Survivors of domestic/dating violence need a safe place where they can go to feel heard, understood, valued, and loved. Churches meet this need when they provide a support group that is specially designed for survivors.
Studies show that creating a support network increases their chances of getting the help they need.*
With training and materials provided by Kingdom Workers, you will champion the program in your congregation and encourage other church members to volunteer.
Support Group Coordinator
Lead the planning and implementation of the program at your church. Kingdom Workers provides all the training and documents you need to get started. Learn more here.
Support Group Facilitator
Co-facilitate a support group and have the privilege of reminding survivors they are loved children of God while giving them the support they need. Learn more here.
Location: Your church in the United States
Dates: Church volunteers determine dates. Kingdom Workers encourages scheduling support groups for 10-12 weeks with time off between groups.
Volunteers needed: 1 Support Group Coordinator and 2 Support Group Facilitators per church. A Coordinator may also choose to be a Facilitator.
The Empowering Survivors program not only gives survivors a safe place to talk, it also helps educate and raise awareness about relationship violence, especially within the church. Support groups give survivors a safe place to talk, share their experiences, and heal in a confidential group setting.
*Nason, Nason-Clark, N., Fisher-Townsend, B., Holtmann, C., & McMullin, S. (2018). Religion and Intimate Partner Violence. New York: Oxford University Press.