free to come with him or her at no charge.

The Seminar
Divorce hurts, but there is hope. If you are separated from your spouse, going through a divorce or are divorced, we encourage you to seek support. We understand the feelings of guilt, rejection, fear, confusion, isolation, and helplessness that can result from divorce. You may feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster. Our emotions have a way of fooling us into believing that things will never get better. During this time it is critical to gain a healthy perspective so that you can take the necessary steps to move forward with you life.

KidKare and TeenTalk Seminars
Your children are dealing with their own emotions and it is important for them to understand that they are not to blame. When you are attending the seminar, you can arrange to have your children, ages 8-12, or your teens, ages 13-17, involved in activities and discussions that deal with their feelings, changes in the family structure and self-esteem. The KidKare and TeenTalk programs are coordinated by a team of qualified volunteers.

Divorce & Beyond Support Small Groups
Tuesdays, beginning March 6th, 7-9PM at VC Tri-County
These groups offer an open and honest discussion on the issues surrounding divorce. We will discuss several topics including: loneliness, anger, forgiveness, moving on, what it takes to have healthy relationships, etc. We will use resources including books and videos to facilitate our discussions. These groups are ideal for those who are going through divorce, recently divorced or those who were divorced several years ago. Childcare for support groups is $5/child ($10/max). If someone you know is unable to attend the seminar, they may sign up for a support group by calling the Vineyard Community Church at 671-0422, ext. 6425. Group closes after third week.

Pre-register for childcare at 513.671.0422 x6328

The seminar will be held in Tri-County at:

The Healing Center Auditorium
11345 Century Circle West
Cincinnati, OH 45246
phone: 513.671.0422 x6425
fax: 513.671.2041

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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 7:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 9:45am-4:00pm

The *cost for the seminar is $25.00 per person in advance and $30.00 per person after September 19th or at the door.

4 Ways to register:

· Call 513.671.0422 x6425

· Go on line to download registration form at and enter a one word search for divorce. Click on the link for Classes: Divorce and Beyond Seminar. Scroll down the page and click on the link for the PDF (mail in) registration form.

· By e-mail to

· Go on line to and enter a one word search for divorce. Click on the link for Classes: Divorce and Beyond Seminar. Follow instructions to pay on line. (NOTE: This requires you to logon to the website BEFORE you attempt to register)

*Includes workbook, continental breakfast & lunch.
*We are committed to healing those experiencing divorce whether fees are in the budget or not. If finances are a problem, let us know... we understand.

In Him,
Mark Lutz
Pastor of Growth & Healing/Divorce & Beyond Ministries

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