Support Events at Parkview

Breaking the Silence
About sexual abuse

Breaking the Silence

Thursdays, May 18 - July 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm | Orland Park Campus

Breaking the Silence is a support and study group for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This summer, we will be doing Beth Moore's Breaking Free study.

If you would like more information about this study, please call 708-257-0789. All phone calls are confidential.

Experience healing


Thursdays from September 14 to December 21
Orland Park Campus | 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Divorced or separated? You don’t have to go through it alone. With Parkview’s DivorceCare, you can find help, discover hope, and experience healing. This 13-week Christ-centered program offers valuable tools to help you move forward in life and get closer to God.

Please note the December 21 session will be held at Evergreen Senior Living (adjacent to the Orland Park Campus).

The cost is $20.00 for materials, payable at the first session. (No childcare will be available.) 

No registration necessary. All are welcome.

Purpose of this Program

  • This program is designed for those who are:
  • Divorced or separated
  • Searching for a way to move forward in your life
  • In need of healing from emotional pain associated with a broken marriage or relationship
  • In need of hope for the future
  • Looking for a way to accept their situation and grow from it

Topics Covered

  • What's Happening to Me?
  • The Road to Healing / Finding Help
  • Facing My Anger
  • Facing My Depression
  • Facing My Loneliness
  • What Does the Owner's Manual Say?
  • New Relationships
  • Financial Survival
  • KidCare
  • Single Sexuality
  • Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • Moving On, Growing Closer to God 

Support during loss


Tuesdays, May 30 - July 11
7:00 to 9:00 pm | Orland Park Campus

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. You‘ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

That’s the reason for GriefShare, a group led by those who understand what you are experiencing, and offer support for people grieving the loss of someone close.

Because we believe that true healing from a hurt as deep as the death of a loved one must be built on a relationship with Jesus, Grief Share helps point you toward Christ as the only lasting source of healing.

The $20 cost for GriefShare materials can be paid at your first session.

No registration necessary. All are welcome.

Topics Include:

  • Living with Grief
  • The Journey of Grief
  • The Effects of Grief
  • When Your Spouse Dies
  • Your Family and Grief
  • Why?
  • The Uniqueness of Grief
  • God’s Grief Prescription
  • Stuck in Grief
  • Top 20 Lessons of Grief
  • Heaven

Mental Health
Grace Alliance Group

Mental Health Grace Alliance

Thursdays, September 14 - December 14 (excluding Thanksgiving)
7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Park Campus

Parkview's Mental Health Grace Alliance are support groups providing comfort through sharing, education, and navigating the journey of mental health recovery. There are three different tracks that meet simultaneously.

No registration is necessary. All are welcome!

(for people who are suffering with a mental health diagnosis)

Living Grace Group is a 15-week curriculum-based support group for those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. The Living Grace Group provides education and practical tools within a supportive community. All groups are led by peers or lay leaders. Topics covered include: Identity, Stigma, Medication, Holistic Recovery, Healthy Thinking, Rest, Relaxation and Joy, Coping, Cycles and Triggers, Mindfulness, Community, It's Not Your Fault, and Staying Resilient.

(for families of people who are suffering with mental health issues)

Family Grace Group is a 15-week curriculum-based support group for the families of those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. The Family Grace Group provides education and practical tools within a supportive community. All groups are led by family members or lay leaders. Topics covered include: Building Your Faith, Stigma, Communication, Medication, Grieving and Grace, Being Holistic, You're Not the Hero (self-care), Cycles and Triggers, Community, Crisis and Problem Solving, Negative and Destructive Behaviors, Boundaries to Rebuild, Enabling vs. Empowering, and Staying Ahead of the Game.

(for people who are suffering with trauma or PTSD)

Living Hope Group is a 15-week curriculum-based support group for those who have experienced trauma or PTSD. The Living Hope Group provides education and practical tools within a supportive community. All groups are led by peers or lay leaders. Topics covered include: Stress and Trauma, Safety and Control, Identity, Rest/Relaxation, Coping Skills and Strategies, Healthy Thinking, Depression, Friends and Family, Crisis and Problem Solving, Grieving and Loss, Guilt and Shame, and Staying Resilient.

Special Connections
Special needs adults

Special Connections

Begins this fall on October 14.

Special Connections is a class for adults with intellectual disabilities held at Parkview’s Orland Park Campus. Our desire is to engage our friends to grow and be active in God’s family of faith. 

Interested in connecting as a volunteer mentor?
No experience needed. We’ll train you!

Have a friend/family member who would enjoy this ministry?
We would love to have them!

Check out our Facebook Page!

Stephen Ministry
One-on-One Support

Stephen Ministry

There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties - the loss of a loved one, discouragement, disability, loneliness, job loss, relationship problems, illness, spiritual crisis, and the list goes on.

God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone. That’s why God has brought us together as a congregation, and we have started Stephen Ministry.

Stephen Ministers are members of our church who have received 50 hours of care-giving training to minister to people experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or simply going through a rough time. A Stephen Minister will meet with you privately and confidentially on a regular basis to listen, encourage, support, and remind you of Christ’s presence in your life.

If you’d like to learn more about Stephen Ministry for yourself or a family member (or for a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or someone else you know - inside or outside our church), please contact Stephen Ministry at 708-478-7477, Ext. 611.

Love Well
Parents of LGBTQ

Love Well

Begins Thursday, September 14
2nd & 4th Thursdays | 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Orland Park Campus | LL-3

Parents need guidance - especially in times that are different from what they grew up in. If you are the parent (or other loved one) of a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender child, we want to help you learn from other parents how to love your children well while you receive support and wrestle with questions about faith and sexuality. 

You can be sure that this is a safe, confidential, and loving environment to engage with other parents’ stories of loving their children well.