This Saturday (October 5th), WGA is hosting a FUNdraiser to help fund all of the various services and programs that we offer. We are having a Story Slam (think poetry slam, but with stories). This is our third one of these events, and we expect another fun night, hearing from 6 different story tellers who have been hard at work crafting a 5 minute personal story with the theme RESOLVE If you would like to attend, please visit our event website at www.myWGAevent.org.
For 33 years, Where Grace Abounds has been able to provide its services free of charge to those who participate in our program. There are costs of course, and those have been generously covered by donations from people who have partnered with us over these many years. Would you consider joining with us? You can make a donation by visiting the Donate Now page of our website.
Here is a bit more about WGA’s mission and services:
Where Grace Abounds exists to guide and support men and women who seek to understand sexuality and relationship, and to inspire all people to know and personally appropriate God’s plan for their sexuality and relationships.
How to Attend
Where Grace Abounds provides support for those with sexual, emotional and relational issues, and those affected by them (family, friends, etc.). We require that everyone attend an orientation meeting so that everyone can fully understand how our small group meetings work. Contact us for more information about the next Orientation Meeting.
The next step is to attend an orientation meeting. It is an informal gathering for people who are interested in attending WGA Thursday night group meetings. We will explain more about the WGA philosophy, history, share stories of our personal histories with WGA and then close with an opportunity for you to ask questions and share your motivation for participating in Where Grace Abounds. Contact our offices for information about the next Orientation Meeting.
Thursday Night Structure
After attending an Orientation meeting individuals can participate in the ReSOULutions (Restoring Our Souls through Real Solutions) 4 Week Focus Groups. The four ReSOULutions series talks are comprised of a talk describing an issue, a deeper focus, a cycle of healing, and Practical Tools & Self Care. Each of the four week series are self contained so it is important to hear each of the talks in a series.
At this point there are 4-four week series: “Seeking True Connection: Resolving Love & Sex Addiction”, “Navigating Sexual Identity and Same Sex Attraction”, “Resolving The Effects of Abuse”, and “Ways of Healthy Relating”. The description of each of the classes are listed here. A one hour small group time is provided after the speakers for you to discuss the topic presented and to give you a respectful place to share. Small groups are comprised of 4-6 people with a facilitator to help the group stay focused and to make sure everyone who wants to share is provided time to share.
On-going Community Support
Once you have completed a majority of the ReSOULutions series, you move into our On-going Community Support. The On-going Community Support group is simply people who have been attending WGA for awhile after attending the ReSOULutions series. It is a “drop in” group, so you do not have to worry about making a big commitment. Every week a speaker presents a topic they would like to share and this time is followed by a small group time. Again the small group time is simply a time to discuss the topic presented that evening and to provide a respectful place for people to share their feelings and struggles on issues they do not have an outlet for elsewhere. It is comprised of 4-6 people with a facilitator to help the group stay focused and to make sure everyone who wants to share is provided time to share.
When you have a level of comfort in the WGA community, there are a number of different focus groups available to you to help in your personal growth. Those options are Commitment Group, Survivors of Abuse, ReNew Group, Growth Group, Going Deeper with God, and Individual Discipleship Counseling. Each group carries different requirements and also carries a deeper level of commitment.
Where Grace Abounds really believes in community and a practical place to practice the relational theories discussed on Thursday Nights—they are an equal and valued part of our program. We have a large number of social gatherings for our community throughout the year. Picnics, celebrations, game nights, movie nights, sporting events, and amusement parks are just some examples.
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- To professional counselors within the Front Range area.
- To similar ministries.
- Books, literature and conferences.
- To churches that lovingly embrace the sexual struggler in his or her process.
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Executive DirectorIn the spring of 1995, the conflict Roger felt between his faith and his sexuality, as well as an addiction to pornography, led him to WGA. His personal journey has provided him unique insights into sexuality and the pain of adversity, which he shares through his testimony, facilitation of small groups, writing and public speaking. Roger began working with WGA in October of 1996 as the Assistant office Manager. Since that time, he has worn many hats and served in several different positions, including Assistant Program Director and Operations Director. In April of 2007, Roger assumed the position of Executive Director. Roger attended West Texas A&M University, where he studied Music Business. Much of his training has been “on the job,” where he was mentored by the ministry’s Founder, Mary Heathman, and the Program Director, Scott Kingry. He holds a BA from West Texas A&M University. Roger, his wife Jill, and their daughter Julia and son William, attend Celebration Community Church where Jill serves as Associate Pastor.
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