Care & Recovery

Freedom is available. Change is possible. Jesus is in the business of restoring what is broken.

REMEDY is a Gospel-centered program of healing and recovery patterned off of the journey of the earliest Disciples of Jesus found at the end of the Gospels of Jesus Christ. It offers real tools to stay connected and free, and integrates tried and true principles of recovery in a group setting and is rooted in the larger story of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The process of REMEDY

REMEDY is a Gospel-centered program of healing and recovery patterned off of the journey of the earliest Disciples of Jesus found at the end of the Gospels of Jesus Christ. It offers real tools to stay connected and free, leverages tried and true principles of recovery in a group setting and is rooted in the larger story of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The process of REMEDY is structured into three movements. Each movement contains benchmarks and action steps to know that we are progressing in our ability to build the skills necessary to walk in freedom.

Recognize: We recognize that we are powerless to change ourselves. The paradox of healing is that it comes to those who are willing to surrender to the process of change. We have to prepare ourselves for growth and healing. Finding sobriety from our addictions and dependencies is crucial. Some would even say, “we have to work to create space for God to work.”

Return: Surrendering our lives to God and His redemptive story prepares us to return to our own. When we live so long with our pain and our addictions, we fundamentally misinterpret our own stories. A return to ourselves, with fresh perspective, helps us reinterpret our past, understand our present and change our future. Jesus longs to retell your story – all of it – through the lens of grace and forgiveness instead of shame and regret. This will draw us deeper into the future God has for us.

Restore: To be restored is to live from the name God has uniquely bestowed upon us. It means to be restored to the character in His grand story of redemption that we were always destined for.

Is REMEDY for me?

REMEDY is a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone experiencing challenges in your life arising from anger, unhealthy eating habits, chronic relationship struggles, unwanted sexual behavior, abusing alcohol or pain medication, past trauma, physical or sexual abuse.

Is there a curriculum involved?

Yes! Groups will be guided by the reGROUP curriculum. Participants are invited each week to read, journal and share how God is shaping them as they take action in and outside of group time. Each participant can purchase a guidebook on the first night of the group.

What is the difference between REMEDY and a traditional 12-step recovery group?

REMEDY is a small group experience focused on healing and recovery. The three movements defined in REMEDY embody the recovery principles of Celebrate Recovery and 12 Steps in their progression but it is not a 12-step process. Each group is composed of men/women who desire to find freedom from unhealthy patterns and gain the tools to continue walking in healing. This is accomplished through a small group-process that helps participants connect with one another through their shared stories of brokenness and hope as we join God in co-authoring a Gospel story with our lives.

How do I know REMEDY will work?

In Luke 19:10 Jesus says, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and save the lost.” Another way to translate the greek words used here for “save the lost” is to “bind up what was shattered.” Jesus is looking for shattered hearts to bind up and restore into whole men and women. In REMEDY we start by recognizing that we are powerless to change ourselves. If we could have done it ourselves, we would have by now as we know all too well the kind of healing we long for is beyond us.

Recovery Groups

  • Remedy
  • AA & 12 Step Recovery
  • Guys Like Us: For Men
Remedy

Remedy

REMEDY is an opportunity to walk toward healing and recovery through a safe, small group community. We are a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone experiencing challenges in life arising from unprocessed past trauma or unhealthy patterns of coping. REMEDY offers real tools to stay connected and free, leverages tried and true principles of recovery in a group setting, and is rooted in the larger story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To register, please click here for the women’s open group and here for the men’s open group. 

AA & 12 Step Recovery

AA & 12 Step Recovery

  • CoEd AA 
      • M-F 7-8a Ministry Center, 2nd Fl, Rm 206
      • Sat-Sun 7-8a Ministry Center 2nd Fl Rm 206
      • Friday 7-9p Ministry Center 2nd fl Rm 206
      • Mon & Wed 12-1p Ministry Center, 2nd Fl, Rm 204
  • Women’s AA
      • Mon 5-6:30p, Ministry Center, 2nd Fl, Room 205
      • Tues & Fri 12-1p Ministry Center, 2nd Fl, Rm 204
  • CoDA for Women
      • Mon 6-7pm, Worship Center Green Room
      • Wed 6p on Zoom (email Audrey Williams for details)
  • Coed Al-Anon 
      • Sun 7:30-9p, Ministry Center, 2nd Fl, Rm 200 BC
  • Ala-teen
      • Sun 7p-8p, Ministry Center, 2nd Fl, 200A
  • Gamblers Anonymous
      • Thurs 6-7p, Youth Courtyard
  • Co-ed SLAA
      • Sun 7-8:30p Ministry Center, 2nd Floor, Room 206
  • SLAA Monthly Speaker Meeting
      • Last Saturday 6:30-8:30p Ministry Center, 2nd Floor, Room 206
Guys Like Us: For Men

Guys Like Us: For Men

Offered: Thursday, 7-9p

Registration Required: To register, call 949.407.9551 or by emailing [email protected].
If you suffer from disordered intimacy, sexual behavior problems, or pornography issues, come experience tools for long term healing, accountability and the freedom of restoration.

Support Groups

  • Cancer Support
  • Dementia Caregivers
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
  • Divorce Support for Adults
  • Divorce Care for Kids
  • GriefShare
  • Healing Hearts: For Women
    Sexual Betrayal Trauma
  • HEARD Ministry: For Women
    Emotionally Destructive Relationships
  • Living Grace: For Women
    Mental Health Support
  • Living Waters: Chronic Pain and Illness Support
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • OCD Support Group
  • Saddleback Kidney Disease
  • Side-by-Side Infertility
  • Waves of Grace: For Women
    Sexual Trauma
Cancer Support

Cancer Support

We offer a safe and supportive space for those diagnosed with cancer, undergoing cancer treatment and/or living with the effects of cancer. Come and receive spiritual strength to persevere, and practical support in navigating your current physical and emotional needs among those who understand what it’s like. We’re here to walk this road with you. Find out when our next group meets in the Upcoming Events section below!

Dementia Caregivers

Dementia Caregivers

Those of us who have walked or are walking with a loved one through the vast and devastating stages of dementia are family. We share a common bond that binds us together through our shared experience. It is through sharing with those on the same journey that we can offer hope and support to each other through God’s love being poured out on one another. If you are walking with a loved one through dementia, please register in the Events section!

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

A peer to peer support group for people with bipolar disorder and depression. The mission of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is to provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when people want them, where they want them, and how they want them. Leader speaks Chinese and English. For additional information contact Yi at (714) 465-4416 or [email protected]. Learn more at DBSA.org

Offered: Fridays, 7-9p, room 205 in the Ministry Center 

  • with the exception of holidays and during special church events

 

 

Divorce Support for Adults

Divorce Support for Adults

Come to experience healing from past pain and rebuild hope for a thriving future with others who are recovering from the effects of separation or divorce. Our next group series begins in September 2022. To register, please sign up in the Events section below!

Simultaneously, we will offer Divorce Care for Kids. Click here to register.

 

Divorce Care for Kids

Divorce Care for Kids

Classes to support and bring children together in a small group setting whose parents have or are going through separation or divorce (ages 5-12). Our next group series begins in September 2022. To register, please sign up in the Events section below!

Don’t forget to sign up for Divorce Support for Adults. Click here to register.

 

GriefShare

GriefShare

Join a community of individuals who are working to process an experience similar to yours with a caring leader. Led by a volunteer, registration is required. Our next group series begins in October 2022. To register, please sign up in the Events section!

 

Healing Hearts: For Women
Sexual Betrayal Trauma

Healing Hearts: For Women
Sexual Betrayal Trauma

A Christ-centered group for women dealing with the trauma of sexual addiction in their marriage or relationship. Consider attending if your partner has engaged in or is attempting to overcome a form of extra-marital sexual behavior—pornography, affairs, homosexuality, internet misuse or seeking out prostitutes, etc. Small group environment.

Offered: Monday, 7-9p (except for the first Monday of each month)

Registration Required: To register, call Debbie at 949.547.9800

HEARD Ministry: For Women
Emotionally Destructive Relationships

HEARD Ministry: For Women
Emotionally Destructive Relationships

Being heard, believed and healed from emotional, verbal and psychological harm in intimate relationships. Join a community of women who are currently witnessing, experiencing or healing from the confusion and pain of verbal, emotional and psychological harmful treatment in intimate partner relationships.

Our next group series will be starting in September 2022. Registration is required and is confidential. Please contact Darcy at [email protected] to register. Childcare is available, so please inquire at the time of registration.

 

Living Grace: For Women
Mental Health Support

Living Grace: For Women
Mental Health Support

Living Grace is a 16-week Gospel-curriculum designed by The Grace Alliance for those currently experiencing mental health and emotional challenges. It combines a Gospel-centered approach with evidence-based tools and support. The group is designed to renew faith and hope, as well as reduce shame, isolation and mental health symptoms. Topics covered include a Whole-health Strength, Renewing Your Mind, Cycles and Triggers, Grieving and Grace, Resilience and more. Our next group series begins in September 2022. To register, please sign up in the Events section!

 

Living Waters: Chronic Pain and Illness Support

Living Waters: Chronic Pain and Illness Support

Come and connect in community, learn, grow, discover hope, be encouraged, and have the freedom to ask the tough questions raised by chronic and physical pain and illness. Meetings are held the first Sunday of every month. Find out when our next class meets in the Events section!

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Monthly Family Support Group

NAMI-OC Family Support Group. Our Family Support Groups are our support groups for family members or individuals (18+) who have a loved one diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Meetings are held in a casual & confidential environment, where sharing and caring is the focus. We hope participants can gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. Offered: 2nd Fridays of the month, 6:30-9p, room 203 in the Ministry Center. For additional information, please contact Elaine at [email protected] 

12-Week Family to Family class

Family-to-Family (F2F) is a no-cost, 12-week educational program for loved ones of those living with a mental health condition to improve their coping and problem-solving abilities. This 12-week program begins in August 2022.

Offered: Fridays, 6-8:30p, room 204 in the Ministry Center 

To register: 12-week Family to Family class

 

OCD Support Group

OCD Support Group

We bring together families, friends, and those affected with OCD and similar disorders for increased knowledge, understanding, and support. We meet monthly by Zoom to share ideas, issues, problems, community information, therapist resources, success stories, etc. The Support Group is led by therapists, and often features guest speakers and presentations on OCD-related topics.

The meeting is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

To register, please contact Liz Trondsen at (562) 213-2191 or [email protected]

 

Saddleback Kidney Disease

Saddleback Kidney Disease

Our purpose is to encourage and mentor kidney patients and their caregivers about treatment options including dialysis and the complicated road to transplant. This group is blessed to have people in all stages of their disease and many who have already received their “forever” kidney but continue to attend to give others hope.

“He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and then He brings us alongside someone else who is going through tough times so that we can be there for that person, just as God was there for us.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 (MSG)

For more information and a Zoom meeting schedule, visit our Saddleback Kidney Support Group website, or contact Bill & Helen Mills at 949-412-3210 or via email at [email protected]

Offered: Online on the 2nd Saturdays at 1p and 4th Mondays at 11am each month (with the exception of holidays).

 

Side-by-Side Infertility

Side-by-Side Infertility

We’ve started a care group for women navigating through the disorienting landscape of infertility and miscarriage. We have created a safe space for women to be seen, heard and cared for, walking “side by side” together through these valleys. If you or a friend are going through a season of infertility or grieving a miscarriage, we would love to connect and have you join us! 

Our next group series begins in August 2022. To register, please sign up in the Events section! 

 

Waves of Grace: For Women
Sexual Trauma

Waves of Grace: For Women
Sexual Trauma

Recovering from sexual trauma can be painful, confusing and disorienting. In this small group for women, we will explore the many emotions and beliefs that survivors may encounter as they begin to heal and rebuild their lives. Sexual trauma does not define you. It is not the end of your story or the last word on your identity. Join us for a 14-week course to better understand the unique effects of sexual trauma, the path to healing and how to strengthen your relationship with God in the process.

Registration is required and confidential. Please contact Beverly at [email protected] to register.

 

Relational Growth Groups

  • How We Love
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
  • Emotionally Healthy Relationships
  • Restore and Stretch
How We Love

How We Love

How We Love is an in-depth, group-oriented, curriculum is designed around video content, discussion, and skill building. How We Love Groups will help you understand your love style in your marriage or dating relationship, or discover what went wrong in your previous relationships so that you don’t repeat the same patterns.

Our next class begins in 2023 and will be listed in our Upcoming Events Section.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

In this course you will directly address the reality that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It will equips you to develop a personal, first-hand relationship with Jesus by incorporating stillness, silence and Scripture as daily life rhythms.

Our next class begins in August 2022 and will be listed in our Upcoming Events Section.

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

If you have people in your life, you have relationships and we all need practical tools to actually live out the Bible’s teaching to love well. Our ability to communicate in a healthy way and resolve conflicts maturely remains one of the most challenging areas for Christ followers. This 9-week course equips people with 8 practical skills to love others well as mature followers of Jesus.

Our next class begins in 2023 and will be listed in our Upcoming Events Section.

Restore and Stretch

Restore and Stretch

This is an integrated approach to restoration, recovery and trauma, which targets your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Find a safe space for breath-to-movement gentle stretches, motivated by God’s Word, worship music, and prayer. This trauma-sensitive calm space helps you center your thoughts, prayers, past hurts or current trials into the hands of our gracious Savior

Find out when our next class meets in the Upcoming Events section below!


Upcoming Events

Additional Resources:

Marriage

If you are in a serious relationship or in need of restoration in your marriage, we have resources for every step of your marriage journey.

Benevolence

We seek to support individuals and families who are experiencing financial crises by developing a plan for sustainable living and, when needed, use Benevolence Funds to create a bridge.

Memorials

If you have recently lost a loved one and would like to host a memorial at the Mariners Irvine campus,
please contact Rachel Clemmer, [email protected]

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