The Counseling Ministry provides both education and support through many groups facilitated by lay leaders, most of whom have personal experience with that particular topic. For more information, please contact Megan Meyers in the Counseling Office at 480.824.7327, Monday through Thursday.

Beloved Women’s Support Group

Thursdays | 6:30-8:30pm | Shea A2

Does your husband struggle with pornography or some form of sexual addiction? Beloved is a Christ-centered support group that is a safe and confidential place for women to come together and support each other. Allow us to walk alongside you as we encourage one another and experience God’s healing touch!

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Wednesdays, August 16-November 8 | 6:30-8pm | Shea A9

DivorceCare is a 13-week support group for people looking to heal from the pain of a separation or divorce. You will be part of a small support group where you will be able to talk about the information presented during the DVD seminar. Topics covered include: anger, depression, loneliness, kids, financial survival, and forgiveness. DivorceCare is non-denominational and features biblical teaching for recovery. For more information on this program, visit 

For more information, please contact Megan Meyers in the Counseling Ministry at 480.824.7327 or

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Families Dealing With Dementia

2nd & 4th Mondays | 10-11:30am | Shea A9

This year-round support group is for anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. It is a safe, confidential place to share, exchange ideas, and pray for one another. Through education, guest speakers, videos and books, our goal is to provide strategies to foster relationships and ease the journey of dementia.

For more information, please contact Elly Keniston at 602.300.6634.


Foster, Kinship & Adoptive Parents Support Group

Thursdays, Aug 10 & 24, Sept 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9, Dec 7 | 6:30-8pm | Shea A6

SBC’s Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents Support Group is a safe place to discuss the joys and challenges of raising kids who are navigating difficult circumstances. We share resources for caregivers and create a confidential, non-judgmental environment where you can laugh, cry, lean on, and learn from others who are walking in your shoes. The group is guided by trained SBC facilitators who want to walk alongside you.

For more information, contact Melanie Harris at 602.690.7851.



Mondays, August 7-November 6 | 4:30-6pm | Fountain Hills Ministry Center 17210 Amhurst Drive
Tuesdays, September 5-December 12 | 6:30-8pm | Cactus 5-8 Room
Wednesdays, August 16-November 8 | 6-8pm | North Ridge A3
Thursdays, August 17-November 9 | 6-8pm | Shea A9

This is a weekly support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. The GriefShare experience includes three key elements that work together to guide your healing process: video, small group discussion and the workbook. For more information on this program, visit

Discussion topics include:

For more information, please contact Megan Meyers in the Counseling Ministry at 480.824.7327 or

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Healing After Abortion

Mondays, September 18 – November 6 | 6:30-8pm | Shea A3
Tuesdays, September 19 – November 7 | 6:30-8pm | Online 

Surrendering the Secret
God has given us the free gift of forgiveness and freedom and does not want us to feel guilty about our past. Many women carry around the shame, guilt and pain of a past abortion and do not realize their abortion(s) may be the source of their current relationship and life challenges. If you have had this experience, you can learn to accept God’s free gift of forgiveness and experience true freedom through Christ. Healing After Abortion is an 8-week confidential Bible study using the book, Surrendering the Secret.

For more information:

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*SBC is now offering a new support group for men dealing with the pain of a past abortion. To learn more, please view the Surrendering the Heart of a Father page or contact John at 602.524.7434 for more information.

Images Of His Beauty

This is a 10-week support group for women 18 and over who have struggled with self-defeating thoughts about their body image or eating disorder tendencies. Today’s women must deal with a culture that says we must have perfect bodies. Join the group to examine what the Bible says about your true identity in Christ.

Young women today are faced with a barrage of worldly standards and ideas that set them up for failure and discouragement. The image of a woman is distorted by false ideas. For example, women compare themselves to other women and believe they fall short, especially when it comes to body image. As a result, a young woman may embark on a journey into a fantasy world of “perfect bodies” and end up making unhealthy choices that can lead to self destruction. An eating disorder is often the result.

Unfortunately women usually suffer alone, believing the lies of worldly standards. IOHB wants to help break the silence and isolation. This group is led by adult lay Christian women, who offer support and encouragement with devotionals, group discussions, and prayer support. The group provides a safe and confidential environment where women are heard, cared for, and the love of Christ is manifested.

As a church body, please pray for these young women who join us each week. We have much to gain from each other. Pray that it will be a time of laughter, support, and that ultimately each young woman comes away with a renewed joy for life—by grasping the truth of the Image of His Beauty.

For more information, please contact Janae DeGroot at 480.239.0516.

Men’s Purity in Christ Group

Jesus set the bar high with His call to sexual purity: “You have heard it said ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’: but I say to you, that everyone who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27–28)

Then Jesus let His hearers know the remedy for this situation: “And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” (Matthew 5:29)

Jesus is likely using a literary device known as hyperbole in this verse. However, the point should be very clear: lust should be dealt with drastically and speedily. Before you rip your eye out however, try using other biblical provisions for healing. Talk to other believers struggling with this issue for the purposes of accountability and healing. You may do so in a confidential manner in groups offered through the counseling ministry.

For more information, please contact Megan Meyers in the Counseling Ministry at 480.824.7327 or

Parents Of Addicted Loved Ones (PALS)

Thursdays | 6-7:30pm | Shea A4

This is an on-going support group. This group is for parents or spouses who have a child or loved one suffering from problems with drugs, alcohol or gambling.

This group gives support to, and receives support from, others facing the same challenges regarding their loved ones. No registration is necessary; come for confidential education and support.

For more information, please contact Judi Staggers at 480.313.6434 or Megan Meyers in the Counseling Ministry at 480.824.7327 or


Recovery Bible Study

Our Recovery Bible Studies are for men and women who desire to be set free from the bondage of alcohol or drugs. The Life Recovery Bible is our source of study. A piece of scripture related to the 12-Step program is discussed each week with an emphasis on how it might be applied to our lives. Both groups are ongoing and new members can start at any time. The anonymity and privacy of all participants is respected.

Men’s Recovery Bible Study 
Thursdays | 7-8:30pm | Cactus Family Life Building
For further information, contact Bill Goldbrandsen at 719.661.5735
Wednesdays | 7-8:30pm | Fountain Hills DK
For further information, contact Don Longe at 602.710.0512
Tuesdays | 7-8:30pm | Shea A4
For further information, contact Rich Bilby at 602.695.3130

Women’s Recovery Bible Study
Wednesdays | 12-1pm | Shea A4
Jesus Is Our Higher Power
Please contact Kim Cooper at 602.228.7886 for more information.

Relationships and Boundaries Workshop

This interactive workshop will explore various boundary principles to bring new health to your relationships.  You will not only learn “when to say yes and how to say no,” but you’ll discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk in love.

Tuesdays, September 19–December 5 | 6:30-8:30pm | Shea A8 (women only)
Wednesdays, September 20–December 6 | 12-2pm | Shea A3 (women only)

Women at Shea will be studying 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life by Dr. Henry Cloud.

For more information or questions, please contact Diane Lauterbach at 480.703.2885.

Both the Tuesday and Wednesday night classes are full. Sign up to join the waitlist.

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Tuesdays, September 5–December 19 | 6-7:30pm | North Ridge A3 (women only)

Women at North Ridge will be studying How To Have That Difficult Conversation by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.
For more information, please contact Julie McGandy at 480.540.5033.

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Revive40 Men’s Support Group

Thursdays | 6:30-8:30pm | Shea YTH 5-8

Are you struggling with an unwanted sexual addiction? Have you tried to find freedom from the shackles of compulsive sexual struggles on your own with little to no success? Do you feel distant from God or are you struggling to know what it truly looks like to be His child? Revive 40 is a confidential men’s purity ministry that has helped thousands of men over the past 20 years find freedom from sexual addiction and a deeper relationship with Christ.

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Surrendering the Heart of a Father

Without question, abortion can be the most traumatic experience in a person’s life, including a man’s life. As more women respond to the healing journey of a past abortion, God is stirring the hearts of men. Surrendering The Secret: Surrendering The Heart of a Father addresses the profound journey of the men whose lives have been affected by abortion. It is a powerful guide that helps hurting men find healing and freedom from the loss and shame of a past abortion.

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*To learn about SBC’s class for women who have experienced an abortion, visit our Healing After Abortion page.

Taking off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.)

Mondays | 6:30-8pm | North Ridge A2

This is a great support group for women. If you are looking for support to take off those unwanted pounds but aren’t sure where to start, T.O.P.S. is here to help. It helps to know you are not alone in your struggle. T.O.P.S. has contests, program information, guest speakers, friendly competitions and monthly awards.

If you have further questions you can contact Deborah Bello 602-312-4747.

The Wounded Heart

The next session of “The Wounded Heart” has not yet been scheduled, but we are taking registrations from those who are interested. Please fill out the registration and our team will contact you with information about the next session.

Statistics reveal that 1 in 4 girls will have been sexually assaulted by the time they are 18, yet these are only the reported cases. This type of trauma carries with it shame and ambivalence that often prevent the victim from coming forward to report or ask for help. This group is a safe, non-judgmental place for adult women survivors of sexual abuse, assault, or trafficking to find healing and support to overcome the fear that keeps them silent.

Women 18 years and older ONLY.

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