Grow Ministries presents the First Annual
Pastors, Professional and Lay leaders
"DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Tools / Equipping conference..... for the CHURCH!"
May, 29, 2015
Unity was always important to God, we see in John 17 Jesus prayed for unity. Marriage that glorifies God in oneness is one man and one woman united in marriage, the two becoming one. But when a spouse, typically the husband, fractures this unity through violence, it is the very essence of God's character which is being assaulted. The victim is left powerless and broken. Alone, in physical pain, frequently destitute, in fear of death, doubting herself and others, the abused women is often incapable of taking care of herself and her children. It is a this point that Grow Ministries can help victims to rebuild her life. Through enabling her to find support in a group setting or individual counsel, but most importantly, with God who is the source of unity.
This conference will cover:
- What is domestic violence?
- Is domestic violence occurring in my church?
- Signs of abuse.
- Characteristics of an abuser.
- Impact on children.
- Do's and Dont's of counseling a domestic violence victim.
- What the church community can do.
GROW Ministries, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people at risk of domestic violence, sexual abuse, incarceration, homelessness or in crisis throughout the Quad Cities area. Crisis presents itself in many different forms and stages. Although none of us expects to find ourselves in one of these crisis situations, they happen much too often right here in the Quad Cities. GROW Ministries, Inc. is here to help individuals in the QCA area find their way out of the darkness.
Help change the lives of people in crisis in the QCA area by making a tax deductible gift to GROW right now. We cannot help these individuals without your help!
Out of the darkness they will Bloom ......and GROW!
GROW Ministries' services include:
- Biblical Counsel to Victims of Domestic Violence
- Jail Ministry Program - 6 teams a week to local county jails
- Street Ministry - twice a month teams go to the streets to share the love of Jeus Christ to the homeless and hurting; giving out coats, cold and hot drinks and food or whatever is needed
Our Mission Statement:
Grow Ministries helps those in crisis to find a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Grow mentors new believers, helping them to change their heart, to change their thinking and change there actions. Crisis help, is for those caught in domestic violence situations, jail or prison time, or those who find themselves homeless.
Grow ministries needs volunteers to help men and women change
their lives for Christ.....At Grow ministries we believe God has
"called" us to help men and women in crisis, to be the voice to the
voiceless, the hands and feet of Christ to the hurting, hungry and
homeless....Is God calling YOU?
righteous will answer him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed
you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a
stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothe you? When did
we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?"
The King will reply,' I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
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