personal growth courses

The Courses below are Biblically-based and will equip you with practical tools for personal and spiritual growth.

  • WHOLENESS

    The Wholeness Course brings together the five areas of human function – the spiritual, rational, behavioural, physical and emotional aspects of self. Attenders will better understand why they think, feel and behave the way they do.


    Wholeness gives a practical framework for understanding how all areas of our life fits into God’s plan, and the tools that help us grow closer in our relationships with Him.


    Please note that this three-session course is a re-requisite to the main annual Wholeness Counselling Training Course.


    This course runs in May and October at Grace Family Church. 

    It can also be purchased on DVD with accompanying manual for R150.


    Grace Riverside, Tel 031 003 1830, counselling@grace.za.org


  • freedom in christ

    The award-winning Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course is a proven and effective way for churches to help Christians become fruitful disciples. It involves 13 sessions and a ministry component called the Steps to Freedom in Christ. Churches normally run a session a week, with an Away Day for the Steps between Sessions 9 and 10, making it a 13-14 week course. However, there is some flexibility in how the course is run, and different options are laid out in the Leaders Guide to ensure you get the right fit for your situation.


    Olive Tree Church, Tim 031 303 9063, tim@otc.org.za

  • BOUNDARIES

    When to say YES. When to say NO. How to take control of your life.


    This eight-week DVD course written by psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend will provide you with a healthy integration of psychology and Biblical teachings around setting good boundaries in your life.


    The Boundaries Course enables us to help ourselves through changing old behaviour patterns, e.g. compliance, keeping the peace at all costs, aggressive confrontations and manipulation. Having no boundaries can result in the inability to say no, which can lead to resentment or rescuing people inappropriately.


    This Course teaches individual responsibility, and as we learn the truths in this Course, we will become healthier and more functional and loving in our relationships.


    Learning about ourselves is a life-long process, hopefully becoming more Christ-like as we progress.


    Contact counselling@grace.za.org to confirm course dates.


  • GRIEFSHARE 

    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend. You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. 


    “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”


    GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. If you are looking for a support group, get to the GriefShare website and enter your suburb to search for a group near you.


    Contact counselling@grace.za.org for more info.

  • imago premarital workshops

    How do you transition form romantic love and embark on the journey of real love, and what is the difference? 


    How do you understand and accept your partner when his/her perspective is sometimes / often different from your own? 


    How do you become joined together and yet retain your own sense of identity?


    A critical component of wedding planning is preparing yourself for marriage, to ensure that you and your partner have the foundations in place for lasting and committed life together. There is no formula for fulfilling marriage, but there are fundamental keys to unlocking a beautiful and connected joining of two personalities and lives.


    Based on Imago Relationship Theory as developed by Harville Hendrix and Helen la Kelly-Hunt, Imago Pre-Marital Workshops are a one-day, long-term investment in enriching your relationship that will help you discover the gems of commitment, connections and communication as crucial to relational success. In this theory, Imago literally means your 'image of love', and the focus of the workshop is to help you understand yourself and your partner in a new way. You will learn valuable relationship tools that will help to build a meaningful and practically applicable insight into your relationship.


    Email | tbstyles-edpsych@outlook.com for the next workshop.


    Tammy Brink Styles is a registered psychologist with over twenty years experience. She is based in the Highway area and is trained in Imago Relationship Therapy. Tammy is happily married with two children and has experienced the tools of Imago in her own relationship.

  • powerful and free

    This 10-week emotional wellness course deals with issues like co-dependency, feelings, boundaries, anger, workaholism, guilt and more.


    Immanuel Church, Tel 031 562 0961, penny@immanuel.co.za



  • divorcecare

    You don’t have to go through it alone !


    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 groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.