As with all of our While We’re Waiting events, our goal at these meetings is to point grieving parents to our only true source of comfort, Jesus Christ. Although our topics of discussion may be painful, and tears will be inevitable, our desire will be to honor God by seeking how we can live well while we’re waiting to be reunited with our children some day.
Every group facilitator has lost a child. We believe this is a very important piece of being able to walk alongside you in your own journey of child loss.
Each facilitator has also attended at least one of our retreats and fostered a close relationship with our leaders. We trust them to walk in wisdom and Godly counsel as they facilitate their local support groups.
All of our support groups are facilitated by parents who have experienced the death of a child. None of us has any training in grief counseling, and attending this group should not be viewed as a substitute for professional counseling. We are just parents who are walking this road of grief, a few years ahead of some folks, and decades behind others.
That’s why we use the term “facilitating” … We will all be learning from each other. Each meeting is based around a particular Scripture passage and will address a specific topic faced by grieving parents.
Our groups, just like our retreats, are 100% free to belong to!
While We're Waiting is a 501(c)3 non-profit that operates entirely off of generous donations.
Anyone who has lost a child is welcome to come. You are welcome if your child has been in Heaven for thirty days or for thirty years. You are welcome if your child was stillborn and never took a single breath, or if your child lived to be an adult and had a family of his or her own. come, knowing you will be surrounded by people who care, who understand, and who will pray for you.
This will be a safe place, a place where we can discuss our struggles, knowing we will not be judged, because every one of us has been there at one time or another. We will also share our victories, and rejoice with each other as we move along the road toward healing.
If you would like more information about facilitating a group in your area, please contact Jill Sullivan at 501-881-8851.
Our board has set a stipulation that those who would like to facilitate a group attend one of our While We’re Waiting Weekend events, or attend three of our Hot Springs area support group meetings. We like to get to know our facilitators on a personal basis!
Prospective facilitators must also complete an application, provide two letters of reference, and agree to both our While We’re Waiting Statement of Faith and our While We’re Waiting Statement of Beliefs. All facilitators must be approved by our board of directors.