The Support for Life Ministry has a trained team of volunteer "lay" counselors who come alongside people in difficult seasons or situations to minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth in a one-on-one, non-clinical environment.
Lay counseling is not professional counseling, nor is it "free" counseling. Lay counselors meet with individuals on a short term basis and are trained to provide a listening ear, supportive encouragement, empowered prayer, and biblical guidance.
If you're a member or regular attender and would like to meet with a lay counselor, please fill out an application
or contact Support for Life at 614.259.5289.
If you’re a regular attender of FUSION Middle or High School and your parents give consent, please fill out an application for adolescents.
Support groups at Vineyard Columbus consist of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional, spiritual, and moral support for one another. While all believers are called upon to come alongside of each other in this way, members of a support group intentionally gather on a regular basis to ensure this happens in their lives in ways that might not naturally occur. These groups are led by trained volunteers who are there to help minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth in difficult seasons or situations. Some groups are time-limited and follow a set curriculum, while others are ongoing and focus on the present needs of the participants.
Support groups are not the same as group therapy sessions. Group therapy is a formal type of mental health treatment that brings together several people with similar conditions under the guidance of a trained mental health provider.
To find a support group, click here for a list
. To discuss the possibility of leading one, please contact Support for Life
For those experiencing the grip of addictive, compulsive, and/or destructive behaviors- substance addiction, codependency, emotional eating, sexual addiction, workaholism, gambling addiction, self-harm, to name but a few- the road to becoming healthy and "normal" again can seem impossible to tread.
That is where the Body of Christ comes in. Within Christian recovery groups, people who are further along this road toward health and restoration come alongside those just beginning the journey in a structured and supportive manner. Recovery groups at Vineyard Columbus are led by trained volunteers who are there to help minister insight, healing, and spiritual growth to those struggling with addictions or compulsions, with the goal of returning a person to health and restoring that which has been lost or stolen. Some groups are time-limited and follow a set curriculum, while others are ongoing and focus on the present needs of the participants.
Recovery groups are not the same as clinical group therapy sessions, nor are they a substitute for professional treatment provided by a clinically trained and licensed provider, though they can often augment professional treatment.
To find a recovery group, click here for a list
. To discuss the possibility of leading one, currently running groups, please contact Support for Life