What is a Journey to Heal Support Group?
A Journey to Heal Group is a group for women, 18 and older, who are ready to take their next step in recovering from past sexual trauma. Our mentors lead women through the book, Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Crystal Sutherland. As a survivor of sexual abuse, Crystal knows that while the recovery process is complex, healing can happen with God’s help. Infused with biblical truths, stories of hope, and practical wisdom, this book guides readers to discover the life of wholeness God has for them.
What will you gain from joining a group?
An opportunity to process your story in safe community with other survivors
Guidance, encouragement, and caring support as you work through essential steps of healing
A clear understanding of your identity in Christ
Community with other women who understand and are on the same path of healing
Hope for your journey to heal
How do the groups work?
Each group consists of no more than 5 members, and meets once a week for 7 consecutive weeks. Group meetings are 2 hours in length, and closed after the first session. This group is available both online and in person. Registration is free. However, group members will need their own copy of Journey to Heal, a personal journal, and a Bible, to participate. See below for available groups and registration links, or contact us directly at email@example.com to find out if there is a group available in your area.
"For nearly fifty years, I’ve lived in a shadow from a mountain I was unable to walk out of. The shadow of past abuse. Through Journey to Heal, I came to understand, you can’t hide from your past, it is part of who you are. More importantly I understood addressing the past, isn’t dwelling on it, it’s a first step of processing through it. Journey to Heal is the tool God used to help me break down the walls of childhood sexual trauma, so true healing could take place.”
– Lisa Weldrick, Leland, NC
PC3- Wilmington, NC
Are you local to Wilmington, NC? Port City Community Church offers a JTH Group at their ILM campus on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Groups run for 7-8 weeks. Register now to reserve your seat for the next available group.
PC3 - Leland, NC
Are you local to Leland, NC? Port City Community Church offers a JTH Group at their Leland campus at 1018 Grandiflora Drive. Groups take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Start dates are established as groups form, and will run for 7-8 weeks. Register below to reserve your seat for the next available group.
For the woman who is ready to take their next step in recovering from past sexual trauma, this seven-week journey is designed for you. Our online study will take you through, Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Crystal Sutherland. Each group consists of no more than 7 participants, and meets once a week for 7 consecutive weeks. Group meetings are closed to new members after the first session. Registration is free. However, you will need their own copy of Journey to Heal, a personal journal, and a Bible, to participate. Once registered you will receive an email with next steps.
Start your own JTH support group!
Want to start a Journey to Heal Support Group in your community? Our vision is to see JTH Groups ignite across the nation so that women who have experienced sexual trauma can know they are not alone and find hope, healing, and community in Christ. Learn more about becoming a JTH Support Group Mentor today.