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Recovery & Support


Getting through life can sometimes be a struggle. It's even worse if you're trying to go it alone. Jesus never promised it would be easy, but He did promise that He would always be with us (Matthew 28:20). He accomplishes this, in part, through our relationships and support of each other.

If you're struggling in life or if you've gone through hardship, let us come alongside and share with you the comfort, care, support and understanding that comes from the Lord. Join others who have gone through similar experiences in life and gain strength.

You'll also find people who have been through the same things you have. Together you can share your struggles, strengths, hurts and hopes, and overcome through community, God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. In addition to having two licensed counselors on staff, we offer faith-based classes listed below.

Scholarships are available for all classes. Please don't let the cost prohibit you from attending. Contact the class leader for more information on scholarships.

For more information about Recovery Ministries please contact Adam Hieb at

Grief Share

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. It may be difficult for you to feel optimistic about the future. GriefShare is a special 13-week support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who have been where you are, understand what you are experiencing, and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. The first meeting is Monday, March 4, 6:30-8:30, in room 106. Contact Tim or Tricia Osterholm ( or sign up online.

Click here to register.

Click here to register for Childcare.

Celebrate Recovery

Open Share Groups are held every Monday Night, 7-9:00 pm

Dinner is served prior to groups from 6:15-7:00 pm

Are you struggling with hurts, habits, or hang-ups? We have a safe environment for all who attend where acceptance, love, and forgiveness will be present. Recovery at VRL is not a program, but a fulfilling life-style where wholeness and freedom are found. When you come, you'll find a safe, confidential place to heal through a Christ-centered recovery and support ministry. We have dinner, worship, testimonies, and then break into gender-specific groups. Come join us - sometimes the toughest thing to do is to just show up. Contact Adam Hieb ( with any questions.


Pure Desire

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm at VRL

There is a battle going on with millions of victims trapped in the struggle of sexual addition with no apparent way out. Pure Desire is the answer to the desperate cry for help from men who have tried to build sexual holiness into their lives and failed. Find hope from the shame of sexual bondage and a secret life. Learn how to create healthy personal boundaries with proven and practical solutions.


Contact Adam Hieb ( with any questions.

Stephen Ministry

VRL's Stephen Ministry equips and empowers gifted caregivers within our church family to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting and isolated. If you or someone you know is in need of Stephen Ministry, please submit a referral form.


Are you wanting to listen, support, and encourage someone going through a challenging time in their life? Appy to be a Stephen Minister!

|Stephen Minister Covenant

|Stephen Minister Application

Forms can be emailed to leaders or dropped off at Connecting Point during services. You can also mail the form to Valley Real Life, Attention: Brad Pesnell, P.O. Box 397, Spokane Valley, WA 99016.

For more information about Stephen Ministry, please contact:


Brad Pesnell, 509.209.7001 or

Mary Phillips, 509.701.0305 or


Individual and marriage counseling services are available to help people heal from past or present hurts. This professional service and ministry is provided at an affordable rate for the members of Valley Real Life. As time is available, the service is extended to others in the community. It is Christian based counseling where Christ is at the core of healing.


Molly at or 509.232.0840.

AbAnon (Abortion Anonymous)

Various Days

The Power of Your Story by Rob Fischer

Ongoing Class | 6:30 – 8:30PM

Contact Leader for location (Spokane Valley) & Next class date

AbAnon (Abortion Anonymous) exists to help women recover from the emotional pain caused by abortion. Members participate in an 8-week recovery program that involves weekly, gender-specific small group meetings facilitated by a trained, post-abortive leader. Groups are safe, confidential, and held in neutral locations. Groups typically have no more than eight participants. Women will have an opportunity to talk about:

•Their abortion story

•Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS)

•Their unborn child

•Their relationships

•How abortion has affected them

•Their coping methods

•Their guilt and shame

•God, faith and forgiveness

•Their healing

There is no charge for the class, but you will need to purchase The Power of Your Story book. For more information and to register, contact Paula Krant at 509.953.7486 or @

For more information on AbAnon visit

Link to purchase The Power of Your Story book

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