DivorceCare Course

Starts Tuesday 29th May - 7pm 

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.


Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare is a 13-week course where you will meet with a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. There's no need to go through separation or divorce without support. Register for DivorceCare and meet weekly with us so that you can face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.


When: 7-9pm Tuesdays, starting 29th May 2018 (runs for 13-weeks)

Where: C3 Church Great Lakes

Cost: $50 includes workbook

Course Leaders

Roger & Karen Beard are the Senior Ministers of C3 Church Great Lakes. They've been married for 15 years, and have run DivorceCare many times at their previous church in Sydney. After Roger's 20 year marriage fell apart he participated in a DivorceCare group. Being part of the group helped him significantly in his journey through separation and divorce. He then met Karen, and when they married, they became a blended family with Roger's 4 children. Roger and Karen have a passion to see everyone do life well, and just because your marriage is no longer, it doesn't preclude you from a renewed future. They'd love to have the opportunity to help you through this journey.


What is involved?

  • The first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, the group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects as well as real-life case studies.

  • The second half of the session the group spends time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.

Subjects include:

  • 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

Who should do DivorceCare?

  • Those recently separated and are still trying to understand what happened

  • Those who have been separated/divorced for a length of time and find that they still don't have closure, or experience moments where you are challenged with hurts and issues of dealing with ex-partners

  • Those who are wanting to enter into a new relationship and would like to resolve issues before moving on

If you are unsure whether DivorceCare is for you, please register your interest - we will be contacting all those who register and can answer any questions you may have.

Benefits of participating

  • You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! In divorce, it’s common to feel isolated, however, in DivorceCare you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.

  • You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from your separation/divorce. The DivorceCare DVD videos feature top experts on divorce and recovery subjects and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the divorce experience.

  • You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the DivorceCare videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it.

  • You’ll become part of a “family.” DivorceCare group members often tell us that they feel like their group has become a family, that they made new friends and are around people they can relate to.