Support Groups

Counselor-Led Support Groups

Counselor-led support groups offered by the Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center at Houston's First are topic-focused, short-term groups led by a counselor facilitating an established curriculum. The focus of such groups is to provide support and education and is not meant to replace a therapy group. Counselor-led support groups are designed to allow participants to process their thoughts and emotions in a confidential and nurturing environment, and to be an introduction to the experience of therapy. The only cost for these groups is the cost of the curriculum, and the groups are open to church members and non-members alike.


Upcoming Groups

The Counseling Center is not currently offering any non-therapy support groups.

Other Support Groups at the Church

Other support groups offered by Houston's First Baptist Church use an established curriculum to help people through either specific life issues or general issues. The focus of such groups is to provide support and education and is not meant to replace a therapy group or individual counseling. These groups are designed to allow participants to process their thoughts and emotions in a confidential and nurturing environment, and to be an introduction to the experience of therapy. The only cost for these groups is the cost of the curriculum, and the groups are open to church members and non-members alike.

CanHope — A ministry to people touched by cancer and to those who love and care for them.

Common Ground — A place and time for caregivers to meet, talk, share, learn, and receive the support needed to take care of themselves, so they can provide the best care possible to a family member or friend.

Divorce Care — A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Divorce Care 4 Kids — Help your children heal from the pain of divorce.

Gathering Place — A ministry designed to meet the needs of adults diagnosed with early to moderate stages of memory loss due to dementia, stroke, or injury.

Grief Share — A group designed to help people find help as they grieve the death of a family member or friend.

Phase 2 — A ministry to widows of all ages through a monthly fellowship meal and special events. We provide compassion, prayer support and friendship.