eastside christian church

care groups

pastoral care + resources

We all find ourselves at times feeling overwhelmed, and hope can feel far away. Prayer helps us shift our perspective as we give it over to God. No matter what you’re facing, we’d love the opportunity to pray for you! Please visit eastside.com/pray to share your prayer request. If you are looking pastoral care or counseling click the “Resources” button below.


We are designed to live in community with others, and we have a variety of focused care groups as part of small groups at Eastside Christian Church. These groups are here to help you with issues that are weighing you down or during a season of transition. Choose from the drop-down below to find the right care group for your season. 


Engaged and looking for premarital counseling or seeking answers to pre-marriage counseling questions. This is for couples who want a lasting and joy-filled marriage. Wondering if the person you are dating is your soulmate? This is a great time to build your communications and ask some difficult questions before you say “I Do.”  Best of all, it isn’t just for couples who are engaged; we also recommend this for couples who are seriously dating. Recently married couples will also benefit from working through conflict resolution and financial issues and discover real solutions to prevent divorce. It is a great way to build your relationship on a healthy foundation and get relationship advice from other couples and mentors. Please choose an option below to sign up for more info:



For those who are considering, in the process of, or still reeling from the chaos of divorce.  DivorceCare’s life-changing support groups welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce. DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. You’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making during this stressful season. 

Please choose a campus:

DivorceCare (BellFlower)

Divorce Care (Online)

For couples who are on the verge of separation or divorce. This is a 6-week group designed to avert separation or divorce. Relationship Lifeline focuses on the root of each individual’s issues in the relationship.

Problems develop in relationships not because one or both participants stop communicating or stop being intimate, those are just symptoms of the deeper “root” problem; the WHY couples stop communicating or being intimate has to be discovered and dealt with if there is to be any hope of restoration and healing.  

The root problems lie in each individual and usually consist of the baggage they have drug into the relationship or marriage.  Seeking help to find and address these personal issues is the first step to restoring or improving a marriage. 



once saved always aved


This group is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

Choose a group below:

GriefShare (Anaheim)

GriefShare (Bellflower)

GriefShare (Online Thursday)

This group is for women who seek emotional healing. The group guides participants through discovering how God’s Word offers hope and healing from tragedies and afflictions such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, abortion, rape, and catastrophic loss. This group studies a variety of different books during the semester to help with their healing process.

Click HERE for online Healing Hearts


care and recovery


Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically-based recovery group that helps people address their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. We utilize the 12 Steps, 8 Principles, and the Serenity Prayer to overcome these hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Celebrate Recovery meets weekly, year-round. CLICK HERE to watch this short video to get a glimpse of what you’ll experience your first night at Celebrate Recovery. For more information click on a location near you:

Celebrate Recovery Groups in Bellflower

Celebrate Recovery Groups in Park Rapids

don't walk alone... wherever you are on your journey
we have a group for you! Hear from others how finding a support group made a difference in their life.

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Healing after loss

We went off playing, my mom called us back. My older brother and I came running back, and my little brother wasn’t with us. My parents searched for my little brother for several hours, and then.....

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recovery day by day

After losing my job I couldn’t afford my apartment, so I had to move out. As I am moving out my car breaks down in the driveway, then less than a week after that my girlfriend and I split up. I begin to wonder .......

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surviving the holidays

I don’t remember very much about the first holiday season other than being mad, hurt, broken, and confused. My marriage of 24 years was over. I saw an announcement about DivorceCare at church, and .....

we're here for you

Let’s face it: Life can get difficult and complicated. But you don’t have to navigate this season alone. Are you going through a divorce, grieving the loss of a loved one, struggling with an addiction or habit you can’t kick, fighting an illness or chronic pain, struggling with a relationship or seeking mental wellness? We’d love to invite you to join this caring community of people who will walk beside you on your journey to find hope and healing. 

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