Recovery & Support

Everybody needs a place to go for help, encouragement and support when life is not working and disillusionment sets in. Northshore’s Recovery & Support Ministries provides a place where the liberating work of change can take place with the help of trained and experienced help.

Available Groups

We offer recovery & support groups, one-on-one meetings, community resources, support for families in domestic abuse situations, as well as skill-building classes for children. Let us introduce you to the transforming power of Jesus Christ in a safe, confidential, and loving atmosphere regardless of your circumstances. Join us for the coming months as we delve into issues of life and find freedom in Christ. Choose an option below and register.

Summer 2018 Groups

Discovering God’s Grace in Our Stories (Women)

In this group, we will be finding God’s grace in our life story through art, prayer, and journaling. We will be using Storyropes(c), crosspages, and other collage projects. You don’t need to be an artist to be healed through art.

Monday nights,  June 4 – August 27,  6:30 – 8:30pm

Spring 2018 Groups

Authentic Living

Authentic Living is an eight-week DVD and small group experience that invites us to look at our lives and how we live. It helps us identify the mistakes, secrets, conflicts, and personal struggles that stand in the way. It also gives a guide for moving toward freedom and peace.

Monday nights, beginning April 9 – 6:30 – 8:30pm

Winter 2018 Groups

Griefshare (Coed)

GriefShare is for those who have lost someone close to them through death. GriefShare shows you how to access the hope, help, and healing that God offers through a 13-week program. Each session features helpful, comforting videos and encouraging group discussion.

Monday nights, beginning January 22nd – 7:00-9:00 pm

Making Peace with your Past (Coed, Women)

Have you thought about how your past influences how you do life today? We see patterns of dysfunction in our lives but don’t quite know how to break out of them. Even after you have tried to change your behavior, do you see yourself still making the same destructive decisions over and over again? If this seems familiar, join us in “Making Peace With Your Past.”

Monday nights, beginning January 8th – 6:30 -8:30 pm.

Boundaries (Coed)

Are you a controller or do you feel controlled? How do you answer someone who wants your time, love, energy and money? Do you have trouble saying no? Healthy relationships depend on healthy boundaries. But many people don’t know where to start. Boundaries is a group which follows the DVD series by Dr.’s Cloud and Townsend. This material helps us define our personal boundaries or markers such as our feelings, thoughts, desires, body and actions. Together we will explore how to find freedom relationally.

Monday nights beginning January 22nd – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Care Skills Training

Care Skills training equips you in one-to-one care, taking your compassion and mercy gifts to the next level.
Thursdays beginning January 11 through June 7 – 7 to 9pm

Confident Kids (Kids Ages 6–11)

Confident Kids is a life-skills program offering help and encouragement to children ages 6-11. Any child within that age range can attend, and it is particularly helpful for kids facing issues such as a recent move, change of school, parent’s divorcing, a close family member with a serious or lengthy illness, or death of a loved one. The curriculum covers such topics as: All my feelings are okay; there are no perfect families; nothing stays the same forever; and I always, always have choices. Join us for a time of play, crafts, skits, and lessons about God’s love that equips children for life’s challenges.

View the brochure. For an application, contact Sue Dils,, 425-216-4435.

Monday nights, beginning January 8th – 6:30-8:30pm

Parents, we also ask that you complete an informational form on your child. This can be supplied to you after you register.

Conquer Series

This DVD and discussion series focuses on sexual purity by helping men get to the root of bondage. It offers principles and practical tips to conquer porn and find freedom. This is not about behavior modification but is about heart transformation.

This series will explore strongholds that keep men in bondage:

  • Examine the neurochemistry of addiction
  • Discover the weapons and strategies of God
  • Investigate proven strategies to prevent relapse
  • Study practical daily techniques to remain free

Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:30pm, January 11 – March 15th

Fall 2017 Groups

Struggle to Strength (Men)

Do you struggle with sexual thoughts, porn, masturbation or other stuff and need some help. This recovery group offers confidential help to get free. Come join us. It’s tough work, but worth it.

Thursday nights, beginning September 21st

Heartbreak to Hope (Women)

Have you experienced the hurt of sexual infidelity? Have you faced the heartbreak of betrayal? Do you feel alone or isolated by feelings of shame and embarrassment because of the actions of your spouse? The rollercoaster you have been on comes with very tough questions that you must answer, and the uncertainty of what’s ahead. Let take this journey together—one step at a time. Discover a deeper understanding of who you are and what you need, as you learn to accept a new reality. Come find comfort and hope in a safe, confidential place, being with others who know and understand what you are going through. There is a path out of your pain toward greater peace and freedom. That path begins with you.

Monday nights, beginning September 18th

Safe People (Coed)

Safe People will help you to recognize the 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people. Discover what makes some people safe, how to avoid unhealthy entanglements, and how to develop a balanced, healthy approach to relationships. Join us as we use the book and workbook, Safe People, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

Monday nights, beginning September 18th

Discovering God’s Grace in Our Stories (Women)

In this group we will be finding God’s grace in our life story through art, prayer, and journaling. We will be using Storyropes©, cross-pages, and other collage projects during these 13 weeks. You don’t need to be an artist to be healed through art. Please join us for a great fall adventure with God.

Monday nights, beginning September 18th

Freedom Session

Freedom Session is a 20-week group which uncovers the roots of pain in our lives and invites Christ to heal those areas. It deals with real issues such as hard marriages, sexual woundedness, anger, abuse, fears, etc. Beneath these symptoms is often a wounded, empty heart. We find other ways to cope with our pain. But God has so much more for us, and our relationships. There is a God-inspired ending to our story which brings freedom. Consider joining us, it is well worth the investment.

Monday nights, beginning September 18th

DivorceCare (Coed)

Separation and divorce can be one of the most painful and stressful experiences people face. It is a confusing time when isolation sets in and there are questions about issues never faced before. The DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help men and women face these challenges and move toward rebuilding their lives.

Monday nights, beginning September 18th

More Resources


Are you in an abusive relationship? DART offers resources, referrals, and support for those who are in harmful situations.

Call DART, Domestic Abuse Resource Team, to talk with someone.

425-216-4455 (voicemail only)

Tower of Light

A safe place where those struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions can find the help they are seeking.

Contact Jeff Simunds, Director of Tower of Light

Journey/Living Waters

This is a prayer-focused ministry designed for people struggling with sexual or relational brokenness.

For more information, contact Jeff Simunds, 425-216-4443.

If you’d like support in a way that’s not listed here, contact Sue at