2. Divorced: Those that are newly divorced are still sometimes not ready to be with other singles. Divorce recovery doesn't happen with one 12 week course but in some cases years. Again, people need time to find out what went wrong with their marriages, to heal, reconcile, etc. A transition class will help them as everyone in the class is in transition of some kind.
3. Grieving: When you have a loss in your life you might not be quite ready to hang with a large group or attend events. A transitions class allows more time to heal and adjust.
4. New to area: When we are new to the church/area, we sometimes don't know what class we want to be in. A transition class allows them to get to know people in the church while visiting other classes to see where they fit in best.
5. Life changes: Any life change can be dramatic—from a job change to parent moving in, etc. Sometimes people just need time to find out where they need to be. Guidelines:
1. Decide whether its going to be singles or marrieds or mixed (male/female).
2. Keep the group small.
3. Encourage them to be visiting other classes so they can eventually leave.4. Make a decision of how long they can stay, 6 months, 1 year, etc. again, the point is a transition not to stay.
5. Offer support in what area of life they need help in.
Kris Swiatocho, Director
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The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give life to its fullest. John 10:10