The Life Skills and Support Ministry offers a variety of support and educational groups. Here, we learn how to incorporate God into the daily struggles we are facing. Whether seeking a job, losing weight, recovering from an addiction or managing symptoms of mental illness, we all need a safe place to talk, learn, and listen. You are not alone; we all need others to conquer strongholds in our lives. We provide Christian leadership and support and will join you in your path of becoming who God has created and destined you to be.
The following groups are on-going and are currently meeting online via Zoom.
Contact Susan Trueblood at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about any of the groups below.
VISTA, SUNDAYS, 4PM
This group will be covering various topics using the Cloud/Townsend theory. They will be studying the book “Boundaries”. Randy is in private practice as a psychotherapist, and has worked with John Townsend and Henry Cloud for many years. He loves sharing his love for people and God. His goal is to develop a truly safe place where people are free to be themselves.
VISTA MONDAYS 7:30PM
DivorceCare is for those experiencing separation or divorce. Learn how to process all of the emotional turmoil and often confusing challenges that accompany separation and divorce.
TUESDAYS MONDAYS 6PM
This group will be studying the book “Boundaries” by Cloud/Townsend
THURSDAYS MONDAYS 7PM
This is a 12-week course with empirically based strategies to help recognize shame as a universal experience and embrace authentic living as a foundation for shame resilience. We all have felt shame and guilt from our past. In this study we will examine the nature of what shame does to us and how it can prevent us from living an authentic life in freedom with Christ. Topics include defining shame practicing empathy exploring triggers and vulnerabilities practicing critical awareness reaching out to others creating, embracing, and inspiring change. Connection engages clients on a cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal level. Book required: “I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)” by Brené Brown – $12.00
VISTA TUESDAYS, 7PM
Unemployed? Help is available! Given the huge surge in unemployment, North Coast has put together a Christ-centered, job transition tactic. We use practical job search strategies grounded upon Scripture to help you navigate this difficult time. You will receive an overview on this 7-step approach, along with in-depth advice on how to organize your job search to “do the good things He planned for us long ago.” (Eph. 2:10b)
VISTA SUNDAYS 5:30PM
This recovery group is for women who are experiencing or have experienced a spouse’s infidelity, sexual addiction, or inappropriate sexual behavior. The group focuses on the stages of healing while experiencing the strength and support of other women. There is a materials fee for this group and pre-registration is required. If you have questions about this group please call Marlene at 760-497-8662.
CARLSBAD SUNDAYS 6PM
This recovery group is for women who are experiencing or have experienced a spouse’s infidelity, sexual addiction, or inappropriate sexual behavior. The group focuses on the stages of healing while experiencing the strength and support of other women. There is a materials fee for this group and pre-registration is required.
VISTA MONDAYS 6:30PM
Al-Anon is a community-based group that meets to help support families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
VISTA MONDAYS 7PM
Join us as we take a Biblical look at better understanding and supporting our loved ones and friends as they navigate some of the various challenges as members in the LGBTQ community. In this group, we will share each other’s circumstances, pray for one another and apply God’s principles in our lives.
VISTA FRIDAYS 10AM
This is a group for those learning to live after the death of a loved one. The supportive environment helps those at all stages of grief. The leaders are professional grief counselors who are dedicated to teaching and supporting those mending a broken heart. This group is sponsored by Hospice of the North Coast. All are invited.
VISTA MONDAYS 7PM
This is a safe and supportive group for men struggling with love, relationships, and sexual addiction. Whether the behavior is occasional or obsessive, you are not alone. If you feel shame and guilt due to your behavior, this group will help you to live victoriously in Christ. Learn from other men who have rededicated themselves to God and to their families to overcome their inappropriate sexual habits and behaviors. there is a materials fee and pre-registration is required.
VISTA THURSDAYS, 7PM
SAN MARCOS/ESCONDIDO TUESDAYS 7PM
This group is for men to learn how to reclaim their lives after a substance or alcohol use problem. Through accountability and support, you will learn how to use Christ as the focus of your recovery and find strength with those on the same journey. This is an open group and meets year round.
VISTA TUESDAYS, NOON
Has your life been interrupted by an injury, pain or an illness (either acute or chronic)? Join this support group to gain help from others that have been or are going through something similar to yourself. True healing cannot be done alone, let us help you align physically, emotionally and spiritually.
VISTA MONDAYS 6PM
This is a support group and bible study for women who have be touched by incarceration. This can be from either personal incarceration or someone you know that is or has experienced jail or prison. We will offer practical help and supportive resources to help you get back on your feet. Here you will find support and guidance as you reclaim your identity in Christ.
VISTA SATURDAYS 8AM OR TUESDAYS 6:30PM
CARLSBAD MONDAYS 6:30PM
A men’s group teaching and encouraging sexual integrity by providing a task-centered treatment model for single and married men, delivered within the framework of sound biblical principles.
VISTA THURSDAYS 7PM
This is a Christ-centered support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The focus is to learn how to grieve the loss, understand the process of grieving, and how to put lives back together. Our group leaders are dedicated to helping you find peace and understanding in the aftermath of a loss to suicide.
VISTA MONDAYS, 6PM
Alcohol and substance use recovery for women includes many elements. From healing our bodies, mind, and spirit, we also need to learn how to repair our relationships with loved ones. By developing a dependent relationship on Christ, we learn how to trust in Him and ourselves to work the courageous pathway toward recovery. Meets Mondays at 6pm.
In addition, ask about our Women in Recovery Devotional Group and Women in Recovery Check-in Meeting.