The tall grass gently bows and sways with the breeze, giving the appearance of someone walking up to the bench to visit. This old bench sits in the middle of a meadow surrounded by the tender green of spring. Years have gone by since it felt the warmth of two souls sharing their stories, or heard the laughing of someone with their head thrown back with joy.
Benches were made for relationships. They are made to share coffee and dreams of the future. They are made for sharing stories from the heart. They are made to hold us as we double over, holding our sides while laughter fills the air.
Do you ache for companionship, or to have a friendship with another woman who encourages you? Does you heart call for a group of friends to sit with you on the bench as your toes play with the grass beneath you feet?
(in)courage has benches for you to sit on with a cup of coffee and meet women who are much like you. Friends who understand the heaviness in your heart as well and who also laugh at the things you find funny. These benches are called (in)courager community groups.
(in)courager community groups are a Christ-centered safe place that meet for 6-8 week sessions throughout the year in small groups of 30 on private Facebook groups. It’s a place for new friendship to grow, and in some cases, become real life friends.
The groups are lead by women who have a heart for serving. These women are not trained professionals; they are like you and me. They are women who live their everyday life with joys and broken hearts, who find their strength in the Lord and joy in walking beside other women.
If you need encouragement or are ready to meet new friends, why not join us? Registration for our Spring 2014 session will open on Monday, May 19th. There are groups for nearly every stage of life and personal interest to encourage you where you need it most. You can learn more about the (in)courager community groups here!
Super Special Announcement
This session we’re going to do something new with our (in)courager community groups and the (in)courage blog. Two times each month during the regular spring session we’re going to host a link-up here on the blog. A place for you to share your story, to encourage other women as you’ve been encouraged in your group, and a time to connect with other (in)courage ladies who might not be in your small group! We’re so excited about this and hope that you’ll join us in linking up, even if you don’t join a community group!
All the Dates:
May 19th: Registration Opens
May 23rd: Link-up Post Kick Off! – Theme: The Power of Encouragement
May 26th: Spring 2014 Session Starts
June 6th: Link-up Theme: The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength
June 20th: Link-up Theme: Friendship – On Purpose
July 4th: Last Day of Spring Session & Final Link-Up! – Theme: Finding Freedom in Our Stories
We saved you a seat, right here on this bench, and we so hope you’ll join us.