Bereaved Parents Support Group
If you're a parent who has lost a child of any age for any reason, please join us for a bereaved parent support group through While We're Waiting.
Our faith-based group is free and open to any bereaved parent, regardless of your beliefs. However, we believe that even through life's greatest challenges God is our Comforter and Sustainer as we seek to grieve with hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13).
During our time together, there will be time for connecting, sharing, reflecting, and encouraging one another— although no one is required to share if they are not comfortable doing so.
We typically meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm at Headwaters Church, Building 2, Meeting Room A.
All are welcome.
You do not need to register to attend, however your registration gives us an idea of how many folks to expect.
Contact Kristin Naylor for more information: 609-462-9397, firstname.lastname@example.org
When a parent loses a child, they can find themselves feeling very alone in a world that has seemingly moved on without them. Relationships with others can become strained as these parents are no longer the same people they were before. Pop-culture theology and well-intended platitudes often hurt more than they help.
While We’re Waiting retreats and support Groups give bereaved parents the opportunity to spend time with other parents who truly understand the experience of child loss. Moms and Dads can remove their masks and be authentic in a safe, welcoming environment. Lifelong bonds of friendship are formed and our faith in God is strengthened as we discuss our grief in light of the promises in His Word. We honestly share our struggles and our victories and discuss how we can live well while we’re waiting to be reunited with our children in Heaven one day.
All retreats and support groups are facilitated by parents who have experienced the death of a child … folks who love the Lord and are well-acquainted with grief. The facilitators do not have formal training as grief counselors and attending one of our events should not be viewed as a substitute for professional counseling. We are just parents walking this road of grief together … We learn from each other at these events!
While We’re Waiting was co-founded by Brad and Jill Sullivan & Larry and Janice Brown of Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the fall of 2010 to address the need for Biblically-based support for parents who have experienced the death of a child. They hosted their first bereaved parent retreat in April of 2011 and have hosted over 100 retreats since that time.
Headwaters Church is hosting one of these support Groups.