Start Your Own “Finding Glory” Group!
Finding Glory Groups are a place to connect with others who understand that life is challenging and that Christ-centered friendships are essential. A foundational outreach of Walk Right In Ministries, Finding Glory Groups are particularly valued by those facing disability, illness or caregiving situations though people in a wide variety of life circumstances benefit from and enjoy participating in Finding Glory Groups.
Finding Glory Groups follow a 6-week curriculum using the Finding Glory in the Thorns: Group Discussion Guide. During six weeks of discussion (and an optional seventh week for fellowship-focused celebration) Finding Glory Groups guide and empower people to come together and share life in God-honoring and deeply satisfying ways.
Groups meet on a regular basis — some weekly, others bi-weekly or monthly. Each session addresses a core question:
• SURRENDER — How do I do it?
• FAITH — How do I keep it?
• HOPE — How do I hold it?
• JOY — How do I experience it?
• SHARING — Is it worth it?
Finding Glory Groups explore practical applications of Biblical principals together. You have an opportunity to discuss questions from a workbook and to share what is going on in your life. You also receive prayer from others who are seeking authentic, Christ-centered and encouraging relationships.
Groups are self-led. No previous group facilitation experience is necessary. Publicity templates are available FREE from Walk Right In Ministries. Facilitator coaching is also available. Request support by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of the beauty of these communities is in the many creative ways they are formed and grow. Some groups (e.g., Adult Sunday School classes, small group communities) begin and end within a single 6 or 7-week period of time. Other groups (e.g., Support Group for Special Needs Parents) maintain a continuous cycle through the curriculum recognizing that God builds new insights and relationships all the time. Some groups close registration once the series begins; others encourage new participants to join at any time. Some groups come together along a specific theme (e.g., chronic illness) while others enjoy the diversity of sharing from a wide variety of experiences (e.g., job transition, disability, strained marriage).
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Contact us at email@example.com to add your group to our database!
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is an existing/upcoming Finding Glory Group in your area.
Your group has the support of the Walk Right In Ministries team. We want to help your group and ministry succeed.
The “Finding Glory” Series of Resources
Finding Glory in the Thorns, written by Larry and Lisa Jamieson, is the heartwarming story of a little girl’s struggles with disabilities (Angelman Syndrome) and the community that embraced her with a life-changing love. Both an autobiographical and practical resource, Finding Glory in the Thorns is an encouraging and valuable tool on any shelf whether you’re the one facing a road bump or a friend wanting to come alongside someone who is hurting.
The original book, also available as an eBook, is now the inspiration for a growing series of resources that includes Finding Glory retreats and special events, Finding Glory Discussion Groups, and Glory Stories.
The Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide was released in the fall of 2010 as a companion study tool with the original book. Groups in both the United States and Canada have been using the 6-week curriculum for Adult Sunday School classes, support groups, book clubs, and small group Bible studies.
A Glory Story tells how people around the world are seeing or experiencing the loving and powerful presence of God. There is great power in sharing stories of God’s presence in our lives — power to comfort one another, power to spur one another on, power to give testimony of God’s character and purposes, and power to declare God’s greatness so that He is glorified and many come to know Him. Please join in reading and sharing online stories of the living God’s activity among us. Read and share Glory Stories!
Lisa's latest book, Living Your Glory Story (released February 2014), explores how God reveals Himself as we share our personal experiences of Him with others.
“Finding Glory” Retreats & Events
Larry and Lisa Jamieson are available to speak at events as they share the story that inspired the book Finding Glory in the Thorns. Audiences explore The Road Map to Glory, a practical Biblical tool for navigating the way to surrender, faith, hope and joy amidst life’s challenges.
The Jamieson's also speak on a variety of other topics including "When Crisis Collides With Love," "Our Constant in the Chaos," "The Importance of Special Dads" and more! For information about booking an event, click HERE.