Support Groups

Crossroads support groups meet on Monday evenings to provide practical, real-life solutions in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Find healing and community with others who understand the journey of coming away whole from a broken place. You do not have to be a member of Crossroads to attend. Everyone is welcome!

Monday Evening Agenda 

  • 5:30-6:15 PM  Meal* ($5 per adult, $2 per child)
     *Offered at Newburgh Campus Only
  • 6:15-8:00 PM  Childcare (Birth to 6th Grade)
  • 6:30-8:00 PM  Support Groups

Locations

  • Newburgh Campus
    10800 Outer Lincoln Avenue, Newburgh IN 47630.
    Please enter through the Main South Entrance.
  • West Campus
    2240 Bismark Avenue, Evansville IN 47720


Fall 2018 Support Groups

All groups meet Monday, September 17-Monday, December 10, 2018 (unless otherwise noted).

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    West Campus Support Groups
    Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM

    Crossroads support groups meet on Monday evenings to provide practical, real-life solutions in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Find healing and community with others who understand the journey of coming away whole from a broken place. You do not have to be a member of Crossroads to attend. Everyone is welcome!

    Monday Evening Agenda

    • 6:15-8:00 PM  Childcare (Birth to 6th Grade)
    • 6:30-8:00 PM  Support Groups

    West Campus Groups:

    Divorce Care
    Find help. Discover hope. Experience healing.

    Financial Peace University
    There are small steps to take that can free up your budget.

    Grief
    A monthly gathering for those impacted by loss.

    Grief Share
    When the loss of a loved one in all consuming; learning to breathe again.

    Recovery
    Seeking victory over addictions. Walking 12 steps with Jesus Christ.

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    Broken No More
    Brokeness can become a launch pad for greatness

    "Broken No More" looks at the brokenness in our lives that God uses to transform us. This material will set you on a path to understand brokenness and how God will use it to His glory. Brokenness did not happen overnight and healing from it will not either. This study will provide you with the “baby steps” needed to move on.

    The workbook being used for this class, "Between Heartache & Joy," will be available to purchase for $7 on Monday evenings at the Newburgh Campus Connection Center.

    Facilitator: Denny Stevenson

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hello, my name is Denny Stevenson.  I am the Support Group and Community Shepherd Pastor at Crossroads. Broken No More defines why brokenness happens.  This series can be life changing.  At this point in my life, I am thankful for brokenness; the brokenness I have been through and will continue to experience.  

    Currently, my favorite movie is “The Greatest Showman,” because of Barnum’s focus on those overlooked. Through my own brokenness, God revealed that He overlooks no one. God walks with everyone willing to admit their brokenness and their need of a Savior.  Come find hope and joy, in spite of the broken circumstances you may be dealing with.  Welcome to a life changing series!  It is an honor to walk this journey with you.

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    Cancer Support
    Encouragement on your cancer journey

    A place for cancer patients and their caregivers to share, listen, pray, and encourage one another.  Whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor, join with a community of support on your cancer journey.

    Facilitator: Brian Comstock

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    The book being used for this class is "Finding the Light in Cancer's Shadow" by Lynn Ebb. You can purchase the book at Amazon.com, by clicking on the image below.  Another resource, though optional, is "Everyday Strength: A Cancer Patient's Guide to Spirital Survival" by Randy Becton, also available at Amazon.

          

    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hi, my name is Brian Comstock.  I am a former elementary school teacher, currently receiving treatment for stage 4 head and neck cancer. I wish to bring hope, encouragement and understanding to those undergoing treatment or in remission, along with their caregivers. I have attended Crossroads for 24 years, with my wife Allison, and have two grown children: Andrew and Meredith.

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    Co-dependency
    Break free

    Breaking free from the shame of our past that has led us to excessive dependence upon others for our identity, worth, and approval.

    Facilitator: Shelly Norris

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:

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    Divorce Care
    Find help. Discover Hope. Experience Healing.

    Need help, healing or hope from the hurt you have experienced due to separation and divorce? A caring group of people who will walk with you through one of life's most difficult experiences, help you face those challenges and rebuild your life. Each session has two distinct elements: Seminar of Experts and group discussion.

    Facilitators: Tom Hatfield, Melissa Daugherty

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:

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    Financial Peace University
    September 17-November 19

    This life-changing series teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving. This 10-week DVD series lead by financial expert Dave Ramsey uses humor, financial advice, Bible teaching, and small group discussion.

    Newburgh Campus Facilitator: Shawn Hayden

    This course has a $95 fee for the course material, that can be purchased the first night of class. Payment options are also available. Please contact Michelle at 812-518-1433.

    Note: Crossroads Counseling Center offers Financial Coaching by two certified CPAs with one-on-one appointments at free of charge! Email Laurie or call 812-518-1490 for more details.

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hello, my name is Shawn Hayden, and I am the long-standing Facilitator for the Financial Peace University class held at Crossroad’s Newburgh campus.  I also have been the General Manager of Eastland Mall for almost 14 years, have been married to my amazing wife for almost 20 years, and have three beautiful daughters (ages 18, 16 and 15).

    Since accepting Christ as my Savior 20 years ago, I have been passionate about helping people reduce and even remove the stress from their lives that can stem from personal finances and ultimately inhibit their walk with Christ.  Facilitating Financial Peace classes provides a wonderful opportunity to get in front of a number of families and individuals simultaneously and have a significant impact.

    Financial Peace University is a nine-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on video.  A typical class session will spend the first hour watching the video and the next 30 minutes discussing the material in a small group environment. 

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    Grief Share
    When the loss of a loved one is all-consuming. Learning to breathe again.

    You don't have to go through grief alone. People who understand lead Grief Share. You'll gain resources to help recover from your loss and rebuild your life. Each session is Biblically based and will have these elements: A DVD video, a support group discussion and a workbook study. Materials for this study are available in the Crossroads Resource Center.

    Facilitator: Danny & Karen Mitchell
     

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    We will be using the Grief Share workbook. These workbooks are $15. Your registration will help us with ordering.

    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
    My name is Danny Mitchell. I have been facilitating our Griefshare program for seven years. I wish this group was available when I lost my nine-month-old daughter some 30+ years ago. Thankfully, I did have a Pastor/Counselor who took me under his wing and helped me through my journey of grief. I have felt called to help others as I have been helped during my darkest days. Since facilitating I have also lost my mother and now have an even deeper connection with those coming to our Grief Share group.

    I currently work part-time at Old Navy and in Crossroads Christian Church Preschool and Elementary-age Crossroads Kids program.

     

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    Hope for Hurting Parents
    For parents whose children are battling addiction

    Our goal is to give comfort, encouragement and hope to hurting parents who have children battling addiction. We want parents to move from surviving to thriving. Our focus is not on your children, but on you: the parents.

    We will cover a variety of topics such as grief and loss, coping with fear, anger, worry, anxiety, resentment, forgiveness, thankfulness, courageous love, hope, self-care and more.

    Facilitator: Karen Saddler-Presley

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    My name is Karen Saddler-Presley. I currently work at Hoosier Wheel and Stamping in Chandler, IN as a sales assistant. I went to college late in life and have earned credit hours in Sociology.

    I feel as though God has called me to lead this group, having guided me to this point over several years. It took the overdose of my daughter to get me to accept His prompting and step out in faith to help other parents struggling with a child's addiction. It is a very complex, life-altering place to be; and only more complicated when grandchildren are involved. It truly tests our faith to the core.

    After attending a couple of support groups at Crossroads, I realized how wonderful it was just to be in a room with other people who understood what I was going through. My heart is no longer hardened and I want to help others through this amazing journey.

    We will be studying from Tom and Dena Yohe's book Hope for Hurting Parents, which can be purchased through Amazon for $15.99.

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    Inner Healing
    A course for teens and adults to gain freedom in Christ

    A dynamic, Bible-based inner healing course focusing on various prayer models, gaining confidence listening to God, and completing Neil Anderson’s Steps to Freedom in Christ.  Each participant will increase in personal freedom, and have confidence ministering Christ’s freedom to others.

    Facilitator: Emily Linge

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hi, my name is Emily Linge.  
    I am a long time member of Crossroads, and have served with my family overseas as a missionary in both Ukraine and Tajikistan.  I have trained, studied, and practiced various tools for inner healing, and bring that experience into my leadership of the Inner Healing Ministry here at Crossroads.  I am also a physical therapist, wife, and mother of 3 wonderful kids.

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    Journey to Freedom
    Your start to a lifetime of hope, health, and happiness.

    Facilitator: Debbie Nichols

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    We will be using the book 'Journey to Freedom' by Scott Reall. You can order the book directly from restorebooks.org for $15. It can also be purchased on Amazon.

    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
    My name is Debbie Nichols. My husband and I have been a part of Crossroads since the Fall of 2013. We currently serve in the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings.

    I currently work alongside my husband on our farm, and in our crop insurance business. I also care for our three grandchildren several days each month.

    I went through 'Journey to Freedom' study in 2006. I was on a mission team in Ukraine when the curriculum was first introduced. I have led this study 3-4 times and have a passion for those who are hurting and broken, as I am one. I believe we need to support and encourage one another through this journey of life God has given us.

    I look forward to walking this journey with you.

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    Legacy Journey
    Learn practical steps to build wealth and be truly generous

    In this seven lesson Biblically based class, you’ll learn practical steps to build wealth, be truly generous, and learn how to leave your family financially secure for generations to come. 7 week series.

     Facilitator: Tyler Hinds

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hi, my name is Tyler Hinds. I am currently President of and a Loan Originator for TRH Mortgage in Evansville.  I have been in the mortgage business for 12 years, and also develop commercial real estate.  This will be my second year facilitating the Dave Ramsey Legacy Journey classes.  I’ve found this class to be extremely enlightening on Biblical views of wealth building and God’s intentions for the management of His finances. 

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    Men's Group
    Bi-weekly meeting to connect with like minded men

    An opportunity for men to meet bi-weekly and discuss life's challenges and opportunities while studying God's word, meeting with guest speakers, and just having open and honest discussions with each other. Come with your enthusiasm, your spirit, your ideas, your heart, and a simple desire to connect with like-minded men.

    Facilitators: Bob Donnelly & Randy McGuire

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hi, my name is Bob Donnelly.  I've been married to my wife, Shelley, for 46 years.  We have one son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren here in Evansville. Retired from retail, I am active in Support Group ministries, a leader for Next Steps and the Welcome Center, and a weekend greeter.

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    Mental Health
    Facing Challenges in Life

    There is an undeniable connection between the mind, and your moods and attitudes. How can we retrain ourselves to respond in a healthy manner when faced with challenges in life?

    We will explore scriptural insights and other practical ways to think with purpose, gain greater confidence over our moods and reclaim the joyful life you were meant to lead.  Plan to be challenged as we explore different techniques to manage our moods so that they don't manage us.

    The book being used for this group is "The Mind Connection" by Joyce Meyer. This book will be available for purchase at the Connection Center Monday, September 17th for $10.

    Facilitator: Alice Pirola

    Co Facilitator: Larry Back from NAMI

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hi, my name is Alice Pirola. My husband Joe and I moved here from Florida last May. I chose to become an advocate for the mentally ill, as I have suffered from various disorders my whole life. I felt God's leading to enter into this arena, of advocating, on behalf of the mentally ill 2 years ago. I am very passionate with regard to this calling, and plan to spend the remainder of my life lending my voice to this cause.

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    Moms
    Celebrating motherhood and sharing everyday experiences that being a mother brings

    Are you an expecting, new, or seasoned mom and in need of support? "Moms" will encourage, motivate, empower and so much more. This class meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

    Facilitator: Takeska Peeple

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    We will be using the book "No More Perfect Moms" by Jill Savage, which can be purchased through Amazon by clicking on the book's image.

     

     

     

     

    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
    My name is Takeska Peeple. I am a stay at home mom of school age boys. Being a stay at home mom from the start, is how God gave me the vision for moms. I have a big heart and a strong desire to help moms stay encouraged and walk in everything God has for them.

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    Recovery
    Seeking victory over addictions. Walking 12 steps with Jesus Christ

    This Bible-based series addresses addictions of various forms and will set a course on how to overcome. The material used for this group can be purchased at the link below.

    purchase materials by clicking here

     

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    Understanding Faith
    The next steps after you’ve made a decision to live for Jesus.

    This group will use H2O, a practical 10-session DVD series by Kyle Idleman. H20 will introduce Jesus as He really is to those who need Him. Walk on this journey of faith with us.

    Facilitator: David Mayse

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hi, my name is David Mayse. I have two grown children (Joe and Sophie), and one grandson, Leo.  I teach economics and world history at Harrison High School.  I am the assistant athletic director, as well as the minister for Harrison.

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    Veterans
    Coping as a soldier at home.

    Point Man
    Christian veterans, who care deeply about other veterans and their struggles, lead this group. It is a place to talk, share and listen to others who have walked in these shoes.

    Facilitator: Mike Burkdoll

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    I'm Mike Burkdoll, leader of Point Man International Ministries of Newburgh and participant in Support Groups at Crossroads. Point Man is an International Faith-based organization in existence since 1983.  I began the Newburgh "Outpost" about 9 years ago. Under the Point Man banner, we also operate "Home Front" for Veteran's families led by my wife Donna, and "Reboot Combat Recovery" led by Adam and Michelle Gamache, also members of Crossroads.

    We accept any Veteran into Point Man, but our emphasis is on our Veterans who have been negatively affected by their combat experiences. Our board of directors is led by three members of Crossroads, Dr. Carl Linge, Dan Oates, and Bruce Siebers, and our other leaders are all strong Christian examples and have experienced life in a combat zone and are skilled at transitioning Veterans from combat to home using Christ as a bridge. We are involved in numerous community projects directed towards and supporting these Vets including substantial financial aid for homeless Veterans and serving as mentors for Veterans who find themselves entangled in our local court system (Judge Kiely's Vanderburgh County Veterans Court) among other projects.

    Our mission statement on our  pointmanofnewburgh.com website states:

    Point Man ministries of Newburgh is a safe refuge where veterans, whether they left the military decades ago or have recently returned to civilian life, can turn for help. With support from our members who have "been there", hurting veterans can realize they are not alone. We serve as facilitators by connecting veterans with resources and support within the community.

    We believe it is the responsibility of the community, not the government, to transition our warriors home. We offer spiritual healing as an interdenominational conduit to a stronger faith in Jesus Christ. We encourage members to serve others, thereby nurturing their own healing and self-worth.

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    Veteran's Family
    Making our house a home again.

    Home Front
    Christian mothers and wives of active duty military, family and veterans; providing an understanding ear and caring heart that only those left at home can understand.

    Facilitator: Donna Burkdoll

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    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR:
    Hello! I am Donna Burkdoll and I lead the group Home Front. My husband Mike and I have been members of Crossroads for almost 31 years, when Mike felt the call to start Point Man Ministries. I was on board to lead Home Front. Home Front is a group of ladies who are also wives, mothers, and widows of veterans. Our mission statement is one of understanding the lives of women that live with a veteran or a member that is deployed. We have a special bond that women who have had no involvement with the military would understand. We are a sisterhood, that strives to put Christ first in our lives and to lift each other up. We are so thankful for the opportunity to meet during Crossroad's Support Group sessions.

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    Veterans - Reboot
    Reboot develops a spiritual pathway for each Veteran.

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    Women
    Inspirational stories of real women overcoming life obstacles.

    This group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

    Facilitator: Lisa Bell

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