Anxiety and Depression Group

Who We Are

The group is led by Dan Griffiths who is the assistant pastor at New Life Community Fellowship. His planning team includes Jen, Penny and Wendy.

How We Started

After having lived with anxiety and depression most of his life, Dan found himself making significant steps towards improvement. Wanting to share this new freedom, he started the group in 2013.

What We Are

We are a group of people who struggle in this area. We meet together to learn how to improve and to support each other in our journeys. We are not a professional counseling group and don’t presume to replace the help found with therapists and doctors.

Who Can Come

Although we started with members of New Life Community Fellowship, all are welcome.

What We Do

After opening the meeting with a brief scripture meditation and prayer, we use our time to study various topics aimed at giving us helpful strategies. These strategies can give us hope and lead us into improved mental health.

When and Where

The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at New Life Community Fellowship. The meeting starts at 7 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. For more information, please contact the church office.

Guidelines

As in most support groups, there is a vulnerability expressed just by attending. In an effort to create a safe and helpful environment, we have developed some guidelines for the group.

  1. Confidentiality
    This means that we never share a member’s struggles and experiences outside the group. What’s shared with the group stays with the group.

  2. Positive, Honouring Speech
    We speak of others - both inside and outside the group - with compassionate and hopeful speech.

  3. Sharing the Time
    Everyone deserves a chance to share. The group leader will determine when someone needs more time to talk.

  4. Cross-Talking
    When someone is sharing, the others will listen carefully and ask questions to clarify and support. Talking to another in the group at the same time is not appropriate.

  5. Advice Giving
    We encourage members to share what they have found helpful, but not to give direct advice. People learn best when they discover for themselves.

Regular Events

Worship and Prayer Service - the first Sunday of every month, 6:30 - 8 pm

Day of Prayer - the 1st Thursday of the month, all day

Truth Troopers (Ages 5 - 11) - every Thursday from 6 - 7:30 pm from September to May

Youth - every Friday

Small Groups - please see our small groups and young adults pages for more information

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Contact
3900 Carey Road, Victoria, BC
Email: info@newlifevictoria.com
Phone: 250.475.1132
Fax: 250.475.1137

Service Times
Saturday @ 6:30 pm
Sunday @ 10 am

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