Care

Care Ministry

Many of us go through difficult times in our lives—times of crisis and great pain. Other times we struggle because we are dealing with the physical, material or emotional consequences of choices we have made. And sometimes we deal with difficulties brought into our lives because others have hurt us deeply. Olive Branch offers several ministries that can help bring hope and healing.

Safe Harbor

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

– Jeremiah 29:11

Safe Harbor is a faith-based support group developed for the person who is struggling in his or her relationships. The struggle is often characterized by a sense of discontentment with family and friends. This discontent can often be manifested in such disorders as depression, anger, fear of abandonment, recovery of child abuse, eating disorders or even the inability to relate to God.

If you would like more information about any of these ministries, please contact our Connections Pastor, Brent Branchaud, at [email protected].

Womens Study by Geri Scazzero

According to Geri Scazzero, the journey to emotional health begins with quitting. When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life.

In this 8-week vide0-based study, Geri teaches how biblical quitting is essential to embracing God’s kingdom. The eight sessions will guide participants to a way out of inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This study is for every woman who thinks, “I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!” and who wants to discover the path to emotional health.

If you’re ready to prayerfully make the kinds of courageous decisions needed to become emotionally healthy, this study is for you.

Please contact Skip or Lynda Motta via the church office at 951-279-4477 or by email for more details.

Mens Study by Chip Ingram

In this straight-shooting series entitled, House or Home–Marriage Edition, Chip Ingram challenges the status quo and gives clear, compelling help for couples that long for unity and fulfillment in their marriage. The stakes are high, and your marriage is on the line. It’s time to go back to God’s blueprint for building marriages that love and last a lifetime.

It’s no secret that marriage is in trouble in America. This foundational building block of society is crumbling before our eyes. And Christians aren’t exempt from this trend. The percentage of divorce is increasing at the same rate among Christians and non-Christians alike.

There is hope. Despite the mounting pressure on couples, you really can have a great marriage, raise Godly kids and experience a healthy, life-giving home-life with the stability to weather life’s storms. It will require hard work and focus but the reward is absolutely incredible. House or Home–Marriage Edition thoroughly explores God’s design for marriage and the roles of husband and wife.

The House or Home–Marriage Edition Group Study DVD includes ten 25-40 minute sessions.

Please contact Skip or Lynda Motta via the church office at 951-279-4477 or by email for more details.