What should I do if I know I am going to miss group meetings?
Like any group experience, a person receives from it what he or she puts into it. The more group meetings you attend, the more you will benefit from the group. Your attendance and participation is vital to everyone in the group. Therefore, if you plan to miss more than two meetings during the course of the group, you should wait to sign up when you are able to commit more of your time.
Is the curriculum Christian-based?
Yes. Oasis uses biblical principles as the framework to help participants make wise decisions regarding their situations. However, you do not have to be a Christian to participate.
Which group should I join?
Separated groups are open to individuals who are separated and whose divorce is not yet finalized. Divorced groups are designed for individuals whose divorce has been finalized.
If you are a separated couple and both you and your spouse would like to work to repair your marriage, we are happy to help you find a marriage counselor or get you connected with one of our Thrive groups.
If you have questions about what your next step should be feel free to contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my participation in the group confidential?
All participants are required to adhere to a covenant that protects the safety and confidentiality of everyone in the group. The leaders also work to ensure that confidential information stays within the group.
What measures are in place to ensure that spouses/ex-spouses do not end up in the same group?
Oasis coordinators monitor the registration lists before the start of each group. If both individuals sign up for the same group, priority will be given to the participant who signed up first.
What topics are covered in an Oasis Separated group?
Oasis Separated groups address topics such as anxiety, hope, personal accountability, and forgiveness.
What topics are covered in an Oasis Divorce group?
Oasis Divorce groups use the Divorce Care curriculum that addresses topics such as anger, loneliness, finances, parenting, and forgiveness.
Who leads the group?
All Oasis leaders are volunteers that have experienced divorce. They have gone through extensive training and want to encourage others that are going through the divorce process.
Can I be in a dating relationship while participating in an Oasis group?
Oasis is an environment that is focused on personal healing and growth. We feel the distractions of a new relationship are detrimental to this process. Individuals who are dating will not receive the full benefits of the wisdom and practical tips of the program. Therefore, we require that all participants refrain from dating while they are participating in a group.
What is the cost and is financial assistance available?
The registration fee is $30 and covers all program materials. Some scholarships are available. For more questions about financial assistance, please contact Oasis@northpoint.org.