Care. Restore. Equip.
We believe God is our help and our hope in times of trouble. We also believe God uses His Word, His Spirit and His people to provide this comfort. Sometimes people feel that reaching out for help is a show of weakness or lack of spirituality, but the Bible is clear that we need help from others in order to grow emotionally and spiritually. Whether you are burdened and suffering through life’s issues or simply want help in growing closer to Christ, Soul Care desires to help you find a fulfilling relationship with Christ and with others.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction …
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Looking for help?
If you are struggling, know that you are not alone. We offer biblical counseling in a variety of contexts including groups, couples counseling and individual counseling. To fill out a form and get started, click here.
Thursdays, starting in February 2018
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Fellowship Hall East
We all experience brokenness to some degree or another and at different times in our life. When faced with difficulties, most of us respond by focusing on changing behavior or circumstances without addressing the root causes of our struggles. Thrive is a Christ-centered discipleship program that takes people to the root of sin and suffering and leads us to embrace the freedom found only in Christ’s finished work on our behalf.
Thrive consists of daily Bible study and reflection, one-on-one Soul Care mentoring, sharing vulnerably in small groups and a large-group teaching time.
Having a mentor who meets one on one with you once per week in addition to the small group time is one of the amazing benefits of being a part of Thrive. If you already have someone in your life who is walking along side you, we would like to challenge you to ask them to serve as your mentor during the Thrive process. At the bottom of the page you will find a link entitled “Identifying Your Thrive Mentor” that will help you discern if there is already someone in your life who can fill that role. If you do not have anyone who is currently acting as a mentor in your life, please indicate this on your application. We have a limited number of mentors that we can pair with participants who do not have a mentor, however your chances of being accepted into the Thrive program will be higher if you have already identified someone in your life who is willing to walk with you through this particular program.
Thrive lasts 13 weeks and is offered twice a year. At this time, we are primarily serving regularly Christ Chapel attenders or those who do not have a church home. The next start dates for Thrive will be February 2018.
Thrive applications are available below. One of the main purposes of the Thrive application is for our staff to be able to get to know you prior to the Thrive process and assess if Thrive is the right fit for you. Thank you for taking the time to fill it out thoroughly!
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, fear, hopelessness, spiritual discontentment, broken relationships, pornography, poor habits, disordered eating, anger —or if you are stuck in a particular area of life join us for a season at Thrive where you can be real, be challenged and be changed.
Applications for the next session of Thrive, beginning in February 2018, are due Sunday, Jan. 14.
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Identifying Your Thrive Mentor
How to identify someone in your life to walk with you through the Thrive process.
What Qualities Are You Looking For?
Mentoring with Soul Care is different than other types of discipleship and mentoring opportunities in a couple of ways: (1) it is not necessarily designed to be long term, you may not be meeting with this specific mentor for forever (2) the curriculum your mentor will be following is specific to the Thrive program and differs from other types of mentoring/discipleship (3) a Thrive mentor must have some personal experience with suffering or a pattern of sin in their life that the Lord has given them some degree of freedom from.
Below you will find a few of the characteristics that are important to consider when selecting a mentor.
-This person must attend Christ Chapel or consider Christ Chapel their church home
-Ideally your mentor is someone who has completed Thrive
-If they have not completed Thrive, they have demonstrated to you (over a long period of time) a heart for God, experience in life, and a love for people
-They love Jesus. They love, speak, and act towards others in a way that is consistent with His character. They operate under His authority.
-A mentor must be able to meet consistently with you (for 1-3 hours at a time) for 13 weeks throughout the Thrive process. They must also attend 4 training sessions throughout the time they are mentoring you in Thrive.
-Does this person follow through on obligations? Are there other areas of their life -where you can see consistent devotion?
Have the Conversation
Invite the person that you would like to mentor you to coffee, lunch, to watch a football game! You can give them this handout (particularly the information under Mentor Role and Expectations) for them to look and pray over after your meeting.
Once you have identified your mentor and they have agreed to walk alongside you during your experience in Thrive, they will need to contact Libby Marler at LibbyM@christchapelbc.org or Michael Truss at MichaelT@christchapelbc.org in order to begin the mentor training and leadership development process. We will be able to answer any other specific questions that they might have about serving as a mentor.
Mentor Role and Expectations
Thrive is a very structured process of discipleship and, due to its brevity, requires competence, character, consistency, and commitment.
-Guide individuals in a one-on-one setting through deeper discussion and personal assessments that cover 6 main areas of sin and suffering (abuse, anger/resentment, sexual immorality, guilt/shame, fear, and grief).
-Learn to help identify root causes of brokenness in the mentee’s life.
-Show others how to walk in freedom found only in Christ through redemption by helping to build a biblical and theological foundation of understanding of the gospel.
One of the main ways that you will succeed as a Soul Care mentor is by knowing and sharing the story God has given you openly and honestly with your mentee. Mentoring with Soul Care is different than other types of discipleship and mentoring opportunities in that it is finite and is not designed to be long term, we encourage mentees to see this process as a season of intensive discipleship in the area of sin and suffering, not an ongoing process.
You will meet weekly with your mentee(s) for 1-3 hours depending on where you are in the curriculum for 13 weeks. We ask the mentors commit to missing no more than one week of mentoring. The various offices at the Soul Care building will be made available to you during office hours or you may meet with your mentee at a time and location of your choosing (a coffee, restaurant, Central Market etc.).
Mentor Training Sessions
If this is the first time you are serving as a mentor, you will need to attend the two mentor training sessions listed below. Each of these session will focus on a specific aspect of mentoring and guide you through your role as a mentor. You will receive all of the mentoring materials during your first training session, nothing is required of you prior to this first training. The training dates are as follows:
9/7/17 – Mentor Training Part I – 5:30-7:00
10/12/17 – Mentor Check-In – 5:30-6:30
11/2/17 – Mentor Training Part II – 5:30-7:00
11/30/17 – Mentor Check-in – 5:30-6:30
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Link Classroom North
re|engage offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness. Whether you would rate your marriage as a two or 10, whether you are in need of serious help or looking to strengthen from a good to great marriage, there is a place for you at re|engage. Each Sunday, couples learn through stories of grace, teaching, testimonies by couples who have experienced victory in the midst of hard times and small groups which follow a specified curriculum. For more information, contact Michael at MichaelT@christchapelbc.org or Julie at JulieA@Christchapelbc.org.
*We will not be meeting Dec. 24 or Dec. 31 due to the holidays
Wednesdays, Feb. 7 through Apr. 11
6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Soul Care Conference Room
Cost: $15 for workbook
If you have lost a loved one, we are so sorry, Much healing can occur when people have the opportunity to talk about their grief, meet others who are dealing with similar circumstances and acquire valuable resources that can be used daily. The GriefShare group meets once a week for 10 weeks. Please register with the link below. For more information, email Adelaide at AdelaideR@christchapelbc.org.REGISTER
Redeemed Heart Recovery
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
Redeemed Heart Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step group for those interested in recovery from any addiction, obsession, compulsion, ruling heart desire, idolatry, etc. in a loving, non-judgmental and supportive environment.
We meet in the Soul Care Building at 2600 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Women’s Fear and Anxiety Group
Fear of the unknown, perfectionism, trying to fit – God knew that fear and worry would be common emotions for women to battle in everyday life. That’s why He has given us great hope in the Bible and in Jesus Christ! Whether we fight it at work, in our relationships, spiritual life or physical heath, this eight–week small group will help you identify the source of your fears, gain strategies for handling them and learn to rest in God’s protective care. If you deal with feeling paralyzed, entrapped or even enslaved by anxiety and worry, let’s move together towards change together. This group is for women 18 years old and older.
This group is full, but to be added to the waitlist please email Adelaide at AdelaideR@christchapelbc.org.
Pursuing Purity: Fighting Sexual Sin with the Gospel
Thursdays, Jan. 18 through March 8
6:45 to 8 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
If you have struggled personally against the powerful draw of sexual sin, or if you have ever tried to help someone fighting this battle, you know how hard it is to be free of it. But real freedom isn’t found by trying harder to change. Nor is it found in a particular method. Only Jesus Christ has the power to free people from the enslaving power of sexual sin. Join us for 8 gospel centered weeks as we take a close look at overcoming the deceit of this sin by applying the message of the cross and take next steps away from temptation and redirect toward purity. Contact Michael at MichaelT@christchapelbc.org for questions. Limited space available, please register HERE.
SOUL CARE CLASSES
Soul Care classes are designed to help people continue to grow in their understanding of how the gospel offers hope and healing for the things that they are currently struggling with. God’s Word tells us in Galatians 6:1-2 that those who are spiritual should restore those who are hurting and struggling with sin. At Soul Care, we believe everyone has been equipped through the Spirit and the Word of God to comfort and care for the suffering. Soul Care is committed to encouraging and training the members of the body of Christ to do just that. These classes are offered at different times throughout the year.
The Relational Wisdom Class is a 6-week class designed to teach you how to improve your ability to develop authentic, enjoyable, productive, and lasting relationships. Specifically, relational wisdom is the ability to discern emotions, interests and abilities in yourself and others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word, and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships successfully.
Overcoming The Need To Please
Whether it comes in the form of over-committing, folding to others’ expectations, focusing on what others think of us, seeking attention or avoiding it, we all struggle to one degree or another with what the Bible calls the “fear of man”. This 3 week class will help you address this nagging issue and replace it with something infinitely more life-giving and freeing.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” – Matthew 5:9 We all experience conflict, but the way it’s handled can either make our break our relationships. This 5 week class will teach you how to resolve conflict in a biblical way so that God is glorified and your relationships are blessed.
How People Change
Sundays, March 18 through May 13 (not meeting April 1 or April 15)
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Link Classroom South
Living in this fallen world is messy, but the truth of the gospel changes everything. Join Ryan McCarthy this March and delve deep into the transformative truth of Jesus’ work on the cross and how it targets our hearts, core desires and motivations. You’ll discover that when our hearts change, our behaviors change as well. You’ll learn how you can change and help others do the same. This seven-week class includes lectures, class discussion, video clips and homework. Register online HERE.
Overwhelmed: Dealing with Fear, Stress and Anxiety
Sundays, Feb. 4 through Feb. 25
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Link Classroom South
We all feel it at times—life comes at us at lightning speed from a hundred directions. The demands, duties and deadlines won’t let up. And apparently, some people are able to float above it all with a peace that transcends all understanding. (Really?) Come explore what it looks like to deal with fear, stress and anxiety in a way that works for the rest of us who don’t always feel so spiritual. Please register HERE.
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